Well the basketball team played well, but just ran out in the second half. I wish that I didn't already know that was coming. At the least the crowd was there and into it. Keep showing up people!
In this Corn Flakes we are spanning the Husker-verse to bring you the stories you need to know!
Here's some recaps of the game along with exactly why NU wore down.
Nebraska shot 55.6 percent in building a 44-43 halftime lead, then were 8-of-26 in the second half, or 30.8 percent.
"When the game is on the line, we are not getting stops. It doesn’t mean enough to us to get in a stance and hurt and grind. Until we get the mental toughness and understand that, you’re going to play a lot of close games, but you’re not going to win many of them.’’
Until finally, trailing by one with 13 minutes left, the Jayhawks woke up from their three-game funk and started playing like the team that just a week ago was largely viewed as a lock to make a deep March run. The difference during the Jayhawks’ 22-8 run that gave them a 75-62 lead and hushed the rowdy Bob Devaney Center crowd? They started making those tough plays.
It’s difficult to say exactly what changed. Most teams tend to tire out over the last 10 minutes against KU. Nebraska only played seven players, so that’s a strong possibility. Legs go first, shots miss second.
Kansas State didn't stand much of a chance against Missouri. Even with their best record in 61 years and their longest winning streak in a decade, the Wildcats were facing the most inhospitable place in college basketball.
And if it weren't for Iowa State, it'd be 113-0. Those bastards. - JJ
Of course last night the 3 road teams won, so there goes that. -JL
And Suh wasn't on the team BTW.
17. Nebraska (10-4) 2009 CFN Score: 15.77 CFN Preseason Rank: 38 Key Stat: The Huskers led the nation in scoring defense. 2008 Score: 13.58 2008 Ranking: 35 Anchored by Heisman finalist, Ndamukong Suh, the Huskers won six of their last seven games with the one loss the Big 12 Championship classic against Texas. If the team had any semblance of an offense, it would’ve beaten Iowa State instead of giving the ball away eight times, and it would’ve beaten Virginia Tech in Blacksburg instead of kicking five field goals in a one point loss. But with the way the season ended, the needle is pointed up, way up, for the Huskers under head coach Bo Pelini. Nebraska might be the 2010 preseason favorite to win the Big 12.
Let’s face it, the 42-year-old has established himself as one of the game’s foremost defensive minds. He’s a rising star. His name will come up as a candidate for prestigious jobs with increasing frequency, assuming Nebraska continues to progress to levels many of us anticipate. Say LSU struggles again next season. Trust me, there are plenty of Tiger boosters with deep pockets watching Pelini.
Nebraska: Asante, Dillard, Hickman, Suh.
SUH (yes he gets his own section)
Suh appears to be a gracious recipient. He’s obviously had a lot of practice accepting awards of late, keeping his haul "at a combination of my mom’s house and my dad’s house back home (in Oregon)," he said. "My mom’s turned my room into a shrine of Nebraska.
The Ndamukong Suh road show is set to continue this week after his acceptance Thursday of the Outland Trophy in Omaha. Suh is scheduled to visit the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., on Saturday. He will appear on SportsCenter at 10:40 a.m. and on ESPNews at 11:10.
"I liked the way they used the quarterback in their offense," Carnes told Scout.com. "I can do a lot of the same things."
Ohhhhh I like him.
Owa Down to Four (DXP)
Owamagbe Odighizuwa has Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, and UCLA remain in contention for his services. Owa is the biggest remaining target on the Huskers' board, and, if signed, he would be the crown jewel of this class. He is not expected to announce his decision until Signing Day, so keep the champagne on ice.
Crabtree also said that he thinks Brion Carnes (QB, Bradenton, FL) may be ‘N' following his upcoming campus visit and that Corey Cooper (S, Maywood, IL) may follow Mark Stoops to Florida State despite being very high on the Huskers.
Come on Owa! We love us some hard to pronounce names from Portland
Some guy looks ahead to next season for relative points of interest not necessarily directly about the games themselves. A couple of other guys are disappointed that he didn't mention lasers or moats around the football field. Go figure - JJ
Carroll: I’ll tell you this, Paul Allen! The Seahawks got down on themselves this year! They suffered from LOW MORALE! Low morale’s not a problem on a Pete Carroll team! I had an .864 winning percentage at USC, two national championships, and sunshine beaming from my players’ hearts like the warm southern California sun! And if the team ever got a little down, then by God I took them out for bowling! Bowling and ice cream!
You ever wonder how couching interviews go? I'm pretty sure it's something like this...-JL
OTHER AWESOME STUFF
But he repeated often that nothing is guaranteed for a player who became UCLA’s first national freshman of the year last season. No scholarship. (She’ll be a walk-on this spring.) No guarantee of playing time. (John Cook said she may even redshirt.)
NORTH PLATTE, NE—Fred Linder, 46, doesn't think he could cope with the hustle and bustle of Nebraska's largest city.
Talk about being on target. This is exactly why I've stayed away from Omaha for most of my life. - JJ