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  1. 37 points
    This thread isn't about Nebraska Basketball, but, maybe there are some parallels. I want to give an update on my son Seth's health. For you new to the board, he has a condition called MDS--basically it's a form of leukemia. His body has an inability to produce red blood cells. This disease normally attacks the body's ability to produce white cells, but not in Seth's case. He's an anomaly there. Let me cut to the chase: A new drug was approved for the treatment of MDS and Seth has been on it for the last 9 weeks. We didn't know if insurance would cover the cost ---$2000 or more a month. They did. Since his last transfusion two weeks ago, his red blood cell count has actually risen. That's never happened in the last seven years! Thanks for all your support and prayers! As for Nebraska Basketball? They'll be fine. The mountain of low performance is a one year deal. I can't wait for next year, and the rest of the years in the Hoiberg tenure!
  2. 19 points
    In the worst case, we will still be light years ahead next year in terms of returning production. Last year's returning production: Thorir Thorbjarnarson, 2.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.2 apg Next year's returning production: Thorir Thorbjarnarson, 8.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg
  3. 17 points
    royalfan

    Jervay Green

    I appreciate Green. I will try to remember him by cheering his ass of for his teammates with a towel in hand when he was out of the rotation against Iowa. Wasn't sulking, didn't quit and gave us some decent minutes down the stretch. Wish him well.
  4. 12 points
  5. 12 points
    Good luck in the future Haanif!! Thank you from a grateful Husker Nation.
  6. 10 points
    GoBigFred

    Postseason Hoops

    Nebraska should issue a statement that it will be declining all postseason opportunities out of health concern for their players.
  7. 10 points
    Thank you so much. I've enjoyed all of you Husker faithful for the love and support. You guys are the reason we chose Nebraska 4 years ago [emoji1488][emoji173] Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. 10 points
    LK1

    Cam Mack suspended again...

    Unless there is some god awful thing Cam did, a fender bender and being late to some team functions isn't enough for me not to want him here next year. There is absolutely no risk with having him return to a roster full of talent and a 6'8" PG who would be more than happy to run the show. I haven't seen any wavering whatsoever with Fred and his team rules. If he decides Cam's behavior is too egregious to be corrected, I trust him, but from the outside looking in, I just see a rascal that needs to get his act together, not some criminal or deviant. He's not the first goofball to attend college.
  9. 9 points
    hal9000

    Cam Mack

    Is it possible to be 5 minutes late to the transfer portal?
  10. 9 points
    Nebrasketball1979

    2020 G Donovan Williams

    At one point I was focusing a lot of attention on Kate Upton but the feeling wasn't apparently mutual.
  11. 9 points
    As of late last night, we have a healthy and happy boy. Has not shown a left or right had proclivity yet - so I’m assuming ambidextrous and highly skilled! Mom is doing great! Thanks guys for all the messages!
  12. 9 points
    hhcmatt

    Cam Mack suspended again...

    I don't necessarily like the 'difficulty' that comes along with Mack but I don't really understand where people are cutting bait with him now given that this is no new development. Typically the most visible adjustment from Juco to D-1 is play on the court. For Mack, it appears to be off the court. FWIW it's not in the classroom. The guy who everyone thinks is going to drop out of school to go pro made the honor roll. It's not so much about effort with Mack as it's just him wanting to do what he wants to do it seems. At some point the amount of talent you have is not enough for people to put up with certain levels of crap and he has breached those levels multiple times this year. I very much don't think he's broken the dam though. He absolutely needs to declare for the NBA and see if any teams will work him out so that maybe he appreciates the sort of professionalism that is expected of him is important for his future and not some sort of childish game to play.
  13. 8 points
    Dead Dog Alley

    2020 Transfer Szn

    He's pretty normal looking, I don't know how he fits in at Iowa.
  14. 8 points
    If you want to lose all hope in the future of humanity, read twitter for a while.
  15. 8 points
    hhcmatt

    Postseason Hoops

    'It wasn't so bad, everyone overreacted' is the best case sceanrio for something that has become a pandemic
  16. 8 points
    jayschool

    Fast forward a year

    To the ultimate end of figuring out if we can get to eight conference wins or more (a tremendous turnaround IMO), what is the rest of the conference going to look like? Who returns/brings in the most talent? Will Ayo come back to Illinois? Will they still compete for a title without him? They bring in a top 15 recruiting class. Same with Garza and Iowa? If Garza and Bohannon both come back healthy, are they a top four conference team? Indiana continues to underperform, but the talent is there. Maryland will always have players, but can they effectively replace Cowan and Smith? Michigan loses Simpson and Teske, but they will be loaded with their nationally fourth-ranked recruiting class. MSU is always good. Minnesota may be starting over, but if their sophomore class stays intact, they'll be decent. Northwestern was young and awful, but they beat us twice. They're bound to be better. Ohio State loses only Andre Wesson. Penn State loses Stevens and Watkins, so they could dip a bit. Purdue loses about 14 points per game, but that's it. Rutgers continues it build with an NCAA bid in the basket this year and losing Yeboah's and Carter's 13 points per game. Wisconsin will lose Pritzel, but that's it, from a conference title team, and they have a top 20 recruiting class. That's a steep hill to climb, so really just turning around about four to six games from this year (getting us to 6-14, 7-13, 8-12) should be considered great progress. And if the team comes back for 2021-22 intact (sans Thor but avec players like Sallis, Sanogo, Tominaga and Whitt), we're looking at a contender. Patience should still be a thing next year. Being uncompetitive should not.
  17. 8 points
    49r

    Fast forward a year

    You know shit's weird when @nustudent is the optimistic one in a thread...
  18. 8 points
    He’s literally one of two on BTN today. It’s his job. Do you expect him to say “no comment” or lie? Good grief.
  19. 8 points
    It's currently his job to comment publicly on college basketball. The Huskers should not be free from his comments.
  20. 7 points
    AuroranHusker

    Yvan Ouedraogo

    I was fairly skeptical of the kid in the finishing department for a good portion of the season. But, the novel thing, the kid got better as this season waned. When a lot of guys seemed to get worse as the season wore on, Drago played better (for the most part). And, then, just now I read his tweet from after the final regular season game, and I'll tell ya, I love this dude. He knows what's up with Freddy & Co. This will be better next year, I can feel it!
  21. 7 points
    HuskerFever

    Yvan Ouedraogo

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I feel like most everybody on the board agrees with the sentiment that the player are sharing about the prospects for the future. It's just disappointing how embarrassingly and history-breakingly bad of a season this turned out to be.
  22. 7 points
    They have not even been here a year. Not sure what some of you expect, top 50 guys just do not show up magically on your campus. Give them some time please, your going to give yourself a stroke.
  23. 7 points
    I would place the blame on an administration that left Miles and his staff hanging, rather than s coach and his staff that gave it their all to the end.
  24. 7 points
    Yes.... Watching Nicea play all these years has been great fun. Her enthusiasm, hard work, just plain consistent effort is the way it should be done. You can tell she's had the correct kind of guidance in her life, by her demeanor and actions. It will serve her well. Actualfacts...it's been a pleasure to have her as a NU representative and student / athlete. Just hope you and Nicea have enjoyed it as well....nearly as much as we here.. have too.
  25. 7 points
    2+ pages and no mention of one of the greatest plays in NU history? .... Thor passing to himself off the side of the backboard for a layup - Michigan never saw it coming.
  26. 7 points
    That game is a win-win for us. If we win, we win. If we lose, it's more likely that Richard Pitino will remain the coach.
  27. 6 points
    millerhusker

    2021 C Adama Sanogo

    Kobe Webster hinted to Robin Washut that there will be a new freshman center next year. Washut expects that guy to be Sanogo.
  28. 6 points
    NUdiehard

    Yvan Ouedraogo

    Yvan is clearly a very, very impressive young man. He is living and attending college in a foreign country while playing high level division one basketball at the age of 17. By all accounts, he is a great kid, a hard worker, and his maturity levels are off the charts. Nothing but props to Yvan as a person and as a fine young man. But . . . As a player, this assessment is spot on. Yvan has certain limitations that are going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to overcome in his attempts to become a difference maker at the Big 10 level. First thing I noticed when watching Yvan play is that he literally shoots the ball from the back of his palm (bordering on his wrist as mentioned by HF). Shooting this way makes it virtually impossible to have consistency, let alone good touch. Trying to correct something like this over an off-season is almost impossible. He has clearly been shooting this way his whole life. If it was an easy fix, I imagine they would have done it prior the start of this season. He now shoots this way by instinct, by habit. Very, very difficult to change at this point. This form of shooting affects not only jump shots, but free throws and even layups which should be controlled off the fingertips are coming off his palm instead. Yvon also has athletic limitations that will never change, no matter how much he works out or conditions his body. Yvon is already considerably undersized as a center at about 6'8", but this is compounded by the fact he is a very, very S-L-O-W jumper. When Yvan catches the ball under the basket, it takes him an eternity to catch, gather, get his balance, bend his knees, load and then jump. This is why is constantly gets blocked. This makes it virtually impossible to run pick-n-roll with him. He simply cannot gather and jump quick enough to have it all happen in one motion. There are so many different types of athleticism. Yvan moves around the court fairly well, but his lack of quick-jumping ability is a limitation that stifles everything a player at his size should be about. And this will never change. He may get a fraction quicker on the jump, and may get a fraction higher on the jump, but he is what he is. This is why exceptional athletes are so sought after out of high school. There are some things you cannot teach or manufacture. Some have it, some don't. Even when he does load and jump, he isn't particularly explosive, and he doesn't jump that high. And I don't recall ever seeing him jump off one foot. I could be wrong on this, but some guys are only 2-feet jumpers, and this severely limits their potential as well. The comparison to Cross by HF is apt. Cross is a much, much quicker and more explosive jumper--and I don't think anyone is going to argue this is because Cross is in better condition. It is just natural ability, something Yvan doesn't have. Problem with Cross is that he is only 6'5", is a terrible defender, and has no business playing center, but that is a different discussion. Yvan also has poor hands. How many times did Mack or someone else drop a dime into his bread basket right under the basket, but Yvan bobbled the ball and by the time he secured it, the defender had recovered. Admittedly, this is an area he could maybe improve some, but in most cases, guys with stone hands tend to always have stone hands. This is another thing that usually tends to separate big men. Some have nice soft hands, some don't, and that usually doesn't change much over their career. Remember Moses Abraham. That guy was a 5th year senior when he arrived, had played 4 years or Div. 1 college ball, and still couldn't catch a ball clean to save his life. Had stone hands, and all the games and practices year-after-year didn't change his reality. Yvan's lack of height and slow jumping limits him on the defensive end. I think we all saw that he was not a rim protector at all this year. I would be shocked if that changes much over his career here. This goes back to his limitations, slow jumper, lack of explosiveness, virtually no second jumping ability. Yvan was way better than Cross on the defensive end, but that is not the standard we need to go by. If we want to get into the top half of the B1G and go to the dance, we need players who are high level B1G players. Time to stop comparing our players to other Nebraska players (current or past). We should be comparing them to other teams players to see how we match up. How many teams in the B1G would start Yvan? Very very few, if any.
  29. 6 points
    hhcmatt

    Cam Mack

    A little more to this story. Rick Stansburry is a notorious 'play the starting 5' guy and Banton wouldn't probably have been playing much at all if senior PG Lamonte Bearden wasn't ineligible to start the season. Once Bearden got re-established himself that was the end for Banton. As far as the turnovers, Western Kentucky was essentially running a dribble-drive type offense. Why Banton was turning the ball over matters; his assist to turnover ratio doesn't matter because i can assure you it will be better here even if he turns the ball over significantly more. Maybe he's a liability if people start pressuring us bringing the ball up the court but seems like he should be a capable distributor in this offense . At 6'8" it's hard to imagine him not being better for our defense than Mack. We've had guys like Petteway and Palmer transfer in here after barely playing and become one of our best players. How is it that hard to fathom that Banton could do the same?
  30. 6 points
    millerhusker

    Cam Mack

    I was. McCray’s on-court demeanor and toughness was light years ahead of Cam’s.
  31. 6 points
    hhcmatt

    Cam Mack

    When he deleted and reposted his message the only thing he changed was adding this line. Between this and the apology this reads like a guy who absolutely knows that he there is a good chance he won't be drafted and that coming back to school is his best option. The question then becomes is he coming back to this school.
  32. 6 points
    AuroranHusker

    Cam Mack

    Dalano Banton.
  33. 6 points
    The Polish Rifle

    2019-20 Husker opponents

    Man I was gonna watch some hoops over the next 2 weeks, but maybe I should just stay in my lane and not watch any hoops and discuss the madness with my buddies because Nebraska lost 16 straight games. I didn’t think about how silly I would look having a basketball opinion, when my own team has a dysfunctional roster - you saved me a ton of embarrassment - much appreciated!!!
  34. 6 points
    jimmykc

    Dachon Burke

    Best wishes to Dachon. Hope he graduates as planned and continues to remember Nebraska fondly. Provided quite a few of the bright spots in this dismal year.
  35. 6 points
    Faux Mike Peltz

    3/9/14

    Best sporting event I’ve ever been to, even better than any NU football home game.
  36. 6 points
    hhcdave

    Cam Mack suspended again...

    Surprised and disappointed to hear that about Burke. Love the way he plays the game. I’ve been ready for Mack to leave the program for two months now. He’s big time trouble. Maybe he can shoot a couple arrows while looking at his free throw percentage on the way out.
  37. 6 points
    huskerbaseball13

    Cam Mack suspended again...

    Hey, atleast it has finally hit home that he can’t be late for team meetings.
  38. 6 points
    Sir, your daughter's effort and performance on the court, has exceeded most, if not all on this roster, for several years. It has been a joy to watch her compete for the Huskers. Well done.
  39. 6 points
    FredsSlacks

    Cam Mack suspended again...

    21 year old glynn watson had a statistically better season than 21 year old cam mack is having this year. i would not be mad if cam decides to leave. he has potential, but he's been really bad for team chemistry. if i'm fred, i'd be trying to get donovan williams back and try to put a 2021 back court of donovan,hunter, and teddy. that's a team we could all get behind and would be one of the most talented backcourts we've ever had.
  40. 6 points
    The worst rebounding team I've seen in a long time. Apparently Leigha and Izzy wanted to win. Nobody else gave a damn. Seniors definitely aren't playing like this could be their last game of their college careers. The effort is just so disappointing. It's been the same almost the entire second half of the season. Just sad. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  41. 5 points
    Art Vandalay

    2020 G Donovan Williams

    I think everyone might be overreacting here, could be a simple answer.. Donovan is a very talented, ball dominate, scoring guard who would have fit pretty good with what Miles wants to do. Fred has a much different style than Tim. He likes spacing and sharing the ball, not clear outs for guys. I think that is why Burke and Green maybe did not flourish like we hoped they would. Would Donovan adapted his game and flourished? Does he want to? Maybe he is looking for a system that will highlight his strengths. Fred honored the offer and Donovan chose not to sign which was his choice. Then Fred moved on probably hoping to find guys more suited to his style. Don’t think it is a coincidence that Creighton did not offer as their system might not be the perfect match either. hope he finds the right place and has a great career.
  42. 5 points
    hhcmatt

    2020 Transfer Szn

    He's - a human male - D-1 basketball transfer Odds are highly likely
  43. 5 points
    AuroranHusker

    Jervay Green

    Agreed on all that. He did want his teammates to do well. That's an admirable trait. Yeah, he got suspended, but he's the dude who worked his way back into not only the rotation, but also the starting lineup. Hope it works out wherever he goes.
  44. 5 points
    hhcmatt

    Jervay Green

    Maybe that door isn't all the way closed
  45. 5 points
    hal9000

    Kobe Webster is 'N'

    Looks like someone is going to have to pull all of those arrows down out of the rafters at PBA.
  46. 5 points
    The end of a surreal game brings the end of a really rough year. I hope coach is ok. But if he ends up having COVID-19, it could be the end of college basketball for the year. I thought the guys played well for about 15 minutes and then Indiana wore them down. A little fight in the second half was good to see, but the season is mercifully over. It was fun to see the football players get in the game. I hope we never have to see that again unless they're legit players for both teams. But for now, that is a wrap for this year. On to brighter days.
  47. 5 points
    cipsucks

    2020 Season Ending Cip Contest

    What a cluster. I tried to make a simple one word edit, and the whole thing blows up. Much like this season.... Okay, it's time for another Cip contest. This time a 12 pack of Nebraska Star Beef sticks is riding on it. Pick the newcomer and what stage in the game he first appears (e.g. Vedral 8 minutes gone in the second half, or, for you eternal optimists, Banks three minutes into the first half of Game 2). If neither gets to play, the contest is over. No way to break that tie. Regardless of where you live, you can play. I'll ship the sticks to you. Good luck and GBR! And, I want to thank everyone for your well wishes and prayers for Seth. You all are family to me and I mean it!
  48. 5 points
    ConkintheCorner

    2021 C Adama Sanogo

    Cross guarding a 3 would not be good....
  49. 5 points
    Another blown season and I log on to see us bashing.... MILES... in the game thread. Guys, that is so 2019. Tim is doing his job in studio. Just because he says it like it is, doesn't mean that he shouldn't say anything. If there is one thing Tim has always shown, it's class and not thinking that it was different in the studio today. Looking forward to the day that we can finally stop blaming Tim for all of our problems since he hasn't been the coach in about a year.
  50. 5 points
    Practicing taking on contact but finishing the drive even off the court. Love the dedication.
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