Nebraska Basketball: 3 takeaways from the Huskers win over Creighton

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Nebraska basketball turned the tables on Creighton Saturday night as the Huskers put an end to the Bluejays seven-game winning streak.

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Nebraska basketball team this season, as the Huskers seem to be on a mission to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014.

Yet, after a blowing a double-digit lead to Minnesota earlier this week, some wondered if this was going to be the same old Nebraska basketball, the team that plays incredibly hard but just couldn’t seem to finish the big games.

There was a slight panic among the fans, especially with arch-rival Creighton coming to town. The Huskers had lost seven games in a row to the Bluejays and head coach Tim Miles had never beaten Creighton as Nebraska head coach.

That was until last night.

That’s when this Nebraska team proved it was different. In the battle of the two Division I basketball teams within the state of Nebraska, the Huskers defeated Omama-based Creighton 94-75 in a dominant performance.

The Bluejays are a solid team, even after dropping to 6-3 and they are ranked 38th in the Kenpom rankings, giving the Huskers two top-40 wins. The victory over Clemson was probably a better win in terms of the NCAA tournament resume, but if you want to talk about which win has been the best this season for the Huskers, it’s Creighton, without a doubt.

This feels like a big step forward for this Nebraska team and in the wake of the 19-point win over the Bluejays, here are three key takeaways.