Big Ten Basketball Preseason Power Rankings: 14-8

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11. Nebraska

Feb 10, 2015; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Shavon Shields (31) bites his jersey during the final moments of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Wisconsin won 65-55. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 Record: 13-18 (5-13)

Key Players:

F Shavon Shields, Sr

F Andrew White, Jr

F Ed Morrow, Fr

G Glynn Watson, Fr


Nebraska lost a lot of production from last season after both Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford turned pro. Shields will be called upon to carry the burden for the Cornhuskers in his senior season.

Shields won’t be alone, however. Andrew White was a former Kansas commit, so you know he has talent. His shooting ability should help spread the floor. The Cornhuskers also have a pair of ESPN100 recruits in Morrow and Watson.

While Nebraska is not a contender in the Big Ten, they may be able to sneak their way up this list by the end of the season.

Projected Record: 14-16 (5-13)