INDIANAPOLIS — Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg left Wednesday evening’s 89-64 loss to Indiana within the Big Ten Tournament due to an illness.
Hoiberg was in seen discomfort on the Cornhuskers’ bench. Doc Sadler took over after Hoiberg left the ground close to the tip of the loss.
Nebraska didn’t make any gamers or coaches out there to the media after the game. Messages have been left looking for remark from the college.
The Big Ten is closing the remainder of the match to followers over fears of publicity to the coronavirus.
The 11th-seeded Hoosiers (20-12) will play sixth-seeded Penn State (21-10) within the second spherical Thursday evening. Indiana break up its two conferences with the Nittany Lions.
“I’d say it could be a heck of an surroundings in right here, but it surely’s going to be extra like a closed scrimmage, which is unlucky,” Indiana coach Archie Miller stated. “We’ll be able to go. Penn State has had a heck of a season and heck of a staff so we bought a heck of a problem.”
Miller selected to ship his gamers again to the resort as an alternative of to interview room after listening to the information concerning the NBA suspending its season over considerations concerning the unfold of coronavirus.
“I feel, when you begin getting the information that we bought after the game, I feel proper now for our gamers, it’s let’s get cleaned up, let’s get out of right here, and let’s get again to the resort the place we will maintain our group form of tight and transfer ahead with tomorrow,” he stated. “They’re not going to have a complete lot of solutions about what’s occurring anyway.”
Indiana bought pushed a bit by Nebraska, however the Hoosiers’ depth was an excessive amount of for the Cornhuskers.
“They made their runs throughout the (second) half, bought us a bit bit stationary at occasions, however I believed total our guys responded and have been in a position to end the game in an enormous means,” Miller stated. “And I’m happy with our depth. I believed we had a number of guys. We have been dedicated to taking part in a number of guys tonight, and we had a number of guys play worthwhile minutes and get some issues executed.”
Indiana freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis had a double double of 11 factors and career-high 17 rebounds. Armaan Franklin led the Hoosiers with 13 factors. Justin Smith and Devonte Green every scored 12 and Al Durham added 11.
Kevin Cross led Nebraska (7-25) with 23 factors. Haanif Cheatham had 17, and Jervay Green completed with 15.
Indiana shot 53 % whereas Nebraska shot 30%.
Indiana expanded its result in 58-38 with 15:48 to go.
“Early on, I didn’t assume we have been prepared, after which because the half kind of closed, we had an enormous run, which was an actual key a part of the game,” Miller stated. “Being in a position to enter halftime with a lead was necessary, after which we began the second half, I believed, very well as nicely to construct a cushion.”