It's fair to say that Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles is a frustrated man these days.
“You never want to throw your players under the bus,” Miles said, "but that was beyond disappointing. That's not what we represent.
"We quit easily today, and that’s a great disappointment."
Because Miles apparently believes the team members cannot represent the university in a proper fashion until they cleanse themselves of reeking play, he has decided to literally bar his players from the locker-room showers.
"There will be chains on the doors locking it from the outside,’’ Miles said, "until further notice."
In addition to the locker-room ban, Miles also is barring his players from speaking to reporters.
Miles didn't say whether his locker-room ban extends to road games. The Cornhuskers play at No. 24 Ohio State on Thursday, but it seems an anticipated loss to the Buckeyes wouldn't be as bad as a smelly bus ride to the airport afterward.
Nebraska has lost five consecutive games and is 5-10 in Big Ten Conference play.
Asked where players would dress for games, Miles responded, "Good luck. They're creative."