BIG road games are never easy, and this Nebraska team is full of talent. Plus the team, especially Kofi looks exhausted.
So being able to win this game does tell a lot. You can always rely on Trent on these difficult games, and Payne making great progress means Kofi could rest more.
A couple notes:
1. How lucky are we for Trent? What a stud
2. We’ve proven we can win ugly and in different ways
3. Our defense needs a ton of credit for this teams success
4. 5-0 in conference! Hell of a start, let’s keep it going!
Kofi probably should have shot at least 8 more FTs but doesn't matter if you miss them all. He looked pretty gassed at times compared to normal. Payne has been quietly giving good minutes the last couple games and now we can see it with more time.
Probably looking ahead to Michigan a bit and I wouldn’t be shocked if Kofi was under the weather—he had no lift and looked slow. The fact he still put up 16 and 13 speaks to his greatness. Hope the o’fer at the line was an anomaly.
That said…if this game gives Omar some confidence, that will pay dividends down the road. He was awesome. Plummer needs to find a way to contribute in other ways when his shot isn’t falling.