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  1. I agree with this sentiment- especially since Plamer was out for so much of the game. Our team is too talented offensively to go scoreless without JPJ on the court. Yes, JPJ is an important part of our offense. However, we have great offensive talents in Roby, Copeland, and Watson. I think most people here understand we didn't move enough on offense the other night. That has to be on Miles. We just need to put our offensive talents in the best position possible. For example, Cope is automatic when he comes off curls at the free throw line. Saw almost none of that against tech. Roby/Watson pick and rolls should be able to put a lot of pressure on defenses. Didn't see that either. Last night, Roby set 2 downscreens and then sealed his defender in the post. Both times either Allen or Watson passed it into him and he would've gotten an easy layup if Tech didn't foul. I understand why we're trying to take more threes. But these are some simple things we should try to initiate more often in the half court. The sky isn't falling. A lot of 50-50 balls went Tech's way last night. But our offensive performance was abysmal.
  2. At this point, give me every profile except #9 so that when we are attempting to build a program up from the ground, we don't have to have the "never won an NCAA tournament game" monkey on our back. Seriously, why did Northwestern have to win and make us the only power five conference team without a tourney win ? But yeah, I agree with almost everyone else's sentiment that you want to see more from your program once they start to establish themselves and build consistency.
  3. Izzo seems to think that we're already in. He's basing that off of a combination of analytics and the eye test. Or he wants to make their 27 point win look more impressive... either way, the more recognition, the better! “Everybody’s into the analytics. I’m into the eye test. There’s probably a happy medium. But in my eye test I think Nebraska is definitely an NCAA Tournament team, with that kind of record and those kind of numbers,” Izzo told reporters. “Even the analytics does that – the strength of schedule thing can get skewed by so many different ways. But yeah, I think there’s no question that Nebraska is (in).” https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/tom-izzo-nebraska-basketball-ncaa-tournament-resume-bracketology
  4. Nebraska looking at the committee asking to get in with a great 22-9 season, but they put teams like UCLA and Syracuse in ahead of us because of "Quad 1 wins" and "The Big Ten is down".
  5. If we are truly a team deserving to be in the tournament, we'll find a way to beat Penn State at home and Michigan in the tournament. I have faith that we will. That will shut up the mega nerd Lunardi for sure. I'm going to ignore him for now. However, this thread trashing Lunardi is quite comical, and if you do a quick Google search "Joe Lunardi sucks", you'll find we aren't the only college hoops thread that likes to rant about this overrated poindexter
  6. If we make it to the tournament, I really like our chances of beating anyone who doesn't have a dominant big man AND competent guard play (ie poor Happ is by himself). If you look at our losses, other than the early lose to St. Johns (we're almost a different team now), the only time we lose by double digits is when another team's center goes off, or at least scores 20 efficiently. I don't have the numbers on me right now, but Nick Ward, Isaac Haas, and the the Kansas center all had a hay day when they played us. 2 of those 3 games we lost by more than double digits. Anyone else feel the same way?
  7. This is the stuff nightmares are made of. I didn't realize we don't have it as bad as we could lol.
  8. Didn't get to watch the second half, and then checked the score after the game. Was not expecting to gut this one out after what I saw from the first half. What I have been able to observe though, is that we seem to have caught a case of "winning". Something I thought we were actually immune to until the past few weeks- and especially tonight. 'Skers keep rolling. Good to see Glynn, Cope, and JPJ each put up +15 in the win.
  9. One of the ways they did this was through a top of the key screen with Cook and Bohannon. Bohannon would drive off of a pick from Cook, drawing the post defender towards one side of the paint. Bohannon would pass the ball back to someone at the high post, and Cook would, instead of rolling straight to the basket, roll to the opposite block and seal Roby who was concerned with the roll to the basket and Bohannon drive. All he had to do then was dropstep and score because the pass in from the high post was so easy. Saw that multiple times tonight.
  10. That's the one downside of our small ball (death lineup?). We have lengthy guards that can gang rebound to kind of negate some of this. Hats off to Evan Taylor tonight for being aggressive going for boards. He showed up big time.
  11. As a current student at UNL, I can assure you that we will definitely provide the "Husker" . I might to try to start a fake shot clock countdown with the student section too. That's always really irritating when other teams do it.
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