Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles is more concerned about building good rotations than he is about the starting lineup. The Huskers debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena by hosting Chadron State in an exhibition game.
“You probably go with your most experienced guys right away”, said Miles. “But eventually you get to a point where what you need is a blend of rotations that is your strongest.”
As the Huskers enter their only exhibition game of the 2016-17 season, they will look to replace their top two scorers from last season, as Shavon Shields and Andrew White III combined for more than 33 points per game. The Huskers welcome back seven letterwinners, including senior guard Tai Webster and sophomore forward Michael Jacobson. Webster averaged 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Jacobson chipped in 4.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest, as he started Nebraska’s final 25 games.
Chadron State looks to rebuild under first-year coach Houston Reed. The Eagles, who returned only seven players on the roster, lost their exhibition opener to Wyoming, 75-50, on Thursday evening.