Nebraska Fires Hoops Coach Miles, Missed NCAA Tourney Again


Nebraska head coach Tim Miles directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nebraska has fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles after the Cornhuskers finished 13th in the Big Ten and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year.

Athletic director Bill Moos announced the firing Tuesday, two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 season with an 88-72 loss to TCU in the second round of the NIT.

Miles was 116-114 overall and 52-76 in Big Ten regular-season games. Nebraska was 10th or lower in the Big Ten in all but two of Miles’ seasons.

The Huskers started this season 13-4 and appeared in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2014. The Huskers lost 11 of 13 games in January and February. Winning two games in the Big Ten Tournament wasn’t enough to get them an NCAA bid.

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