Nebraska inexplicably fell from an NCAA Tournament team to a miserable season.
The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.
There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
Picked to finish last in the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers have the NCAA Tournament in their sights.
By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]