Nebraska returns home looking for upset

LINCOLN, Neb - Coming off a blow out loss to the top ranked Indiana Hoosiers, the Nebraska Cornhuskers return home to take on the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans on Saturday night.

The same night that Nebraska basketball legend, Tyronn Lue, gets inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, Tim Miles and crew take on Tom Izzo's Spartans. The Spartans are coming off a huge win against the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines earlier in the week.


Remember when freshmen weren't allowed to play varsity basketball in college? Yeah me either. Gary Harris has proved to be one of the top freshmen, it not just the conference, but in the country. Usually when a freshman breaks the starting line up, it's something the opposing coach can take advantage of. But with Michigan State, the young guys cannot be taken lightly.

"He's shooting really well from the three the last X amount of games," said Miles. "I think he's made well over 50 percent of his three's, he's really an impressive guy."

No matter how big the young guys are, a championship contending needs veteran leadership, but Izzo's team is not short on that at all.

"Brandon Dawson at the three is impressive, Nix is playing 30 minutes a game at the five," said Miles. "Their an impressive team," said Miles.


In the final season of Nebraska basketball at the Devaney Center, the Cornhuskers will wear replica jerseys from the 1976-77 team. Senior Brandon Ubel seemed pretty excited about the experience. When asked about the shorts, Ubel responded with this.

"I hope they're a little past the thigh."

However, no matter what the occasion is, the main focus is always winning.

"I think it's really cool, we want to do things to give the Devaney Center a send off," said Ubel. "But our main focus is to get a win in those jersey's."


One of the best and most exciting players in Nebraska basketball history, Tyronn Lue has finally got his call to the Hall of Fame. In 1996 and 1997 he was the Ameritas Classic MVP and was named to the NIT All-Tournament team and Big Eight All-Freshmen team.

In his final season at Nebraska, Lue was named first-team All-Big 12, coming off of a second team All-Big 12 the season before. As a junior, Lue scored 678 points, which is second most in Nebraska history for one season; he averaged 21.2 points per game that season. After his junior year Lue was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft, with the 21st pick, by the Denver Nuggets.

"With Tyronn Lue coming back it's a big deal," said Miles. "Just to have him back means a lot."

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