Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles believes the Huskers will exceed expectations this season. Miles enters his fifth year as head coach and the Huskers are coming off a second straight losing season that concluded with a 16-18 record.
Miles says improvement starts on the defensive end of the floor.
“We have had two years in a row where we were a top 25 in the country defensively and last year that slipped”, said Miles. “We were better last year offensively but with Andrew White transferring and Shavon Shields and Benny Parker gone we have lost a lot of leadership and a lot of scoring.”
The Huskers return a pair of starters in senior Tai Webster and sophomore Michael Jacobson as well as five of their top eight players from a year ago. Nebraska has been picked to finish at or near the bottom of the Big Ten but Miles is confident the Huskers are poised for a good season.
“You could say the say the same thing about the Huskers in 2014”, added Miles. “We were picked 12th and we got fourth and made the NCAA Tournament. You just never know how it is going to come together.”
The Huskers open November 7 against Chadron State.