LINCOLN, Neb. — With its 70-69 overtime loss on Thursday night, Nebraska has now lost eight of its last nine games, with three of them by 1 point.
Nebraska (10-14, 4-8 Big Ten) is now in the bottom three in the Big Ten standings.
Here’s what coach Tim Miles had to say following the game:
- “I thought it was a gritty effort by our team. I never questioned their resolve and their heart. It just seems like, just do enough to lose. There’s a lot of different factors that go into that tonight. Not just a play here and a play there. It’s a big-picture thing that we can improve on.”
- Miles said Wisconsin did a good job against Nebraska inside.
- “We were just one play short.”
- On the bench, which outscored Wisconsin’s bench, 17-8: “I thought that they did a lot of things right. I thought Ed (Morrow) was a warrior. Tai (Webster) played his butt off. Glynn (Watson) you can tell he isn’t 100 percent but he took what the defense gave him. I thought (freshman Isaiah) Roby was terrific. He showed that promise that we saw in the recruiting. Played so hard and really made a difference in the game. We needed everybody and those bench guys did a great job.”
- “This will not sink us.”
- “We’ve had two tough ones here (at Pinnacle Bank Arena) with Ohio State (a 67-66 loss on Jan. 18) and Wisconsin and we’re going to keep doing what we do and hope the crowd keeps coming out to support us against Penn State.”
- “Twenty-two turnovers is way too many when your goal is 12 or less, but I think the real difference in the game was not converting those 20 offensive rebounds into more points.”