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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Defeat Chadron State 98-45 In Exhibition Play

Nebraska wins their one and only exhibition game. Huskers dominated Chadron State.

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The Nebraska Basketball won there exhibition game on Monday night. The beat Chadron State 98-45 in a game that was never close. Nebraska led the game from the start and never looked back. There was plenty of offense in this one but also some mistakes too.

The Good

True freshman Isaiah Roby is the real deal. He shot 5-5 for 16 points. With the departure of Andrew White III this season, young players are going to have to step up in the scoring department. This includes Anton Gill, Tai Webster and Glynn Watson Jr. Webster finished with 10 points and Watson Jr. finished with only 4 points. Nebraska also shot 9-21 from three point land. The one thing this team was really good at in this game was sharing the basketball. Six Nebraska players finished with 10 points or more in this game. If the Huskers want to make some noise in the Big Ten this season, they will have to do a lot more of that this season.

The Bad

Nebraska really struggled at free throws in this game. Sure it’s only an exhibition game so we shouldn’t panic, but this could be a problem this season. Nebraska shot 21-35 from the free throw line. Remember, this game was at home so the road atmosphere isn’t an excuse. That is 60% from the free throw line.... not good enough. The Huskers will look to get better at that before the first game of the season on Sunday night.

Tim Miles Postgame Quote

“Well he can get a lot better. He has great growth in him. I haven’t had a freshman like Roby before. He needs to get in the habit of getting into the swing of things. He can grab the ball, shoot it. He does a lot of things.” -Tim Miles on Isaiah Roby.

What’s next?

Nebraska starts the season for real on Sunday night. Nebraska will host Sacramento State. Tip-off is at 7:00 PM Central Time and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.