Husker Hoops Regular Season Finale: Baylor, Round 1, Open Game Thread

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Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-11, 7-8) at Baylor Bears (16-12, 5-10)

3 PM, Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

TV: Big 12 Network, ESPN FullCourt/ESPN 360; Radio: Husker Sports Network

 

The regular season ends today in a bit of an anticlimax.  The Big XII's most disappointing team hosts its scrappiest in a preview of the rematch Wednesday morning.  The Huskers are playing for one thing, and one thing only: finishing the season with a non-losing conference record for the first time in a decade.  The Bears are playing for pride and senior day; the hopes of a 2nd straight NCAA appearance after being ranked most of the non-conference season evaporated when they lost 9 of their last 11 games.

This is a matchup of teams that are equal and opposite in many ways.  Both teams are guard-heavy, but use them differently.  The Huskers try for efficient offense and smothering defense, whereas Baylor tries for high-fire offense and occasional defense (part of the reason they have struggled).

On paper, Baylor is the better team, but their lack of defense -- and struggles with the efficient defenses of teams like Missouri, Texas, and Kansas -- casts doubt on their ability to handle the Huskers.  On the flip side, Baylor's defense has been absolutely atrocious, but so has Nebraska's offense.  The bright side: the Husker's O has been clicking the last two games.

This isn't the big game, though.  These teams meet again in 4 days for the right to play Kansas in the Big XII Quarterfinals.  That's the game both teams want to win; today is the warmup.  The Huskers want to get to 8-8, but it's the last game for a couple Baylor seniors who've had to endure a roller coaster.

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