Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Nice win for Husker Hoops over Marquette

I missed the first half tonight, and must admit I was shocked by the halftime score; Huskers by 19 at the break over Marquette. The Golden Eagles are fresh off their Great Alaskan Shootout championship and presented their toughest challenge to this point. (Sagarin rated their schedule #311 out of 334!)

They seemed to relax a bit in the second half, allowing Marquette to close to within 6 points with about 7 minutes to go. Last year, Nebraska seemed to find a way to let those leads slip away at the end, but this game, Nebraska turned it up at the end and won 84-74.


Jon Johnston said...

Holy cow, that was quick. The first half was up up up tempo. Definitely not the Nebraska team we had last year. Won this game despite Joe McCray shooting awful (again).

Carl said...

I noticed last year that everytime they played 'Ol' Black Betty' over the PA late in the second half the Huskers would fold up and go home. If that behavior is behind the team then it'll be a good season.