The Huskers have put themselves on the NIT bubble. A few bracket projections for that event have Nebraska in the field. A few don’t. But the Big Ten tournament is Nebraska's next proving ground and first up is Minnesota.
Fred Hoiberg and the Huskers ride their second wind to Chicago and make their play for a NIT bid that would look like a fountain in the desert. The formula looks familiar. Rewind. Repeat. But wait a minute. What if this one’s different?