IU’s 80-64 win over Nebraska puts Hoosiers at top of Big Ten, tied with Iowa

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BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 17: Troy Williams #5 of the Indiana Hoosiers is congratulated by his teammates during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Assembly Hall on February 17, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2016)– Troy Williams scored 18 points, Robert Johnson had 13 and No. 22 Indiana beat Nebraska 80-64 to pull into a tie for the Big Ten lead.

Iowa’s surprising loss at Penn State provided an opening for the Hoosiers (21-6, 11-3), and Williams made sure they took advantage of the opportunity. He went 8 for 9 from the field and also had five rebounds and three assists.

Jack McVeigh had 17 points for Nebraska (14-13, 6-8), which has lost five of seven. Andrew White III scored 15 points.

Indiana closed the first half with a 17-4 run for a 41-34 lead at the break. It started the second half on a 13-2 spurt to make it 54-36 with 15:56 left.

Nebraska never got closer than eight the rest of the night.

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