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Nebraska Basketball

Numbers, Offensive Wrinkles From Nebraska's New Starting Five

February 18, 2020

Over the last two games, Fred Hoiberg has experimented with his first five. Born out of necessity against Maryland—starting off guard Dachon Burke was out with the flu and wing Haanif Cheatham was dealing with a calf issue, even though he played—but maybe not really, because the biggest move was swapping a pair of freshman forwards.

Kevin Cross displaced Yvan Ouedraogo in the starting five. Both players have essentially been a net negative on the floor this season; Ouedraogo started the first 23 games and has a defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) of 104.

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