Region – Seed: South – No. 11
Conference: Big 10 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
The Cornhuskers probably won’t get much love entering the 2014 NCAA tournament, but this team has proved they can hang with the top teams in the country. Nebraska does have wins over Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Terran Petteway (18.1 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Shavon Shields (5.8 rpg)
Leading Passer: Tai Webster (2.0 apg)
Bad Losses: Purdue, Penn State, Illinois, UAB
Good Wins: Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin
Nebraska started Big 10 play 0-4. However, the team played great basketball down the stretch by winning eight of its last nine games. If it wasn’t for that impressive run, there is probably no way the Cornhuskers would be in the dance.
Tim Miles has only been with the team for two years. The head coach has already done great things for this program and making it to the tournament this year proves that.
Terran Petteway gets nowhere near the attention as some of the other players in this conference, but he has had a great season regardless. Petteway is putting up 18.1 points per game in his sophomore season.
It will be interesting to see if this team can make a run in the tourney, but an 11-7 record in one of the toughest conferences in college hoops should have gotten everyone’s attention.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are dancing!