On Sunday, the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed and within the first 15 minutes, Nebraska knew it missed out on making the field of 68.
Cornhuskers fans responded online in a not-so-friendly way.
And, some of the responses are because the NIT field was announced a couple hours later and Nebraska got a No. 5 seed. Meaning, the Cornhuskers weren’t even close of making the NCAA Tournament.
Nebraska, as a No. 5 seed, will travel to face No. 4 seeded Mississippi State at Mississippi State in its first game.
Take a look at some of the reactions:
Fire Tim Miles. https://t.co/WGKZ76awuX
— Ben Kurre (@BkKurre) March 12, 2018
Tim Miles keeps his job, right?
— Manimal (@goldenphallus) March 12, 2018
Not saying Nebraska can do better or deserves better, but Tim Miles sucks.
— Dima (@suckatsports) March 12, 2018
— Greg McManis (@gregmcmanis) March 12, 2018
Somebody tell me Tim Miles is doing a press conference tonight. Should be carried nationally. This is a joke. #Nebrasketball
— Andrew Schwartz (@AndrewRSchwartz) March 12, 2018
@CoachMiles you owe it to this team to turn down this insult.
— Count Istvan (@CountItsvan) March 12, 2018
Tim Miles is going to punch somebody https://t.co/ALuzYBPKDg
— Joshua Joyce (@JJoyceVFL) March 12, 2018
Here’s a reaction from Miles himself:
Tim Miles on being a five seed in the NIT. pic.twitter.com/4DHa5DADzj
— Connor Happer (@ConnorHapper) March 12, 2018
Miles and the fan base doesn’t seem to understand what happened Sunday night.
The Cornhuskers are currently 22-10 overall and went 13-5 in Big Ten play during the regular season. The 13 wins are the most ever for a Big Ten team in a single season to not make the NCAA Tournament.
Nebraska is the first Big Ten team to win 13 games and not be in the NCAA field. Penn State is the first Big Ten team with at least a .500 conference record and winning two Big Ten tournament games to not make the field. Tough news for the Big Ten, which got only four teams
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) March 11, 2018