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  1. Is it time to start Roby?

    I don't think Miles has seen enough from Copeland or Roby in terms of shooting, ball-handling and defending on the perimeter to go to that lineup much.
  2. The Official Media Thread

    Miles went on Evan Daniels' podcast this week. https://scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/The-Sidelines-Pod-Nebraskas-Tim-Miles-110583614
  3. 2017 Gavitt Games Schedule

    Early diagnosis (as in, from Coach McDermott after the game) is that it was probably a high ankle sprain. Those things are tough to get over. Nebraska goes to Omaha in about 3 weeks so I'd anticipate he'll probably still be out by then, or at the very least be limited. Creighton is going to have to decide whether or not they can get by without burning the redshirt of their freshman center Jacob Epperson who is a lot like both Justin Patton and Brady Heiman in that he's really talented but very thin. Hegner would have been good for them to have against a guy like Tshimanga as he is their second-biggest body with the ability to stretch the floor.
  4. Scouting St John's

    St. John's has a pair of really talented scoring guards in Shamorie Ponds and Marcus Lovett who are equally capable of winning them a game and shooting them out of it. They added a pair of transfers from Arizona and Michigan State who are starting for them as defensive players, but the team still can't defend (as evidenced by allowing Rutgers to score 80 points). Chris Mullin is a terrible coach who is more of a figurehead than anything else.
  5. Scouting St John's

    For a while he was tied with Kobe for the most 3-pointers in a single game (12), so thats something. Then Steph Curry came along.
  6. Part of the rebounding thing according to Miles was Nebraska just got outworked. Northwood had some guys that were flying around every time a shot went up. I did see some guys get pushed around inside which isn't a good look, but I'm sure Miles showed those guys the tape and lit into them a bit. But a lot of it too was the fact that Northwood missed a ton of shots, and a lot of them were bricks from the outside which are hard to rebound because they ricochet so far out. Northwood beat Nebraska's guards to a lot of long rebounds, again a hustle thing. Don't necessarily think it was a physical incapability that will cripple the team long-term.
  7. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    They go 6'2" (Devonte' Graham), 6'3" (Malik Newman), 6'5" (Lagerald Vick), 6'8" (Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk) and 7' (Udoka Azubuike) in their starting lineup with 6'5" (Marcus Garrett), 6'8" (Mitch Lightfoot) and 6'10" (Billy Preston) off the bench. Azubuike is a monster at 280 pounds but Mykhailiuk is a guard playing power forward in their starting lineup. I think involving Azubuike in pick-and-rolls with Watson or Palmer and making him guard in space and going at Mykhailiuk would be wise. Newman is the 5-star recruit who transferred from Mississippi State and is a pure scorer. Graham is a great shooter and usually does a good job of distributing the ball without turning it over. Haven't ever been overly impressed by Vick. Lightfoot has been pretty disappointing for them. 5-star recruit Billy Preston is an interior scorer and rebounder. Marcus Garrett is a 6'5" 4-star combo-guard. Based on Self's recent history with his 5-star freshman big men, hard to know how much Preston is going to play or how consistent he will be. It's basically a 7-man team because they don't want to play Lightfoot more than they have to. Those starters are going to play a lot of minutes.
  8. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    Oh. Huh. It won't let me upload the rest.
  9. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    I worked up some projected Big Ten depth charts based on what I know, exhibition box scores, etc.
  10. You're correct. There is no "over the back" foul, but the act of going over someone's back (thus creating contact) is still a foul. Just like "reach" isn't a foul, but the act of reaching in on a ball-handler and making contact on the arms is a foul. "Over the back" and "reach" are just the common way to refer to those fouls because that's what it looks like. As for carrying, it is not mentioned in the public rules for the NBA. The act we call carrying would seemingly fall under the double-dribble or traveling rules. Don't know about lower levels.
  11. Cornhuskers ranked #91 by ESPN

    Indeed he was. Kid is a freak athlete. He and CJ Johnson (Wyoming, Clester Johnson's son) were a heck of a duo out wide for the Thunderbirds.
  12. My expectations are that Allen will come in and spell Watson for stretches, perhaps playing alongside another ball-handler like Taylor or Palmer. He'll come in, knock down a few shots and probably have a double-digit game every now and then. That alone would be a huge upgrade for this team compared to what they've had coming off the bench behind their point guards recently. Anything more than that is just gravy.
  13. Cornhuskers ranked #91 by ESPN

    Emporia State also has a local player on the team, Bellevue West product Malik Hluchoweckyj. He started at Miami (OH) before transferring to Emporia. He scored 8 points in that game. They also have a kid from Omaha North named Tyrell Carroll who is committed there.
  14. You can't make big-time decisions out of fear of a player transferring. Miles is going to do what he needs to do to give them the best chance to win this season. There are certainly ways to handle guys (for instance, some players may not react well to redshirting even if they aren't in the regular rotation; some guys need that carrot to stay engaged), but if you're deciding rotation spots based on players holding that transfer over the coach's head as a threat rather than who is the best fit, then your program is in a bad place. Allen is going to play a significant role this season. If that still isn't enough for him, then the coaches probably didn't do a great job of vetting his character before bringing him in. It's also a tad early to declare him the best freshman ever. Glynn Watson was pretty well-regarded going into his freshman year and eventually earned his way into the starting lineup. Let's see if Allen can string together a few good games in a row against D-I competition before crowning him.
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