Well, it was nice for a last second game against a team right up the road.
The Doane Tigers came into Pinnacle Bank arena and went up against a team that was in need of one more win before the conference slate started. Nebraska got that and more in a 110 to 64 win to end the non conference slate on Thursday night.
Nebraska was lead by Dalano Banton who had not only a great night but also a historic one. Dalano become the second Husker in history to record a triple double in a game. The first was Cam Mack just last season. Yes, both recruits from Fred Hoiberg. Dalano ended the night with 13 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds.
TRIPLE. DUBBER.— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) December 18, 2020
> 13 PTS | 11 REB | 10 AST < pic.twitter.com/S5w3CdyHMf
In total, the Huskers had five players who ended the night in double digits. Leading Nebraska scoring was Teddy Allen who had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist. The biggest leader off the bench was Yvan Ouedrago who had his best night of the year with 13 points, a whopping 13 rebounds, and 1 assist to close out the night.
As for Trevor Lakes, who recorded his first game as a Husker, he had 12 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds against the Tigers. A very nice night for the University of Indianapolis transfer who was just declared eligible to play by the NCAA.
Overall the Huskers shot a very nice 55% from the floor and 36.4% from beyond the arch.
The Huskers hit the hardwood again next Tuesday, December 22nd against Wisconsin to open up the conference slate before their game against Michigan on Christmas day.
Coach Hoiberg Post-Game Remarks
Going into the very first opportunity in league play is to go against the team that won the league last year and it’s a huge team, a physical team. They’ll post up any player one through five. They start [Micah] Potter and [Nate] Reuvers who are two of the better bigs in our league and they’re both shooting over 50 percent from the 3-point line. It’s going to be a really tough battle. This thing could become a grind. I know a lot of people have talked about how this whole thing has affected guys in different ways so I thought it was important to get our guys confidence. Going back and talking about it, I know not everybody loved that we played this game, but I know the state of our team right now and the importance of getting out and our guys feeling good about themselves is important. This was a good game for us. Hopefully we can build on it and get guys feeling good. We shot percent, had 25 assists and eight turnovers, so we did a lot of things we’ve been stressing and working on as opposed to going into Wisconsin without having played a game in 12 days or played a high, major grind-out game. It was exactly what we needed and it happened at the right time.