Nebraska basketball is starting to get some NCAA Tournament recognition. The Huskers have won five of their last six games and are 17-8 (8-4 in the Big Ten) and still have some work to do on their tournament resume. But the squad is finally being looked at as a bubble team.
The Huskers were listed among the “next four out” in ESPN’s latest Bracketology. Analyst Joe Lunardi had Nebraska as his eighth team out of the field. The Huskers were behind Missouri, Georgia, Western Kentucky, Washington, Syracuse, UCLA and Utah as teams left out of the 68-team field.
Tim Miles’ team picked up its latest win by rallying to beat Wisconsin in Madison on Monday. After the game, SportsCenter analyst Scott Van Pelt told fans not to sleep on Nebrasketball.
The Huskers don’t play again until Tuesday at Minnesota and each of their six remaining regular season games come against teams currently under .500 in Big Ten play, and four of those contests are at home. Nebraska has a great chance to add to its win total in February. If the team can do that and also get a quality win in the Big Ten Tournament, it should be in good shape on Selection Sunday.