The Huskers fell behind by as many as 15 points in the second half, went 3-for-23 from three-point range including 0-for-11 after halftime, missed 10 of their 21 free-throw attempts and lost to Illinois 71-64 Saturday in Champaign.
Tim Miles' crew dropped its fifth straight game. The offense is a mess. The Huskers have what appears to be a crisis of confidence. Athletic director Bill Moos, who in April gave Miles only a one-year contract extension, can't like what he sees.