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  • Report: Maryland transfer target Andrew White picks Nebraska

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland transfer target Andrew White has committed to Nebraska, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. White had been considering a host of schools that included Maryland after announcing his intention to transfer away from Kansas in May. White played two seasons in Lawrence, Kan., and..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Freshman Hammond prepared if plans change

    Lincoln Journal Star "Jake Hammond emphasizes that all of his new Nebraska basketball teammates have been helpful in backing the freshmen and taking care of the newcomers as they adjust to new surroundings and schedules. One player in particular, though, tops Hammond’s list of personal leaders. “Honestly, it was..." July 13

  • NU's Leslee Smith will require surgery for torn ACL

    Omaha World-Herald "Senior forward Leslee Smith has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday. A 6-foot-8 forward, Smith suffered the injury July 3 playing for the British Virgin Islands at the FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championships...." July 08

  • Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska..." June 26

  • Nebraska a leader for Kansas transfer Andrew White

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2012, but he just so happened to wind up at Kansas at the same time as a string of talented wing players. As a freshman, it was top ten pick Ben McLemore and seniors Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford that played the..." May 26

  • Former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba will transfer to Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "While the exploits of players such as Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields was enough to get Nebraska to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, one thing the Huskers lacked in 2013-14 was interior depth. Shields, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was Nebraska’s leading..." April 24

  • Baylor soars past Nebraska 74-60, faces winner of Creighton-UL Lafeyette

    Dallas Morning News "Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday. The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play either No. 3 seed Creighton or No. 14 seed Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday...." March 21

  • Position by position scouting report of No. 6 Baylor, No. 11 Nebraska

    Dallas Morning News "Here’s a quick scouting report of the likely starters for each team along with other tidbits of information on Baylor and Nebraska. Guard Kenny Cherry vs Tai Webster/Benny Parker Nebraska’s Tai Webster has started a large majority of Nebraska’s games this season, but may see more time on the..." March 19

  • Nebraska beating Baylor is second likeliest upset in West region

    Dallas Morning News "Does Nebraska have what it takes to pull the first round upset against the sixth seeded Baylor Bears? Peter Keating at ESPN, who has predicted big upsets in the past, says that a Cornhuskers’s upset has the second best odds of happening in the West region. Keating’s detailed prediction model..." March 19

  • Ohio St. 71, Nebraska 67

    ProSportsDaily "LaQuinton Ross scored 18 of his career-high 26 points after intermission as the Buckeyes overcame a huge second-half deficit to rally past the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. One day after grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds in Ohio State’s first-round..." March 15

  • Nebraska upsets No. 9 Wisconsin, 77-68

    Omaha World-Herald "Five months ago, the Nebraska men’s basketball team lost a home scrimmage to South Dakota State, which by ratings percentage index is now the nation’s 138th-place team. On Sunday, the Huskers clinched fourth place in the Big Ten and a first-round bye in this week’s league tournament by..." March 10

  • Nebraska 70, Indiana 60

    ProSportsDaily "Walter Pitchford finished with 17 points and nine rebounds as the Cornhuskers notched their third road victory in four tries by completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers. Shavon Shields added 17 points and eight boards while Terran Petteway chipped in 13 points for Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBSSports.com "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • Nebraska 54, Northwestern 47

    ProSportsDaily "Shavon Shields recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Cornhuskers held off the Wildcats for their seventh straight win at home. Walter Pitchford contributed 10 points and nine rebounds while Terran Petteway also scored 10 for Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten). The Cornhuskers had a 40-29 edge on..." March 02

  • Petteway, Huskers ready for March grind

    Lincoln Journal Star "If Terran Petteway is ailing, he won’t admit it. See, Petteway isn’t into excuses. It’s March. Enduring a physical grind, he said, should be expected of him. Same goes for his Nebraska basketball teammates. “We got to come ready to work,” Petteway said. “This part of the season, we’re..." March 01

  • Huskers aim to keep bad game from becoming a bad stretch

    Omaha World-Herald "Bad days happen, even to good teams, during a long basketball season. “I’ve been a head coach 19 seasons,” Nebraska’s Tim Miles said Friday, “and the one thing I’m always surprised by is how much motivating and inspiring you have to do in February and March. “It’s such a grind and such a..." March 01

  • Fans need perspective on basketball bounces

    Omaha World-Herald "Sad news emerged Thursday from medical facilities across Nebraska. A high incidence of broken ankles was reported, largely from those jumping off the Husker men’s basketball bandwagon following Wednesday’s 60-49 loss at Illinois. How dare NU lose and snap the longest conference winning..." February 28

  • Illinois 60, Nebraska 49

    ProSportsDaily "Kendrick Nunn scored 13 points to lead a balanced scoring effort as the host Illini snapped the Cornhuskers’ five-game winning streak. Rayvonte Rice tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals while Malcolm Hill also contributed 10 points for Illinois (16-12, 5-10 Big Ten), which won..." February 27

  • Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 29 points as the host Cornhuskers harassed the visiting Boilermakers into 30.2 percent shooting to win their fifth straight contest. Shavon Shields added 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten), which has won six in a row at home during..." February 24

  • Nebraska 80, Penn St. 67

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 26 points to lead the way as the Cornhuskers rolled over the visiting Nittany Lions to win their fourth straight conference game for the first time since 1999. Petteway made 14-of-19 at the foul line for Nebraska (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten), which had season highs in free throws..." February 21

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Huskers stun No. 9 Michigan State, 60-51

    Lincoln Journal Star "The Nebraska men's basketball team, acting like it had won games like these before, had no postgame celebration on the court. “That’s the way you have to approach it,” Husker sophomore Walter Pitchford said. Inside the locker room was a different story. “It was fun to see those guys with..." February 17

  • Rice can’t do it alone as Illini fall to Nebraska 67-58

    Chicago Sun-Times "In a rocking new arena, with a fan base suddenly alive, Nebraska basketball has a good thing going these days. Forget the Cornhuskers’ overall record, which stands at 13-10 after a 67-58 victory Wednesday against struggling Illinois. They’re 11-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena — really a heck of a..." February 13

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • For John Beilein's birthday, Michigan wraps up a rout of Nebraska

    Detroit News "After Indiana dealt Michigan its first Big Ten loss Sunday, the Wolverines were looking to bounce back and prevent a losing streak, many other conference teams have done this season. It didn’t take very long before coach John Beilein got to relax on his 61st birthday and not worry about the..." February 06

  • Hawkins re-emerges as Huskers prepare for road swing

    Lincoln Journal Star "The game itself, Nathan Hawkins said, wasn't going too fast for him. Rather, he was going too fast for the game. At least, that’s how it felt in Hawkins’ head. “That’s what Coach was saying,” Hawkins said, “that it looked like I was trying to think too much, things were going too fast in..." February 05

  • Huskers looking to take recent conference success on the road

    Omaha World-Herald "One cold hard fact overrides anything else the Nebraska men's basketball team might think about ahead of Wednesday's game at No. 10 Michigan. NU (11-9, 3-5) is the only Big Ten team without a true road victory. Much progress has been made in coach Tim Miles' second season. The Huskers are..." February 05

  • Husker men ready for Hoosiers, life without Biggs

    Lincoln Journal Star "How will Nebraska respond the remainder of the season without dismissed guard Deverell Biggs? The coach preparing to face the Husker men’s basketball team Thursday night believes he already has his answer. “Actually, I thought their best game they've played was the game this past Sunday,..." January 30

  • Haymarket gives a major bounce to Husker hoops

    Omaha World-Herald "Did you hear that noise Tuesday night? It was the sound of a jet taking off in downtown Omaha, on the CenturyLink Center runway, with 17,000 screaming fans aboard the Doug McDermott Express. It was the sound of winning. There's a noise building off in the distance, 60 miles to the west...." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • Nebraska dismisses junior guard Deverell Biggs

    College Basketball Talk "Nebraska has dismissed junior guard Deverell Biggs from the team for multiple disciplinary reasons, according to a report from The World-Herald. The 6-foot Biggs played in 15 games this season for Nebraska after redshirting last season and spending his first two seasons at Seward County (Kan.)..." January 28

  • Miles' signature win at NU occurs in nick of time

    Lincoln Journal Star "Even the most optimistic Nebraska men's basketball fans had to wonder if Monday night was when the season would begin to unravel. You're forgiven if you began to seriously contemplate that bleak notion with 5 minutes, 55 seconds remaining in the Big Ten battle against 17th-ranked Ohio State...." January 21

  • For one night, hoops heaven in Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Oh, what a night. This was an unbelievable night. It was a night of two games, two victories, two statements. Creighton 96, No. 4 Villanova 68. Nebraska 68, No. 17 Ohio State 62. Side by side on your Twitter feed. Side by side in your sports bar. Side by side in the..." January 21

  • Nebraska upsets No. 17 Ohio State

    Omaha World-Herald "Welcome back, Shavon Shields. You, too, Terran Petteway. Your presence and productivity Monday night helped the Nebraska men's basketball team snap a 15-game losing string against ranked opponents and gave second-year coach Tim Miles his biggest win as a Husker, 68-62 over No. 17 Ohio..." January 21

  • Did Peyton Manning predict two college basketball upsets?

    USA Today "Perhaps Peyton Manning is prescient. After two weekends spent listening to him shout “Omaha! Omaha!” over and over, we’ve finally figured out why he kept shouting the name of Nebraska’s biggest city: College basketball. (Well, maybe.) Two nearby teams — Creighton and Nebraska — pulled off..." January 21

  • Progress is slow for Miles at struggling Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "Tim Miles is midway through his second season at Nebraska, and while he's not surprised by how big a job it is to turn around the long-struggling program, he wishes he would see more progress. The Cornhuskers (8-8) have lost four straight to start Big Ten play and five in a row overall. The..." January 18

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