Nebraska is in crisis mode.
After three straight losses, each by more than 15 points, the Huskers could now finish the season with their worst record since Tim Miles took over before the 2012-13 season.
Here’s what the head coach had to say about the loss to Minnesota on Thursday:
- “I thought we came out with good energy. (The Gophers) hurt us inside.”
- “We weren’t really up to the task right away. Ed Morrow, I felt like he flipped a switch and played terrific in the second half.”
- “At the rim, I think they did a good job rim protecting. You cannot go 6 for 18 at the rim like we did and allow the other team to go 12 for 18 at the rim.”
- “I think you saw a team with a crisis of confidence for a while (in Nebraska). You saw a team wondering why is this happening, what is going on? And that’s my job to make sure they know we need to get stops and get our defense back in order.”
- On what happened after cutting it to a 1-point game with 5 minutes to play in the first half: “Two things happened. They called a foul on this end, and (coach) Kenya (Hunter) says, ‘call a foul,’ and they ring him up. They give us a bench technical. So they make free throws, then Glynn Watson blocks a 3-pointer, they call a foul on him and they make all of those. And pretty soon that’s 5 points you give up you don’t think you should have. And that was one of the reasons.”
- On the upcoming Senior Day for Tai Webster: “Well I mean at this time of year all you can do is get better. All you can worry about is getting better.”
- “These young guys, it’s amazing, just generationally. They’ll have confidence for a while, lose it easily, get it back easily, we just have to keep teaching and keep coaching and get it back right away.”