Quick thoughts on a 66-57 loss at Nebraska:
How it happened: The first half in Lincoln was ugly. Nebraska managed just 25 points as the Huskers couldn’t hit anything from distance (3-of-15) and turned ten offensive rebounds into just five second chance points. Indiana wasn’t much better as the Hoosiers turned it over nine times, which led to 11 points for Nebraska. Fouls were also an issue as Zach McRoberts logged just three minutes before committing two and Freddie McSwain logged just seven minutes before picking up his second. Still, Indiana entered the break leading by one and with hope for a road win. The second half, however, would bring even more issues for Indiana in terms of taking care of the ball. Trailing by just two with 6:47 to play, Indiana scored just six points the rest of the way and committed four of its 10 second half turnovers down the stretch. The final margin would have been much larger if Nebraska made its free throws in the final minutes. The Huskers missed their final six attempts from the line.
Standout performer: Freshman Justin Smith came off the bench and scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 25 minutes. The freshman was 7-of-11 from the floor.
Statistics that stands out: Indiana turned it over 19 times for a turnover percentage of 29. Nebraska scored 26 points off of those turnovers. Indiana’s guards had 12 of the turnovers and Devonte Green had six of them.
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Filed to: Nebraska Cornhuskers