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Two of the Omaha World-Herald's biggest hoops junkies — Nebraska beat writer Chris Heady and Creighton beat writer Jon Nyatawa — team up to share their college basketball insight and analysis.

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Two of the Omaha World-Herald's biggest hoops junkies — Nebraska beat writer Chris Heady and Creighton beat writer Jon Nyatawa — team up to share their college basketball insight and analysis.

    Half-Court Press: Half-Court Press: Creighton’s new Big East peer; Nebraska’s offseason questions

    Half-Court Press: Half-Court Press: Creighton’s new Big East peer; Nebraska’s offseason questions

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady react to the UConn-Big East reunion. What does it mean for CU? Also, they answer some fan questions about Husker hoops: tidbits on Dalano Banton and Lat Mayen, and a starting five prediction. 

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    • 52 min
    Half-Court Press: Evaluating the impact of coronavirus on Nebraska, Creighton hoops

    Half-Court Press: Evaluating the impact of coronavirus on Nebraska, Creighton hoops

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady discuss the latest developments during college basketball's unprecedented hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the Huskers are on campus now. The Jays are not. What's this summer look like for the two programs? They also analyze NU's non-conference schedule and break down three CU storylines (NBA draft, roster adds and NCAA investigation) set to play out over the next couple months.

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    • 54 min
    Half-Court Press: More roster moves for Nebraska and Creighton

    Half-Court Press: More roster moves for Nebraska and Creighton

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady discuss the Huskers’ addition of Trevor Lakes, the impact of the NBA draft on the Jays and the challenges of building a roster in this age of college basketball where player movement is so common. They also talk about their first-ever driveway basketball hoops, Dennis Rodman’s rebounding prowess and a hypothetical 2-on-2 game between current NU and CU players. 

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Half-Court Press: It’s transfer season at Nebraska and Creighton

    Half-Court Press: It’s transfer season at Nebraska and Creighton

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady break down the transfer market. Who’s in, and who’s out? They also discuss Nebraska’s situation at point guard for next year. And they evaluate the recruiting challenge facing Creighton, which has three open roster spots but not a lot of playing time to advertise.

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    • 48 min
    Creighton's dream season ends abruptly; Nebraska's building a new team - March 24

    Creighton's dream season ends abruptly; Nebraska's building a new team - March 24

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady react to the sudden end to the 2019-20 college hoops season. One of Creighton's best teams in school history won't get a chance to prove itself in March. The Jays have to deal with that. Meanwhile, the Huskers again find themselves in roster retooling mode as the transfer portal fills up. How different will Nebraska look next year? And will this always be the plan?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    March Madness is canceled; recapping 48 hours of unprecedented events - March 13

    March Madness is canceled; recapping 48 hours of unprecedented events - March 13

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady react to the landmark decision to cancel the NCAA tournament in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This week featured an improbable 48-hour sequence of headlines, where Nebraska and Creighton each momentarily held a place within the national conversation. Fred Hoiberg got sick on the bench while coaching. The Jays played the final game of the college hoops season. Nyatawa and Heady discuss it all.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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