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  1. 7 points
    Can someone explain for me again the whole thing about how we don't need a traditional big man, we just need a 3-point shooting stretch-4 type because their big man will have to chase our 3-point-shooting stretch guy around the floor when we're on offense and they'll end up subbing in a smaller player to do the chasing anyway? I'm kinda hazy on that one right now.
  2. 7 points
    Bugeaters1

    Taylor Kissinger

    She had surgery today. Sounds like it went well for her. She looks total loaded, kinda like my wife did Tuesday. I'm still laughing at my wife for the silly stuff she is saying.
  3. 6 points
    … tape them and use fast forward when necessary to avoid stress. That way the dud games can go by quite pleasantly without using an expensive bottle of Nyquil, and the good ones can provide many replay highlights. With that in mind, I plan to attend a matinee of "1917" this afternoon with two sons and a grandson and watch the game at my leisure. I'll let you know how I like the movie.
  4. 6 points
    Chad Leistikow from the Des Moines Register: LINCOLN, Neb. — Down to eight available scholarship players and another starter lost to injury, Iowa knew it needed to find a way to survive and beat the Big Ten Conference’s most beatable team. But the Hawkeyes had an off night. Wieskamp had spent a few days practicing with Adidas basketballs, the kind that Nebraska uses for home games. They have a different feel, but he entered confident. That was the resounding message afterward from the stunned Hawkeyes, who had just dropped a game to the Big Ten Conference’s worst team, one that had lost home games to UC Riverside, Southern Utah, North Dakota and, most recently, by 17 points to Rutgers. Keep shooting. Iowa dropped to 10-5 overall, 1-3 in the Big Ten on Tuesday. I am confident those marks would be 12-3 and 3-1 if Bohannon was healthy, and we’d be talking about a seismic home game Friday against No. 14 Maryland. The Hawkeyes missed his game-closing ability in a down-to-the-wire 89-86 loss against Penn State, and he would’ve tortured Fred Hoiberg’s zone Tuesday night. BUT BOHANNON ISN'T HEALTHY, CHAD! AND WE'D BE A LOT BETTER IF WE HAD OUR THREE SIT-OUT TRANSFERS, BUT WE KNEW WE WOULDN'T, JUST AS IOWA KNEW IT WOULD HAVE TO PLAY WITHOUT BOHANNON FOR MOST OF THE BIG TEN SEASON AND THAT THEY'D HAVE TO SHOOT (GASP) OTHER TEAMS' BALLS IN AWAY GAMES. I'm usually not an all-caps kinda guy, but sheesh!
  5. 6 points
    He has scored, or gotten really good shots, consistently every time teams have left his defender to handle him alone on the left block. He effectively uses a Barkley or double drop move, middle to baseline. He struggles with recognition when the D doubles down and digs. He tends to get it taken away too often in those situations. The double-drop counter seems to be his go to so his counter becomes the middle jumphook. He misses bunnies because there is no follow through on the shot. Yes you still need to follow through on palm to the basket layups and certainly on the jump hook. Without the follow through his shot doesn't have the soft backspin and sort of floats up and too many times bounces out. He does fade away from contact too much almost exclusively on the right side of the basket. I think part of it stems from him not willing to go into the defense towards the middle meaning he would have to use his left hand. I am aware of two basic ways to teach the jump hook and I think the one he uses exacerbates his lack of follow through problem. Danny Nee taught the "V." Your shoulders never rotate, the inside arm goes up when the hand comes off the ball to protect and when you shoot your arms form the V as you hook or flip the ball up from behind your head. This is not a natural shooting motion and when your shooting hand just stops with your fingers still pointed to the sky, which it tends to do with this technique, the ball becomes a knuckler with no spin. Same thing that is happening to many of his bunnies. That means if you hit any iron you have no idea what is going to happen next in relation to the bounce. That's what is happening to Yvan. The method I got from McDermott is a more natural shooting motion. You still get your toes parallel to the basket when you go up protecting the ball with your body. Both hands are on the ball until the top of your jump when the inside arm comes off and you rotate your shoulders to the basket. That means you are clearing out with the off arm and as you rotate the shot finishes with your regular form including a natural follow through at the end. Now you are putting up a much softer shot. One that has a better chance of dying when it hits the rim and falls in. Defensively we are playing behind posts. I'm sure to put us in better rebounding position since that is a weakness well documented. We doubled against Indiana and Purdue but have usually left them on their own against other teams where the posts do not scare us as much. When we get hurt is when we don't start playing defense early enough and let them seal us too close to the basket. If you are going to be successful with this technique you need to go to work early and push the post as far from the basket as you can. We relax or get overpowered, or both and the defender puts us too close to the basket which almost always ends up in 2 for the other team. The post from North Dakota did a great job of this. He sealed low and then we had no answer to his jump hook. He used the clear out, rotate the shoulders and had a nice follow through on every shot. He has been the best fundamental offensive post player we have faced this year in my opinion. That is not surprising due to their head coach spending some time with McDermott as a GA at Wayne State.
  6. 6 points
    Also my opinion in the Coach Yori comments: Coach Yori recruited Nicea, and one thing I loved about her was that she was exactly that kind of coach. Nicea has always thrived on hard-nosed coaching like that. But also it's disrespectful to what Amy has built in her short tenure. We are 11-2 and have made the NCAA tourney before. What I would like to see out of coach Amy and her staff is personally challenging these girls to get effing tougher!! Maybe incorporate drills in practice that has them diving on the floor for loose balls; running (as punishment) every time a rebound isn't grabbed. Just get that as*hole in them. We need a "McCutcheon" on our team. A girl who refuses to lose without going down swinging. Our girls LIKE to win; but are like "meh" when they lose. They don't HATE losing. That's what it takes to be successful in the B1G. Its literally the best women's basketball conference in the country. Just my opinion though. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. 5 points
    Loved Glynn so this isnt a knock on him but imagine the assist numbers Mack would have put up with a supporting cast of Roby, Palmer, Copeland, and Thomas Allen
  8. 5 points
    I also found it comical last night that 6-10 senior Ryan Kriener often found himself guarded by 6-2 freshman walk-on Charlie Easley, and he did virtually nothing.
  9. 5 points
    Norm Peterson

    Lat Mayen is N

    He only averages 9.3 points per game, which, for a junior college recruit, doesn't seem like a lot. But he's shooting 40% from beyond the arc, 46.5% from the field, and 82.4% from the line (!). He has more assists than turnovers. Perhaps most significantly, he grabs 8.1 rebounds per game. He does a lot of what you want. He might not score a lot, but we have other scorers on the squad. What we need is a guy who rebounds well and who's capable of hitting that pick-and-pop 3. And this guy can do both of those things. On paper, I think this is a good pick-up.
  10. 5 points
    So why do we have replay if the damn rest can't get the call right I mean everybody could see that it was off of Michigan State except for the damn refs Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  11. 4 points
    AuroranHusker

    Easley smiling now

  12. 4 points
    I think it's more important that all future opponents just hit 10% of their 3's against us...I mean, fair is fair, if Iowa hits even a pathetic 20% of their 3 point shots they win going away.
  13. 4 points
    That's our default defensive game plan.
  14. 4 points
    hskr4life

    All-Decade Team - 2010s

    Thought it would be fun to do an All-Under-appreciated team of the decade as well... here’s what I got... Benny P Thor Ray G David Rivers Tanner B Honorable Mention Dylan Talley Caleb Walker
  15. 3 points
    Staying with the British Invasion theme, I think the Dave Clark Five is truly one of the underappreciated acts of that era. GBR!
  16. 3 points
    All About the Corn

    WISCONSIN game day 1-9-20

    Bourne is a great get for NE. I am thinking Porter will be as well. Kelsey maybe helping indirectly? We have had a few alum play down under.
  17. 3 points
    Notably, former Husker Bakari Evelyn, 5th year senior, played 15 minutes, was 0-3 from the field and did not score. That's not far off his average. Easy for me to say, but I think he made a mistake grad-transferring from Valpo, where he averaged about 32 minutes and 10 points/game.
  18. 3 points
    That's definitely how you respond to a loss!! We played tough. We played great defense; and we hit the glass! Props to Coach Amy and her staff because they obviously made adjustments and got on the girls' as*es this week! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  19. 3 points
    hhcmatt

    All-Decade Team - 2010s

    {wistfully deletes Bear Jones post}
  20. 3 points
    HuskerFever

    2019-20 Husker opponents

  21. 3 points
    hhcmatt

    2020 Juco PF Lat Mayen

    I was wondering what I was going to drink tonight
  22. 3 points
    'I don't like someone tweeting something. I also don't like that they decided they shouldn't have tweeted something I didn't like.'
  23. 3 points
    colhusker

    2020 G Donovan Williams

    Again, all the kid had to do was sign on the dotted line. HE chose NOT to and then wanted to be pampered.
  24. 2 points
    Yvan is going to become a very nice player before he leaves NU.
  25. 2 points
    Oh, Where to Start???? (The Genre is so broad; and so many that one hasn't ever seen ) OK, Here's one: the inimitable "Stalag 17."
  26. 2 points
    Well we controlled the first 19:30 of the first half. then Nebraska did what Nebraska does at the end of the quarters. to let Rutgers get the lead. And it was down hill from there.
  27. 2 points
    I don't understand the complete abandonment of Green. I admit I know very little compared to Coach but it still seems odd. If this lack of playing time continues I don't expect to see him on the roster next season. Perhaps that is what the staff is doing in order to get a better player? I'm always interested in roster upgrades.
  28. 2 points
    "Cross wide open for three" is the Nebrasketball equivalent of buying a powerball ticket, you hope, but it rarely pays out.
  29. 2 points
    Should be an interesting game. Let's hope the right team shows up:)
  30. 2 points
    Bugeaters1

    WISCONSIN game day 1-9-20

    Now I can quit yelling at the refs now Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    49r

    2019-20 Husker opponents

    Pfft...double OT to beat Purdue. That's weak, Michigan...
  32. 2 points
    12dozen

    WISCONSIN game day 1-9-20

    Not a lot of subbing by Wisconsin. Hopefully, they wear down late.
  33. 2 points
    huskerchode

    WISCONSIN game day 1-9-20

    Brown is playing good D
  34. 2 points
    Says a lot, then, about each team's respective coach doesn't it?
  35. 2 points
    Are you the dude with a jersey? That guy is legendary.
  36. 2 points
    I'd also like to add a kudos to whoever's idea it was to drop a thor hammer graphic on the scoreboard when he hits a 3. Well played
  37. 2 points
    Cam was asked after the game about playing with Thorir. “I love playing with Thor. He’s my best friend on the court. He makes me look good.” That says a lot about Thorir’s playing time, I’d say.
  38. 2 points
    *insert sandstorm music*
  39. 2 points
    Would she have to have just one eyebrow too?
  40. 2 points
    I’m surrounded by Hog farmers....
  41. 2 points
    whoopdeedoo

    Player comments

    i think many of the discussion(s) on this board have been around since the beginning of sports. i played sports back in the 70's (football, bb, track, and baseball) and heard just about all of the same type of comments that you see in this boards discussions. kinda the nature of sports-------until the personal comments start to get thrown around------and i think the far majority have stayed away from such commentary. emotions have a tendency to run high when it comes to athletic competition and like i stated, for the vast majority of us it isn't personal. criticism in some shape or form will always be there, especially in athletics. but, when it comes down to it-----we all know how hard players work, the blood, sweat, and tears that are put out on that court, or field. goes for the coach and the staff(s), too. no doubt it can get maddening at times when we know how good "they" can play and we aren't seeing the effort there (or whatever you may choose to call it)....i think the msu game may be a good example excuse the ramble, hope you all understand. 98% are just big husker fans and want to see them all do well in sports. btw, was trying to post the video of coach clapping her hands and walking over to the postgame huddle but for some reason didn't work. was just going to mention when i see some videos of her always reminds me when i was young and watching coach and her brother crawling around on the bleachers! and, now, her she is coach of the team i root for!
  42. 2 points
    you really think Fred doesn’t want to play our best five together? I like Cross on potential but he is struggling shooting and can’t guard anyone. We just do not have a lot of great options period. I am not giving up on Green, he is still getting used to this level and thinking too much IMO
  43. 2 points
    Bugeaters1

    2020 G Donovan Williams

    Knuckle knockers. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  44. 2 points
    LK1

    2020 Juco PF Lat Mayen

    Never underestimate ball handling. With that lineup I mentioned above, every one of those guys would be comfortable bringing up the ball. That could lead to a ton of mismatches and free throws, not to mention a cure for our rebounding woes. At the very least, having a lineup of guys that can convert free throws would be hugely beneficial. A further improved and conditioned Cross would fit right in as well. Defensively, they can switch on everything or, as mentioned above, be a long and annoying zone.
  45. 2 points
    We had Moore then Theriot. I think Doyle was going to be the next PG, but we lost her with the coaching change. We need another PG for the leadership alone (everything else is icing on the cake).
  46. 2 points
    I think it's worse than usual Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  47. 2 points
    Not a great win (how about that for analysis) but a good win, beat a team badly that we should beat badly. Think what would have done had we shot the ball close to a Div 1 percentage. Free Throw shooting was lights out (even after Bugeaters1 told me I might have jinxed them by pointing that out in the game thread) Green needs to slow down a whole bunch and the let the game come to him, We are going to miss Cheatham, not flashy but solid ball player Mack might be leading the nation in assists if we would hit shots. Like what I saw from the two young bigs. Lots of good to build on from this one.
  48. 2 points
    hhcmatt

    All-Decade Team - 2010s

    Is there any former Nebraska basketball player as disliked as Andrew White?
  49. 2 points
    I was really impressed today. It’s the holidays and the team was coming off a bad loss and shots were not falling. A lot of reasons to get down but they ramped up the defense. I realize the opponent was bad, but this was the third most impressive game of the season for this team all things considered. It was nice to see Green bounce back. He really showed some intensity on both ends of the floor. I was a little worried when watching him against North Dakota, I wasn’t sure where his head was at. Adversity is going to hit every student athlete in college, you can choose to let it take you down or you can fight. It appears Jervay has chosen to fight. Good job by Hoiberg and Jervay. Basketball aside, that’s a good life lesson. Some kids would have shut down. I think Mack, Burke, and Jervay are a heck of a backcourt next year. This year will be tough, but their development will be something to watch. Yvan will struggle in Big 10 play, it will be interesting to see him adjust. I think Cross is the most important post to develop for next year though. That kid could be the matchup nightmare that we have been waiting for. It’s going to take a lot of work to get him there though, I hope he has it in him.
  50. 2 points
    Glad we got the win. Team played with much better energy compared to the North Dakota game. Yvan can and should have good games against most non conference opponents. They can be a nice confidence builder for big ten play. Cheatham continues to be our steady player who has the on court leadership. Mack seemed to have a lot of layups miss, I do think he was fouled on a couple of drives, but no call Much better defensive effort from the guys, especially Jervay. He was really hounding his guys. Going to need to have a great week of practice and scouting to get Rutgers, they are a very physical team. oh yeah, Red Panda is a treasure, I was in awe. GBR!
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