No. 4 Nebraska split its series against No. 5 Minnesota and Jacob Padilla looked back on a few storylines from the weekend.
After suffering their first loss of the season to No. 5 Minnesota on Friday, the No. 4 Huskers bounced back with their best performance of the year, sweeping the Golden Gophers in round two on Sunday.
Despite a strong effort from the bench, Nebraska’s offense dried up in the second half as Purdue pulled away for a 75-58 win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday evening.
Slow starts and crunch time struggles led to No. 4 Nebraska’s first loss of the season as the Huskers fell to No. 5 Minnesota in four sets at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
After a brutal road trip, Nebraska is back in Lincoln and gearing up to take on a tough Purdue team on the Huskers’ own floor this weekend.
Millard North left the door open late and Omaha Creighton Prep stormed through it to pull out a 76-75 win at the Stable on Thursday night. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on the game.
John Cook has the luxury of bringing two players with championship experience off his bench, making depth and flexibility a strength of this year’s team.
Despite one of their best 3-point shooting efforts of the season, the Huskers ran out of gas in the second half of the second night of a back-to-back, falling at Maryland 79-71 on Wednesday night.
With strong showings at the 2021 Heartland Hoops Classic, Millard North and Bellevue West proved that Nebraska high school basketball deserves respect on the national stage.
Nebraska played Maryland even through 32 minutes, but the Terrapins dominated the last eight to pull away for a 64-50 win at College Park on Tuesday night.