Nebraska basketball continues to struggle, loses to Gardner-Webb at home

Huskers fall to Gardner-Webb at home
Posted at 4:31 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 00:30:03-05

Nebraska men's basketball continues to sputter with a 70-62 loss to Gardner-Webb. The Huskers have now lost six of their last seven games.

"I think you have to commend Gardner-Webb for coming in with a mentality of fearlessness that they were coming here to win," Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles said. "They came in here to kick our butts and they did. Obviously, I can’t think of a word beyond disappointment that I didn’t have our guys ready."

The Huskers turned the ball over 20 times, the most turnovers Nebraska has had in a game since Nov. 2015. Nebraska finished the game shooting 39.3% from the field and 17.6% from beyond the arc. 

"I’m surprised we are not shooting better at home," Miles said. "There are some guys that don’t take great threes. Other than that, I thought there were a few guys that got really good looks too and they just didn’t go in. Confidence is earned, you just got to do it. You can’t wish and hope for it.”

The only bright spot for Nebraska came from Ed Morrow Jr. Morrow tallied a career-high 18 rebounds, and tied his career-high in blocked shots with four.

The Huskers will try to bounce back Tuesday when they host Southern at 7 p.m. The matchup with Southern is Nebraska's final non-conference game. before the Huskers begin Big Ten play against Indiana Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m.