BLOOMINGTON – Indiana didn't always look its best in the first half against Nebraska, but the No. 1 Hoosiers lead the Cornhuskers 27-18 at halftime in Assembly Hall.
The Cornhuskers started the game perfect from the field, hitting each of their first four shots to take an 8-4 lead with 16:02 left in the first half.
Nebraska was able to keep Indiana at bay for most of the first half, but the Hoosiers got going when Cody Zeller went to the bench with his second foul and the Cornhuskers leading 14-11 with 9:23 left in the half.
With Zeller on the bench, Will Sheehey started a 10-0 run with a layup, and after Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell and Victor Oladipo hit back-to-back three-pointers and a Jordan Hulls' layup, Indiana led 21-14 with 7:01 left in the first half.
Nebraska's Dylan Talley knocked down the next two baskets to cut Indiana's lead to 21-18 with 4:22 left in the first half. But the Hoosiers scored the last six points of the half at the free-throw line to take a 27-18 lead into halftime.
Oladipo has seven points, and Christian Watford has six.
Talley has 10 points for Nebraska, which finished the first half 7 for 17 from the field and committed 10 turnovers.