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Game Day Essentials: Game #2 vs North Texas

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Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0) vs North Texas Mean Green (1-0)

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Date: Monday, Nov. 13
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena

TV Broadcast: No (Internet broadcast via BTN+, a $$ service)

North Texas

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Head Coach: Grant McCasland
Location: Denton, TX
Conference: Conference USA
Nickname: Mean Green
Mascots: Scrappy the Eagle
Last time out: Beat Eureka! College 122-65
Typical Rotation Depth: Probably 8-10
Line: Nebraska by 14.5
4 Factors:  N/A
Tempo: Probably faster

Style: Pressure Chiefs

Shirt not to wear: Green,  anything that says Texas 

Fun Fact: Former Husker assistant Tony Benford was the head coach but was fired this March. Former assistant David Anwar was THIS CLOSE to returning back to Nebraska

Fun Fact: The Mean Green play their games at the "Super Pit"

 

 

Player to watch:  Roosevelt Smart

 

The sophomore SG is the most consistent 3pt shooter for a team that doesn't seem to have a ton of 3pt shooting nor height. Is 7-11 from long range when you include their exhibition. Mean Green Nation has a rundown of the roster if want to read more

 

The Skinny: Tony Benford is out and has been replace by up and coming Grant McCasland. This team has 8 new players, mostly made up of freshmen and sophomores. Their first game beating some Division III team probably produced worthless game tape.  They had a close exhibition game vs Houston Baptist that has lost on the road by 30 to Providence.  Everything points to this team running and gunning.  It's a team Nebraska can shut down if they care enough and destroy in the paint with their lack of size.  Probably the biggest concern is the lack of scouting we can do on this team. Miles and company are top notch scouters but when something unexpected comes along (Dererk Pardon anyone) it often times kills the Huskers.  This Mean Green team is a mystery box.

 

The Huskers looked like a team capable of making the NCAA tournament and executed like a team that looks to finish in the basement of the B1G. Who shows up tonight?

 

Prediction: Nebraska 88 - North Texas 65


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