The losing streak continues, and the bubble watch begins. #17
Forget the top-20 ranking and forget the early season wins over Villanova and UCLA. This team is really struggling right now with almost no signs of things changing. The Big XII is pretty good this year but is at least behind the Big East and the ACC in terms of national respect. Even the Big 10 is getting more love recently. I don't see the Big XII getting six teams this season, more likely four or five. In order to be in the top four or five, Texas probably needs to get to 9-7 in conference to be assured of an NCAA bid but five more conference wins is going to be really tough.
After a pretty good first half,
The turnovers that plagued the Longhorns to start the game returned, Dexter Pittman picked up a couple of fouls and was relegated to the bench, and the Huskers started to make shots and get to the line.
Give credit to
Issues: rebounding in the second half, failing to attack the rim against smaller defenders, protecting the ball in the first half and in spots in the second, failure to control the tempo and generate offense from good defense, settling for perimeter jumpers, offensive execution in the final possession, etc.
I’m too frustrated/disappointed to write anything else.