Nebraska got 16 points from freshman Jack McVeigh and had three others score in double-figures, but Indiana’s star duo were too much down the stretch for the Huskers.
“I mean a lot of things we did right and they still scored on us,” said Coach Tim Miles after the game. “It wasn’t like Northwestern where we had defensive errors that cost us. It was just these guys jumped up and stuck it in our eye.
The Hoosiers used 24 points by Yogi Ferrell to pull away during the second half and held on to beat the Huskers 79-69 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday in front of 14,961 fans.
The Huskers went cold in the second half, despite having a three point lead at halftime. Nebraska shot 35 percent from the field in the second half. Indiana shot 60 percent in the second half.
Miles says the team had much more fire than in last week’s game against Northwestern. “Yeah I like the emotion, I like the fire. I like the fact I’m going to look you toe to toe, look you square in the eye, and we are going to be here all night. If you don’t have that mentality you will not survive. Unfortunately it was that one stretch, where they separated hurt us.”
Nebraska returns to action Tuesday against Iowa, in Iowa City.