#111 Nebraska Cornhuskers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Receiving the dubious honor of coming in dead last; the Nebraska Cornhukers.  As expected, they struggled in their inaugural Big Ten season which led to the firing of head coach Doc Sadler.  Tim Miles was hired from Colorado State and faces a massive re-building effort in trying to make the Huskers a relevant basketball program.
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Battle of NUs: Northwestern outshoots Nebraska

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In what essentially turned into a three-point shooting contest, Northwestern was able to beat Nebraska in the battle from beyond the arc, taking down the Huskers 84-74.

The Wildcats shot 45.2 percent from three (14-31) and 12 of their first 13 shots came from beyond the arc. The Huskers relied on the three as well, hitting on 11 of 26 shots for 42.3 percent on the night.

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#96 Nebraska Cornhuskers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers move to the Big Ten was clearly to up-grade the level of football in the conference since the basketball program has been mediocre at best throughout the past, oh… 110 years.  Despite being competitive in the Big 12 last season, Doc Sadler‘s team figures to struggle in their inaugural year in the Big Ten.

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