LINCOLN, Neb - With two extra days to rest because of inclement weather, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes set to battle in a rescheduled affair on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.
HUSKERS ENJOY SNOW DAY
Whether you are in elementary school or a senior in college, the thought of a snow day never gets old. Sleeping in and not having to worry about class for a day can bring a smile to anyone’s face. Senior power forward Brandon Ubel enjoyed his snow day, but like always, there is work to be done.
“Yeah, it was nice, didn’t have to go to class, just practice and hang out, it was pretty nice,” said Ubel. “We practiced like normal, at a different time, but we came in and had a good practice.
To coach Nebraska head coach Tim Miles it was just a few extra days to practice, but he wishes the game could’ve been played.
“The one thing that snow days, that’s interesting, is that its like a full moon,” said Miles.” The guys are a little odd; you just have to get them in line. I wish we would have played the game.”
HUSKERS PREP FOR HAWKEYES
For the second straight week, the Huskers have had a full week to prep for a team, making this more like a football schedule than a basketball schedule. With all the time off, Miles hasn’t found anything new with the Hawkeyes, but knows that they present a threat.
“I’m tired of looking at Iowa,” said Miles. “Nothing new, they’ve done a good job changing defenses, they play at a good tempo, I really like their tempo.”
Ubel added the Iowa players know their role and that’s what can make them so effective. He mentioned some guys are screeners or shooters, and when everyone has a specific role it makes it a lot easier to be effective.
Miles talked about a few guys that he thinks are really good players for Iowa and how Iowa changes things up mid game to throw the opponent off.
“Mike Gesell looks like a real good player to me, Aaron White, Marble are all good players. I liked Eric May in high school, they have a nice team, Adam Woodbury is up and coming,” said Miles. “There is a lot of things that they do to you, so as soon as you change one problem, they’ll change defense on you.”
SECOND TO LAST GAME AT DEVANEY CENTER
As the season dwindles to an end, the Nebraska Cornhuskers prepare to say goodbye to the Devaney Center as they prepare for the switch to Pinnacle Bank Arena. Brandon Ubel talked about some of his most fond memories as he prepares to close out his career.
“Texas sticks out in everyone’s mind, Indiana last year. There’s a lot of them, we’ve beaten a lot of good teams, a lot of ranked teams. It’s been fun.”
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