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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: Vol: 10; ed: 26 - @ Minnesota


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      Isaiah Roby scores a career high 19 points as Nebraska celebrates the Barn's 90th birthday with it's first conference road win in Minnesota.

    Thoughts during the game. A bit of a stream of consciousness effort today.

     

    Pregame:

    • Michigan lost. Grrrrr….
    • No Amir Coffey. Hopefully that’s a break NU can take advantage of.

     

    1st Half:

    • That was the exact start I was afraid of. Not sure what Watson was doing on that first possession. He got a wide open look and just biffed it. Minnesota came out on fire, which I was a little worried about.
    • I liked the time out and response, though. A nice 11-2 run to respond was really encouraging.
    • Copeland was running the floor really hard. Loved seeing that.
    • Washington is gonna be a good player.
    • It’s fun when we hit from 3.
    • Jordy just can’t handle the ball. At all.
    • Through the under 8 timeout, NU looks like the fresher team. And they’re playing with the urgency that a team on the bubble should play with.
    • Huskers went on a 37-15 run after falling behind 7-0 to start the game.
    • Roby got another #mansizedrebound according to Mr. Bardo.
    • Palmer takes it to the hole like Lance Jeter used to do.
    • I love watching Thomas Allen shoot the basketball.
    • That 3 by Watson with about 30 seconds left was the worst shot we took in the half.
    • Of course Washington hit that 3 at the end of the half…
    • All-in-all, I’ll take that half, but that wasn’t a great end to it.
    • If NU keeps playing hard in the 2nd, they’ll be fine.

     

    2nd Half:

    • The break seems to have done Gill some good.
    • Minnesota came out of the gates attacking. We’ll see if they can maintain it. I’m skeptical.
    • The Watson to Roby lob was a work of art!
    • JPJ was short on a few free throws tonight. Didn’t really expect that.
    • The bulk of that run by Minnesota to get back in the game was with Watson, JPJ and Cope on the bench.
    • Foul trouble for JPJ is problematic.
    • I like how Roby attacks after grabbing the rebound.
    • The Pitino technical foul killed all their momentum. NU went on a lightning quick 6 point spurt after that.
    • Evidently Pavelka called Pitino a “jack wagon” on the broadcast. lol
    • We had some timely offensive rebounds.
    • Taylor hit a couple of clutch shots, too.
    • I don’t know how Washington hit that shot around Roby. Circus. If he can find an outside shot, he’ll be impossible to guard. He almost is already.
    • I know they shot the ball fairly well, but 21 attempts from 3 is too many.
    • WOW! What a fortunate shot from Taylor on that broken possession. Huge play!
    • Roby with all the dunks!
    • They’re breaking the press a lot better now than they did in November.
    • NU had an answer for every Gopher challenge. Really impressive, actually.
    • To get 93 with the foul trouble JPJ was fighting is pretty impressive.
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    39 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

     

    We're also 67-67 ever since Biggs was dismissed from the team.

    I feel like I'm supposed to write something about Craig Smith next here, but I just can't quite remember what .....

     

    Winning will do that to the brain, I suppose.

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    9 minutes ago, throwback said:

    I feel like I'm supposed to write something about Craig Smith next here, but I just can't quite remember what .....

     

    Winning will do that to the brain, I suppose.

     

    Speaking of Craig Smith, any chance him and his team would want to become a regular in visiting PBA in the winter?  It's not a cakewalk of a game by hypothetically had we scheduled South Dakota over Deleware St our RPI would be projected to finish seven spots higher than it is now. 

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    they played road games at TCU, Duke and UCLA this year - the idea is to have his team play at as many different high profile venues as possible, I doubt he would be too interested in playing at PBA every year.  Also, Coach Smith's trajectory will probably have him coaching at a P5 program pretty soon anyway...

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    As good as Roby was on offensive end, I thought his defense was the story.  Really protects the rim and did a great job on Murphy.  He had a few times where he could of committed a foul but instead just let murphy score.  Was really glad to see this because we definitely needed him at the end of the game.!! 

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    Isaiah's really grown up a lot this year.  His two best games as a Husker have come in the last 3 games this season.  He's peaking at the right time for us.

     

    Over the last 8 games, since the OT loss at PSU, he's averaged 58.7% from the floor and 36.4% from beyond the arc.  In that time, he's also averaged 10.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  2.3 blocks and 2.0 assists.

     

    When you have a guy scoring like James Palmer does, you don't need Isaiah to put up a ton of points.  You need that guy who can fill the stat sheet with other helpful contributions, which is exactly what we're getting out of Zay right now.

     

    I kinda like this Roby kid.  I think he'll be alright.

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    12 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

    Isaiah's really grown up a lot this year.  His two best games as a Husker have come in the last 3 games this season.  He's peaking at the right time for us.

     

    Over the last 8 games, since the OT loss at PSU, he's averaged 58.7% from the floor and 36.4% from beyond the arc.  In that time, he's also averaged 10.4 points, 6.9 rebounds,  2.3 blocks and 2.0 assists.

     

    When you have a guy scoring like James Palmer does, you don't need Isaiah to put up a ton of points.  You need that guy who can fill the stat sheet with other helpful contributions, which is exactly what we're getting out of Zay right now.

     

    I kinda like this Roby kid.  I think he'll be alright.

    And one of those 8 games was Wisconsin where he had 0 points and only 17 minutes of play because of foul trouble.  You take that game out he is averaging 11.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 assists

     

    Roby averaging a double double is not out of the question next year, and these stats don't show how many altered shots he causes, how many lanes he frees with picks or how many dumb passes he forces because of his presence down low.

     

    Roby is going to be a good one for us!!!

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    If he can learn to put the ball on the floor and drive like James Palmer and shoot treys like Thomas Allen, he'll be a lottery pick.

     

    These are things he actually could learn.  You can't learn 6'8" with long arms and freakish athleticism, however.

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    4 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

    If he can learn to put the ball on the floor and drive like James Palmer and shoot treys like Thomas Allen, he'll be a lottery pick.

     

    These are things he actually could learn.  You can't learn 6'8" with long arms and freakish athleticism, however.

    Could wind up like a Bates-Diop from Ohio st. by the time he is a senior.

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    3 hours ago, huskerbaseball13 said:

     

    Speaking of Craig Smith, any chance him and his team would want to become a regular in visiting PBA in the winter?  It's not a cakewalk of a game by hypothetically had we scheduled South Dakota over Deleware St our RPI would be projected to finish seven spots higher than it is now. 

    I’d be really surprised if Craig was still in Vermillion next year. Ft. Collins would be my guess. 

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    2 hours ago, ConkintheCorner said:

    As good as Roby was on offensive end, I thought his defense was the story.  Really protects the rim and did a great job on Murphy.  He had a few times where he could of committed a foul but instead just let murphy score.  Was really glad to see this because we definitely needed him at the end of the game.!! 

    And the good defensive effort takes into consideration that Murphy hooked him on drives over half the time.  If you get away with it, then it ain't a foul.

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