Nebraska vs Northwestern 3/9/22 - College basketball Picks & Predictions

By: Tony G |

Last Updated: 03/08/2022 at 9:50 AM ET

In the first round of the Big Ten tournament, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will face off against the Northwestern Wildcats at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. This game will be available on the Big Ten network and have a tip off time of 6 PM Eastern. The Nebraska Cornhuskers come into this game with a record on the season of 10–21, and have won their last three consecutive games all coming on the road against Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Penn State by the score of 93–70. The two previous games for Nebraska were both defeats against Iowa, and their opponents in this matchup Northwestern by the score of 77-65.

Northwestern comes into this game with a record on the season of 14–15, and have lost three out of their last five games with all the defeats coming on the road against Minnesota, Penn State, and most recently against Iowa by the score of 82–61. The two victories for Northwestern came against Minnesota and Nebraska by the score of 77–65.

Pete Nance is leading Northwestern in points per game with 14.7 on the season and a field goal percentage of 49.4%, and a free-throw percentage of 77.9%. Pete Nance is also the team leader for Northwestern in rebounds per game at 6.6 on average. Boo Buie is the team leader for the Wildcats in minutes per game averaging  29.6.

Bryce McGowens is the team leader for Nebraska in points per game at 17.2 on the season with a field goal percentage of 40.8%, and a free-throw percentage of 83.8%. Derek Walker is the team leader for Nebraska in rebounds per game averaging 6.1 on the season. Alonzo Verge is the team leader for Nebraska and minutes per game averaging 28.1 on the year.

As a team, Northwestern has a phenomenal defense in the Big Ten allowing their opponents only 68.5 points per game and is averaging 6.7 steals on the season. Even though Nebraska has a very slight edge in the field goal percentage department, we do see Northwestern coming away with a victory and advancing into the second round of the tournament. Final As a team, Northwestern has a phenomenal defense in the Big Ten allowing their opponents only 68.5 points per game and is averaging 6.7 steals on the season. Even though Nebraska has a very slight edge in the field goal percentage department, we do see Northwestern coming away with a victory and advancing into the second round of the tournament. Final Score Prediction: Northwestern wins 74–64.

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