Nebraska was handed its worst home loss in school history on Sunday in a 93-57 pasting by Michigan. Nebraska finished the regular season 12-18, its worst record in five seasons under coach Tim Miles.
Here’s what the coach had to say after the game:
- Miles opened his radio show by saying he didn’t expect a blowout like this.
- “Michigan, first of all, you have to credit the victor. I think they came out, ran their stuff. They shot lights out.”
- “We talked last week about us being in a crisis of confidence. It appears to me that’s still true. We’re walking around expecting to get hit by lighting. Our body language is not great, we’re not very mentally strong. And that’s on me.”
- “We just walk around like ‘OK, what’s next.’ When things don’t go well, the guys’ first reaction is ‘here we go again.’ And you can’t have a defeatism mentality or else that will happen.”
- “You can’t have this defeatist attitude. And you saw that almost immediately tonight when they were clicking. We shoot 57 percent the first half, they shoot 59 but they’re up 20 points.”
- On what Nebraska needs to do for the Big Ten Tournament: “First of all, I think it’s to admit the elephant in the room. The guys were just really honest about every time a guy hits a 3-pointer, it’s like here we go again. So I think we all agreed that that kind of attitude is awful. And you can’t even have one guy of our five out there thinking that. So what we need to do is instill competitiveness. And we have to start that tonight.”
- “I’m not worried about my job, I’m worried about coaching these guys and making them better.” Miles said the Nebraska administration continues to be supportive of him and the program.
- Miles said he’s going to start texting guys once he left the press conference. He said the effort on the floor “wasn’t good enough.”