Wow. What a game. Nebraska beats Iowa in double overtime in a game that you wouldn’t believe less you watched it. The craziest part is Nebraska is now 3-0 in conference play for the first time 1975. Fans that don’t think Nebraska and Iowa is a rivalry are crazy. This game was back and forth and will be remembered for a long time. Even with the students gone for winter break, the crowd was absolutely phenomenal. Husker fans wanted this win and they while it wasn’t easy, they were able to get it. Being 3-0 in the Big Ten Conference after the slow start to the season is incredible. Nebraska needs to keep it going though. Their next test is another home game against Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.
Glynn Watson Jr had undoubtably the best game of his career. Watson shot 11-18 from the field, 7-8 from 3 point land and had a 34 total points. Watson was able to put the team on his back. But don’t forget about Tai Webster too. Webster had 23 points of his own. When Watson fouled out in the second overtime, Webster stepped up and secured the victory for the Huskers. Webster played 49 minutes and Watson played 40 minutes. It was evident they were tired but they gutted this one out and got the victory.
Free throw shooting was absolutely terrible in this game. Nebraska shot 19-35 free throws, that is 54%. The worst part? Evan Taylor could have iced the game in regulation. He shot two free throws with 1.9 seconds left and missed them both. Nebraska can not continue to shoot this poorly from the free throw line. Because if they do, they probably won't be fortunate to get a victory. Peter Jok also had 34 points of his own. I don’t call that bad because he is the best shooter in the Big Ten Conference. You have to give it to Watson and Jok, both are outstanding players and are only going to get better as the season goes on.
Quote of the Day
Tim Miles on the crowd on Thursday night:
Miles: "We need our fans. This was fun, and they made it fun."— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) January 6, 2017