Early Break: Nebrasketball gets their first grad transfer of the Fred Hoiberg era, landing Haanif Cheatham from Florida Gulf Coast

  • Cheatham is a former top 100 player coming out of high school who started his career at Marquette, then went to Florida Gulf Coast, where last year he averaged 13.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 10 games before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the season
  • Cheatham drew interest from other solid Power 5 schools but chose Nebraska after

Early Break: Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Cam Mack says he’ll visit Nebrasketball…what exactly would he bring if he committed to Hoiberg?
  • Are you convinced this season has to be bad for Nebrasketball, or could they actually be decent if they get some decent grad transfers?
  • How soon do you expect to see some commits for Abdelmassih/Gates in recruiting?

Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2

  • Nana Akenten (not surprisingly) announces he will transfer from Nebrasketball….addition by subtraction, or did you think he’d fit in with Hoiberg?
  • Does this team have to be bad next year? Will Matt Abdelmassih’s recruiting ability with transfers, couldn’t you see a bunch of good/decent grad transfers come in and play with Dachon Burke/Jervay Green/Amir Harris and create a pretty dang good squad in Year 1?
  • Shut up Sipple

Early Break: Which program will recruit at a higher level going forward at Nebraska: football or men’s basketball?

  • Is this as easy of an answer as you think it should be? The easy answer is Scott Frost; look what he’s done already with guys like Adrian Martinez in elevating his play since he got here, and other guys. But can Frost consistently land a ton of 4 and 5 star guys? Maybe, but that’s tough
  • Basketball, as we know, is nowhere near the same prestige level of football. But……they ARE now paying their assistants a lot of money, including the 2nd and 5th highest paid assistants in the conference (Matt Abdelmassih, Doc Sadler)….which makes you expect more in recruiting. Will they ever get higher classes than what football gets? Interesting conversation.

Early Break: Robin Washut (Husker Online)/ Shut up Sipple

  • Hoiberg’s staff is filled, biggest takeaways from what we heard on Monday
  • Jervay Green re-commits to Nebraska, who else will follow?
  • Status on Isiah Roby

Early Break: Fred Hoiberg discusses his main goals for year 1 at Nebraska…what are yours for him? / Shut Up Sipple

  • Hoiberg joined the Jon Rothstein podcast and said that his goal this year is to implement a style of offense that is fun to watch but also wins games, but also wants to create a culture that guys want to be in all the time to improve their games
  • More audio from Hoiberg…but what’s your goal for him? Can you put a record goal for him in year 1?

Early Break: Cary Cochran (Former Husker shooting guard)

  • Is Cary surprised by the response of the players on the coaching upgrade?
  • Thoughts on Hoiberg’s press conference, what should we expect during this recruiting cycle

Early Break: We’ve said before that a conference tournament run can’t blind you from what happened during the regular season

  • We just had the conversation earlier THIS WEEK about how even if Nebraska got on a run and won 3 games in the B1G Tournament, it shouldn’t take away the decision from Bill Moos on what to do with the basketball program going forward….did people believe that narrative going in, and if so, do they still feel that way?
  • It’s clear that Miles loves Nebraska and wants to be here, but it’s clear that this season was a disappointment, also. What gives? Are you blinded

Early Break: Tim Miles and Nebrasketball WON’T DIE! Huskers beat Maryland, to move on to the B1G Tournament quarterfinals

  • Depleted roster and all, Miles’ squad was able to keep Bruno Fernando in check (1-4, 3 points), and it was another great game from James Palmer, Glynn Watson, Isaiah Roby…and, Johnny Trueblood
  • Of all the teams you could play in the quarterfinals, Wisconsin is definitely the team you’d prefer the most (compared to Purdue, Michigan, and Michigan State). Can the momentum keep going today? Can you still stay out of foul trouble and not have James Palmer’s legs fall off from playing so many minutes? What a wild time

Early Break: More injuries for Nebrasketball! Amir Harris apparently has a leg injury and is questionable for B1G Tourney

  • Just what this team needed! More injuries! Harris had an MRI on Monday afternoon to look at his knee. Harris, of course, hit the game-winning lay-up against Iowa in Sunday’s thrilling 93-91 victory. He’d also been coming on as of late, and had 8 points and 10 rebounds against the Hawkeyes. So, not great for a team that’s lacking depth in general, and more so with injuries
  • What the heck does this team do now? All the walk-ons are going to need to play! If there is any foul trouble at all, it’s going to be one heck of a fun thing to watch against Rutgers tomorrow and in any upcoming games if they win

Early Break: Nebraska Hoops battle back from the dead to take down Iowa 93-91 on Senior Day

  • Nebraska scores 16 in the final 47 seconds to help send it to overtime
  • Watson and Palmer were fantastic in the crucial comeback with big threes and drives.
  • Good to see the fight in a team that could’ve easily given up.

Early Break: Will Nebraska basketball show up against Iowa?

  • Jake is dead inside for Husker Hoops… It is a very sad sight to see
  • Akenten is done for the season
  • What were some of the positives in the Tim Miles era?