A pair of Nebrasketball headlines, the release of the cross country and a pair of Huskers in the pros on our latest Corn Fed 5 segment.
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15-1 (4-0 B1G)
National rank: 6th (ITA)
In a match that could eventually be the difference in the final Big Ten regular season standings, the then No. 10 Huskers dropped No. 7 Northwestern this past Sunday to jump up four spots in the latest rankings. Nebraska started strong and ended even stronger by taking the doubles point with a top ten upset and wrapping up the dual win in the final singles match of the day.
What’s even more significant, however, is the fact that Nebraska was able to jump past Michigan in the polls in the process, moving ahead of the ninth-ranked Wolverines in this week’s poll as Michigan actually dropped a spot from No. 8 last week with Nebraska’s win and move further into the top ten. After a trip to San Diego for match ups with the host squad and a neutral site showdown with Oklahoma State, Nebraska has seven conference duals remaining in the regular season, including a trip to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan on Apr. 13.
14-17 (5-13 B1G)
The postseason portion of the Tim Miles era begins on Thursday when the Nebraska men’s basketball squad will take on the seventh-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. And although the Huskers exceeded many expectations by securing to No. 10 seed in this week’s conference tournament, there are still those looking for more.
After Nebraska’s comeback fell short against Purdue earlier this year at Devaney, the Huskers have turned things around in terms of energy and performance in big games (especially at home down the stretch), and NU will look to turn that revamped spirit into it’s first ever Big Ten tournament win. With seniors Brandon Ubel and Dylan Talley sure to see this as their last opportunity to play for the Big Red, as well as the impact Andre Almeida showed he can have off the bench, look for Nebraska’s veterans to try and go out with a bang and try and pull the upset of the Boilermakers.