Huskers with opportunity to make noise

Lincoln, NE -- With six straight games at home against teams with a better conference record and higher RPI, the time is now for Nebraska to make a move towards a NCAA tourney bid.

Lincoln, NE -- With six straight games at home against teams with a better conference record and higher RPI, the time is now for Nebraska to make a move towards a NCAA tourney bid.

"We control what we do. It's nice to be playing at home against Baylor and then Texas," said head coach Mike Anderson after Tuesday night's win against Iowa.

Currently Nebraska sits at No. 59 in the RPI, with Baylor checking in at No. 46 and Texas No. 28. It starts on Friday night, when the Bears come to town for three straight.

"We kind of still hold our own destiny. We have some opportunities with RPI and we have some opportunities with our schedule," said Anderson. "But now we have to make sure our conference record is strong. Our goal all along has been to get to 34 to 35 wins."

Nebraska currently is 5-9 in Big 12 play and with a series sweep of Baylor (7-11), could pass the Bears in the standings.

Currently Nebraska is sitting 8th in the ten team Big 12 standings. The magic number in conference appears to be fifth or higher. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, eleven times in 12 years the NCAA Tourney has had 64 teams, the Big 12 has had five teams or more in it.

"We definitely want to break out here and have a good weekend, with another good weekend behind it," said sophomore Josh Scheffert. "Getting a couple sweeps would make us feel pretty good and put us right where we need to be."

The last time Nebraska swept Baylor was in 2009, taking three straight in late May to close out the season.


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