The fate of Nebraska head basketball coach Tim Miles won’t be decided until the after the Huskers’ season officially comes to a close.
Shortly after Nebraska suffered a 66-62 defeat to Wisconsin in the B1G Tournament on Friday evening, athletic director Bill Moos released a statement regarding Miles future with the program. However, the release said that a decision won’t be made until the Huskers learn of their postseason bid — if they are awarded one — and when the year is officially over.
“We will await Sunday’s announcement to see if we receive an invitation to participate in the NIT,” Moos wrote in a statement. “Once our season is completed, my evaluation of our men’s basketball program will draw to a close.”
Miles took over at Nebraska for the 2012-13 season and just completed his seventh year with the program — unless the Huskers earn a postseason bid. In that time, Nebraska has accumulated a 115-113 record and has made one NCAA Tournament appearance and earned one NIT bid.
This week, Nebraska won two games in the B1G Tournament despite playing with just six scholarship players and using just seven players in the rotation. The Huskers’ impressive postseason run came to a conclusion on Friday after a tough battle with Wisconsin.
Nebraska didn’t quite live up to expectations this season, but the Huskers battled injury issues all throughout the season. But that excuse may not be enough to save Miles’ job when the season concludes.