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‘It’s still about us’: Huskers thankful for games, ready to perform in front of fans as season gets underway | Men’s Basketball

Nebraska likes where its rotation stands, NU coach Fred Hoiberg said. The Huskers feel “great” about how things went in the exhibitions. And while no game is a guarantee, Tuesday’s opponent provides a good opportunity for NU to start 1-0.

“A lot of learning lessons that we’ve had (from the exhibitions), and we need to continue to go out and play through good times, bad times and everything in between,” Hoiberg said. “We didn’t hit a lot of adversity. We had one tough stretch against Colorado, but that’s what’s going to define us is how we handle those tough moments and continue to do the things that make us successful when those times hit.”

Nebraska opens against Western Illinois on Tuesday.

The adversity is surely out there, somewhere. But Tuesday offers a chance for celebration. The Huskers and their fans are back together, for real. Now, Walker said, it’s about executing a game plan that has changed little since Hoiberg and his staff arrived in Lincoln.

“Our game plan has kind of been the same — it’s still about us,” Walker said. “Yes, we’ve learned about (Western Illinois), and yes, we’ve talked about them, but at the end of the day, when we step on the court, it’s about us and what we do and how we play as a team.”

Webster, Mayen game-time decisions: The availability of two veteran Huskers for Tuesday’s game remains up in the air, Hoiberg said.

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