Nebraska basketball looks to improve from deep

Nebraska had a horrible three-point shooting percentage last season and look to improve the number in 2015-16.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska managed to score just 61.5 points per game last season, good for No. 310 in the country.

The Huskers’ three-point field goal percentage?

Even worse.

The Huskers only shot .284 from deep last year; a number head coach Tim Miles knows has to improve. Even a top 25 defense can’t make up for a shooting percentage that low.

“Last year we put so much pressure on our defense because of our inability to make threes,” said Miles. “Our offense is best when we get fouled on a regular basis, but some of that is subjective. Some of that is out of our control. But we have to make more outside shots. We can’t be a team that goes out and lays an egg every night on the three-point shooting.”

Miles says the team has made a dedicated effort to get better in the category by practice.

The head coach isn’t concerned by the poor outside shooting numbers he saw his team post during their trip to Spain in August. 

“I’m a little worried about it, but not crazy hung up. It’s a deeper three, their ball, their court, their lighting,” said Miles. “It worried me a little bit, but at the same time we had some decent looks. I think our guys have put in work to and understand that it wasn’t a good enough performance, let’s go out and perform better.”

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