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  1. 3 points
    That's pretty much why I picked us to lose. I walked out of the arena thinking we'd lose by 20 to whomever we played next though when I found out it was Northwestern I couldn't pick us to lose by that much.
  2. 3 points
    HuskerActuary

    Jervay Green

    Sek was one of my favorite players on that team, and I will also never forget this moment. Maybe I'm too uptight, but I was enraged at this sign. If I was closer to those two, I definitely would have told them to have some respect for someone who had just given four years of hard work.
  3. 2 points
    Played poorly, made it interesting at the end. So, basically, it was a standard, classic, #Nebrasketball game...
  4. 2 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.
  5. 2 points
    I get it. It's hard to stay close win a game where the opponent is shooting close to 60% from the three-point line. We made adjustments at half and put an end to that. But we just couldn't make fundamental shots right under the basket. It's a different 2nd half if we could make a few shots for once.
  6. 2 points
    Pulling Cheatham for Kavas has been the right move
  7. 2 points
    Best defensive possession by Kavas ever, although the bar is admittedly low.
  8. 2 points
    "Cross wide open for three" is the Nebrasketball equivalent of buying a powerball ticket, you hope, but it rarely pays out.
  9. 2 points
    As miserable as this is, we still have a shot to get back in this one.
  10. 2 points
    Should be an interesting game. Let's hope the right team shows up:)
  11. 2 points
    49r

    2019-2020 KenPom Rankings Thread

    I got bored at work this afternoon, and as we pass the midway point of the season, I was curious about how things were going among the first-year coaches in Power 5 conferences so I thought I'd take a peek on KenPom to see how they stack up and I ended up writing a little article. For your entertainment, here's what I came up with: The 2019 College Basketball coaching carousel produced one of the most impressive crops of new coaches among Power 5 schools in recent memory, and right away several names jumped out among the national media as being home run hires. Buzz Williams, Nate Oats, Fred Hoiberg and Eric Musselman being among the most highly regarded, with Juwan Howard being the late addition who seemed to stand head and shoulders above the rest as well as the one most well situated for early success. Now that we've reached the midway point of the season, how are things shaping up? Buzz and Fred have certainly stumbled, Oats and Musselman have impressed and Juwan, just as many expected, is holding court at the top. Here is a brief synopsis of how things are going at all 10 of the Power 5 schools with first year coaches. All rankings and numbers come courtesy of Ken Pomeroy https://kenpom.com Alabama: Nate Oats #50 (8-6) Alabama’s first year coach Nate Oats has assembled an absolute murders row for his schedule so far (#43 non con and #26 SOS overall) and the team’s record is indicative of that schedule. This Crimson Tide team is battle-tested and should not be intimidated by any team they face in the SEC. They will not have a gaudy W-L record when the dust settles, but they will also have a strong case for an NCAA berth even as a sub-20 win team. Pull off an upset here or there against an Auburn or Kentucky and they’ll be a lock. But if for some reason they fall to the NIT, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them win it. Arkansas: Eric Musselman #33 (12-2) The second most impressive job among first season coaches belongs to coach Musselman. Arkansas hasn’t really played anyone of note besides #28 LSU (L) and at #42 Indiana (W). But what they have done, is win. Their schedule strength is respectable but not impressive, and they look to rack up a mighty win total. But even so, Arkansas is a team that (while they look to be a NCAA lock at the moment) seems destined for the play-in round in Dayton. Cal: Mark Fox #189 (7-8) Cal has played one of the stronger non-con schedules in Power 5 this year, and they have the KenPom ranking and record to show for it. Their best win is against #135 Fresno State but they’ve also suffered losses to #132 Boston College and #149 Santa Clara. Cal is a prohibitive underdog in each of their remaining games, so breaking even double digits in wins seems like a long shot for the Bears. No postseason is likely. Michigan: Juwan Howard #19 (11-4) Easily the best start of the bunch, Michigan has reeled off a series of super-impressive wins against #9 Gonzaga, #20 Iowa and #22 Purdue while only losing to KenPom #3, #6, #16 and on the road against #29 Illinois. The Wolverines may not contend for a Big Ten title, but they are a stone cold lock for the NCAA tournament. They look like a 6-8 seed team as of now. Nebraska: Fred Hoiberg #138 (7-8) Shockingly embarrassing losses to #220 UC Riverside, #151 Southern Utah, #156 George Mason and #211 North Dakota are only somewhat balanced out by wins against #22 Purdue and #20 Iowa. Fred’s team do look like a bunch that is just starting to get some things figured out, but it’s likely too late for them to have any hope of any kind of postseason play this year. The Big Ten is an absolute nightmare, and 3-4 wins out of the remaining 16 games would be an astonishing accomplishment. Texas A&M: Buzz Williams #164 (7-6) Texas A&M may be the most disappointing of the group. Like Nebraska, the Aggies have some head-scratching losses, and unlike the Huskers, there isn’t really a single marquee win in the bunch. With SEC play getting underway, wins are going to be few and far between, it’s looking likely the Aggies will miss the postseason. UCLA: Mick Cronin #120 (8-7) The Bruins have played a pretty weak schedule to date, the exception being a 13 point loss to Michigan State in Maui. They have a couple of semi-embarrassing losses (#141 Hofstra, #278 Call State Fullerton and #147 Washington State) and one semi-impressive win at #43 Washington. CBI may be the only hope for postseason for UCLA. Vanderbilt: Jerry Stackhouse #126 (8-6) Vandy has put together a pretty unremarkable first half, their wins coming against mostly +200 and +300 KenPom teams. But they also don’t have any embarrassing losses either. The meat of their schedule is about to hit however, and there is most likely no post season for the Commodores this year. Virginia Tech: Mike Young #61 (11-4) Virginia Tech has gotten off to a sneaky-good start at the midway point. Their wins are against just the #351 Non-con schedule, but they have a decent win against #70 Syracuse and a fantastic win against #3 Michigan State. Their losses are no embarrassment either, coming to #36, #32, #8 and #1. The Hokies are looking like a solid NIT team right now with NCAA bubble being a legit aspiration. Washington State: Kyle Smith #147 (10-6) The Cougars are racking up wins at a pretty impressive rate, until you take a look at their strength of schedule (#347 Non-con and #340 overall). They’ve only played two teams ranked ahead of #120 UCLA, a loss at home against #79 USC and a neutral site win against #92 New Mexico. The schedule strength flips in the second half with just two of their remaining 15 games against sub-100 ranked teams. There is a strong possibility of just 1 more regular season win for the Cougs. Postseason play is an extreme long shot.
  12. 1 point
    For the data nerd out there, you may enjoy this one. I've kept having a suspicion that some middle-of-the-pack teams in other conferences have been taking basketball more seriously. In particular, it just seems that the SEC is starting to put the money where their mouth is. Just figured some other people may find some interesting insights in my waste of a Saturday afternoon. Nebraska's ranking was far from any average conference team up until the last two seasons: When compared to the top conference teams (~top 4 or so teams depending on conference), Nebraska was able to surpass the top Pac-12 teams last season. In the past two seasons, Nebraska had a better ranking than four of the top seven conferences: And fortunately, Nebraska surpassed all of the bottom teams in each conference (~4 bottom teams): However, when looking at a five-year average, Nebraska is only better than the AAC conference average, along with the all of the bottom-dwelling conference teams:
  13. 1 point
    The last shot they showed of the play from a different angle showed they solidly hit Burke on the shooting elbow.
  14. 1 point
    I thought I've seen it all. But now we're in a league where Penn State and Rutgers are good at basketball and we're here losing to Northwestern.
  15. 1 point
    Good effort. Put ourselves in position to win on the road in the last minute. We really needed more help from the upperclassmen tonight. Thor and Cheatham were nonexistent. Kavas and Cross were bright spots, but we need upperclassmen to step it up and give Mack something to work with. And good grief, shoot the ball when you’re open. So much hesitation on offense tonight.
  16. 1 point
    Same play that they ran at the end of regulation vs. Indiana.
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  18. 1 point
    No contact up top but a clear hip check
  19. 1 point
    Bad angles but it looked like he just changed the shot
  20. 1 point
    Among many things that make me nuts, 2 of the biggest are... 1. Missing free throws 2. Piss poor fundamental rebounding technique Consequently, it would not be a surprise if I am consuming massive amounts of alcohol for the remainder of this season.
  21. 1 point
    Well we got northwestern twice and it looks like we are going to blow our best shot to get a road win.
  22. 1 point
    Crappy defense by Cheatham and the compounds it with a offensive foul forcing it.
  23. 1 point
    The athleticism is different than when he was playing at Seattle yes. So that may be throwing him off As I was typing this he nails a 3
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  25. 1 point
    Fred - give Green a chance, Burke couldn't throw it in the ocean today.
  26. 1 point
    Old enough (50 today in fact) to remember it was Smith-Barney. John Houseman was the actor in the commercial "Smith Barney makes money the old-fashioned way...they eaaaaaarn it." EF Hutton's commercial was, everyone would go silent in a crowded room "When EF Hutton talks people listen."
  27. 1 point
    Doing some nice things so far this half.
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  30. 1 point
    But you got to put some pressure on them I mean he'll all their shots are wide open Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    Well I guess we know which team showed up today. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    It could be worse. We could be losing to Northwest..........oooohhhhh.
  33. 1 point
    Clearly we did not have the right plan for defense either. Poorly prepared on that end so far.
  34. 1 point
    Mack is really pressing today
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  36. 1 point
    Cam doesn't seem to have it today offensively. Too many turnovers.
  37. 1 point
    Stagnant offense and indifferent defense. Not a good combination. And I picked us to win! What was I thinking?
  38. 1 point
    It's probably just selective memory, but bad offensive teams sure seem to get hot regularly when they play NU.
  39. 1 point
    To waste a little more time before the day unfolds, I will list my top 5 war movies to see if 1917 measures up: 1. Saving Private Ryan-enough said. 2. Das Boot-best seen with subtitles 3. Apocalypse Now- the horror, the horror...(an applicable phrase for many NU games I have seen) 4. Battleground- this movie about the Battle of the Bulge, King Kong, and Trader Horn were the only three movies my dad ever recommended I see 5. From Here to Eternity- although not a true "war movie" I couldn't leave a movie with Burt Lancaster and Ernie Borgnine off the list.
  40. 1 point
    millerhusker

    Teddy Allen is N

    Teddy had 39 last night. 15-15 from the line. His free throw shooting this year is pretty unbelievable. 115-126 (91.3%)
  41. 1 point
    LK1

    2020 Kerwin Walton SG

    I bet Jervay should be more nervous than Charlie!
  42. 1 point
    LK1

    2020 Kerwin Walton SG

    True 2 guard. Quick release, great touch. Drop step dunker at 6'4". Good athletes and shooters make things look easy. He's one of those dudes. Shoots 50% from 3.
  43. 1 point
    Coaches kid

    Jervay Green

    Think you hit the nail on the head. Jervay is having to deal with not being "the man." My observation is that Jervay sometimes predetermines that he is going to "get his" when he hasn't touched the ball for a few possessions. Forcing it, rather than reacting to the situation before you, leads to bad shots, turnovers and wasted possessions. As the season progresses, we'll need him to step up at some point in time. With his athletic ability, he could be a good defender, but there have been a number of times when he plays D for 20 seconds and then goes matador. Thing is, if he changes his mindset and commits to playing tough defense and rebounding, he could see some extended playing time and his offensive struggles might work themselves out. Hope he resolves to committing to giving 100% to what the coaches are asking of him and that he becomes a productive member of the rotation.
  44. 1 point
    LK1

    Jervay Green

    Sek was a great defender and busted his ass for Nebraska. He just couldn't put it together offensively under Doc. He and Ryan A. were on my summer league team before their senior year. Good guys. I think Sek would've been a lot like Cheatham under a Hoiberg offense.
  45. 1 point
    Norm Peterson

    Easley smiling now

    There's an important distinction here for Charlie besides getting his school paid for (for a semester.) It also means he gets some of the other advantages reserved for scholarship players. For instance, I believe walk-ons don't get the full training table treatment that scholarship athletes get. So … food. Which is a big deal to some of us.
  46. 1 point
    hhcmatt

    Easley smiling now

    Charlie grabbing the bull by the horns
  47. 1 point
    Norm Peterson

    Ranking the Big Ten Bigs

    The range of finishing percents is 41 to 79. The mean is 65. I found a standard deviation calculator on-line and it says the standard deviation is 9.7 and, if I understand how this works, that puts Yvan roughly 2 1/2 standard deviations from the mean. He is > 1 standard deviation worse than the next worst finisher. Not saying this to call Yvan out, although it sort of does that. But it's something we all can see and have seen, and it's something he really REALLY has to work on. He got pulled at the end of the Iowa game because Kevin was finishing plays and getting buckets that Yvan was getting stuffed on. Yvan absolutely MUST become a better weapon on the offensive end.
  48. 1 point
    Oh forgot to say that the new Thor's hammer all over the screen after Thorir's 3's was sick last night.. Hope to see it many more times this year and next.
  49. 1 point
    Two of the most Jekyll and Hyde teams I have ever seen. Wildcats 71 Cornhuskers 73.
  50. 1 point
    aphilso1

    Teddy Allen is N

    I may not have a crystal ball, but I can predict with a high degree of certainty that our lineup will not resemble this.
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