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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers lose a heartbreaker to Ohio State in Overtime 65-62

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Nebraska had trouble shooting the ball and fell in overtime Saturday night.

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Nebraska has had their fair share of tough losses this season. Nebraska had a chance to the ball on their final possession in regulation but wasn't able to get a shot off. Then in overtime, Huskers had two chances to get a game tying three but couldn't connect. Another tough loss for Tim Miles and Nebraska. This loss especially hurt because Nebraska played so well defensively. Another winnable game lost this season for the Huskers.

The Good

Jack McVeigh led the team in scoring. He had 16 points in this game and was 5-10 from beyond the arc. Andrew White III also had 14 points and a huge 3-pointer to end regulation. You have to credit White, he stepped up and is a true leader for this team. Again, having Shavon Shields out seems to hurt this team offensively. But Andrew White has done a good job being a leader. You do wish however that he would have scored at least 20 points in this game. Defensively, Nebraska played their best game all season. Ohio State shot 38% from the floor and had 17 turnovers. Credit the Nebraska defense for playing so well, especially in that 2-3 zone.

The Bad

Nebraska was just plain bad on offense. There's not a better way to say it. Nebraska shot 27% from the field. That's not going to cut it, especially in the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska just couldn't get their shots to fall. And amazingly they still only lost this game by 3 points. Nebraska really needs Shavon Shields back to help this team score. The freshman have played well this season but they definitely struggle at times. The worst part is that this game was such a winnable one, especially at home. The crowd was into it all night but that wasn't enough. You wish some of those shots could have fell. Nebraska had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation but couldn't even get a shot up. Credit the Ohio State defense there.

What Is Next?

Nebraska has 3 games remaining in the regular season. Unfortunately, their postseason hopes are dwindling fast. They're going to need to win some games down the stretch. They play @ Penn State on Thursday. Then a home game Vs Purdue and finish the season on the road @ Northwestern. Hopefully the Huskers can get at least 2 out of 3 there. Then of course there is the Big Ten Tournament after that. Let's see how this team responds down the stretch.

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