Dylan Talley’s16 points tied for game-high honors, but a balanced attack led No. 1 Indiana to a 76-47 victory over Nebraska Wednesday evening. Talley hit 7-of-12 shots from the floor to lead the Huskers (12-13, 3-9 Big Ten), but Indiana had three players in double figures, led by Cody Zeller’s 16 points. Christian Watford and Victor Oladipo added 13 points apiece for the Hoosiers, who improved to 22-3 and remained tied with Michigan State for the Big Ten lead with a 10-2 mark.
Nebraska held the Hoosiers to 31.6 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes, but Indiana, which did not have a field goal in the final seven minutes of the half, went 13-of-16 from the foul line in the half and got the line 29 times, compared to 11 for Nebraska. Indiana got out quickly in the second half, a 7-0 spurt, that put the Hoosiers up 34-18 and forced the Huskers to call an early timeout in the midst of a 13-0 run that spanned both halves.
Nebraska trailed 39-23 before a Ray Gallegos 3-pointer and a Benny Parker jumper pulled the Huskers within 11, at 39-28 with 14:18. The Huskers had a chance to cut the lead back to single digits on the next possession, but Brandon Ubel was called for his fourth foul, sending him to the bench. Ubel would play just 23 minutes scoring four points and grabbing eight rebounds and played with strep throat.
Indiana used a 15-2 run over the next five minutes to build a 24-point lead. Indiana went 6-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half and led by as many as 31 in the final minutes.
The Huskers return home Saturday night, as they take on No. 8 Michigan State on Legends Weekend. Tip-off against the Spartans is set for 7 p.m