Nebraska’s hopes for a Cinderella run to a Big Ten title fell a few days short. After two wins to open the Big Ten Tournament, the Huskers fell in a highly competitive game to Wisconsin today.
Nebraska had that quarterfinal game against the fourth-seeded Badgers within two points in the final minute. Ultimately the 13 seed fell 66-62.
A few more wins might have helped cool Tim Miles’ extremely hot seat. The two-game run was nice, but he is going to sweat things out for a few more days, at least.
Shortly after today’s game, Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos released a statement on Tim Miles and the program.
Based on the statement, Moos plans on waiting to see if Nebraska makes the NIT, and will go from there.
The Huskers currently hold an 18-16 record on the year. It is unclear what impact a strong NIT run would have for the veteran coach.
“We will await Sunday’s announcement to see if we receive an invitation to participate in the NIT,” Moos said in the statement. “Once our season is completed, my evaluation of our men’s basketball program will draw to a close.”
Miles took over the Huskers in 2012, and has had mixed success in Lincoln.
In 2013-14, he led the team to its first NCAA Tournament since 1998. He went 11-7 and finished 4th in the Big Ten that season.
The team has not returned to the Big Dance, though Nebraska went 22-11 in 2017-18, finishing in a tie for fourth play in the conference at 13-5, and making the NIT.
Overall, Miles is 115-113 at Nebraska, with a 52-76 Big Ten record.