Tennessee continues to climb and seems poised to return to the tournament, while Nebraska positions itself as a fifth tourney team from the Big Ten.
Jake Layman scored a season-high 26 points, freshman Diamond Stone had 23 and No. 18 Maryland beat Nebraska 97-86 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals
The teams of the Big Ten didn't do much to boost their NCAA tournament chances in November, which could cost them dearly in March.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he regrets the decision to condense the schedule in order to move up the league's conference tournament by a week and play at Madison Square Garden.