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  1. HuskerPower #nato73

    If Miles is Fired This Year

    I get that eventually you have to perform but the whole spin the coaching wheel in hopes of something better often leaves programs on a hamster wheel I feel like. Who knows the next guy you get might struggle to draw up an inbounds play when you are up 3 with 0.8 seconds left?
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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 11; ed 15 - @ Iowa

    I think our defensive issues in the post come down to being tentative and fearing foul trouble. Iowa (who does this well) successfully put Borchardt, Roby and Copeland on the bench to end the 1st half. I though Copeland was tentative at the end of the Minnesota game as well because he had 4 and believed (rightfully so) that the team needed him to stick around. I think our lack of depth (we are 322nd on KenPom with bench minutes) has taught teams that we will get tentative with some foul trouble especially on Roby and Copeland. I think we are the same team that went 13-5 in conference last year, which is better than last year's early non conference team. The only difference I see is a little better three point shooting with Watson improved, Allen more experienced, Copeland healthier and Nana. That team is good enough to dance and maybe win a game but is likely a middling team in this year's Big 10. I still hope for 12-8 but KenPom says 11-9. If we do that and extend Miles we won't back up too far next year with what we have coming in and staying (maybe Bubble or NIT) and we can keep building from there, searching for more consistent post-season appearances and post season success. We are really starting to gain all of the Nebraska/Omaha recruiting lead and I don't want to lose that. I disagree about this being the most talented team we have ever had. We are just not deep enough and we don't have enough post presence. I love him but you won't finish in the top 4 of this conference with Borchardt as your first big man off the bench. And finally, I need to stay off twitter after games.
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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 11; ed 14 - @ Maryland

    According to USA Bracketologist our losses are versus 3 seed (neutral) and an 8 and 10 seed on the road. We own a road win versus a 10 and home wins versus a 6 and 9. We should have won one of these early road games and Iowa will not be a cakewalk, but it is remarkable how this season is so different than last. My target is still 9-1 home and 3-7 road. That would be 22-9 and like a 6 or 7 seed.
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    Cal State Fullerton (3-8) vs. Nebraska (9-2) Game Thread

    Somebody smarter can correct me but I think there is so much statistical analysis that go into rankings and perceptions etc. that we are keeping the gas on a bit longer. Kenpom predicts we will win by 17 so you don't go the bench early and let it slip to that or under that. Staying ranked, staying in the Kenpom top 15 matters to our confidence, expectations and recruiting. That's my guess.
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    uneblinstu’s postgame chatter: vol 11, ed 10 - creighton

    No. I was in 214 tonight.
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    uneblinstu’s postgame chatter: vol 11, ed 10 - creighton

    I just want to give a shout out to the "Husker" fan behind me that bet the under and thinks Miles can't coach. Timmy and the boys shoved that up your hole.
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    2018-2019 KenPom Rankings Thread

    As we lament our dramatic fall in KenPom from 21st to 24th. I found it interesting that in the related content below section was this post from 2012-2013. I for one enjoy the NCAA tourney talk, the borderline Top 25 talk, the top half of conference talk. I do not, for the life of me, get those ready to blow it up after each loss of a basketball game. 2012-2013 KenPom Rankings Thread By 49r Looked today and on Kenpom.com, and I see Nebraska comes in as easily the lowest rated B1G team, clocking in at a whopping 216.
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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 11; ed 9 - @ Minnesota

    I wanted to see some 1-3-1 tonight at about the 8:00 minute mark but I am not the coach. I see the board has decided he can’t coach again tonight. We peed it down our leg tonight. This will flip our Kenpom prediction to 20-11 which would likely put us in an NCAA game we are favored in. It is going to be a grind, rollercoaster see-saw of emotions. (and all those analogies you can think of). I thought Heimann was a bright spot tonight. Thomas Allen as well, although we needed the front end of the one and one. I agree with the post that said Saturday is a big game for the psyche.
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    We're 7-1, Kenpom and NET top 25, with a win over ...

    I am totally pro-Miles but I will say this: When I go to my battered fan place I think, how are we any different (better) than last year's team? Just that we figured our "line up of death" earlier? Everyone is a year older? I have been pleasantly surprised at the play of Nana and some of our bench but we get thin awfully quick. I feel like you can play Nana and one other non-starter at the same time (Borchardt, Heiman, Harris) but if you get two non-starters in other than Nana it can become very scary, especially offensively.
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    New NET Rankings

    As off as the early data might be I think that is a pretty accurate cut. I think the Big 10 gets 8 bids and that PSU and Northwestern are NIT teams. The question is which one of those 9 drops to join them. KenPom says its Iowa, Maryland or Purdue right now. As long as it is not us!
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    2018-2019 KenPom Rankings Thread

    So after Sunday we have one game left that is predicted to be beyond single digit win. Not sure my heart is ready.
  12. I think Brady might play more in games where his lack of upper body strength won’t hurt him. Tonight we needed the muscle, another matchup might call for Brady’s skills.
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    2018-2019 KenPom Rankings Thread

    Thank you for the above and the work that HHCMatt does on the site. It was a good reminder. I went from reading it right to the main page and made a donation. We didn't play well last night and were a little exposed as far as our inside toughness and depth (Nana and Amir weren't ready for that and I wish we could have seen a bit of Heimann) but it is a long season. We are essentially last year's team with a tougher schedule. While that means we should improve and will at times give people fits, it also means we might go 19-12 and end up on the bubble. I don't think we vastly out-talented Tech and we certainly did not out-depth them. I think the ceiling for this team is the Sweet 16 and the floor is the NIT and under either scenario we might see a coaching change. I hope not because I like having a team this good and having a team that is starting to land the best in state recruits. I look forward to watching it play out and enjoying it as a fan and thank you guys who keep the board, the KenPom thread and all of the other things up to date for us mostly lurkers.
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    Ethics 101

    Let me play devil's advocate here. While I agree with it being a breach of ethics, it also seems like market forces are at work. As I watch the Red River Shootout kickoff it seems like the profit generated by the game is not evenly shared by the participants generating the value. Our institutions of higher learning are the minor leagues for football and basketball. I think any solution has to acknowledge that reality.
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    2021 PG Chucky Hepburn

    Eric in Scottsdale also on twitter claiming inside knowledge that we will play a neutral site game in Sioux Falls against North Carolina. I am just reporting.