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Roby returns to practice but remains questionable for Maryland game

January 3, 2019

Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby practiced Monday after being held out of Saturday’s game against Southwest Minnesota State with a groin injury.

Husker coach Tim Miles said he’s hopeful Roby will be available to play in Nebraska’s game at Maryland on Wednesday.

“We’ll see how this goes,” Miles said. “If he’s all sore tomorrow, or whatever it is, then we’ve got a new problem.”

Roby is averaging 10 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes per game. Miles said Roby looked “fine” in practice.

“But those things are tricky, and you have to be careful to not aggravate it. It doesn’t take much,” Miles said.

If Roby is held out, senior Tanner Borchardt will again fill Roby’s starting spot. The senior from Gothenburg, Nebraska, scored four points and snagged nine rebounds in NU’s win over Southwest Minnesota State.

Miles feels comfortable with Borchardt on the floor. The main concern for this game, though, is keeping Borchardt on the floor against Maryland. The Terrapins draw fouls inside against big men well, Miles said, and Borchardt has been prone to fouling.

Miles hopes true freshman Brady Heiman can fill in off the bench when needed. Heiman posted nine points and five rebounds in Nebraska’s loss at Minnesota on Dec. 5.

Freshman Amir Harris, who has been out with mononucleosis, also practiced on Monday, but in a limited role, Miles said.

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