by Shamus McKnight (@huskerhoops)
Friday, March 2, 2012
A quick look back: Thank you to all the fans who came out for Senior Night on Wednesday. Although it was not the result that the team wanted, they truly did appreicate the support as they took the floor for the final time at the Devaney Center. I have put up the video that ran on the HuskerVision screen and a link to Wednesday's photo gallery.
Now, looking ahead to Saturday's game at Minnesota (11:30 a.m. on BTN; 10:30 a.m. radio coverage with Kent and Matt). The following are Nebraska's Big Ten Tournament scenarios heading into Saturday's game. The Huskers can finish anywhere from 10th to 12th depending on this weekend's results. Each is listed below and the reasoning based on the Big Ten's Tiebreakers.
Nebraska wins and Penn State loses
Nebraska would tie Minnesota and be the No. 10 seed based on going 1-0 against Indiana, while Minnesota went 1-1 against the Hoosiers.
Nebraska and Penn State both win
Minnesota would be the 10th seed, Huskers would be the 11th seed and Penn State would be the 12th seed. That three-way tiebreaker is broken by the records of the three teams against each other. Minnesota (2-1), Nebraska (2-2), Penn State (1-2).
Nebraska and Penn State both lose
The tiebreaker would be based on the winner of Sunday's Indiana/Purdue game in Bloomington (5 p.m. on BTN). An Indiana win would give Nebraska the 11th seed, while a Purdue win gives Penn State the 11th seed.
Nebraska loses and Penn State wins
Penn State would be the 11th seed, based on better conference record.