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Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Nebraska-Indiana
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Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Nebraska-Indiana

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Creighton vs. Nebraska, 12.7

Nebraska guard Cam Mack (3) drives to the basket against Creighton’s Christian Bishop (13) in the second half Saturday at CHI Health Center. 

Nebraska (4-5, 0-0 Big Ten)

Player Height Year PPG RPG
G Cam Mack 6-2 Sophomore 12.5 4.7
G Dachon Burke 6-4 Junior 11.7 4.0
G Thorir Thorbjarnarson 6-6 Junior 7.8 4.1
G Haanif Cheatham 6-5 Senior 12.9 4.2
F Yvan Ouedraogo 6-9 Freshman 6.1 6.3

Indiana (9-1, 0-1 Big Ten)

Player Height Year PPG RPG
G Rob Phinisee 6-1 Sophomore 7.3 2.8
G Aljami Durham 6-4 Junior 10.7 2.4
F Justin Smith 6-7 Junior 12.0 5.4
F Trayce Jackson-Davis 6-9 Junior 14.0 7.9
F Joey Brunk 6-11 Junior 7.6 6.7

Time, TV, radio: 7 p.m., BTN, 1400.

Scouting: Trayce Jackson-Davis is one of the top freshman in the Big Ten, and the first of many talented big men Nebraska must try to slow down in conference play. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward was a top-20 player nationally in the 2019 recruiting class, and currently leads Indiana in scoring and rebounding while shooting nearly 63% from the field.

Trending: Nebraska has won three consecutive games against the Hoosiers, with two coming while Indiana was ranked. That includes last season, when NU went to Bloomington and won by 15 points. Since joining the Big Ten, the Huskers are 3-3 all time at Assembly Hall.

Forecasting: Nothing's going to come easy, but this seems like an especially difficult matchup for Nebraska. Indiana is third in the league in rebounding margin, and has plenty of size and length to throw at the Huskers. IU's schedule hasn't been too difficult, and NU has historically played well in Bloomington. But the Huskers will need more consistent play Friday than they've shown in their most recent two road games.

— Chris Basnett

Contact the writer at cbasnett@journalstar.com or 402-473-7436. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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