5 things to keep in mind for Nebraska's season opener against Mississippi Valley State

5 things to watch in Nebraska basketball's season opener [Image via SpikeNation30/YouTube]
5 things to watch in Nebraska basketball's season opener [Image via SpikeNation30/YouTube]

The Nebraska basketball team starts the season ranked in the coach's poll so be on the lookout for these things in the 'warmup' game.

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When the Nebraska basketball opens its season against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, the season officially begins with some rather high expectations. Check out what you should be watching for in a game that the Huskers should win going away. Nebrasketball starts its "show me" season at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 7 PM.

1

Can the Huskers find the hoop?

It was only an exhibition game, but Nebraska worried some onlookers with how poorly they shot against Wayne State. Despite winning by 35, they shot just 39.4 percent from the floor. They shot just 34 percent in the first half. The game is going to be scary if that happens Tuesday night.

2

Can the Cornhuskers hit from long range?

Even worse than their shooting from the floor was their shooting from beyond the 3-point line. Nebraska was an astoundingly bad 4 for 26 from beyond the arc. That's 15 percent. Considering Miles has repeatedly told the media he wants this team to take more threes, inability to actually hit them would be a major problem.

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