5 takeaways from Nebraska basketball's win over Western Illinois

The Nebraska Cornhuskers took out the Leathernecks, 73-49 on Saturday afternoon.

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The Nebraska basketball team came back from its loss to Texas Tech last Tuesday with a blowout win over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, 73-49. There were several items that stood out in the victory.

1

The defense is back

After having some serious problems against Texas Tech, particularly in the second half, the Huskers defense was back on Track Saturday. They held the Leathernecks to just 30.6 percent shooting from the field and 30.4 percent from three-point land. The defense also forced 14 turnovers.

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2

They played a cleaner game

In addition to tight defense when it came to defending the perimeter, they managed to do so without getting into any foul trouble. Western Illinois shot just five free throws for the entire game. The offense played cleaner as well, turning it over just nine times.

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