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29 minutes ago, HuskerActuary said:

Is anyone else kind of perturbed that the Creighton game is on championship football Saturday (Big Ten Championship, SEC, etc). It's certainly possible that Nebraska wins the West and is playing in that game (less than 50%, I know). That'd suck from a conflict standpoint.

 

One would imagine that NU-CU will be an early afternoon contest while I think the Big Ten football title game is at night, typically. Obviously attending both is problematic. Watching both should be possible, blue/red can come together as one fan base that night. GBR!

 

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6 hours ago, Handy Johnson said:

I have NO doubt Fred & Co. will kick off the training wheels after year one & we’ll see some home/home with other P5 squads, hopefully some old Big 8 brethren. Now who’s got an early scouting report on that Doane squad...?

 

This is about all I can tell you and it was part of the press release that Doane sent out “The game will mark the first for new Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg on the Huskers' sideline. For Doane coach Ian McKeithen, he will see a familiar face on the court as he worked with Hoiberg previously. The two worked together with the Minnesota Timberwolves during 2007-08 when McKeithen was a basketball operations intern and Hoiberg was Assistant General Manager.”

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With 11 noncom and 20 conference games, 9-2 and 10-10 would put us at least on the bubble before the conference tourney. At this time of the year, there is no reason to not believe this is possible. Why go through the summer with a glass half empty? It's going to get hot and we will need the hydration.

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1 hour ago, jimmykc said:

With 11 noncom and 20 conference games, 9-2 and 10-10 would put us at least on the bubble before the conference tourney. At this time of the year, there is no reason to not believe this is possible. Why go through the summer with a glass half empty? It's going to get hot and we will need the hydration.

 

19 - 12 overall with that weak of non-conference schedule would not even put us close to being a bubble team.

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19 hours ago, hhcmatt said:

Bartovik pre-season rankings

 

32   @ Creighton 
67    @Georgia Tech 
206    Southern Utah 
238    Texas A&M Corpus Chris 
239    North Dakota 
254    UC Riverside 
312    South Dakota St. 
353    Southern 
 

 

How good was Mike Daum?!?

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17 minutes ago, NebrasketballJake said:

Losing him, their coach, and David Jenkins means they're going to be beyond a completely different team. 

 

They played 6-7 guys a game and lost the top 4

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1 hour ago, kldm64 said:

 

19 - 12 overall with that weak of non-conference schedule would not even put us close to being a bubble team.

Honestly probably depends on Quad 1 wins and Quad 4 losses. Belmont got in at 26-5 last year. Yes, they had a lot of wins, but 17 were Q4 and only 2 were Q1 wins. 

 

Every B1G conference road game for us last year was a Q2 game, with 2 home games against Northwestern and Illinois and the Rutgers tournament game as Q3. So hopefully still plenty of opportunities to grab Q1 and Q2 wins. Win 5 or 6 Q1 and 19 overall and you probably aren't in, but at least on the bubble. Now winning 5 or 6 Q1 games while only winning 10 in conference is the real challenge.

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34 minutes ago, khoock said:

Im not worried about wins and losses this season. Im just excited to watch and see how it all comes together. If we win a lot that'd be cool too.

 

Recruiting class of 2021 is important. They can sign beginning November 2020.  Would be really nice to show them some success in the first season.

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3 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Recruiting class of 2021 is important. They can sign beginning November 2020.  Would be really nice to show them some success in the first season.

 

Hoiberg said that after his 1st yr at ISU, a 16-16 season with 7 dudes. Nebrasketball should be at least that good, if not even better, with a full roster in 2019-20.

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10 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Recruiting class of 2021 is important. They can sign beginning November 2020.  Would be really nice to show them some success in the first season.

A known commodity like Hoiberg and someone with the connections of Matty A are not gonna have a problem recruiting. Especially not in the first year or two of their tenure, regardless of results IMO.

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22 hours ago, hskr4life said:

Let’s just say... I’ve seen my fair share of “dancing cupcakes” on Twitter with this announcement.  Jon Rothstein twitter thread is probably best.

The "Thailand women's team is missing" gave me a chuckle

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3 hours ago, kldm64 said:

 

19 - 12 overall with that weak of non-conference schedule would not even put us close to being a bubble team.

But a couple of conference wins in the tourney would make us 21-12. Pretty hard to believe we are not bubble-worthy then, especially if the team has gelled and we are on some sort of streak. As all have observed, we are waaay too early to be thinking about this yet. I would just prefer to have happy thoughts about next year over the summer...especially if the Red Sox don't perk up.

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3 hours ago, khoock said:

A known commodity like Hoiberg and someone with the connections of Matty A are not gonna have a problem recruiting. Especially not in the first year or two of their tenure, regardless of results IMO.

 

It's like what they say in the recording business: "You're only as good as your last album."

 

Fred and Matt might be able to get the job done on the recruiting trail even without much success this year.  But it'll be a lot easier, and the ceiling for recruits higher, if they see a team come in and kick some ass right off the bat.

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5 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

We haven't even had a preseason trip to Italy and we're talking about the bubble? We've got a clean sheet of players on the roster and I'm just hopeful we can see the group of guys get along and start the beginning of the Hoiberg era off on the right foot.

 

Given our recently released schedule seems a valid exercise to project how many wins it will take us to get into the NCAA tournament.

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12 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

We haven't even had a preseason trip to Italy and we're talking about the bubble?

 

6 hours ago, hhcmatt said:

Given our recently released schedule seems a valid exercise to project how many wins it will take us to get into the NCAA tournament.

 

It would be one thing if there was a set formula (a team needs to do x, y, and z) that could be relied upon every year, but there isn't. There are way too many variables (including many the team can't control). With the fluctuating strength of the bubble from year-to-year, and the ever-changing metrics that each selection committee finds important for that particular season, there's just really no way to say that "X wins will get us on the bubble". Fun way to pass the time in June, but fairly meaningless otherwise.

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