Big Ten Media Days takes place in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. – Big Ten basketball media days took place in Chicago on Thursday.

Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles spoke to 1011 NOW during the event, touching on some jokes that didn’t land during his press conference.

"It was a bad room. That media group needed some more coffee Or a curfew from the night before,” Miles told 1011 NOW.

Miles moved on to address leadership on his squad, who is expected to carry a Top 25 ranking into the 2018-19 season after going 22-11 and finishing fourth in Big Ten the year before.

“You'd like to have an alpha dog, but this is a collective leadership group,” Miles said. “Millenials are like that. We are learning how to do things together."

Miles also touched on expectations for his veteran team, and the chances of them making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014.

"The guys understand that's what we scheduled for, we train for, because that's the expectation,” he said. “We made the NIT last year, set the record for school wins. That's hollow when you don't make the NCAA Tournament. It’s nice, but no one feels great about it. As a coach, my job is to establish a standard. The discipline and all the hard work will prepare us for when we're ready to go."