Today, Big 12 play began for Nebraska and I didn't see anything that will make me change my mind. Sure, they won 56-51 but they gave up a 18 point lead at home to Missouri and couldn't do anything on offense in the 2nd half. They got lucky to hang on and could have easily have lost the game. I felt Missouri just didn't come to play. It was a great defensive effort in the 1st half but the Tigers did a horrible job in the first half of taking care of the basketball. They were soft with the ball and as we know - NU plays great on-ball defense. The second half was better but Missouri had dug too big a hole for themselves.
The Huskers schedule is favorable to begin with. Missouri is a team that Nebraska has dominated in recent history so a win was predicted by me. Next up - at Ames for Iowa St - winnable but the game is on the road. Then Kansas St at home. 3-0 is possible but so is 1-2.
Yet after that - then it gets to the part where I think there are problems for NU: 3 of 5 on the road and Oklahoma, Okie St, and Kansas amoung others.
Win Counter: 1-0. We will see what direction the team goes from here but a win is a win - no matter how you get it.