Could Nebraska be headed to the NCAA Tournament? The Cornhuskers, who’d had a surprising year in the Big Ten but lacked a big-time win for their tournament resume, knocked off No. 9 Wisconsin Sunday night in front of their home crowd. The victory should take Nebraska from a bubble team to almost a lock when matchups are announced next Sunday for this year’s madness.
Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields scored 26 points apiece against the Badgers as the Cornhuskers pulled away in the game’s final seven minutes. Here’s video of the court-rush, which did not disappoint.
Next, for both squads, is the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Wisconsin winds up with the 2-seed, while Nebraska moves up to the 4-seed – both get byes in the first round.