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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers lose to Michigan 91-85

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Huskers lose another close game and fall to 3-2 in B1G Conference play.

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Nebraska Basketball loses their second straight and their first road Big Ten game of the season. Michigan is Nebraska’s kryptonite since joining the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska is now 0-7 against Michigan, not good. Nebraska will however have another shot against them on March 5th in Lincoln. The Ed Morrow injury really hurt Nebraska in this game as Michigan dominated the boards in this game. And defending the three point shot continues to be a problem for the Huskers.

The Good

Nebraska hung around in this entire game. They never led but were able to keep it close on the road which is encouraging. Tai Webster had a career high with 28 points and played really well in this game. Glynn Watson had 22 points of his own and was able to bounce back after that tough Northwestern game. The offense looked very good in this game. The defense was the problem. And for a team that focuses on defense that is a concern going forward.

The Bad

For the second game in a row, three point shooting was the problem. Just when you thought Nebraska was going to go ahead, Michigan shoots a three and makes it almost impossible for Nebraska to come back. Michigan shot 11-22 (50%) from three. Northwestern had 11 three pointers too. This has been a concern these last couple games and Nebraska needs to work on defending it. The 1-3-1 zone did work for the Huskers but Michigan hit a few three’s to stop it.

The good news? Nebraska has two very winnable games this week to stay afloat in the Big Ten. Nebraska plays a struggling Ohio State at home on Wednesday night. Nebraska will then play on the road at Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. Nebraska needs to win both of those games. If they do, they will be 5-2 in Big Ten play and will have a very good start to conference season.

Nebraska’s game against Ohio State tips on at 8:00PM CT on Wednesday and can be seen on BTN.

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