It was like the same story Nebraska fans have heard for the last three games. The Huskers fell behind early while committing several turnovers as their opponent got hot from the three-point line. This time the opponent was Michigan, and the result was the most lop-sided home defeat for Nebraska in school history.
“We talked about after last game having a crisis of confidence, but this is beyond that,” said coach Tim Miles after the game. “There’s a defeatism almost. As soon as the first thing goes wrong, we expect the worst to happen.”
Senior guard Tai Webster scored 8 points, ending his streak of double-figure scoring games at 30 consecutive games.
“It’s kind of disappointing to see, but it is what it is,” said Webster of the loss. “It’s no ones’ fault but our own.”
The loss closes Nebraska’s regular season losing 12 of the final 15 games. Miles says he’s not worried about his job.
“My administrators have supported me the whole time,” Miles said. “I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about this team and getting their butts in gear.”
The Huskers fell to 12-18 on the season (6-12 in Big Ten play) with the 93-57 loss to Michigan. Nebraska finished the season in 12th place in the Big Ten standings and will play Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.