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  1. 4 points
    From what I have seen of the league this year I think our team has a legitimate chance to finish in the top four. That's not saying we will, but even the biggest pessimist has to agree we should not finish in the bottom four.
  2. 4 points
    Dont feel like that at all. Of course it wouldve been nice to win, but we fought hard on the road against a good team.
  3. 3 points
    Yep, I told that to the Misses. worthless, she needs to retire like Teddy Valentine.
  4. 3 points
    Nice win ladies! Very well done.
  5. 3 points

    Nebraska vs. Northwestern Game Thread

    Great win! I am so impressed with the job Coach Williams is doing, the balance on offense, team play and enough defense to get wins. Sweep the road with a win in Champaign Wednesday.
  6. 3 points
    We are not in the top two...today...let's see how things shake out of the entire year. One never knows, and injury here, a slump there, who knows. For example, Purdue has a very good top six, maybe even seven, but if they lose one or the other of their key players, then who knows.
  7. 3 points
    We should hold serve at home. We need to pick up a couple on the road. I think we can.
  8. 3 points
    At least we reduced the probability of Haarms reproducing with some inadvertent shots to the groin.
  9. 2 points

    Nebraska vs. Northwestern Game Thread

    Yeah, but who were you rooting for? This will be a good year to let the undergraduate you show through.
  10. 2 points
    Red Don

    Nebraska vs. Northwestern Game Thread

    Whew! Husker Ladies Win by 10 pts, 69-59 in a real The difference seems to be the Huskers' 10-0 run to start the 4th Q ( when my BTN Plus Froze up - like in the movie 'Amelie' ) Ladies Show Grit to hang in there when Northwestern evened up the score! GRIT; NO QUIT HUSKER LADIES!
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    local paper article http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/01/05/roby-making-big-strides-in-2nd-season-with-huskers/ahbfrer/ Sent from my LGUS992 using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points
    Chuck Taylor

    2017-2018 KenPom Rankings Thread

    We showed up as an NIT 4 seed, first time I've seen us with any postseason forecast: https://www.dratings.com/predictor/bracketology/ Hey, it's a start!
  14. 2 points
    Getting Michigan at home is huge. They follow it up with a game at Ohio St. That's gonna be a big couple of games, I think.
  15. 2 points
    I've decided not to post much this year because, well, let's be honest...great or greatest basketball team to wear red? That being said...a few thoughts. 1) Isaac Copeland is now Isak Copeland. We do not need to pull the double AA stunt PU does 2) speaking of Copeland. That.made.my.fwording.life. and it should this team. You fight hard as rabbit turds and you have these unlikable Space Jam monster looking dudes troll you. That was literally like any member of the toon squad dunking on the monstars without the special water. 3) Purdue is good. But old good. So, let's play this out in a few years when everyone is retired and they have a tall db running the show 4) Jordy didn't just fold into himself. We have options? We don't know optimal line ups? Sounds like bad coaching...but not really. Magic couch ride ladies and gentlemen. I'll start a gofundme for steppenwolf when we clinch top 4 in the league Sent from my HTC6545LVW using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    All we gotta do is win the games.
  17. 2 points
    Apparently so! The refs were bad in an equal opportunity kind of way today. Very inconsistent from one end to the other. That bald-headed dork must be named Eades. He always sucks as bad as the other 'Eades' brothers. T call on Copeland was BS - much worse happens all the time and no call is made.
  18. 2 points
    Yeah, we didn't come close to even tying this one up, but I'm proud about this team. We lose this one by 30 points on some of our other squads.
  19. 1 point
    Man, this feels like a missed opportunity... There must have been more to the story on Cope's T. Not sure if something had been brewing, but it was a weak call. NU have every chance to be in this game. Every time they had a chance to get back in the game and really make things interesting, they literally gave it away. Glynn seemed to struggle today. Frankly, most of the back court did, at least offensively. Roby did some nice things, I thought it was one of his better games, actually. Purdue was allowed to be really physical in the perimeter today, especially early. Really harassed NU into a bunch of turnovers, which may have been the difference in the game. That Haarms kid is skyrocketing up my most annoying player leader board. I'd really like to see NU mix in the press more in the middle of games, not just when they're trying to make a miracle comeback. I'd like to see them ambush teams with it. It seems to produce results just about every time they use it. They don't need to do it a lot, just occasionally. For a team with a dominant front court, NU sure dunked a lot. Jordy didn't play in the 2nd half. He hasn't played much in a bunch of 2nd halves. Why is he still starting? Tanner is solid, but he's got some nuances he's still figuring out. Had a couple chances to pickup some offensive fouls but didn't. I think he'll learn how to pick those up. Thomas Allen going through a few of those Freshman blues? For the second game in a row, the rebounding improved quite a bit after halftime. Let's see if we can get that figured out before the break next time. NU shouldn't fear Purdue if they face them again. Hopefully they get another shot at them in New York. Alright, that's enough for now. Here's to getting back on track on Tuesday vs. Wisconsin. View full article
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    Huskers Aim for Big Ten Road Win Over Wildcats Courtesy NU Athletic Communications Thu, January 04, 2018 Courtesy Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications Nebraska Cornhuskers at Northwestern Wildcats Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. (CT) Evanston Township High School (Evanston, Illinois) Live Video: BTN Plus Live Radio: Husker Sports Network Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst) Lincoln - B107.3 FM; Omaha - ESPN 590 AM Free Live Audio: Huskers.com/Huskers App/TuneIn App Huskers Aim For Big Ten Road Win at Northwestern • The Nebraska women’s basketball team continues a three-game Big Ten road swing by tangling with Northwestern on Sunday in Evanston, Ill. Tip-off between the Huskers (10-5, 1-1 Big Ten) and the Wildcats (8-9, 1-2 Big Ten) at Evanston Township High School is set for 2 p.m. • A live radio broadcast will be produced by the Husker Sports Network, with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch teaming up for their 17th season together on the call. The game will be carried live for free on Huskers.com and over the air on B107.3 FM in Lincoln and ESPN 590 AM in Omaha. Free audio also can be found on the Huskers App and the TuneIn App. • A live premium video stream will be provided to BTN Plus subscribers. • Nebraska enjoyed the mid-week off after working its way to an impressive 79-74 road win at Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. The Huskers trailed by eight points late in the third quarter and were down by one with 30 seconds left before rallying for their fifth consecutive road win. The Big Red also handed the Golden Gophers their first home loss of the season at Williams Arena. • The Huskers, who have produced three more wins (10) than last season (7), provided another example of their drastically improved defense. Nebraska held the nation’s No. 9 scoring offense 20 points below its home scoring average (94.2 ppg), including just 33 points in the second half. That effort came just three days after holding the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense (Ohio State) 19 points below its season average. • Junior Maddie Simon played outstanding basketball in the first week of Big Ten action. The 6-2 forward averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 100 percent at the free throw line. Simon hit the go-ahead shot with 29.8 seconds left, then grabbed the next defensive rebound, was fouled and made both free throws to seal Nebraska’s road win at Minnesota. • Simon is part of a balanced Big Red attack that features four players averaging in double figures, including freshman center Kate Cain (11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.6 bpg) and freshman guard Taylor Kissinger (12.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg). • Cain is a four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week and will set Nebraska’s freshman season blocked shot record with her next block. She enters the Northwestern game with 54 rejections, matching career school record holder Janet Smith’s freshman total from 1978-79. • Sophomore point guard Hannah Whitish leads Nebraska with 13.1 points and 5.3 assists per game. Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-5, 1-1 Big Ten) 24 - Maddie Simon - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 11.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg 31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Fr. - C - 11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg 3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - So. - G - 13.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg 5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - So. - G - 8.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg 34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Sr. - F - 7.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg Off the Bench 33 - Taylor Kissinger - 6-1 - Fr. - G - 12.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg 12 - Emily Wood - 5-5 - Sr. - G - 6.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg 15 - Bria Stallworth - 5-6 - So. - G - 4.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg 14 - Grace Mitchell - 6-2 - So. - F - 3.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg 13 - Janay Morton - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 2.0 ppg, 0.9 rpg 43 - Rachel Blackburn - 6-3 - So. - F - 1.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg 50 - Darrien Washington - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 1.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998) Second Season at Nebraska (17-27) 11th Season Overall (210-136) Northwestern Wildcats (8-9, 1-2 Big Ten) 4 - Bryana Hopkins - 6-2 - So. - F - 3.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg 14 - Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 10.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg 44 - Abi Scheid - 6-3 - So. - F/C - 12.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg 10 - Lindsey Pulliam - 5-10 - Fr. - G - 14.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg 24 - Jordan Hamilton - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 6.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg Off the Bench 12 - Lydia Rohde - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 6.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg 22 - Byrdy Galernik - 5-8 - So. - G - 4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg 34 - Oceana Hamilton - 6-4 - Sr. - C - 4.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg 21 - Abbie Wolf - 6-4 - So. - F/C - 1.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg 11 - Brooke Pikiell - 5-10 - Fr. - G - 0.3 ppg, 0.6 rpg Head Coach: Joe McKeown (Kent State, 1979) Ninth Season at Northwestern (157-147) 32nd Season Overall (666-321) Scouting the Northwestern Wildcats • Coach Joe McKeown brings a new look Northwestern team into Sunday’s game with the Huskers. The Wildcats were hit harder by graduation than any other team in the Big Ten this season, losing four-year starters Nia Coffey, Ashley Deary and Christen Inman, along with Lauren Douglas. • All four of those Wildcats were 1,000-point career scorers and combined for 6,021 points, led by Coffey who was a four-time first-team All-Big Ten choice who finished second in school history with 2,287 points. Coffey also closed as the school’s top rebounder (1,183) and shot blocker (229). •Deary closed her career as the Big Ten’s all-time steals leader (429) while finishing second in school history with 788 assists. • Northwestern opened Big Ten play with a 90-63 loss to Minnesota in Evanston (Dec. 28), before bouncing back for a 74-59 road win at in-state rival Illinois (Dec. 31). The Wildcats suffered an 81-51 loss at Michigan State in East Lansing on Wednesday night. • Freshman Lindsey Pulliam has stepped in immediately to help the Wildcats. The 5-10 guard from Silver Spring, Md., is averaging a team-high 14.5 points while adding 4.1 rebounds per contest. • Another freshman, 5-8 guard Jordan Hamilton, has started 14 games and is averaging 6.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, a team-best 5.1 assists and a team-best 20 blocked shots. Hamilton missed Northwestern’s final three non-conference games with a lower body injury suffered in a loss to DePaul (Dec. 13). • Sophomore Abi Scheid, a 6-2 forward, has stepped into a leadership role for the Wildcats, averaging 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists while playing a team-high 33.5 minutes per game. • Fellow sophomore Bryana Hopkins (3.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg) has started all three of Northwestern’s Big Ten games, while 6-2 junior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah has provided an outstanding athletic presence by averaging a double-double with 10.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and a team-best 22 steals. • Senior guard Lydia Rohde has provided consistency and outside shooting, averaging 6.5 points per game while hitting 39.3 percent (24-61) of her threes. Rohde missed Northwestern’s first two Big Ten games with an upper body injury, but returned off the bench at Michigan State. • Senior center Oceana Hamilton (4.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg) has played in all 17 games to provide post depth, while sophomore 6-4 sophomore Abbie Wolf and freshman guard Brooke Pikiell round out the Wildcat contributors. • As a team, Northwestern is averaging 62.7 points per game while shooting 43.8 percent of its shots from the field, including 36.5 percent (73-200) of its three-pointers. The Cats also have hit 72.2 percent of their free throws. They own a plus-3.0 rebound margin, but a minus-3.5 turnover margin, while holding opponents to 63.4 points per game. Nebraska vs. Northwestern Series History • Nebraska leads the all-time series with Northwestern, 8-6, but the Wildcats won the last meeting between the two teams 62-58 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Dec. 28, 2016. • Northwestern has won three consecutive games against Nebraska in Evanston, Ill., including an 85-62 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Jan. 3, 2016. The Wildcats also produced a 59-51 win at Welsh-Ryan on Jan. 18, 2015, and a 63-59 victory on Jan. 26, 2014. • Nebraska’s last win in Evanston came on Feb. 7, 2013, when the Huskers worked their way to a 55-50 victory over the Cats. It is the Huskers’ lone win over Northwestern in Evanston since joining the Big Ten. • The Huskers are 3-5 all-time against Northwestern in Evanston, and 4-1 against the Wildcats in Lincoln.Nebraska also owns an 88-56 win over Northwestern in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Husker Nuggets • A win for Nebraska at Northwestern would be the Huskers’ 11th win of the season, giving the Big Red four more than the seven victories they totaled all of last season. • A win at Northwestern would also snap Nebraska’s three-game road losing streak to the Wildcats in Evanston, while extending Nebraska’s current road winning streak to six games. Nebraska’s five-game road winning streak is its longest since winning seven straight road games in 2012-13. • With her next block, Kate Cain will set the Nebraska freshman blocked shot record held by Husker all-time block leader Janet Smith (1978-79). Cain has blocked at least two shots in 11 consecutive games and a has block in all 15 games this year. • Kate Cain’s 3.6 blocks per game and 54 total blocks ranked No. 3 nationally through games Jan. 1. No Nebraska individual has ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a career, and only two Huskers (Danielle Page, 2.4 bpg, 2007-08; Catheryn Redmon, 2.5 bpg, 2010-11) have ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a single season. • Nebraska freshman Taylor Kissinger has come off the bench for the Huskers in their first two Big Ten games. The 6-1 guard has averaged 8.5 points in 16.5 minutes in Big Ten play, after averaging a team-best 14.0 points as a starter through NU’s first seven games this season. Kissinger missed Nebraska’s final six non-conference contests with a knee injury. • Senior Emily Wood ranks third in the Big Ten in three-point percentage (.464). Wood, a 5-5 guard from Salina, Kan., has hit 26-of-56 threes on the year. A former walk-on, Wood entered the season with 24 career three-pointers made. • Junior Maddie Simon (+7.0 ppg) is one of the Big Ten’s most improved players in 2017-18. Simon, a 6-2 forward, is averaging 11.1 points per game after averaging 4.1 points through all 29 games a year ago. The last six games, Simon is averaging 14.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, including 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in Big Ten play. NCAA Division I Most Improved Teams Calling Big Ten Home Nebraska is putting together one of the nation’s top turnarounds under second-year Coach Amy Williams. The Huskers are already plus-three in the win column heading into Sunday’s game at Northwestern. The only team in the country that has seen a greater increase in the win column through games Jan. 3 is fellow Big Ten Conference school Rutgers (+9). The Huskers also own wins over two of the nation’s other most improved teams, at Kansas (66-49, Dec. 6) and Florida Atlantic (86-69, Dec. 19). Both the Jayhawks and Owls have won two more games than their final record a year ago. Nebraska and Rutgers have shown the most improvement on the road this season. Last year, the Huskers (0-10) and Scarlet Knights (0-14) combined to go 0-24 in true road games. In 2017-18, the two teams are a combined 8-0. Husker Road Warriors Nebraska heads to Northwestern with a five-game winning streak away from Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska’s current streak is tied for the sixth-longest road winning streak in school history, and includes true road games (4) and the neutral site win over Coastal Carolina (San Juan Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla.) that started the streak on Nov. 24. The longest road winning streak in school history came with 14 consecutive wins away from the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2009-10. That Husker team finished 32-2, won the Big 12 title and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The only other double-digit road winning streak in school history came with 10 wins for the 2007 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. After dropping their first game of the season on the road, the 2007 Huskers reeled off 10 straight away from home, including three neutral site wins. Three Husker teams have produced seven-game road winning streaks, most recently the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 team that reeled off seven straight Big Ten road wins from Jan. 20 to March 8. Six of those wins came in true road games with the last coming against Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at Hoffman Estates, Ill. Nebraska Streaks • Sophomore guard Hannah Whitish (32) owns the longest current streak of consecutive starts by a Husker. Nebraska’s second-longest streak is 14 games by freshman Kate Cain. • Whitish is the only Husker to start all 15 games this season. • Kate Cain has blocked at least one shot in each of the first 15 games of her career. She has 14 games with two or more blocks, including 11 straight games. • Hannah Whitish has posted at least one assist in 17 consecutive games, and has three or more assists in 14 games this season, including 11 straight. • Whitish has knocked down a three-pointer in 12 consecutive games. • Taylor Kissinger has knocked down at least one three-pointer in eight consecutive games. • Kissinger has at least three rebounds in each of her nine games this season. • The Huskers have knocked down at least one three-pointer in 295 straight regular-season games dating back to a loss at UTEP on Dec. 20, 2008. • Nebraska has hit at least two three-pointers in 174 consecutive games.
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    Road to 20

    The nice thing is that I go through that list and there isn't one game were I am like... "Well that is an L." Sure there are a few games that will be tough, but certainly not out of the range of possibility. One thing we will have to recognize is that no one is going to take us for granted this year anymore. Everyone will play hard against us night in and night out. We need to be ready for that. We probably won't catch anyone sleeping on the Huskers this year. That's a good thing.
  23. 1 point
    the refs have some sense and call that shot the nose a basketball play.
  24. 1 point
    these rims are softer.
  25. 1 point
    We already know we're not in the top two. Beyond that....let's play some ball!
  26. 1 point
    ok sorry thought i had read earlier in the season where men and women would be playing at the same place until welsh is completed.
  27. 1 point
    So that's a high school gym. Nice.
  28. 1 point
    We weren't far off from the spread in the last quarter of the game. Love the resilience of this team.
  29. 1 point
    I will be there!
  30. 1 point
    I was just thinking today how much I would have been ecstatic to be 2-2 through the first 4 conference games had you told me that was going to happen before the season. Before the season I wanted 10 non con wins. That’s because I thought we would be lucky to be 1-3 after the first 4 conference games. Well we’re 2-2 and got 9 non con wins. We’re right where I want to be right now. Could things be better? Yes... we probably have 1-2 we’d like back. Could things be worse? Yes! We have probably won 1-2 that we would have lost in previous years. We we have a huge opportunity ahead of us. When your toughest remaining games are Michigan and Ohio State... there is a big opportunity already being 2-2. I was down a little after yesterday, but man... looking at the big picture.... you can’t help but get excited.
  31. 1 point
    It’s conference play, it’s going to be tough to win on the road. Physical play on defense is going to ramp up. You have to play through it. Look what West Virginia did to the OU kid tonight, he probably has bruises on his arms. The officiating didn’t cost us this game. Purdue had something to say about the outcome. No game is going to be easy for this team, they have to be ready for an improving Wisconsin. How are we going to stop Happ?
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    All in all, after 4 conference games, against what many considered to be the top 4 teams at the start of the year (I realize NW hasn't held up their end in that prognostication and McIntosh being injured didn't hurt), I feel pretty good about where we are.
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    He and Glynn didn't fare well doing that today. And a few times in the 2nd half I think Glynn aborted a drive to the hoop because he saw Haas waiting. Maybe instead of going all the way in and getting it blocked, pull up for a little 8 footer. Then again, I'm just an armchair coach.
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    Kayla Mershon Update

    Mershon receives mention by five state hoops: http://www.fivestatehoops.com/news_article/show/872676?referrer_id=2305072
  35. 1 point
    He could of pulled his shorts down, bent over, and yelled kiss it. Our bench would have said “Gross” and we would get the T.
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    Red Don


    Dimes bringing Facts into the conversation again!
  37. 1 point
    *Palmer is good *Jordy situation is sad; hard to watch. Somehow, someway I hope he can start to contribute a little before the end of the season. *Evan has struggled two games in a row. Hopefully coming back home will snap him out if it. *Haarms is a huge douche.
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    That was North Carolina's Joel Barry, who had been grabbed up the court, as the ball flew the full length of the ball untouched.
  39. 1 point
    Actually, it might. When they play with effort, and I think they have vs. every conference opponent, they're gonna be very hard to beat for the rest of the teams on the schedule.
  40. 1 point
    All I can say is: "Let The Run Start Now"
  41. 1 point
    They had multiple opportunities to get that lead down under 9 and would have a bad possession, or turn it right back over something like that. I'm not saying NU should have won, but I think they had chances to take it down to the wire.
  42. 1 point
    with a different crew to work the game though.
  43. 1 point
    I hope we get a shot at them in NY with a chance to go to the ship.
  44. 1 point
    He's highly unlikeable.
  45. 1 point
    Haarms is my new most disliked big 10 player. Wish he would've taken about a half dozen more shots in the pills.
  46. 1 point
    I feel like that T was the equivalent of the Kenny Bell block from the Big 10 championship game
  47. 1 point
    Is it just me, or does Haas look like 'Jaws?'
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    Compare this (Lynch suspended) to the situation at Princeton a couple of years ago where the starting point guard got kicked out of school the second semester of his senior year because his ex-girlfriend decided after the fact that she really hadn’t wanted to have sex with him again after all. He was accused of a non-crime of “sexual misconduct” because #believewomen and dismissed from school. Unreal.
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    We're playing two extra conference games. If you include the Rutgers games as non-cons, we're looking at the low 200s which is approximately what we had making the tournament in 2014. I suspect our overall will be in the 30s, maybe a little lower. This isn't the same as RPI though which the committee will continue to use until they don't.
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    It's a very good site to follow throughout the season. Will be interesting to see if we are projected in any of the brackets after last night's win once they all start updating. As of now we're still not in any of them and Northwestern is only projected to be in 1 of the 46 brackets on there. Kind of a bummer.