Huskers making it look easy

After back- to-back wins over top 25 teams, the Huskers came out to last night's game and flat out dominated the Oklahoma Sooners. The closest the Sooners came to matching Nebraska's play was in the opening minutes of the second half where they jumped out to a 6-2 run on the Huskers. Nebraska easily countered and went on a 13-4 run of their own.

The Sooners played very flat and showed no motivation throughout the entire game.  It was almost like they did not really want to be there.  To put Oklahoma's performance into coaching terms; I would say that the Sooner's play last night is how you never want your team to play. 

Sure it is tough to be motivated when your team shot 17-46 on field goals, and 5-20 from beyond the arc, but it is no excuse to just stop trying all together.  Nebraska did whatever they wanted and it worked all night against the Sooners.

Steve Harley stepped up huge and contributed 17 points for the Huskers.  Harley shot 7-l1 from inside the arc, and hit 3 out of 5 three point attempts.  Oklahoma did cover Alexs Maric well in the opening minutes, but he is truly a force that cannot be stopped and found his ways of getting the ball.  Maric ended the game with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and had three assists. 

Cookie Miller's open spot in the line-up due to a shoulder injury against the Aggies, was filled very well with the help of Paul Verlander.  The Blacksburg, Virginia native knocked down three huge shots from beyond the arc to answer Sooner baskets. 

Verlander ended the game with 11 points and shot 100% from everywhere on the court.  Paul Verlander's performance against the Sooners was very impressive and I think Doc needs to use this kid more.  He is always giving 110% when he is out on the court, and his shooting form is flawless! 

Flawless.  Also the perfect word to describe the Cornhuskers overall performance last night against Oklahoma.  Nebraska did whatever they pleased and stomped the life out of the Sooners.  Oklahoma never really came close to threatening Nebraska's lead. 

The 17 point deficit the Sooners had to overcome going into the half was a huge factor in the win.  The lead truly sucked the life out of Oklahoma for the second half and they just could not match the play of Nebraska.  Similar to the Kansas State game, every Nebraska player who stepped foot on the court contributed to the 63-45 win over Oklahoma.

This win now puts Nebraska on a three game win streak and moves their overall record to 17-9, and 6-7 in the Big XII.  The Cornhuskers now hit the road for a two game away stand against Oklahoma State and Texas.  Nebraska returns to Lincoln on March 9th for its final home game of the season against the Colorado Buffaloes. 

If we keep playing like we are now, me may be coming back home with another upset win over a Top 25 team. 

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