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Minnesota's season to date:

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Fri Nov 10 36 297 USC Upstate W, 92-77 77   Home 1-0    
Mon Nov 13 38 37 Providence W, 86-74 74   Away 2-0   a.gif
Wed Nov 15 30 203 Niagara W, 107-81 75   Home 3-0    
Sun Nov 19 29 275 Western Carolina W, 92-64 74   Home 4-0    
Tue Nov 21 29 349 Alabama A&M W, 100-57 72   Home 5-0    
Fri Nov 24 27 157 Massachusetts W, 69-51 76   Neutral 6-0    
Sat Nov 25 23 32 Alabama W, 89-84 74   Neutral 7-0   a.gif
Wed Nov 29 21 14 Miami FL L, 86-81 73   Home 7-1   a.gif
Sun Dec 3 24 111 Rutgers W, 89-67 80   Home 8-1 1-0

 

 

Nebraska's season to date:

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Sat Nov 11 97 211 Eastern Illinois W, 72-68 72   Home 1-0    
Mon Nov 13 102 288 North Texas W, 86-67 73   Home 2-0    
Thu Nov 16 100 47 St. John's L, 79-56 72   Away 2-1   a.gif
Sun Nov 19 112 239 North Dakota W, 92-70 78   Home 3-1    
Thu Nov 23 112 72 UCF L, 68-59 68   Semi-Away 3-2   b.gif
Fri Nov 24 114 308 Marist W, 84-59 62   Neutral 4-2    
Sun Nov 26 104 240 Long Beach St. W, 85-80 74   Neutral 5-2    
Wed Nov 29 111 98 Boston College W, 71-62 64   Home 6-2    
Sun Dec 3 104 3 Michigan St. L, 86-57 67   Away 6-3 0-1 a.gif

 

 

 

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We have a proper AD now. 

If we win this year, awesome and we'll roll it again with Miles. If we lose, we can count on Moos to spend money on someone who will win here.

Either way this June we should be right as rain and don't get too caught up with the bumps along the way.

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16 minutes ago, huskerbaseball13 said:

 

Hope you are right...but right now that game is around a pick em.  But indeed a game we should win at home.  They got hammered vs Ohio St but watching their game last night they did not look so bad and beat a Penn St team that I would say is probably a better team than we are right now.   

 

In fairness Penn State played like hot garbage most of the night last night until the run they made at the end.  That final possession though, putrid.  Why Chambers didn't take a time out I'll never understand.

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1 minute ago, hhcdimes said:

 

We have a proper AD now. 

If we win this year, awesome and we'll roll it again with Miles. If we lose, we can count on Moos to spend money on someone who will win here.

Either way this June we should be right as rain and don't get too caught up with the bumps along the way.

 

I agree .  The question, however, is how you define "win".    I believe it may be a higher criteria than I would have thought going into the season.  

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1 minute ago, HB said:

 

I agree .  The question, however, is how you define "win".    I believe it may be a higher criteria than I would have thought going into the season.  

 

It might be. It might be lower. Maybe it depends on how Thad Matta's back feels. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

All I really know is that games like tonight where we play a ranked team at home are the games that you remember and the reason that a lot of us buy season tickets.

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We also have 9 home games in the conference including tonight.  We still have 4 home games in the non-con as well.

 

Defending the home court is huge.  If we can somehow find a way to go 12-1 with our remaining home games, that leaves us at 18 wins!

 

Steal a couple on the road and you are at 20 BEFORE the conference tournament.  

 

Our conference home schedule is not even close to cupcakeish.  However, it is the furthest thing from very very difficult. Purdue and Michigan State are two of the three tougher teams this year.  We play them each once and it is on the road.  We get Minny twice.  Our run to the dance started with defending the Vault.  I think that is what we are going to have to do to get there.  As you have noticed, we do not play well on the road right now.  That confidence can change with a few nice home wins though.  

 

Defend the home floor.  If we can go 12-1 at home the rest of the way and steal 2 on the road somewhere, we will dance.  For every loss at home though, we will need another on the road or in New York.  For a team that isn't playing well on the road, I will take all the wins at home that I can.  I think some of our best ball has come at home so far as well.

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Our Fan Base tends to look too far ahead IMO.  We tend to be jumping ahead to Selection Sunday way too early.  Let's get this one and move on from there.  One game at a time is much more fun as a fan than worrying about our final record now.

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1 hour ago, TimBuck2 said:

Our Fan Base tends to look too far ahead IMO.  We tend to be jumping ahead to Selection Sunday way too early.  Let's get this one and move on from there.  One game at a time is much more fun as a fan than worrying about our final record now.

 

I think it's a good goal to have.  It isn't something that I want the players to say "Well we won/lost that one so we will/will not be dancing this year."  I think it is something that we should be looking forward to though.  We should play like every game will get us there, because we won't win 30 games.  There is such a fine line between dancing and no post season for us that we need to at least have it on our radar.

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2 hours ago, hhcdimes said:

We have a proper AD now. 

If we win this year, awesome and we'll roll it again with Miles. If we lose, we can count on Moos to spend money on someone who will win here.

Either way this June we should be right as rain and don't get too caught up with the bumps along the way.

 

Moos has started strong, and I don't think this AD will care two figs if he has to clean house of both revenue sports in the same season. I'm pretty sure that was the mandate he got from the Chancellors and the President when he was hired specifically to turn the entire department around. 

 

This is a good approach to the season. 

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5 hours ago, TimBuck2 said:

Our Fan Base tends to look too far ahead IMO.  We tend to be jumping ahead to Selection Sunday way too early.  Let's get this one and move on from there.  One game at a time is much more fun as a fan than worrying about our final record now.

And the same bunch of people are way too quick to turn around when something bad happens and start talking about who we are hiring next when we fire this guy. 

Edited by Dean Smith

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Halfway tempted to do this for the Creighton game.

 

No illusions or thoughts about winning at Creighton or upsetting KU.   Last night gives me hope though that we can make a run.  That we can protect home court against the average to good teams in the conference.   We'll be sitting at 10-5 entering January, with a final 8 games that really give us a chance to gain a lot of momentum down the stretch.

 

Especially if we defend like we did last night.

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Just saw this thread.  Couldn't agree more.  It was huge for the reasons mentioned and really huge for the fan base.  It was one of the last chances at having the majority of them believe in a great season.  With belief comes more noise and a better home court advantage. 

Edited by royalfan

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Every home game is winnable here on out (save maybe Kansas, but you never know). With what I've seen from the B1G so far this year, we've played our toughest conference home game. NU brings what they brought last night to the rest of the conference home games, they'll be just fine. Can't fall asleep for any of those 3 between KU and Wisconsin, though.

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You've got a decent point @uneblinstu

 

                     
Sat Dec 16   2 Kansas L, 79-67 71 13% Home     a.gif
Wed Dec 20   226 UTSA W, 82-70 73 86% Home      
Fri Dec 22   350 Delaware St. W, 80-56 66 98% Home      
Fri Dec 29   313 Stetson W, 83-66 71 94% Home      
                     
Tue Jan 9   47 Wisconsin L, 66-64 64 45% Home   × b.gif
                     
Mon Jan 15   96 Illinois W, 76-72 73 63% Home   ×  
Thu Jan 18   43 Michigan L, 67-65 63 44% Home   × b.gif
                     
Sat Jan 27   85 Iowa W, 74-71 69 60% Home   ×  
                     
Sat Feb 10   110 Rutgers W, 68-63 67 67% Home   ×  
Tue Feb 13   39 Maryland L, 72-69 68 40% Home   × b.gif
                     
Tue Feb 20   82 Indiana W, 73-71 67 60% Home   ×  
Sun Feb 25   42 Penn St. L, 73-71 71 40% Home   × b.gif

 

Looks like after Kansas and the cupcakes, every other home game is pretty much a toss-up.  IIRC, we had about 33% chance of winning last night.

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