Nebraska heads into preseason practice with March sadness in mind, not its big run in Big Ten

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For Nebraska's men's basketball team, a sour ending to a solid season turned into motivation for this year.

The Cornhuskers return almost everybody from the team that won 19 games, finished fourth in the Big Ten and made the NCAA tournament. They start preseason practice on Sunday.

Coach Tim Miles says he can tell from offseason workouts that his players "have an appetite for work." As good as last season was, Miles says the team remembers the ending more than what happened for the bulk of the schedule.

The Huskers blew an 18-point lead to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament, and lost by 14 points to Baylor in the NCAA tournament.