The Sport Effect

Cornhuskers looking for some straight shooting, host Kennesaw State

Although Kennesaw State authorized its most latest opponent to shoot sixty one.one p.c from three-point selection, that ought to not be of grave worry to the Owls on Wednesday the way their next foe is trending.

From further than the arc, Nebraska ranks 347th out of 350 groups in the place, generating just 25.two p.c. In their most latest outing, the Cornhuskers opened the video game by sinking 5 of their initially 10 from extensive selection, but then promptly skipped next 18 makes an attempt and lost at property to Kansas State, 67-fifty eight.

The Cornhuskers (five-seven) have lost 5 straight and keep on to search for their offensive mojo getting into Wednesday’s check out by Kennesaw State.

“When we got out of rhythm, our belongings weren’t as crisp,” Cornhuskers coach Fred Hoiberg stated. “Energy was there … we competed, but we just did not keep on on with what manufactured us thriving early in equally halves.”

Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 21 factors to guide Nebraska while introducing rebounds, 5 assists and four steals. Bryce McGowens additional 14 factors.

Nevertheless, the three-point taking pictures has to be a worry: It their 5-video game losing streak, the Cornhuskers have solid off one hundred forty four periods from three-point selection and have manufactured just 31 – that is 21.five p.c.

Kennesaw State (four-seven) fell eighty five-eighty four at Samford, losing for the third time in four games.

Inspite of the narrow defeat, Owls coach Amir Abdur-Rahim lauded the team’s work in just about erasing a 10-point deficit with 9:43 still left. Kennesaw State grabbed an eighty four-eighty three advantage with 33 seconds to enjoy but was unable to cling on.

“I instructed the guys that we cannot allow this loss outline us in the earlier, we have had shut losses put us in a hole,” Abdur-Rahim stated. “We are concentrated on receiving greater every video game. We got greater tonight, while definitely some things we have to cleanse up, but I’m unbelievably happy of them. They performed with the toughness and grit you require to earn on the road.”

Terrell Burden sparked the Owls with a time-significant 25 factors while introducing 7 assists.

Wednesday marks the initially meeting between Nebraska and Kennesaw State.

–Area Amount Media