Men's basketball misses NCAA tournament, will face Harvard in NIT

Men's basketball misses NCAA tournament, will face Harvard in NIT

Henrietta Brewer
March 13, 2018

About the same time Rutgers, which once looked like it was in great position to make the tournament, started losing more.

The victor of the four-team bracket in Austin will advance to the Kansas City Regional, March 23-25. The Cornhuskers are 22-10 overall and went 13-5 in Big Ten play. Considering NU's fourth-place finish in the Big Ten, those could be much better draws than in year's past.

This season, the Huskers posted a 22-10 overall record, a 13-5 conference mark, a tie for fourth place in the 14-team Big Ten and a 9½-game improvement over previous year. The changes include: The 3-point line will be extended 20 inches to what the arc is in worldwide play; the lane will be widened 4 feet to National Basketball Association regulation; games will be played in four, 10-minute quarters; teams will shoot free throws after the fifth foul of each quarter; and the shot clock resets to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds. The shot clock rules will also be different, as it will reset to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound as opposed to the full 30 seconds.

"If I focus on something that concerns me, that's taking away from effort and energy I need to put into this team", said Padgett, whose one-year contract for $800,000 plus incentives runs through September.

In that exhibition game on October 22nd, Mississippi State fell to Nebraska in a closely contested game.

UW pushed its non-conference record to 10-3 and surpassed its win total from last season.

Even changing one of Nebraska's close losses to Kansas, Creighton or Ohio State to a win wouldn't appear to do much more than improve the Huskers' NIT seeding.

Nebraska is going to the NIT instead - but as a low seed.

Nebraska's point guard on that 2013 squad was All-American and WNBA first-round draft pick Lindsey Moore, who also led the Huskers to their first-ever NCAA Sweet Sixteen as a freshman in 2010. Omaha Benson graduate Kianna Ibis is the leading scorer for Arizona State.

The Crimson, who lost to Penn on Sunday in the Ivy League title game to miss out on the NCAA field, drew Marquette in their first-round matchup on Wednesday. The team gathered at Williams' house.

Not only too little to get into the NCAA Tournament.

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