Nebraska on Doorstep of NCAA’s
Nebraska's win over Indiana may have been enough to send the Huskers to the NCAA tournament. They now are guaranteed a winning conference record in a conference ranked second in the RPI. The way RPI ratings are calculated, NU stands to get a boost from an already top 50 rating, just for taking the court with Wisconsin this weekend.
The Huskers could certainly solidify their chances with a win over the Badgers and/or additional wins in the Big Ten tournament. But a quality win at Michigan State (and one at home over Ohio State) is probably enough to show that the win-loss record in conference was not simply a mirage.
NU basketball hasn't been in this good of a position in eons. Thank the new facilities and new coaching staff for breathing some new life into a once laughable program. It's nice for Husker fans to go into March with more at stake than just gambling interests.