From the final minute of the first half to the final minute of the game, Nebraska was outscored by 20 points in a loss to Samford Sunday evening at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
“It’s a bad day for the Huskers,” said Coach Tim Miles after the loss.
Nebraska led by as many as six points in the first half, but never found a rhythm in the second half, falling behind quickly and playing catch-up for the rest of the game. In the end, Nebraska was saddled with the worst loss of the season, a 69-58 defeat.
“It looked like we were a little tentative, at a minimum,” said Miles. “But without an inside force, that hurts us, when you can’t just throw it in five-on-five and let him make a play or kick it out, and now you really depend on penetration, and outside of really Shavon, I don’t think anybody was in there making plays.”
Shavon Shields and Andrew White III were the only Huskers to score more than seven points in the game. White finished with 17, while Shields had a game-high 25.
Shields said the team was prepared for the game, but it’s clear was needs to be fixed. “Mindsets. Everybody being locked in and ready to go. I think that is what it boils down to. The coaches gave us everything we needed in order to win, and we just didn’t go out and execute anything.”
Nebraska has one more non-conference game before starting Big Ten play. The Huskers (7-5) host Prairie View A&M on Tuesday.