MBB: Nebrasketball ready for the ‘fun’ to begin after a 5-2 start to the season

Improvements on Offense

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Even though Nebraska improved to a 5-2 in Orlando, the team’s offensive efforts haven’t always looked great. NU is shooting 43 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from three-point range.

The Huskers are sporting consistency between halves, averaging 39 points in the first and 37.3 after halftime, but still rank at No. 11 in the conference for scoring offence with 76.3 points a game. Minnesota, who comes to PBA next Thursday, leads the league by averaging 90.7 points, followed by Illinois (89.0), Purdue (88.9) and Iowa (85.0).

Nebraska’s field goal shooting knocks them down to 13th in the conference, ahead of only Rutgers, and by just .3 percentage points. Coach Tim Miles has addressed the issues in each of his team’s efforts, describing a 28 percent shooting performance against St. Johns as “beyond disappointing,” in NU’s first road outing.

Those struggles continued against UCF and 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall, however, the Huskers will be hoping the upward trend of the final two games in Florida will continue as the season progresses.

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