Yep. Their length really effected us. There were quite a few times where we had good ball movement and a guy had a good look at the rim, but one of their 6'6 guys flew over to contest the shot. Our offense was obviously a big problem too, but you have to give some credit to their length. Their length really helped on offense too. There were plays where we would cut off Petteway or Shields but they would just rise up and make the jumper over us.Love this quote on the Yahoo sports review of the game:
''A big part of our offensive struggles, Nebraska deserves a lot of credit for that,'' said Illinois coach John Gross.