Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Nebrasketball schedule tough, Randy Gregory not suspended, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Derrick Walker (13) dribbles up court (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Derrick Walker (13) dribbles up court (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team starts its second half of the season on Thursday night. They’ll play in the PBA against Iowa as the Huskers will also officially begin their conference slate against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

While Hoiberg’s Heroes haven’t had a fantastic season so far, it’s been a marked improvement over his first few seasons in Lincoln. That’s one of the reasons why Pinnacle Bank Arena is expected to be packed to the rafters.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team is just 7-6 on the year, but there’s a reason why there’s hope despite a less than stellar record. It turns out Nebrasketball has the 6th toughest schedule in all of college basketball.

Even with that being the case, patience is going to be thin for Hoiberg and his team if the Nebraska Cornhuskers don’t show better offensive prowess than they’ve showed the last few games. Here’s hoping the squad took advantage of the down time and figured some things out. The last time they had a long time off, they looked awful.

Other Cornhuskers News

  • Amy Williams’ crew is having a better season than their male counterparts, even with a bad loss on Wednesday night to the Michigan Wolverines. However, their season got a bit tougher as the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball coach announced her team would be without the services of Allison Weidner for the rest of the season. Weidner averaged 10.2 points on 54.1 percent shooting, along with 6.2 rebounds.
  • Regarding former Nebraska football star Randy Gregory and his punch at the end of the Denver Broncos’ last game, it turns out that he won’t be suspended. That’s a bit surprising, considering he admitted he sucker-punched a Rams player.
  • It’s been a week of good and bad news regarding the Huskers’ roster. Garrett Nelson and Colton Feist both announced they were leaving the program. Just why they chose to make that announcement this week might be something to keep an eye on.