I’m not going to lie, that was not a pretty basketball game.
In fact, it wasn’t a pretty game for either team early on. It as if both teams dared each other to miss more baskets in the first half. For awhile there, Northwestern was not doing much better than Nebraska. Each team was throwing up brick after brick.
Then the buckets started to fall a little easier for the Wildcats at the end of the first half. The Huskers played close for the first few minutes of the second but couldn’t get over their uncanny ability to get into a game defeating scoring drought. By the time Nebraska started scoring again, it was too late. Northwestern rode the momentum along with the crowd to secure their second victory this season over Nebraska.
You just can’t win games when you shoot 36.5% from the floor. Northwestern, who also has problems shooting, won with only 41%. That gives you an idea of how bad this game was. Want an even more delightful stat? Give a thought to the 20% the Huskers had beyond the arch. That’s 3 for 15 for those of you keeping score at home.
Miles, frustrated with the calls or lack there of, got his first and only technical of the game in the last few minutes of play. Basically putting the cap on an already frustrating game.
Tai Webster lead the team again with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Again, Tai brought together another solid game for the Big Red. The senior form New Zealand is compiling a really nice final season. Even with the struggles Nebraska has on offense.
Next to Tai was Glynn Watson with 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists. Glynn has stepped up since the loss of Ed Morrow jr. and will hopefully keep improving as these games are only going to get tougher in the upcoming weeks.
Jack McVeigh had a fairly decent game coming off the bench tonight with 8 points and 7 rebounds. He started off hot before cooling off in the second half. We can only hope he can figure out his game before the season comes to a close. A consistent game from the sophomore forward would do wonders for the Huskers right now.
Nebraska is now 9-11 and 3-6 in the Big Ten. Things are only going to get tougher as the Huskers come back to Pinnacle Bank arena to take on #20 Purdue on Sunday.