A stumble by sophomore guard Glynn Watson may have cost Nebraska the game Wednesday night against Ohio State. With 1.9 seconds on the clock, the Buckeyes converted an in-bounds play with a lay-up to take a 67-66 lead as Glynn Watson tried to recover from falling to the floor. That would be the final score as Nebraska lost its third straight game, dropping to 9-9 on the season and 3-3 in Big Ten play.
“When we lost our feet your dead,” said coach Tim Miles after the game. “They almost didn’t see him. I don’t care what you run, if you fall down you’re going to give up a lay-up and that’s what happened.”
Nebraska led by as many as 12 points in the first half in Wednesday night’s game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The lead was 10 points early in the second half, before Ohio State started to chip away. The Buckeyes were able to take a lead in the final minutes of the game before Nebraska regained the lead in the final 40 seconds.
Miles says the final play shouldn’t have determined the outcome. “We get seven field goals, they get 17,” Miles said of the second half. “They get 30 to 10 in the paint. We didn’t force a turnover. That’s the problem. Then we don’t close the game.”
Senior Tai Webster led all scorers with 18 points, but the game came down to mistakes made by younger Huskers according to Miles.
“Lot of young mistakes, freshmen and sophomores making them,” said Miles. “But I guess you learn by putting your hand on the burner and that’s what we did tonight. We got burned.”
Nebraska returns to action Saturday against Rutgers.