Nebraska HC Tim Miles 2016 Basketball Media Day Press Conference

Nebraska head coach Tim Miles talks with the media at Big Ten Basketball Media Day to preview the season.

Speaking with reporters in Washington D.C. at Big Ten Media Days, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles talked about his sophomore class, which includes four players who started at least one game. 

"We have a group of sophomores that played a lot last year. We played 21 Big Ten games last year. We were 8 and 13, and the average margin -- the difference was .2 of a point. Our opponents got 71.3 points a game, we got 71.1. So we have a lot of guys that were involved in good games."

While Nebraska will be young this season, but Miles expects senior Tai Webster to fill the void in the leadership department. The New Zealand native has played in 96 games at Nebraska and has logged 52 career starts. 

"He took a big leap last year. I think he'll take another leap this year," said Miles. "I think we're picked toward the bottom, which is where I like to be, so we can pleasantly surprise all our friends ask colleagues in the room today. I like this team. I think they'll be fun. We're young. Like you said, eight of our guys are freshmen and sophomores, but I think they're a solid nucleus."

Nebraska opens their season in less than a month against Chadron State on Nov. 7. 


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