Huskers Take on Terps in Top 25 Battle in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
The No. 21 Nebraska women's basketball team returns to the Bob Devaney Sports Center for a top-25 clash with No. 11 Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Tip-off the between the Huskers (5-1) and Terrapins (3-1) is set for 7 p.m. at the Devaney Center with live national television coverage on the Big Ten Network.
Top 100 PG Glynn Watson joins Michael Jacobson as the Husker's second underclassman recruit for 2015. Glynn is from Westchester, IL where he plays for St. Joesph's HS and the Illinois Wolves AAU squad. Watson made his announcement Sunday, canceling an upcoming recruiting trip to Creighton.
Injuries, gentlement. Injuries. Andre had to come out a couple of times. That bad miss on the little hook shot in the first half came with a price. Andre pulled himself out of the game and appeared to have pulled something else as well.
Miles' post-game, he talked about how Benny was hobbled. And David Rivers too. Benny could have come back in at the end for purposes of shooting free throws, but Miles didn't stick him back in. He's still being slowed by his ankle and his knee and whatever else. Apparently even took himself out of the game at one point.
Rivers. Miles said he was hurting tonight, too. That's why he wasn't in at the end. That and it was just Shavon's night. But Rivers is still hobbled.
- Before the game, watching on the BTN app, they had a feed from the Breslin Center during intros. While the NU players were being introduced, get this, they were LEADING a "Go Green, Go White" cheer. While they were announcing NU players!!! Can you believe that?!? How rude!!! Also, the non-student fans weren't exactly into it. They were sitting and clapping and stuff. No standing. No standing until the first MSU bucket. Not sure most realize how good things at NU really are. - Pretty big defensive breakdown on the first play of the game. - Looked like White had a pretty clear shot at an offensive rebound on NU's first possession. - MSU got off to the fast start that NU couldn't allow. I like the time out :50 in, intensity clearly elevated after that.
Really disappointing effort, especially in the second half.
- For all the talent that Pettaway possesses, he cost us at least 7 points today. His turnover on the inbounds play combined with the poor decision to take on the entire UAB defense which they blocked and turned into a wide open 3 for their best player may not have cost us the game, but it probably kept us from being within in striking distance at the end. Combine that with Smith's turnover at the end of the first half which led to a a couple of free throws and that's nine points just given away and instead of having a potentially seven or eight point lead at half, it was three. Who knows how the game changes if they go into the break up seven instead of three.
I will take the lead on this and let others join in...back home from the game.
- We should have won this game big, and did.
- Anybody else think the temperature in the PBA is too high...turn down the heat guys!
- Still torks me off when I see fans who choose to leave early, leave behind the basket and in front of the student section and band. I absolutely hate it. If you are going to leave early, sneak out the back door!
- We run a lot of isolation plays. We have a couple of players that CAN and do create.
- FT shooting is spotty at best. I hope we can become more consistent. We MUST become more consistent.
- I thought they played pretty well the first half and into the second. Seemed to let up a bit as the game wore down. Not sure if that was a mental or physical thing.
- I was impressed with the energy they played with to start the game. There clearly wasn't the energy in the building there was on Friday and they didn't let that impact their game. That was good to see.
- Smith played well, for the most part, provided a boost in the first half when it seemed like we were struggling to find a shot. Showed some nice quickness, too.
- Feel free to cry about the officiating. I heard a lot of it at the game. Feel free to cry about the flopping that Creighton does. I heard a lot of that at the game, too. And while Creighton does look a little like an international soccer team at times, they know how to make contact look like a foul. And that works in this game, like it or not, it works and it won't be the last time we see it this year, and tonight wan't the first time we've seen it. Early in the season, Coach Miles said this team didn't know to get to the line and we saw that today. There were opportunities for NU to get to the line, but we don't know how to do that. Creighton does. Don't blame the refs (except for the non traveling call on Gibbs). - The last two games were great and they weren't a mirage. Creighton is very good. NU got a little out of what it wanted to do and CU did a good job of taking away some of what Miles wanted to do and NU didn't have enough to respond.
- Yeah, I’m not worried about Webster. He was smiling all night. He was really eating up the attention.
- Loved the move to have him and his family sit with Erick Strickland.
- This was a great night for Nebraska basketball, both on and off the court.
- Gotta give a big shout out to the Red Zone and crowd. They were great tonight. There was an awareness that this was a big game and Webster was in the building. It felt like a conference game with something on the line.
- Something's clicked for Gallegos, at least, I hope it has. Ever since the stinker vs. Kent St., he's been locked in. I said it before the season that I thought Ray had as much to gain as anyone on the team from the coaching change. So far, that's proving true. If he does this again on Thursday, NU's likely to be in the game, but goodness, he gets that shot off quickly.
- UNO was the aggressor early and it showed. They shot well, played with an intensity that NU did not match until probably halftime. I think that aggression also wore down the Mavs as the game went on.
- Lots of fouls means lots of Peltz and Tyrance. Tyrance especially really looked like a walk-on at times. Game looked to be moving pretty fast for him.
- Ubel is playing pretty well, like a senior should. His back to back buckets after Valpo had cut it to 7 were big.
- Not a lot of people believe in Almedia. I thought he played pretty well. He's a pretty solid shot blocker, rotated well on defense and made some really nice passes out of the double team. He just needs to convert. I think that will come, he's got the ability.
- Ray looks so much better than he did his sophomore year. He's always had the leaping ability, we saw some of that, now he's knocking down shots confidently.
- I didn't know what to expect from this team defensively this year. They seemed to have a good plan vs. Valpo.
- After the first half where both teams played pretty poorly the fact that Nebraska was only 10 down seemed pretty remarkable. - NU had some open looks they were unable to convert, which seems to happen to this team a bit too often. - Talley still trying to do too much on his own at times. - You can see the improvement in Shields game even in the short time that he's been on the floor. He's going to be good as he gets more comfortable. Glad to see he's toughing it out today. - Peltz had as rough a first half as I've seen anyone have in a long time. - NU got exploited in the paint a bit. Oregon athleticism gave NU fits, seemed to speed up NU. - Don't think NU did all that poorly vs. Oregon defensively, just couldn't get anything going on the other side.