If you saw the result of this result, you are a basketball genius.
Permitted, the bizarre computer formulas that try to help us make sense about the college game insist Penn State is better than its record. 19659003] PSU jack-hammered Nebraska 95-71 before thousands of empty seats and a smattering of fans on Tuesday night in State College, Pennsylvania.
For Huskers, it was a loss that in many ways believed logic.
Penn State (10-16, 3-12 Big Ten) produced its biggest scoring total in the season. But say it to Miles: He's great podcast material.
On a Sunday evening conversation with Jeff Goodman at WatchStadium.com, Miles was honest about how life feels on the coaching hot seat.
"I understand why people call your work and things like that. What I'm trying to do is to be in my job," he said.
Miles also spoke of receiving only one year of contract expansion from Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos during the spring.  "You want to be noticed," said the coach and mentioned the recruiting challenges.
Moos undoubtedly observed the debacle in Happy Valley.
"If they fire me, they still have to pay me. I'm still a millionaire, "said Miles to Goodman." So I have it for me. "
Poor timing for these comments.
2. A bright place was the former Lincoln Southeast star Nick Bahes on-point analysis for FS1 He noted Penn State "looked up in warmups." The home team was called hard on both ends of the floor. Bahe said it is an indicator that the Nittany lions love their head coach, Pat Chambers .
Meanwhile, Miles apologists will criticize it for a bad night.Hi, it happens How could they otherwise explain this mess? Nebraska fans hoped Huskers (15-12, 5-11) had developed a sense of Self-confidence and a momentum of momentum in the wake of their two equal victories in Tuesday's struggle (after seven straight defeats). Um, scrape that notion – at least the momentum part. 39, crew was on the verge of a season's push grow in the nose if I start to mumble about Nebraska, and maybe pull a few upscale down the stretch towards the four nationally ranked teams (Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa) back on the pitch.
Thing is, I can imagine Nebraska somehow beating 15-ranked Purdue on Saturday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena (3:00, BTN). Such a victory would mostly just annoy many Husker fans who, despite even before Tuesday's loss, thought it was time for a coaching change.
A Nebraska Home Winner Who Would Annoy Many Husker Fans? Yes, we have reached it.
Wonderful, just wonderful.
3. Miles told Nebraska's play-by-play advertiser Kent Pavelka in a pregame radio interview that the number 1 key to his team was a quick start. Voila! Penn State jumped to a 13-4 lead and – get this – was never seriously threatened then.
After joining the country's 307-ranked three-point shooter (32 percent), Nittany Lions somehow made 11-of-22 from the distance (50 percent).
Nebraska stepped into the week and clung to the hopes of entering the Big Dance. One would think that Huskers would play with urgency with a team trying to scrape out Quad, I win and maybe save the head coach's job in the process. Instead, they played with an urgent couple on a two-week Caribbean vacation.
"There's a way to the NCAA tournament," Miles told Goodman. "We have to believe it."
Good luck with the song and dance after this performance. Maybe just stick with podcasts.