The Nebraska Cornhuskers starting lineup played well. Andrew White III made his long-awaited debut. White played 21 minutes, shooting 6-10 and scoring 18 points. He will be a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten this season. Tai Webster also played 21 minutes, shooting 4-7 with 14 points. He looked really good driving to the hoop and drawing fouls. Nebraska will need him this season. Shavon Shields played 20 minutes and only shot 4-10 from the field. But he did have 14 points, shooting a perfect 6-6 at the free throw line.
Local Nebraska players got some nice playing time in the second half. Johnny Trueblood, local star from Class B Elkhorn South, went 2-4 shooting and had 5 points. Jack McVeigh was the story off the bench. The freshman from Australia had 11 points, shooting 5-10 from the field. He played 23 minutes in this game. Glynn Watson Jr, the highly touted true freshman didn't have his best game. Watson played 16 minutes, shooting 1-6 and scoring 2 points in the game.
What does this game mean?
While this was only an exhibition game, Nebraska looked pretty good. Rebounding is still a problem for this team, and could really hurt them throughout the season. Perimeter shooting will be a huge strength for this team. If Andrew White III and Shavon Shields play like leaders this season, this team could be pretty special. The schedule is very tough though. Games at Villanova, at Creighton, vs Cincinnati will tell a lot about this season in non-conference play.
First game of the season is Saturday November 14, against Mississippi Valley State.
Tweet of the day!
Andrew White said he honestly didn't know this game wasn't going to count until last night. Thought it was a real game.
— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) November 10, 2015