At the Buzzer: Indiana 80, Nebraska 64

  • 02/17/2016 10:31 pm in

Quick thoughts on an 80-64 win over Nebraska:

How it happened: It was a dicey start for the Hoosiers as Nebraska came out with more energy and led for 14:04 of the first half. But as typically happens for Indiana in Assembly Hall, the shots started to fall from the perimeter and the Hoosiers got on a run. Indiana closed the first half on a 9-2 run to take a 41-34 lead into intermission and continued it into the second half as a seven-point cushion ballooned to 19. Nebraska never got closer than eight the rest of the way as Indiana cruised to its 11th Big Ten win and 21st victory of the season. With Penn State’s upset of Iowa in State College, the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes are now tied atop the Big Ten standings at 11-3 with Maryland lurking a half game behind at 10-3.

Standout performer: Troy Williams bounced back from an afternoon to forget in East Lansing to a night to remember on Wednesday. After turnover issues early on, the high flying junior wing finished with a team-high 18 points on an efficient 8-of-9 shooting performance from the field.

Statistic that stands out: After subpar defensive performances over its last three games, Indiana held Nebraska to just one points per possession. The Huskers entered the game averaging 1.11 points per trip, which was fourth best in the Big Ten.

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  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Yeah, I’ll take good, double-digit win endings any day. Even if they start with first halves that make me want to throw things.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Nice win… TW played outstanding at the end of the game he made a T/O he was so frustrated the guy just cares and I think he tries to hard. That leads to mistakes but the kid is a Hoosier 100%

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Good bounce back win . . . Saturday’s game is the one that really weighs heavy on IU’s season. They can’t afford to lose one at home and PUke is an odd match up with all their size but pathetic guard play.

  • Shaggy_C

    Didn’t get to see the game but I’m disappointed in one stat in particular – Tim Priller saw 0 minutes! The poor guy is going to end up with zero points on the season.

    Who would have thought Penn State would be the kingmakers in the B1G? IU is right in the thick of things despite the loss on Sunday; let’s hope they take some momentum from this game and carry into this weekend.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    He has 4

  • Ben thorne

    Nice game J Morgan.
    Hartman dunk made my day.

  • Bballpop

    That PSU loss doesn’t seem quite so bad now. What a crazy season!

  • Marek Wojciech ?ugowski Lugows

    Nice win. OG has to get better at FTs. His technique sucks. This really needs some coaching, and is likely to make a difference in some close game, if he is to be used inside.

  • BKLock

    It’s still a bad loss. But it does make the sting from the loss a little easier to cope with when another team on top of the BIG loses to them.

  • RDD#76

    Penn St had Maryland beat at Maryland but let it get away they are a tough team

  • pcantidote

    I’ve already moved on. BEAT PURDUE!

  • pcantidote

    Chambers might be the second best coach in the conference.

  • BKLock

    Good game for TW, just wish he would take better care of the ball.
    A little love for Juwan’s game tonight.
    Now if Yogi can JUST get out of his shooting funk by the PUke game all will be well in the bball universe.

    Good game to rebound from a road loss.


  • Bballpop

    They need to drop them out of the top 25!

  • Ms hoosier

    The best post I have read!!!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    IU is going to shoot 15 or more 3’s in the Purdue game.

  • Ole Man

    And they have an excellent recruiting class coming in next year.

  • RoJo has got to be the quietest consistent double digit scorer ever.

  • Ole Man

    Love the kid (just in case no one had picked up on that..LOL!)
    He carries IU tonight and still someone complained about him.
    Oh well!

  • Ole Man

    Let’s hope they hit at least 10 of them!

  • sam

    Says who? Same people that had OG at number 999 n Jwan at 500?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    15 about right?

  • Bballpop

    He’s an awesome kid. Sometimes I question his decision-making, but I never question his heart.

  • BL

    He was shooting 74% in BIG prior to tonight. After watching him brick the three freebies, I immediately said get him in the Gym for some shooting practice. Actually has a great looking stroke but has been doing most of his scoring inside as of late as opposed to knocking down threes like he did earlier in the year. Just needs some repetitions.

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    OG and JW ….love these kids! The ceiling is high for both!

  • Started out maybe thinking a little bit too much about Purdue, but cleaned things up nicely. I hope Yogi gets his shot by by Saturday, and that Good Troy shows up again. RJ keeps playing some solid minutes and hitting some big shots. And that’s all I have for tonight, just my golly, Saturday’s game looms large, doesn’t it?

  • Rushman

    I have noticed it… I love him too.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Alex, Great job on the Minute After articles. I have no idea how you can put together that much information so fast after a game.

  • Rushman

    He was great. I don’t think he tries too hard (I don’t think you can TRY too hard in anything), but I do think he thinks to much. A lot of times with the ball, it seems like he predetermines what he is going to do – to his detriment. He is a lot better when he lets the game come to him.
    PS – It always helps when he makes an early 3…

  • BL

    Just what Troy (and the team) needed going into the PU game.

    Really watched TW closely tonight and was reminded he scores almost exclusively slashing with dribble drives. Not a revelation but it follows that he would be really effective against teams with little or no rim protection. Conversely, he struggles against more physical teams with interior length. If he can’t convert early, he gets frustrated and begins to force things or disengages like he did against MSU. Coach needs to specifically devise plays where TW can succeed against teams with size. Better hurry, PU is up next.

    OG played like a freshman. Ok, going to happen now and then. Good to see JM step up. Nice to have some really solid depth at the wing spot.

    Does Coach get credit for halftime adjustments?

  • Missing Moye

    His defense was really good tonight too. Nice contributions on both ends.

  • Bk39

    Tim played little over 25 sec. They didn’t run a play and ran out the clock.

  • BL

    CH is shooting lights out from three.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    That dunk was Troyesk

  • Ole Man

    Says the people who know about that kind of stuff.
    For every OG, who looked very much the freshman tonight, even though overall he’s having a good 1st year, there are “others” (and I won’t use their names) who haven’t been anything but the low rank players they were when they first got to IU.

  • Rushman

    Alex…. looking at the stats you posted in the article, why did you round up from 1.231 to 1.24 in the chart???

  • Rushman

    that is bad math….

  • BL

    That’s half what we shot against Mich. and MSU. Love to see us go 12-25.

  • BL

    Much improved from earlier in the year when he was in a TO race with Troy. Playing really solid right now. Makes us soooo much better. Like to see him be even more aggressive in attacking the rim.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Troy is much better when he splits defenders from mid-range instead of trying to attack the basket with two or three defenders waiting for him.

    I like watching Troy play when he uses his athletic ability to beat other guys. That was a lot more fun.

  • Zach

    He didn’t get any minutes, but he got about 30 seconds!

  • Koko

    How about we hit 20 and send PU home wondering what happened….Go Hoosiers!

  • Koko

    I’d be very happy if we didn’t meet them in the B1G tourney.

  • Koko

    I loved his comment in his after game interview….I know when I play well the team plays well. Keep that thought for the rest of the season Troy….we need you. Man can he light it up….wow!

  • Koko

    And one of Troy’s rebounds on the defensive end in second half brought me off my seat.