Men's Basketball

    Indiana Falls to Nebraska, 70-60

    Go Hoosiers! Troy Williams scored 18 points versus Nebraska
    Go Hoosiers!
    Troy Williams scored 18 points versus Nebraska
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 05, 2014

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points Wednesday, and Nebraska's defense held off Indiana's second-half rally for a 70-60 victory.

    Indiana (17-13, 7-10) was led by Troy Williams with 18 points and Will Sheehey with 13. Noah Vonleh missed his second straight game with inflammation in his left foot.

    The Hoosiers never led, but they had chances after rallying to tie the score at 52 with 10:06 left.

    Nebraska then went on a 7-3 run that gave it a 59-55 lead and made it hold up.

    Indiana struggled to make up for Vonleh's absence, especially early. Without the league's No. 1 rebounder, the Hoosiers shot just 36.7 percent from the field, were 5 of 21 on 3-pointers and had only three offensive rebounds in the first half.

    Pitchford scored the first nine Nebraska points, giving them a 9-3 lead. The Cornhuskers then used a 6-0 spurt to make it 15-7 and they led by as much as 27-16 with 5:09 to go. Indiana got within 30-25 when Troy Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1:48 left.

    But Nebraska closed out the half by scoring four of the final five points to make it 34-26.

    Indiana continued chasing the Cornhuskers throughout the second half.

    After quickly cutting the deficit to 34-29 and watching Nebraska answer with a 10-5 flurry to make it 46-35, the Hoosiers shooters finally warmed up.

    Sheehey and Ferrell hit consecutive 3s, Devin Davis completed a three-point play, Ferrell scored on a driving layup and Sheehey knocked down an open 3 to make it 52-52 with 10:06 left in the game.

    Shields broke the tie by making 1 of 2 free throws to start the 7-3 run and the Cornhuskers closed it out by making eight free throws in the final minute.

    Indiana will close out the regular season on Saturday at Michigan with a 6 p.m. tipoff.


     

     


       

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