Troy Williams and Robert Johnson tied for high point honors for the Hoosiers in the first half with nine points each. Johnson had seven of IU’s first eight points including a pair of 3-point field goals.
IU has also had some big contributions off the bench in the first half. Emmitt Holt, who came in when Hanner Mosquera-Perea picked up two quick fouls, had six points and three blocked shots. Stanford Robinson also had six points off the bench.
James Blackmon Jr. had six points in the first half for the Hoosiers, hitting a pair of 3-point field goals. IU was 5-of-15 from beyond the arc in the first half.
Nebraska jumped out to a 7-2 lead before IU went on a 15-1 run to lead 17-8. The Hoosiers would build the lead up to 16 points at 36-20 and 38-22. Nebraska finished the half on a 10-2 run to cut the lead to eight at the break.