“They’re an excellent team,” said coach Tim Miles following the loss. “We weren’t able to get to foul line enough and we missed some good looks too.”
Nebraska (12-11, 4-6) forced 18 Maryland turnovers, but were able to convert few of them directly into points. The Huskers struggle from the field, shooting only 32 percent.
“When you play defense, if you’re playing in tenth gear you’re frothing at the mouth,” said Miles. “When you go on offense you have to play in seventh gear and have some poise. We didn’t do that.”
Andrew White III led the way for Nebraska with 19 points in 37 minutes of action. Player of the year candidate Melo Trimble paced Maryland with 20 points, despite only attempting seven shots from the field. Maryland out-rebounded Nebraska 43-35 and shot 51 percent from the field. Miles says some good teams have come into Pinnacle Bank Arena this year, but the Huskers will continue fighting.
“I want to win every game,” Miles said. “I’m pretty ticked off right now. I feel bad for our fans that we haven’t won at home in the league as much. We’ve treated them to fun basketball, but not winning basketball and our goal is to win.”
Nebraska hosts Rutgers on Saturday at 1 p.m.