Combined with the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs are 18-18 in the postseason.
And he tried to explain something that wasn't really explainable.
Nebraska's 21 wins mark a 14-game improvement in the win column over last year's 7-22 overall record, when the Huskers tied for last in the Big Ten Conference.
Nebraska's only other NCAA Tournament appearance in the state of Texas was a successful one. Not even enough to get a home game in the National Invitation Tournament.
With a win, the Bears will face the victor of No. 4 seed Mississippi State and No. 5 seed Nebraska. The 32-team bracket is split into four groups of eight seeded No. 1 through No. 8.
"I didn't think the Big Ten got any respect, and I think that's what hurt us in the end, " Chambers told reporters Sunday night.
"When you're emotional, you're still sad about all the NCAA Tournament stuff, and you make assumptions - you make decisions - that you don't know what the consequences are", senior center Anas Mahmoud said. We can still do something about it. "That's the good news".
NU played the Bulldogs on October 22, in a preseason exhibition game.
The NIT is not the ideal landing spot, but it should be helpful for a relatively young team that continues to develop.
A subdued Miles was diplomatic in his assessment of Nebraska's position.
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"Tuesday night start it off, and then hopefully they take care of business and play another game, and then we'll have the women's game the weekend", Timmering said.
The Huskies, as they have done all season, must use their 2-3 zone to prevent open looks and force the Broncos to play more inside the arc. "But that's the way it goes". "Nebraska's had some fine wins in their league". While describing Middle Tennessee State's absence from the NCAA bracket, NCAA Selection Committee chair Rasmussen may just as well have been talking about the Huskers.
Williams said that has allowed the players with injuries to get better. They also average 8.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game, both of which rank in the top 25 for those categories.
Baylor learned its fate on Sunday and missed out on the NCAA tournament. Utah earned a No. 2 seed in Washington's quadrant of the bracket, while OR and Stanford each earned No. 3 seeds.
"We played great basketball". "You try to think about at any position you fill, what are the key factors you want out of that". The coach then watched the NIT show in his office. "They're an older group of guys, so they've been through a lot since we saw each other in late October". That left only the Big Ten Tournament for Nebraska to make a statement.
Now the Huskers are part of an exclusive, and disappointing, club.
Baylor head coach Scott Drew said not making the NCAA Tournament field was a let down, but the Bears still have a chance to win a championship.
Several Pac-12 teams could await in the second round, or maybe UW coach Mike Hopkins will face his alma mater, Syracuse, and his mentor in coach Jim Boeheim. One of their more impressive wins came in Eugene in December, edging out OR 73-70 as guard Lexus Williams sank a half-court three as time expired to send the Broncos to a win and snapping Oregon's 46-game home winning streak in the process.
The date and time for the first-round game were not immediately announced.
"We live for gameday", he said.