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Nebraska basketball trending up again in bracketology



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The Nebraska basketball teams have key games this week and here are the latest bracketology projections for the Huskers.

Nebraska basketball might start believing in moral victories because it does seem pretty evident that the Huskers’ loss to Illinois on Sunday helped their NCAA tournament resume.

Not only did Nebraska jump five spots in the NET rankings, but their seeding projection has improved in the latest bracketology projections from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.

Before the Wisconsin win, Nebraska basketball was squarely on the bubble as one of the last four teams in. But after that, the Huskers moved up to a No. 10 seed. After that taking 14th-ranked Illinois to overtime on the road, Nebraska basketball is now being projected in the field as a No. 9 seed according to Lunardi.

The arrow is pointing up for Nebraska and with a road game looming against Northwestern on Wednesday, the Huskers could take another step towards making the field of 68 with their first Big Ten road win this season.

Nebraska is projected to make the field in all 86 NCAA tournament projections tracked by Bracket Matrix which is a good sign with eight games left in the regular season.

Nebraska women’s basketball bracketology

While the men’s team is trending up, the Nebraska women are trending down after losses in three of their last four games. Rutgers was winless in Big Ten play before winning in Lincoln over the weekend. That has dropped the Huskers to a No. 10 seed in the ESPN women’s bracket projection.

Nebraska has a key road game against Michigan on Tuesday night at 6 PM CST. The Wolverines just defeated Penn State and are among the last four teams projected in the NCAA tournament field. However, if Michigan wins you can easily see them and Nebraska flipping spots putting the Huskers on the bubble.

The Huskers beat Michigan 62-43 a couple of weeks ago in Lincoln and another win would boost the NCAA tournament resume of Nebraska women’s basketball.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska