LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska coach Tim Miles was pretty thrilled following the Huskers’ 93-90 double-overtime win against Iowa on Thursday night, a win that allowed the Huskers to improve to 3-0 in conference play for the first time in 41 years.
Here’s what the coach had to say:
- “Well one thing, I think you have to credit Iowa because for a long time tonight they beat us at our own game. Second-chance points, doing a good job on the glass, and they just took it to us. And it seemed like as the game wore on I think we got better at that.”
- “But what a game it was dramatic, it was controversial, and don’t ask me what happened because don’t know. I’m proud of our guys.”
- Miles said he told the team they needed to play hard for as long as it took. 40 minutes, 50 minutes, whatever. Miles then apologized for making the game go 50 minutes.
- On getting two big stops at the end: “I just thought let’s just play it out. I believe in our guys and I believed they could get stops and they did.”
- “There’s no doubt it was an important win. The air could have gone out of the building at the end of regulation and it didn’t. We just hung in there.”
- Miles credited his guys for being locked in and focused the entire game.
- On why he trusts his team so much: “I have no choice. They’re my livelihood.” He went on to say they’re guys he recruited, and they’ve only let him down once ever, and he loves their resolve.
- “I don’t know there could be a person at the game that didn’t just love being a part of this game, win or lose.”