Nebraska basketball: Three glaring problems for Huskers so far

PISCATAWAY, NJ - JANUARY 21: James Palmer Jr. #0 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in action against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during a game at Rutgers Athletic Center on January 21, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PISCATAWAY, NJ - JANUARY 21: James Palmer Jr. #0 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in action against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during a game at Rutgers Athletic Center on January 21, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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A complete effort

It’s hard to quantify this on the list of these problems for Nebraska basketball because it is hard to put it in a numerical sense. The bottom line is Nebraska basketball has had trouble giving a consistent effort for both halves of the game.

It’s interesting to watch them. They come out really strong in the first half, and everything seems to be going well. However, in the second half it is a different story. If they are leading, they seem to let their foot off the gas pedal. Sometimes, that allows the opposition to get back into the game. Especially in Big 10 Conference play, not giving a consistent effort for both halves has been an issue.

Oftentimes, it looks as though they have run out of gas. Take Saturday’s game against Ohio State for example. The game was relatively close throughout, and then in the second half, the Buckeyes went on a tremendous run and pulled away. It was frustrating to watch as Nebraska basketball seemed like they could not make any shots. Although that may not be an effort thing necessarily, it certainly did not help matters.

It has been a trouble spot in conference play for Nebraska basketball. The last complete game they played was against Indiana on the road. For reference, that was three games ago. They seem to have trouble putting a full game together, and they need to figure out how to do that if they want to make the most out of the remaining conference games. Time is running out for them to correct things, and they need to do so in a hurry.