Indiana loses on Senior Night, 70-60

The one thing that is clear coming out of Wednesday's Indiana-Nebraska game is that the Hoosiers are down to a single scenario for making the NCAA Tournament: IU needs to win next week's Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska came into Assembly Hall Wednesday and left with a 70-60 victory that gave the Cornhuskers a season sweep of the Hoosiers.

Indiana's NCAA Tournament chances appear to be down to a single scenario.

Indiana has to win the 2014 Big Ten Tournament which begins in Indianapolis next Thursday. IU will have to win four games in four days to pull off the feat.

That reality came about Wednesday night when the Hoosiers lost to Nebraska 70-60 on Senior Night at Assembly Hall.

The win gave Nebraska a season series sweep against the Hoosiers. It also meant that Indiana lost home games this season to Northwestern, Penn State and Nebraska.

It also marked the second year in a row that Indiana has dropped its Senior Night game. Last year, the Hoosiers lost to Ohio State.

Indiana (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) played for the second game in a row with freshman forward Noah Vonleh. Vonleh has an inflamed foot.

Troy Williams led the Hoosiers with 18 points and Will Sheehey had 13 in his final regular season home game. Yogi Ferrell added 10 points.

Indiana never led in the game but came close on several occasions in the second half.

Nebraska built its lead to 11 early in the second half before the Hoosiers went on a 17-6 run to tie it at 52-all with 10:06 to play. IU scored the final eight points in that run to tie it with Sheehey's 3-pointer getting the Hoosiers even.

But Indiana could never quite get over the hump. IU had chance after chance to hit shots to take the lead but nothing would fall.

IU only trailed by one at 59-58 with 2:29 to play after Williams saved a ball on the baseline and Devin Davis picked it up and scored.But Nebraska came right and knocked down a pick-and-pop 3-pointer by Walter Pitchford to put the lead back up to four at 62-58.

Nebraska (18-11, 10-7) picked up a big win to increase its NCAA Tournament chances.


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