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    Handy Johnson reacted to basketballjones in Record This Season   
    Non Con - agreed
    Conf - 10-10
    Big 10 Tourney - 2-1
    Total - 21-13

    In tourney
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    Handy Johnson reacted to cornfed24-7 in Huskers in the Pros Thread   
    Harden!?! I'm talking more Jordan, Bird, and Magic. Then came the Iverson crossover. Which ultimately was ruled a no go. I disagree that it was never technically traveling. If the refs call it its traveling. What I do agree with is the interpretation of the rule has changed drastically. Ultimately I think we're splitting hairs. My preference would be a stricter interpretation of the rule. But we both know that's never gonna happen. Ahhhhhh  I long for the days where the eurostep didn't exist.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to AuroranHusker in Huskers in the Pros Thread   
    And both Tyronn & Segado are from Mexico, Missouri, which is a very small community. How cool is that?!
     
     
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    Handy Johnson reacted to hhcmatt in Huskers in the Pros Thread   
    Looks like Dachon Burke is playing in Kosovo
     
     
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Norm Peterson in Record This Season   
    One thing Tim Miles has mentioned that he has learned and will be implementing in his new position is more of an outside-in offense rather than an inside-out offensive philosophy. In other words, he used to say "like the 3; love the rim." He's changing that to loving the 3 and liking the rim and the reason is that defenses can shut your drivers down by helping off other offensive players if you don't have anyone on your roster that can make them pay by draining a 3 when you leave them open.
     
    That year he took us to the dance, we had Walt Pitchford draining 3s and opening the driving lanes. And a guy like James Palmer Jr can use his exceptional skill to get to the rim even when defenses would try to help off. But Texas Tech shut him down his senior year because they focused on stopping him and we didn't really have anyone who could make them pay.
     
    I look at this roster and think we're not so easy to defend with these guys. You better not leave anyone open. We have some guys who are adept at penetrating. But we also have guys that can open driving lanes by hitting outside shots.
     
    And, if you watched the scrimmage, one of the last shots of the night was Derrick Walker hitting a 3. And the shot looked really pure. And that's kind of fun thinking that even Derrick Walker might get the 3-bug.
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Bill Self's Toupee in Record This Season   
    Having 3-4 (5?) knock down shooters on the floor at any given time can make up for a LOT of deficiencies in other areas. I take heart with that 11 pick knowing that Miles took two 13th place preseason picks to 4th. Fred’s due for his big jump this year & the prognosticators are just hedging their bets...
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Record This Season   
    Having 3-4 (5?) knock down shooters on the floor at any given time can make up for a LOT of deficiencies in other areas. I take heart with that 11 pick knowing that Miles took two 13th place preseason picks to 4th. Fred’s due for his big jump this year & the prognosticators are just hedging their bets...
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    Handy Johnson reacted to 49r in Record This Season   
    Yeah well Miles took a preseason 3rd place pick all the way to 12th too, so...
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from HuscurAdam in Record This Season   
    Having 3-4 (5?) knock down shooters on the floor at any given time can make up for a LOT of deficiencies in other areas. I take heart with that 11 pick knowing that Miles took two 13th place preseason picks to 4th. Fred’s due for his big jump this year & the prognosticators are just hedging their bets...
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Norm Peterson in Record This Season   
    Are we big enough? Are we long enough? Do we have a guy who's big and strong enough to hold down the paint? Can we rebound?
     
    The following team (top 8 rotation listed), from a Power 5 conference, reached the Final Four just a few years ago:
     
    Sr. 6'8, 231#, 32.8 min/gm, 10.2 ppg, 9.0 rpg
    So. 6'9, 200#, 22.0 min, 5.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg
    Sr. 6'4, 187#, 33.4 min, 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg
    Sr. 6'4, 209#, 35.4 min, 25.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg
    Jr. 6'0, 186#, 29.8 min, 13.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
     
    Fr. 6'7, 208#, 12.3 min, 3.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg
    Sr. 6'1, 193#, 12.1 min, 3.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg
    Fr. 6'4, 213#, 9.7 min, 2.9 ppg, 1.7 rpg
     
    FG% = 45.9; 3pt% = 42.6; FT% = 72.8
     
    What we probably look like:
     
    Jr. 6'9, 239#
    Jr. 6'9, 217#
    Fr. 6'7, 179#
    Jr. 6'4, 196#
    Sr. 6'3, 163#
     
    Fr. 6'10, 227#
    So. 6'2, 177#
    Fr. 6'5, 221#
    Fr. 6'7, 204#
     
    I'm guessing our FG% will be mid-40s and our 3pt% will be upper 30s. FT% might be low-70s.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to huskerbill85 in Record This Season   
    11th? The disrespect!
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from cornfed24-7 in NU Pro Day   
    Our first Tournament win won’t be singular, it will be an Elite Eight or Final Four run where in the immortal words of Bum Phillips, “last year we knocked on the door, this year we’re gonna kick that Som-Bi**h DOWN”...!
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    Handy Johnson reacted to fr8-train in Denim Dawson is N   
    Agree, but I would argue that the odds of Keon Edwards or CJ Wilcher transferring are very low since they have already transferred once and would have to sit out a year if they were to do so again.  
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    Handy Johnson reacted to throwback in Record This Season   
    11th? That's pretty high for a preseason ranking for us. Hope we don't get any nosebleeds from not being used to the thin air.
     
    If 11th is the line, I'm going take the overs/aboves.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to jimmykc in What will our rotation look like next year?   
    I think huskerbill is assuming the NCAA will allow him the Grant- Gibbs- unlimited- eligibility- award.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to hskr4life in What will our rotation look like next year?   
    I could see Lakes being the "who TF is this guy and why is he making all these threes tonight" against a few teams this year.  Kind of like every conference game we play where some random dude goes off for 15-20.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Crush78 in Denim Dawson is N   
    So....
    Webster
    Mcgowens x 2
    Verge
    Mayan
    Walker
    Lakes
     
    Seems about right
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    Handy Johnson reacted to throwback in B1G Media Days   
    I think Coach is voting to use Nebraska throwback warmups for the season...
     

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    Handy Johnson reacted to throwback in B1G Media Days   
    Coach Hoiberg:
    Excited about our group this year - first time bringing back some players who had a key role They're providing great leadership to our newcomers with 4 freshmen & 4 transfers Continuity is very important - took over a big rebuilding project, which has created some difficult moments Proud of how our guys fought through last season's struggles - 10 players & 4 coaches had covid last year 14 games in 29 days - our guys that found a way to fight through that adversity are really helping mentor this season Impressed with maturity of newcomers - like the uniqueness and skill set of the roster Very competitive team, gives great effort daily Love coming back to Indy - fun to see all of the Pacers greats' names that I know hanging in the rafters - awesome years in Indy for me May see transfer numbers increase with no sit-out rule Transfers are key for increasing the roster talent quickly What we have now is a good mix of older and younger transfer players Verge, getting him late was big for backcourt depth &  to add ball handling Edwards, Wilcher & Keisei all can spread the floor Shooting is huge, opens up driving lanes - 82% of our shots last year came in restricted area & behind 3 pt line, which is ideal - we're better equipped to finish those shots this year Difficult to figure out a rotation, who starts and who finishes games Must stress to team that role acceptance is big - go out and do your role - still have 3 weeks to figure it out I played every role imaginable - understand how big it is to go out and accept your role Creates highly competitive practices as guys fight for valuable minutes Probably have 12 guys right now who could take key minutes - probably start the year narrowing that to 9 or 10 guys playing key minutes May not be same guys in those roles to start the season as will be at the end of the season Nice to have an event like this to gain some normalcy for our lives  We are 100% fully vaccinated, but we are being cautious with testing & keeping an eye on it - no positive tests so far this season Excited about having fans back in PBA - our fans give us a huge home court advantage - appreciate our fans' patience as we build this  
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    Handy Johnson reacted to throwback in B1G Media Days   
    Coach Williams:
    Large number of returning players should lead to highest level of B1G overall success 4 returning starters give us confidence + 4 other contributors + Top 25 recruiting class A lot of reasons to be excited for the program Team has embraced internal competition & believes in hard work Want to be hardest working, grittiest & most competitive team on the court  Staff has been with me a long time, and they know what works for us here Watching NCAA is not as enjoyable when we're not in it March Madness is exciting, but it's far more special when we're in it Was a transition period when I took over, but we tried to embrace history & tradition & what Yori did for the program Always want to raise the bar and build on what happened in the past Hard to put into words the B1G Network's growing support of women's athletics & hoops Grateful that Kevin Warren understands the importance of growing the women's game & puts actions behind his word  
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    Handy Johnson reacted to aphilso1 in NU Pro Day   
    Probably.  I'd guess Trey will try to cut his teeth in the G League.  Lat probably back to Australia. Webster and Walker could likely make a roster in a lower Euro League if they aren't ready to hang up their sneakers yet.  Lakes might have a hard time landing somewhere.  Not because his skillset doesn't work in Europe, but because it's hard to imagine him getting a lot of looks when there's really no tape on him (assuming he doesn't crack our rotation this year).
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from HuskerFever in NU Pro Day   
    Hey, if one NBA draft pick equaled 7 wins last year, than TWO should be worth at least 14... right???
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    Handy Johnson reacted to hhcmatt in NU Pro Day   
    Boy I hope he takes the 'show he can run the point' road and not the 'can shoot his way out of shooting slumps' road.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to aphilso1 in NU Pro Day   
    Probably similar to this: https://www.nbascoutinglive.com/alonzo-verge-jr-scouting-report/
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    Handy Johnson reacted to 49r in NU Pro Day   
    Alright alright alright
     
     
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