Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 9/19/12
With the college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we begin our team previews with a look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska’s inaugural season in the Big Ten was a challenge the program failed to meet with much success. The Cornhuskers, who were returning plenty of experience following a 19-win season in 2010-2011, battled three key injuries as Jorge Brian Diaz, Andre Almeida and Corey Hilliard all missed time. Their offensive production was the worst in the conference and their defense, a strong suit in previous seasons, allowed opponents to shoot an eFG% of 55.2, also a league worst. Besides an upset of then No. 13 Indiana on Jan. 13 and a blowout of Illinois on Feb. 18, highlights in Lincoln were hard to pinpoint. The ultimate result was a disappointing 12-18 finish that led to the dismissal of coach Doc Sadler on March 9. After a coaching search that lasted a li...
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