4 storylines for Indiana-Nebraska #iubb

1. Shavon Shields won’t play.
The last time Nebraska made the trip to Bloomington in 2014, the Cornhuskers left town with a win. The task of doing it again will be much tougher this time around with senior guard Shavon Shields out with a concussion. Tonight will be Nebraska’s third consecutive game without Shields, who is third among active Big Ten players in scoring (1,503) and fourth in rebounds (634). Prior to suffering his injury against Rutgers on Feb. 6, Shields had started 106 consecutive games.

2. Andrew White III has been an outstanding addition.
The Kansas transfer needs only one 3-pointer to become the seventh player at Nebraska with at least 70 3-pointers in a season. White is fourth in the Big Ten in scoring with 17.6 points per game. He’s scored in double figures 22 times this season, including his 16-point output against IU on Jan. 2. “White is playing like one of the better guards in the country, let alone our league,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said.

3. Time to snap out of it.
Yogi Ferrell’s shot has abandoned him over the last three games, while Troy Williams has been mired in a funk that has affected his entire game. History suggests that both players are due for a return to form, and it could come tonight. Ferrell has shot 23.5 percent from the field since IU’s loss at Penn State on Feb. 6 and Williams is coming off a scoreless game at Michigan State. Over his last four games, Williams has 11 turnovers.

4. OG Anunoby continues to surprise
The freshman forward continues to give IU outstanding production off the bench, and he’s averaging 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds. He gave the Hoosiers a boost on both ends of the floor during the first half of Sunday’s game at Michigan State, and begin challenging Troy Williams for minutes if the latter doesn’t play with more poise down the stretch. In the first meeting with Nebraska, Anunoby set his Big Ten high with 11 points.