Nebraska Cornhuskers announce their presence in Big Ten tourney rout

The Nebraska Cornhuskers showed that their road woes don't apply to neutral court in a very big way with a very big win over Indiana.
Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Keisei Tominaga (30) celebrates
Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Keisei Tominaga (30) celebrates / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers would like you to know they don’t buy into the old adage about how hard it is to beat a team 3 times in one season. After beating Indiana by 16 and 15 points in two matchups during the regular season, they trounced, routed, humbled, and destroyed the Hoosiers by 27 on Friday night.

And to be fair, it could have been much worse. Head coach Fred Hoiberg called off the dogs and emptied the bench in the game's final four minutes. Despite the bench-clearing, they still almost won by 30.

How bad was Indiana beat down? One of the best players in Malik Reneau fouled out with about 5 minutes to go in the contest. Not long after that, IU head coach Mike Woodson was called for a technical and then ejected.

In Woodson’s defense, he probably just didn’t want to have to watch the rest of the game.

Nebraska shot out of the gate on Friday night looking rested and ready. Nebraska Cornhuskers fans could be forgiven if they were afraid the version of their favorite team they were going to see was more rusty. After all, NU has never had a double bye in the Big Ten tournament. 

Now they’re in the B1G conference semifinal round for the first time in program history. 

There were plenty of superlatives for the Nebraska basketball team on Friday. The first half ended with a 17-0 run led by the Keisei Tominaga show, who was simply unconscious to end the half. 

Brice Williams had himself quite the half before Kesei got going. Both men scored 23 points apiece, and they combined to go 8-for-13 from beyond the arc.

Nebraska Cornhuskers rout Indiana in all around fun game

The Huskers ended up winning 93-66 and provided a great deal of fun and therapy after a week that saw turmoil and upheaval as the university lost its athletic director to Texas A&M

The fun can continue tomorrow if they can shoot anywhere close to what they did on Friday night against the Illinois Fighting Illini.