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Nebraska Basketball Drops Rematch To Iowa 81-70 Sunday Afternoon

Huskers fall apart in the final four minutes of the game, lose to the Hawkeyes

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Don’t let the score fool you, Nebraska came to play in this game. They just couldn’t get past the hot Iowa shooting and fell at the end of the game. Nebraska falls to 10-13 (4-7) and Iowa goes to 14-10 (6-5). After an incredible game in Lincoln in early January between these two teams, another fun one in Iowa City as well. These two teams are definitely rivals and should have more exciting games in the next few seasons as well. Who knows? Maybe these two teams will meet in the B1G Tournament this season as well.

The Good

Nebraska’s Jack McVeigh had arguably his best game as a Husker. He scored 16 points and had 2 assists as well. He kept Nebraska in this game and can hopefully continue to do that the rest of the season. Jordy Tshimanga had 10 points of his own. He still struggles with fouls but he should be able to get better at that with experience. He is only a freshman after all. Tai Webster had 14 points as well. Nebraska should hold their heads high after this one, it was a hard fought game. Free throw shooting was better as well as the Huskers shot 13-16 from the line.

The Bad

Three point defense was a problem again for the Huskers. Iowa shot 9-19 from beyond the arc. That is almost 50%. This has been a serious problem this season and doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Nebraska needs Ed Morrow back. He did practice a little bit this week so that’s good news. Huskers hope to have him back for the Wisconsin game. Jordan Bohannon led the way for the Hawkeyes with 15 points. He also had some key three pointers at the end to put the game away for Iowa. Peter Jok played for the first time in a few games and had 12 points of his own.

What’s Next?

Nebraska gets a few days off before their next game. The Huskers get the opportunity to host arguably the best team in the conference on Thursday night. Wisconsin comes to Pinnacle Bank Arena, tip-off is at 8PM CT. Remember, Nebraska played Wisconsin in the 2016 B1G Tourney and upset them. The Huskers are hoping from another night like that. The arena should be rocking for that one.

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