The competition level takes a big jump on Tuesday night for the Nebraska men’s basketball team when they visit 11th ranked Villanova as part of the inagural Gavitt Tipoff Games, matching teams from the Big Ten against teams from the Big East.
The Huskers opened with a 97-51 rout of Mississippi Valley State. The 97 points in the opener were the most by a Husker team since 2005 but coach Tim Miles says he was more impressed by his team holding Mississippi Valley State to just under 26 percent shooting.
“Defense has got to be our staple and it is the only thing that gets us in the game”, said Miles. “Basketball is about balance and you have to be able to really defend and you defensive field goal percentage has to be excellent.”
Villanova opened the season with a 91-54 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.