After gutting out a win Saturday against the Missouri Tigers in the Big 12 opener, the Nebraska Cornhuskers hit the road on Wednesday to take on Iowa State. The start of what Doc Sadler is worried about being a long Big 12 schedule.
During his weekly Big 12 teleconference, Sadler admitted he is concerned that his players were totally gassed (my words, not his) after their 56-51 win. He said he loved the effort, but is concerned with the Huskers lack of size that be the second half of the Big 12 schedule his players will wear down.
It will be a tough road opener in Ames on Wednesday. The Cyclones are 11-5 and played Texas pretty tough in Austin losing 75-67.
Both NU and ISU are similar. The Cyclones average 67.6 points per game this season while shooting 44% from the field, including a solid 37% from 3-point range. While their offense has struggled, thier D is tough, holding opponents to 61 points per game.
Sadler says they have the ability to hit the three and if you spend too much time guarding that, they’ll pound you inside with sophomore forward Craig Brackins, who is becoming one of the Big 12’s top scorers at 18.4 points per game.
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