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Huskers To Face Mississippi State in Charity Exhibition Game on Sunday
Lincoln -- 
The University of Nebraska and Mississippi State University basketball programs will look to raise money for hurricane victims, as the programs will square off in a charity exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss.

Nebraska and Mississippi State together sought and received a waiver from the NCAA to play the extra exhibition game with the sole purpose to benefit hurricane victims.  While admission is free for Sunday’s game, representatives from the MSU Student Relief Fund and the Salvation Army will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

“Hurricane Irma was a devastating storm which affected many people in the Southeast and in the Caribbean,” Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said. “Our goal is that we can raise a lot of money for those who need it and have a great time competing against Coach (Ben) Howland and his team. It is a great platform for our two programs to raise awareness and help people in need. We look forward to Sunday afternoon and it should be an exciting game.”

“This is a great opportunity to help so many people in need who were affected by the hurricane,” MSU coach Ben Howland said. “Hurricane Irma was devastating, and our hearts and prayers have been with everyone as they have dealt with horrific and tragic loss. This is a chance for us to do our part in helping those in need.”

“I so appreciated Nebraska and Coach Miles for their incredible willingness to support this effort. It’s going to be a fun day for two Power 5 teams to play an exhibition game and get a head start on the season.”

Mississippi State returns four starters and 10 letterwinners from a team that went 16-16 last season for Howland, who enters his third year at Mississippi State.

The Huskers return nine letterwinners, including four players who started at least nine games last season. Junior guard Glynn Watson Jr. headlines the returnees, as he averaged 13.0 points per game, while junior forward Jack McVeigh averaged 7.5 points per game. NU also returns Evan Taylor, who started 21 games last season, and Jordy Tshimanga, who made nine Big Ten starts as a freshman in 2016-17.

Sunday’s game is a rare matchup between the two schools. In regular-season play, the two teams have met just once, with the Bulldogs claiming a 69-66 win in the Ford Far West Classic in Portland, Ore., in 1995.

Sunday’s game will be broadcast by the Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka on the call and available on Huskers.com and on the Huskers app. It will be made available to any of the HSN affiliates to carry.

Fans are encouraged to check with their local HSN affiliate to see if they are carrying Sunday’s game.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — NCAA officials have agreed to grant waivers to college basketball teams wanting to play an extra exhibition game with the sole purpose of benefiting Hurricane Irma victims, and Mississippi State is one of many programs taking advantage of this opportunity.
 
The Bulldogs, under the direction of third-year coach Ben Howland, will host Big Ten foe Nebraska at 1 p.m. this Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum, with representatives from the MSU Student Relief Fund and Salvation Army collecting monetary donations to benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
 
Admission to the game is free, and doors will open at noon with standard basketball game security screening procedures in place...

 

http://www.hailstate.com/news/2017/10/16/mens-basketball-msu-nebraska-to-meet-sunday-in-special-exhibition-game.aspx

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Is this the ***official*** game thread then @hhcdimes?  Here is the MSU Scouting Report from last year on KenPom.  They were an extremely young team last year that ended up about 20 spots higher than us in the KenPom final rankings.  We're gonna get a strong test right away.

 

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Data through games of Monday, April 3

Category Offense Defense D-I Avg
Adj. Efficiency 106.6 135 99.3 72 104.7
Adj. Tempo 68.9 118 68.0
Avg. Poss. Length 17.2 159 16.7 58 17.3
Four Factors
Effective FG%: 51.1 151 48.1 73 50.5
Turnover %: 19.0 217 19.7 93 18.5
Off. Reb. %: 27.1 247 30.0 213 29.3
FTA/FGA: 33.9 221 37.9 227 35.3
Miscellaneous Components
3P%: 34.7 179 31.5 25 35.0
2P%: 50.4 123 48.6 140 49.3
FT%: 68.7 228 70.9 210 70.4
Block%: 9.5 204 10.7 89 9.2
Steal%: 7.2 31 10.5 36 8.7
Style Components
3PA/FGA: 38.5 121 34.1 96 36.4
A/FGM: 47.0 291 47.1 49 52.4
Defensive Fingerprint: Mostly Man    
Point Distribution (% of total points)
3-Pointers: 31.9 134 26.2 310 30.4
2-Pointers: 49.5 192 52.0 95 49.8
Free Throws: 18.6 250 21.8 76 19.8
Strength of Schedule
Components: 106.2 83 101.0 48 104.7
Overall: +5.29 72 0.00
Non-conference: -6.23 323 0.00
Personnel
Bench Minutes: 36.0% 78 31.9%
Experience: 0.70 yrs 350 1.70
Minutes Continuity: 29.0% 329 49.4%
Average Height: 76.9" 155 76.8"

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Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Fri Nov 11 102 299 Norfolk St. W, 78-74 71   Home 1-0    
Thu Nov 17 109 68 UCF L, 86-61 71   Neutral 1-1   b.gif
Fri Nov 18 143 94 Boise St. W, 80-68 71   Neutral 2-1   b.gif
Sun Nov 20 122 200 UTEP W, 61-54 62   Neutral 3-1    
Fri Nov 25 123 115 Lehigh L, 87-73 74   Home 3-2    
Mon Nov 28 139 293 Northwestern St. W, 65-59 66   Home 4-2    
Thu Dec 1 145 264 Oregon St. W, 74-57 67   Home 5-2    
Sun Dec 4 140 131 Georgia St. W, 82-60 72   Home 6-2    
Wed Dec 14 130 67 East Tennessee St. L, 67-65 66   Home 6-3    
Mon Dec 19 136 325 Southern Miss W, 86-44 71   Neutral 7-3    
Thu Dec 22 120 203 Morehead St. W, 85-76 67   Home 8-3    
Thu Dec 29 124 219 UMKC W, 77-54 73   Home 9-3    
Tue Jan 3 118 56 Alabama L, 68-58 69   Home 9-4 0-1 b.gif
Sat Jan 7 131 172 LSU W, 95-78 77   Away 10-4 1-1  
Tue Jan 10 112 35 Arkansas W, 84-78 70   Away 11-4 2-1 a.gif
Sat Jan 14 100 64 Texas A&M W, 67-59 68   Home 12-4 3-1  
Tue Jan 17 92 4 Kentucky L, 88-81 79   Home 12-5 3-2 a.gif
Sat Jan 21 86 57 Tennessee L, 91-74 73   Away 12-6 3-3 a.gif
Wed Jan 25 93 156 Missouri W, 89-74 65   Home 13-6 4-3  
Sat Jan 28 82 56 Alabama L, 71-62 70   Away 13-7 4-4 a.gif
Tue Jan 31 89 74 Mississippi L, 88-61 74   Away 13-8 4-5 a.gif
Sat Feb 4 103 57 Tennessee W, 64-59 72   Home 14-8 5-5 b.gif
Tue Feb 7 97 82 Auburn L, 98-92 82   Away 14-9 5-6 a.gif
Sat Feb 11 97 24 South Carolina L, 77-73 70   Home 14-10 5-7 a.gif
Tue Feb 14 97 61 Georgia L, 79-72 74   Away 14-11 5-8 a.gif
Sat Feb 18 97 5 Florida L, 57-52 67   Home 14-12 5-9 a.gif
Tue Feb 21 94 74 Mississippi L, 87-82 90 OT Home 14-13 5-10  
Sat Feb 25 96 33 Vanderbilt L, 77-48 66   Away 14-14 5-11 a.gif
Tue Feb 28 101 24 South Carolina L, 63-57 71   Away 14-15 5-12 a.gif
Sat Mar 4 96 172 LSU W, 88-76 71   Home 15-15 6-12  
Southeastern Conference Tournament
Wed Mar 8 95 172 LSU W, 79-52 71   Neutral 16-15    
Thu Mar 9 86 56 Alabama L, 75-55 66   Neutral 16-16   b.gif
Home games played at Humphrey Coliseum (10,500, 78th largest in D-I)
Home court advantage: 3.5 (95th in D-I)
 

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Expanded Player Page 
Player stats/rankings include games against D-I competition through Monday, April 3
(2163 players eligible for national rank, except 1280 in eFG%, TS%, and FTRate.)

    Ht Wt Yr G %Min ORtg %Poss %Shots eFG% TS% OR% DR% ARate TORate Blk% Stl% FC/40 FD/40 FTRate FTM-FTA Pct 2PM-2PA Pct 3PM-3PA Pct
  Major Contributors (24-28% of possessions used)
11 Quinndary Weatherspoon
National Rank
6-4 205 So 29 72.1 107.6 25.2
325
27.7
206
53.2
447
56.7
439
4.9 12.7 12.7 15.5 0.9 3.0
156
2.9 4.2 30.1 85-111 .766
463
126-243 .519 47-126 .373
1 Lamar Peters
National Rank
6-0 188 Fr 30 57.4 101.3 25.2
326
25.1
453
49.8 53.2 1.8 8.3 27.4
125
20.6 0.7 2.6
310
4.4 3.8 28.2 56-75 .747 44-105 .419 59-161 .366
  Significant Contributors (20-24% of possessions used)
35 Aric Holman
National Rank
6-10 222 So 32 58.1 99.7 20.1 19.5 52.4 54.8 8.6
373
19.9
235
5.4 20.3 9.0
35
1.6 4.2 3.5 35.7 49-75 .653 92-161 .571
254
12-49 .245
3 Xavian Stapleton 6-6 207 So 23 30.0 103.9 21.2 23.3 52.7 54.7 7.0 11.9 3.7 14.5 2.7 3.2 6.9 3.9 34.1 28-44 .636 41-75 .547 18-54 .333
  Role Players (16-20% of possessions used)
4 Mario Kegler
National Rank
6-7 220 Fr 32 70.1 97.3 19.2 19.4 50.0 52.8 4.6 16.7 7.9 19.5 0.9 1.4 3.5 3.5 34.9 58-88 .659 66-136 .485 40-116 .345
15 IJ Ready
National Rank
5-11 166 Sr 28 62.3 103.3 18.1 16.3 45.0 50.8 1.1 9.3 29.4
80
21.0 0.1 3.2
125
1.8
66
2.9 30.9 50-58 .862 68-144 .472 11-44 .250
23 Tyson Carter
National Rank
6-4 167 Fr 32 50.3 108.9 16.8 22.7 50.2 52.7 0.9 8.5 6.7 7.3
9
0.7 2.0 2.8 2.3 15.6 27-33 .818 40-89 .449 44-122 .361
34 Schnider Herard
National Rank
6-10 250 Fr 32 46.3 92.0 17.9 11.9 54.9 54.0 11.0
156
18.6
331
2.2 25.4 1.4 0.3 4.6 5.1
317
101.0 51-103 .495 56-102 .549
395
0-0 .000
  Limited roles (12-16% of possessions used)
2 Eli Wright 6-4 203 Fr 30 30.5 112.6 12.4 12.1 61.0 63.5 4.0 9.2 3.3 18.6 0.8 1.6 5.1 2.8 45.6 22-31 .710 25-41 .610 11-27 .407
  Nearly invisible (<12% of possessions used)
45 EJ Datcher 6-9 240 Fr 31 17.7 83.6 10.2 9.8 40.6 42.7 6.4 16.3 0.8 21.9 8.3 1.5 10.3 1.8 28.1 5-9 .556 13-32 .406 0-0 .000
  Benchwarmers (played in fewer than 10% of team's minutes)
13 Nick Singleton 6-5 194 So 7 2.1 84.9 14.7 18.0 35.7 35.7 4.2 12.1 13.1 14.3 3.9 2.1 4.4 1.1 0.0 0-0 .000 1-3 .333 1-4 .250
 

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1 hour ago, 49r said:

Also, looking at the KenPom stuff a little closer it's apparent that Ben Howland went to the Doc Sadler school of non-con scheduling...at least last year.

 

And the Tim Miles school of dropping a head scratcher at home to an inferior opponent in the non-con...at least last year.

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This will be a tough test. 

They were a very young team last year: had only one senior on the roster.  And they return four starters this year. 

They had some ups and downs, but they beat LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Missouri and Tennessee.  Their respectable conference losses include 81-88 to Kentucky,  92-98 to Auburn, 73-77 and 57-63 to South Carolina, 72-79 to Georgia, 52-57 to Florida, and 82-87 to Ole Miss.

They also have a Freshman this year rated by Rivals as #35 and by ESPN as #36 overall.  

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This is actually a pretty cool matchup for us.  Both teams went into the tank during conference season last year (I think both teams won 6 games in conference) and both had a long swoon of consecutive losses.  I think both ended up with 6 conference wins.

 

Their best two players from a year ago were both guards and they both return, including high scoring 6'4" shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon at 16 1/2 ppg and Lamar Peters at 11 ppg.

 

They have a 6'10" 225# PF named Aric Holman who, as a soph last year, averaged 23 min, 8 1/2 ppg and 6 bds.  They also have a sophomore center who probably starts in Schnider Herard who's 6'10" and 260#.  They have a couple of other guys in that 6'10"-6'11" size range, but might be a couple of stiffs.  After that, they are really guard heavy.  The two returning starters plus Weatherspoon's younger brother Nick, a Rivals 4-star freshman.  They also return a 6'4", 165# skinny kid named Tyson Carter who chipped in 7.5 ppg in 20 minutes as a freshman last year.

 

They weren't a great shooting team last year averaging only 34.7% from beyond the arc, but they did attempt over 700 treys, so they will launch 'em.

 

I think this team, on paper, seems pretty similar to ours.  My speculative starting lineup for them would go as follows:

 

PG  6'0" 185# So

SG  6'4" 205# Jr

SG  6'4" 165# So

PF  6'10" 225# Jr

C  6'10" 260# So

 

Jordy and Schnider Herard are very comparable players on paper.  Nearly same height and weight, both sophomores, and they put up similar numbers their freshmen years. 

Their starting PF is very similar in size to either Isaiah or Isaac.  And the lines between their PG and Glynn are going to look very similar.  I'm guessing their Weatherspoon kid will be a very good matchup for James Palmer and so the X factor is that 2nd guard or wing.

 

This should be a pretty fun test from another P5 school.  Really looking forward to how the boys do.

 

Go Huskers!

Edited by Norm Peterson

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36 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

This is actually a pretty cool matchup for us.  Both teams went into the tank during conference season last year (I think both teams won 6 games in conference) and both had a long swoon of consecutive losses.  I think both ended up with 6 conference wins.

 

Their best two players from a year ago were both guards and they both return, including high scoring 6'4" shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon at 16 1/2 ppg and Lamar Peters at 11 ppg.

 

They have a 6'10" 225# PF named Aric Holman who, as a soph last year, averaged 23 min, 8 1/2 ppg and 6 bds.  They also have a sophomore center who probably starts in Schnider Herard who's 6'10" and 260#.  They have a couple of other guys in that 6'10"-6'11" size range, but might be a couple of stiffs.  After that, they are really guard heavy.  The two returning starters plus Weatherspoon's younger brother Nick, a Rivals 4-star freshman.  They also return a 6'4", 165# skinny kid named Tyson Carter who chipped in 7.5 ppg in 20 minutes as a freshman last year.

 

They weren't a great shooting team last year averaging only 34.7% from beyond the arc, but they did attempt over 700 treys, so they will launch 'em.

 

I think this team, on paper, seems pretty similar to ours.  My speculative starting lineup for them would go as follows:

 

PG  6'0" 185# So

SG  6'4" 205# Jr

SG  6'4" 165# So

PF  6'10" 225# Jr

C  6'10" 260# So

 

Jordy and Schnider Herard are very comparable players on paper.  Nearly same height and weight, both sophomores, and they put up similar numbers their freshmen years. 

Their starting PF is very similar in size to either Isaiah or Isaac.  And the lines between their PG and Glynn are going to look very similar.  I'm guessing their Weatherspoon kid will be a very good matchup for James Palmer and so the X factor is that 2nd guard or wing.

 

This should be a pretty fun test from another P5 school.  Really looking forward to how the boys do.

 

Go Huskers!

I want to say we recruited Herard!

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Norm, taking your summary as accurate, it seems like the guards and centers may offset each other and this scrimmage will be won or lost by the forwards,  3 point shooting and defense.

 

It should be a good contest. To win on the road would be a bonus. Just the experience will benefit us immensely.

 

Now, most every school will use this excuse to add this type of game in 2017; does it become the norm or is the NCAA limiting it in the future?

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51 minutes ago, trickey said:

Norm, taking your summary as accurate, it seems like the guards and centers may offset each other and this scrimmage will be won or lost by the forwards,  3 point shooting and defense.

 

It should be a good contest. To win on the road would be a bonus. Just the experience will benefit us immensely.

 

Now, most every school will use this excuse to add this type of game in 2017; does it become the norm or is the NCAA limiting it in the future?

 

If I’m the NCAA, I let these continue to happen and actually encourage teams to do 1 per year.  That would be a good look for the NCAA and give teams an extra chance to play.

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This matchup is weird to me because all of the other Charity exhibitions scheduled seem to be teams in close proximity to one another (Creighton and Omaha, KU and MIzzou) where you could probably just take a bus. Leave it to a connection from Ole Teflon Marc Boehm for us to say "screw it, let's fly to Mississippi."

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