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High vote: 13th | Low vote: 14th | Average rank: 13.6
Last year’s record: 7-25 overall (2-18 Big Ten)
Key losses: F Kevin Cross (7.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), G Cam Mack (12.0 ppg, 6.4 apg), G Dachon Burke Jr. (12.2 ppg), G Haanif Cheatham (13.1 ppg), G Jervay Green (8.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg), G Matej Kavas (5.3 ppg),
Key returners: F Thorir Thorbjarnarson (8.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg), F Yvan Ouedraogo (5.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg), F Akol Arop (1.0 ppg), Shamiel Stevenson (transfer), Dalano Banto (transfer), Derrick Walker (transfer)
Key additions: Teddy Allen (No. 5 JUCO), Eduardo Andre (No. 205 composite), Trevor Lakes (Division-II transfer), Lat Mayen (No. 19 JUCO), Trey McGowens (Pitt transfer), Kobe Webster (Western Illinois transfer), Elijah Wood (No. 412 composite)
Comment: After a disappointing first season under Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska basketball has retooled its roster again with a mix of transfers and high school players. Nebraska also adds the trio of Stevenson, Banton and Walker, who sat out last season as transfers. This group fits more of what Hoiberg would like to do offensively, and the additions of Allen on the wing, plus Mayen out of the junior college ranks will pay off immediately for the Big Red. One big question is whether McGowens, who started two seasons at Pitt, will be immediately eligible. If so, the Huskers could have the talent to surprise some teams in the Big Ten.
— Michael Bruntz, Husker 247