Nebraska men’s basketball was selected 11th in the team’s first preseason poll as voted on by the Big Ten Media. Defending Big Ten Champion Ohio State has been chosen as the conference favorite as the media also tabbed Buckeye sophomore Jared Sullinger as the Preseason Player of the Year.
1 Ohio State
4 Michigan State
12 Penn State
The Huskers went 19-13 last season losing their last three games of the season including the regular season finale against Colorado. NU then lost their first game at the Big 12 tournament falling to Oklahoma 53-52. The Huskers grabbed a spot in the NIT, but lost it’s first game 76-49 at Wichita State. NU will return five players who made at least 13 starts next season. The Huskers open the season with an exhibition game on November 7th against Doane College.
Wisconsin and Michigan State were selected to finish second and third, respectively. Joining Sullinger on the Preseason All-Big Ten team are Michigan State’s Draymond Green, Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe, Purdue’s Robbie Hummel and Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor.