Bill Self knew Nebraska basketball was for real in December. The Huskers pushed Self’s Kansas team in a game the Jayhawks (now the No. 8 team in the country) narrowly won, 73-72.
Nebraska has won 14 of its 18 games since that Dec. 16 meeting. But, according to most experts, the Huskers are still right on the bubble with just one regular season game remaining. That doesn’t add up to Self.
The Kansas coach and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer thinks there is no question that Nebraska should be in the field of 68 when the NCAA Tournament bracket is released on March 11.
“They’ve had an unbelievable year, a terrific year. And still yet, from what I hear the pundits saying, they still got some work to do,” Self said on Andy Katz’s March Madness 365 podcast. “They’re in fourth place in the Big Ten and they still got work to do? That doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Self’s full comments on the podcast can be listened to here.
The Huskers enter their regular season finale against Penn State with a 21-9 overall record and a 12-5 mark in the Big Ten. They were listed as one of the “next four out” on Joe Lunardi’s most recent Bracketology on ESPN.
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