Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Hoiberg’s Heroes flop, Cade Povich impressing, more

Nebraska pitcher Cade Povich walks to the dugout
Nebraska pitcher Cade Povich walks to the dugout /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team went from a squad that looked like they might suddenly be one of the best in the Big Ten, to looking like the team that has struggled for most of the Fred Hoiberg era. After leading at the half by 12, the Huskers were outscored by 25 in the second half and scored just 12 points in the game’s final 13 minutes.

The epic collapse came on a night when the PBA was rocking and rolling in a big way for the first 20 minutes of the game. The Huskers could do very little wrong both on offense and defense.

For what ever reason, they looked outmanned, outgunned, and outcoached in the second half as Michigan State made run after run after run. The Huskers have one more game in the regular season as they’ll take on Iowa this weekend and hope to stay out of the Big Ten’s bottom four, allowing then one more day of rest before conference tournament play begins.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • Spring is (sortof) in the air, especially in Florida and Arizona and one former Nebraska baseball player is getting quite a bit of love, even if it’s early in Spring Training. Cade Povich was traded to the Baltimore Orioles last July and now the former Nebraska Cornhuskers hurler is already the 14th-best prospect in the O’s farm. It seems unlikely that he’ll start the season with the big club, but it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility.
  • Speaking of former Huskers making it big on the big stage, Dicaprio Bootle just finished a season with the world-champion Kansas City Chiefs. The Lincoln Journal Star had a nice piece focusing on everything the defensive back has seen in his short NFL career.
  • While Hoiberg’s Heroes had a tough Tuesday night, Amy Williams’ squad got a nice honor. Jaz Shelley was named First-Team All-Big Ten. That marks the first player in the Amy Williams era to get first-team honors.