Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Coming up, the Bench Mob takes Manhattan. Nebraska, set to tip at Madison Square Garden in the Big Ten tournament against Michigan, has enjoyed a banner season on the hardwood -- with its 22 wins (and counting) matching the second-highest total in program history. But it's been a remarkable finish to the regular season on the bench, too, with a six-man crew led by Jack McVeigh, Malcolm Laws and Johnny Trueblood gaining acclaim for their antics. In the regular-season finale at home on Sunday against Penn State, they pulled off a fan-pleasing Leap Frog display, plus skits inspired by the U.S. Olympic curling team and Star Wars. And now, they're mere steps from Broadway. "I think the Bench Mob has been training for this moment for a long time," coach Tim Miles said this week. Said Trueblood: "It's the biggest stage. We've just got to bring our A game." The mobsters received the advice shown in this picture from one of their many female fans last week at Pinnacle Bank Arena. "Two months ago, we were doing it as a laugh," McVeigh said in his thick Aussie accent. "Now it's blown up. There's definitely a little bit of pressure."