Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Basketball has uneven weekend, QB transfer commit, more

Head coach Fred Hoiberg of the Nebraska Cornhuskers yells (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg of the Nebraska Cornhuskers yells (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball program had what can only be described as an uneven weekend. Fred Hoiberg’s crew had a bit of a disaster on Saturday as they got dismantled by the Kansas State Wildcats, 71-56.

The loss hit especially hard considering how well the Huskers had played in two of their last three games. After upsetting then #7 Creighton, the Huskers lost to Indiana and then almost upset currently #1 Purdue. Given that Hoiberg’s crew had a week to get ready for the Wildcats, they were expected to give KSU a game. They didn’t, really. If there’s any consultation, Kansas State improved to 10-1 on the season, so it’s not like they lost to a bad team.

Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball fans can take solace that Amy Williams’ squad is still putting together a pretty successful season. On Sunday, the Huskers routed Wyoming 66-39 and improved to 9-3 on the season.

The win was the fourth straight for the Cornhuskers after a 30-point loss to Virginia Tech. They’re playing some of their best basketball of the season just as their about to enter a tough stretch as they’ll play three straight Top 25 teams, including #4 Indiana, on New Year’s Day.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers News

The name of the game for Nebraska football was all about recruiting this weekend. The Huskers reeled in 5 commits from Friday until Sunday night. That included former Georgia Tech transfer Jeff Sims, a kicker, a receiver and two defensive backs.

On the other hand, the top player in the state of Nebraska this cycle, Malachi Coleman was in Boulder taking an official visit to Colorado. That might have been a bit of a laughing matter a few years ago, but Deion Sanders has injected that program with some serious excitement. Coleman has been a top target of Matt Rhule since he took over and it’s not a lost cause yet, but it seems likely that the fight will last right up until signing day.

Other College News

Max Duggan, who was once very interested in playing for the Nebraska football team just had an insane season for the TCU Horned Frogs. As he gets ready to lead his team to the playoffs, he announced on Sunday that he’s going to head to the NFL once this season is officially over.

While the Nebraska Cornhuskers got their transfer quarterback, so did UCLA. The Bruins reeled in Kent State’s Collin Schlee.