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Friday Flakes: Nebraska Died By The Three Against Michigan State

Big opportunity lost for the Huskers

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

It might be a cliche at this point, but if you live by the three then you will also die by the three. Last night Nebraska died by the three. Too often this basketball team relies on taking the outside shot instead of looking inside. Too many contested three point shots lead to a number like last night.


That is what Nebraska shot free beyond the arc. Compare that to 33.3% against Indiana, 39.4% against Penn State and 44.4% against Oklahoma State.




When shooting 19.2% from three against the number six team in the country, Nebraska was there at the end to win the game. If you would have told me that Nebraska would go 5 for 26 from the three against Michigan State, then I would have said we lost by 15.

Nebraska didn’t. They only lost by six.

But they still lost. So whatever I guess.

On to the flakes...

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Okay. Now here is the spoiler. Spider-man dies in Infinity War.

Now, we know Avengers: End Game is coming out on April 26th. I assume that all of the Avengers will be brought back to life by the end of End Game. So then they can continue to make more and more Avengers movies.

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Maybe there is something I am missing.

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