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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Lose Another Stunner To Rutgers 65-64

Another tough loss for Nebraska. Two last second losses in a row.

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Another tough loss, Husker fans.

After that heart breaker against against Ohio State, Nebraska loses another one to Rutgers. This one might even hurt more than the last one. Rutgers has won two Big Ten games in the last two seasons. Sure Nebraska isn’t at full strength right now but a loss to Rutgers is brutal. Corey Sanders is a very good player for Rutgers and they are getting better. But this is a game Nebraska should have won. This one is going to hurt for a while.

The Good

Nebraska was able to overcome a terrible first half and played a lot better in the second half. The offense was able to make some three pointers and even had the lead in the final minute. They just weren’t able to close it out in the end. McVeigh was able to add a spark to the offense. He had four three-pointers in this game and they were all in the second half. Webster had 14 points, Watson had 12 points too. The offense was able to share the basketball and share the scoring too. If Nebraska can get Ed Morrow back then they might be able to turn their season around.

The Bad

Like the Ohio State game, Nebraska had a bad half of basketball offensively. The Huskers went 6:45 without scoring a point in the first half. Scoring droughts have been a problem for Nebraska this season and it really showed in this game. Corey Sanders for Rutgers had 25 points including the game winning shot. He might be one of the best players in the Big Ten Conference.

The good news for Nebraska? If they can Morrow back, they can still salvage this season. They also have plenty of good recruits coming in as well. It’s going to get better Husker fans. Patience.

What Is Next?

Nebraska’s next game is against Northwestern on Thursday. Another tough game against a good three point shooting team. Tip-off is at 7:00 PM CT and can be seen on BTN.

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