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The first four minutes were a bit nerve wracking. The Huskers missed three open threes and Marlain Veal, a 5 foot 9 point guard who is playing with a torn meniscus, made an acrobatic layup and NBA range three.
That quickly changed with a couple steals and an Isaiah Roby thunderdunk as Nebraska went on a 20-2 run heading into the U8 media timeout, with the score 26-8.
Throughout the entire half the defense was flying, intercepting passes and blocking down shots down low. Obviously against a team like SE Louisiana the Huskers should be dominant on defense, but still encouraging to see such great energy.
Something that didn’t go so well in the first half was the three point percentage, shooting 2-11. The Huskers still led 52-16 at half however, so imagine if they made a couple of those threes.
Nebraska got a little sloppy with the ball in the middle of the second half, but when you’re up by 50 and trying to make memorable plays, it doesn’t matter much. Tim Miles might care though.
Moving on to 2-0, the Huskers dominated SE Louisiana the entire game. They shot much better from behind the arc in the second half, going 6-11. Nana Akenten can account for three of those, finishing perfect on three pointers. If he continues to shoot like he has, Nebraska has found themselves a very special sixth man and future starter.
Coming to PBA on Wednesday are the Seton Hall Pirates, who may not be the same team as last year, but will still present a challenge for the Huskers. Let’s move to 3-0!