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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: Vol: 10; ed: 29 - @ Illinois


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      Nebraska's 6 game winning streak broken; tournament hopes take a hit

    Disappointing loss for sure. This was a game NU probably should have won. Hope they boys regroup in time for Tuesday. This is one you hope that doesn't beat ya twice.

     

    • Too many 3's to start the game. 6 in the first 6 minutes.
    • Leron Black is gonna plan like an All-B1G player today, evidently.
    • Roby had himself some really great plays. Twice blocked shots and gathered them in, leading to free throws for JPJ and got himself a 3 on the other.
    • One thing Jordy does really well is seal off defenders when someone is driving to the rim. Created some really good lanes for guys like Taylor and Watson to get easy lay-ups.
    • I figured we would have been ready for that back screen lob that Illinois ran so many times in the first half.
    • 16 3 pt. attempts in the first half was what I was hoping to see fro the whole game...
    • The 2-3 zone isn't something we've seen much of. Still didn't rebound out of it very well, but sparked a nice start to the 2nd half. Turned a 7 point deficit into a 5 point lead in 6 minutes.
    • Roby has become an elite shot blocker.
    • Couple of big buckets from Jordy while Illinois was trying to turn this game around.
    • Watson finally notched the score card with a big time 3!
    • Huskers with some sketchy shot selection down the stretch.
    • 10/18 from the line ain't gonna cut it.
    • 26 3's against a team that doesn't defend the rim doesn't make sense to me.
    • Tough loss. Gotta regroup vs. an Indiana team that's been playing
    • This doesn't kill the opportunity for NU to get to the dance, but it sure does make it tougher.
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    When Evan Taylor came in the game our defense really ratcheted up in the first half. Illinois got the circus 3 and I said to my buddy ‘this is going to be an ET game’. Then he hit some shots and the announcers started talking about his great performance the first time we played them (I don’t do a lot of self scouting, so I had forgotten his great offensive game round vs Illinois).  

     

    Disappointed he didnt play more minutes.  Allen at the ‘point’ hasn’t been super successful. Glynn hurt us.  ET at the 1 with Allen or Gill spacing out their zone in the second half was the answer I think. Allen off the ball has been successful. I’m sad ET didn’t get more minutes in the second half.  May have been the difference. 

     

    Hindsight is 20/20 but in my mind Watson is to the point to where if he isn’t going to produce (and even more to the point where he is hurting us)  he needs to sit and see if we have other guys that will. 

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    5 minutes ago, Blindcheck said:

    Robys fourth foul was a BS call and was a huge and 1 situation.

    Huskers up 3 before play allowed Illinois to tie it at 61.

    Big call and not sure if he was touched by robys backside.


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    Agreed. Awful call. Awful perimeter defense to allow him to get to Robys backside though. 

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    i hate to say it, but glynn is killing us. after tonight's game he is shooting 34% from the field and 27% from 3 for the season.

     

    last year he was at 42% from the field and 40% from 3

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    15 minutes ago, TimSmiles said:

    i hate to say it, but glynn is killing us. after tonight's game he is shooting 34% from the field and 27% from 3 for the season.

     

    last year he was at 42% from the field and 40% from 3

    I agree that last three of Glynn's was nothing but being selfish. He had Copeland set up on the wing for a much higher percentage shot. That and Palmer's 1 on 4 fast break were killers. That hero ball at the end was disappointing, and something we haven't really done in past pressure situations. 

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    there's a silver lining here. this is a young team and even more inexperienced than they are young (because of all the transfer sit outs and bench warming before they got to NU). Sometimes you need to relearn tough lessons to help make them stick. Losing to the last place team when every game is for you postseason is just such a teaching moment. With a short turnaround, they're not going to have a lot of time to get into a funk about it, but they'll have just enough time to watch some film and talk about what they need to do to make sure they don't play this way against our next two opponents. 

     

    No one's happy when a phat streak ends, but this wasn't a bad place to end ours. That Indy and PSU win are more important to us right now. 

    So let's recover and get it done and go to NY and leave a handprint there. 

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    I remember back in 2014 when we were on a 5-game winning streak and lost on the road in Illinois and everybody thought the world was going to end. Things seemed to work out in the end.

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    44 minutes ago, TimSmiles said:

    i hate to say it, but glynn is killing us. after tonight's game he is shooting 34% from the field and 27% from 3 for the season.

     

    last year he was at 42% from the field and 40% from 3

    totally agree  at this point he just needs to quit shooting:

    2-12 last game and 

    1-9 this game

    I have more confidence with Taylor shooting the ball right now then I do Glynn...

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    1 hour ago, Blindcheck said:

    Robys fourth foul was a BS call and was a huge and 1 situation.

    Huskers up 3 before play allowed Illinois to tie it at 61.

    Big call and not sure if he was touched by robys backside.


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    And Jordy didn't' touch anyone on the over the back call.   But for the game, I thought we got a decent road whistle.  

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    In all my years of being a Nebraska Basketball fan there has been a list things we don't do well in a game.  Nice thing is that this year that list is so much shorter than years past.  That said, poor Free Throw Shooting cost us the game today.  You just can't leave that many points out there in a close game.

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    43 minutes ago, colhusker said:

    In all my years of being a Nebraska Basketball fan there has been a list things we don't do well in a game.  Nice thing is that this year that list is so much shorter than years past.  That said, poor Free Throw Shooting cost us the game today.  You just can't leave that many points out there in a close game.

    Yeah, time said post game that the guys weren't very focused before the game. So yeah I think this shows how it can come back to bite you in the was when you don't execute fundamentals and miss free throws. Hoping this is a wake up call and they get back to the good place we were at, and grab a win Tuesday. The bank will be open. 

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    1 hour ago, tcp said:

    there's a silver lining here. this is a young team and even more inexperienced than they are young (because of all the transfer sit outs and bench warming before they got to NU). Sometimes you need to relearn tough lessons to help make them stick. Losing to the last place team when every game is for you postseason is just such a teaching moment. With a short turnaround, they're not going to have a lot of time to get into a funk about it, but they'll have just enough time to watch some film and talk about what they need to do to make sure they don't play this way against our next two opponents. 

     

    No one's happy when a phat streak ends, but this wasn't a bad place to end ours. That Indy and PSU win are more important to us right now. 

    So let's recover and get it done and go to NY and leave a handprint there. 

    LOL. Sorry nothing important to add except what a bummer of a game. 

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    16 minutes ago, LNKtrnsplnt said:

    LOL. Sorry nothing important to add except what a bummer of a game. 

    hahahaha. i was being ironically faux hip...:)

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    2 hours ago, Blindcheck said:

    Robys fourth foul was a BS call and was a huge and 1 situation.

    Huskers up 3 before play allowed Illinois to tie it at 61.

    Big call and not sure if he was touched by robys backside.


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    It was a pretty ticky tack call and the contact was due to Black move Roby into the way.

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    28 minutes ago, Wolv77 said:

    Yeah, time said post game that the guys weren't very focused before the game. So yeah I think this shows how it can come back to bite you in the was when you don't execute fundamentals and miss free throws. Hoping this is a wake up call and they get back to the good place we were at, and grab a win Tuesday. The bank will be open. 

     

    Ahhhh... must've been those hoodies that they were wearing during warmups :lol:

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    Illinois did a good job of containing JPJ today.    He has been spectacular lately.   He has been able to drive and score almost at will.  Not today.  Today he was getting hung up by double and triple teams  on his way to the hoop.   There should have been many team mates open when he was getting double or triple teamed when he was driving and he practically always  took the shot anyway and it did not fall.    Today may  have been a good time to dish it to the open man  as the drives weren’t working like they have been recently.  They had his number and a plan that worked.  He wasn’t able to take over.   Very few if any assists to Roby who was open near the hoop more than a few times today.  Roby had a great first half, 3 for 3 from three point land.   Bad foul calls kept him off the court at some critical times  down the stretch in the second half.    Still with the double double again but it doesn’t mean much when they lose this huge game.   And  Glynn is struggling big time.  Poor shot selection and it’s just not going in when he does shoot.   He killed us tonight.  How is it that illinois is so good against us?

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    4 hours ago, TZAHL said:
    1 hour ago, ZAYWHAT! said:

    Illinois did a good job of containing JPJ today.    He has been spectacular lately.   He has been able to drive and score almost at will.  Not today.  Today he was getting hung up by double and triple teams  on his way to the hoop.   There should have been many team mates open when he was getting double or triple teamed when he was driving and he practically always  took the shot anyway and it did not fall.    Today may  have been a good time to dish it to the open man  as the drives weren’t working like they have been recently.  They had his number and a plan that worked.  He wasn’t able to take over.   Very few if any assists to Roby who was open near the hoop more than a few times today.  Roby had a great first half, 3 for 3 from three point land.   Bad foul calls kept him off the court at some critical times  down the stretch in the second half.    Still with the double double again but it doesn’t mean much when they lose this huge game.   And  Glynn is struggling big time.  Poor shot selection and it’s just not going in when he does shoot.   He killed us tonight.  How is it that illinois is so good against us?

     

     

    I would hesitate if I was passing to an open Watson or Jordy as well.  Gill has

    not been bad but he doesn’t inspire confidence as a fan when choosing between that and JPJ being aggressive.  Allen with turnover woes from the point doesn’t either.  So I guess it is pick your poison at some point. I’m sure it’s not that simple but you gotta have confidence in who you are passing to. Copeland and Roby don’t do a super job of gaining/maintaining position off ball in the post so just because their man helps off doesn’t mean they remain ‘open’. 

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    3 hours ago, ConkintheCorner said:

    totally agree  at this point he just needs to quit shooting:

    2-12 last game and 

    1-9 this game

    I have more confidence with Taylor shooting the ball right now then I do Glynn...

     

    With this, the practice quote from Roby, and watching BTN the Journey tonight and watching Watson use the awesome spin and fake pass move and then intentionally throwing it off the backboard maybe there are some focus problems that need to be fixed/addressed.  

     

    Of course basketball is supposed to be fun and young men will mess around but if you are trying to build up accountability, a toughness mindset, and ability to execute then Glynn isn’t making it happen...:for me anyways.  Of course if he was shooting 55% from the field and doing this then I would say it’s awesome of his ability to keep the team loose.   Unfortunately, I don’t think that is what is happening.  

     

    The line between getting better while having fun is always a tough one to maintain. 

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    I think that JPJ also got hit a few times that have been called for him lately.  So he didn't get to the line as much either,

     

    watch some film, get some sleep, get to class and it will be Tuesday before we know it.

     

    So we will know soon enough.

     

    I am happy to be kind of sad about a game loss this late in the season.  Better than the last three years.

     

     

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    6 hours ago, Blindcheck said:

    When it was 52-47, the huskers had an opportunity to put some separation and we had empty possessions...mainly from poor shot selections and poor decisions...

    frustrating.

     

    I sensed big trouble when this happened as well.  I thought we would still win at that point but we had a chance to really put it away.  

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    6 hours ago, TZAHL said:

     

     

    Hindsight is 20/20 but in my mind Watson is to the point to where if he isn’t going to produce (and even more to the point where he is hurting us)  he needs to sit and see if we have other guys that will. 

    +1000 id  like to see some more Allen in the role that gill has to. Basically gill plays 15-20 mins and he camps at the three point line going what seems like 2-7 on fairly open looks every game 

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    37 minutes ago, B-town hoopsfan said:

    +1000 id  like to see some more Allen in the role that gill has to. Basically gill plays 15-20 mins and he camps at the three point line going what seems like 2-7 on fairly open looks every game 

    With more Allen you will get more turnovers and a lower 3pt FG percentage. FTR Gill goes 2-5 from 3pt range.

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    7 hours ago, dskurz said:

    I agree that last three of Glynn's was nothing but being selfish. He had Copeland set up on the wing for a much higher percentage shot. That and Palmer's 1 on 4 fast break were killers. That hero ball at the end was disappointing, and something we haven't really done in past pressure situations. 

    One pet peeve i have with Palmer is he never passes the ball on fast breaks even when we have numbers. Ive seen countless 2 on 1, 3 on 2, and even 3 on 1s where hes leading the break and refuses to dish it to the man trailing. 

     

    Could be remembering it wrong but it seems like it happens alot with him. 

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