LINCOLN — Nebraska had 12 turnovers each of the first two games. It recorded nine Sunday. That’s not bad for a young backcourt.
“I told them they get a quarter-point for every completed pass,” coach Tim Miles said. “We’re going to see it both ways. We’re going to see teams that pressure us and try and turn us over a great deal, which will create some offense for us.
“And we’re also going to see the way Omaha did it, which was, they just softened up everything, so the only shot that was there a lot of times was the outside shot. So you shouldn’t turn it over.”
Foul trouble slows point guard Parker
Freshman point guard Benny Parker got in early foul trouble and sat the bench most of the first half, playing just six minutes. Walk-ons Trevor Menke and Mike Peltz took his place in the lineup.
Parker got off to a slow start in the second half, too. Miles pulled him for a four-minute stretch.
“When we sat him down, I thought he refocused, did a good job the last, whatever, 12 minutes of the game.”
Parker finished with eight points in 21 minutes.
Mavericks weren’t underestimated
Did Nebraska underestimate UNO Sunday afternoon? No, Dylan Talley said. He knew it would be a struggle.
“It’s not like we’re North Carolina and we just step on the court and beat people just by showing up,” Talley said. “We have to bring the fight to people every game.”
UNO coach eyes Summit League play
After three tough road games, UNO coach Derrin Hansen is aware of his team’s weaknesses. But he’s excited, he said, to see how his guards match up against Summit League peers.
“I think I’ll like what we see there,” Hansen said. “In a short amount of time, we’ve been able to recruit to this level.”
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