Lots of options to choose from! Here we go! Post your choice below and a reason why (if you want) below!
We are at the halfway point with 9 games to go! The Huskers are 14-8 (5-4). What is your predicted spot of finish (not including anomalies such 9-0, 8-1, 1-8, etc)
A) Huskers finish 7-2. 21-10 (12-6) top 4 (or tied). Easy tourney bid.
B) Huskers finish 6-3. 20-11 (11-7), top 5 (or tied). Feeling is that they’re in the dance but an extra win wouldn’t hurt.
C) Huskers finish 6-3, top 5 (or tied). Feeling they need a tourney win to get into the dance. Win one and make it.
D) Huskers finish 6-3, top 5 (or tied). Above scenario, lose first round and make it.
E) Above scenario, lose first round and NIT.
F) Huskers finish 5-4. 19-12 (10-8), (tied 6th-7th). Win 2+ games and make the dance.
G) Above scenario win 2+ and NIT.
H) Above scenario, win 1 and still make the dance.
I) Above scenario, Win 1 and NIT.
J) Huskers finish 4-5. 18-13 (9-9). Mid-pack finish. Make a run to the CC and lose. Tourney bid.
K) Above scenario, win 0, 1-2 and NIT.
L) Huskers Finish 3-6. 17-14 (8-10). NIT.
M) Above scenario, no postseason. Miles future uncertain.
N) Huskers finish 2-7. 16-15 (7-11). Another meltdown. Miles either gone or on very thin ice at season’s end.
C D or E. most likely options. Winning a game at #5 is no easy task however.
“Most likely” is an illegal prediction lol.
We will be 5th. After that who knows
For me....6-3 makes the most sense in the final half. They went 5-4 in the “tougher half” and played every team close besides MSU. This is a different team since then. So Either 2-2 or 3-1 in these next 4. Then 4-1 or 3-2 down the home stretch. Options B or C are very similar. Maybe too much so as tough to say what the committee sees with the rest of the country at the time. But Trash’s choice? Option B. 20 wins, 11-7 conference record and a likely top 5 finish would be a tough resume to ignore. “This/that Conference is up/down” is generally a tough, unproven argument. I remember a couple years ago everyone thought the B1G was amazing and they had 2 Sweet 16 teams. Another year, 6 teams got in (with a down year) and 4 or 5 made the Sweet 16. Specific roster Matchups end up being the story. For instance, Baylor was a terrible height draw for NU in 13-14 and everyone knew it. Fairly easy to predict that loss.
I really dont see why we cant go 7-2, all the teams we will play are below us. We just cant have games like the last P St. Guess A.
Indy will be down a couple spots after about a week ten days.
I'm going to go with option B, with a shocker win along the way!