The Big 12 Conference had six teams get into the NCAA tournament a year ago, including eventual national champion Kansas and regional finalist Texas.
Matching that number this year could prove to be difficult.
With three weeks left until the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City, the conference has three teams well on their way to the NCAA tournament and three that have almost no shot, leaving a big group still with some work to do.
The scrappy Cornhuskers (15-8) created a buzz in Lincoln by beating then-No. 16 Texas on Feb. 7, pushing their winning streak to three games after a 2-3 start to conference.
But a 23-point loss to Missouri over the weekend dropped Nebraska to 5-5, so the final six games will be crucial. With road games against Kansas, Kansas State and Baylor, it won't be easy.