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Game Day Essentials: Game #15 vs Stetson

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Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-5) vs Stetson Hatters (7-7)

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Date: Friday Dec 29, 2017

Time: 7 pm CST 
Arena: PBA

TV Broadcast:  No (BTN +)

Stetson Info

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Head Coach: Corey Williams
Location: DeLand, FL
Conference: Atlantic Sun
Nickname: Hatters

Mascot: John B
Last time out: Lost to UCF
Typical Rotation Depth: 10
Line: None

 

Tempo: Up Tempo

Defense: Man

Style: Low assist % / Low 3pa%

4 Factors Good: Doesn't turn the ball over
4 Factors Bad: Poor offensive rebounding/Fouls a lot

Halftime:  Beale Street Flippers

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Shirt Hat not wear: Cowboy

Stetson Deep Dive: In 1876 New York baking soda magnate Henry Addison DeLand fell in love with Florida and used his fortune to buy land and found the town of DeLand. In 1883 in order to enhance the town's status, he founded Florida's first private college, DeLand Academy. In 1885 a freeze destroyed the orange crop, putting DeLand in financial trouble. He left for home and entrusted the school to friend and town trustee John B. Stetson, the inventory of the cowboy hat. In 1889 the school was renamed John B. Stetson University due to all the financial support from Stetson and were named the Hatters.

 

Most Frequent Lineups over the last 5 games

 

Nebraska

PG SG SF PF C Pct
1
5 Glynn Watson
6-0  173  Jr
11 Evan Taylor
6-5  208  Sr
24 James Palmer
6-6  210  Jr
14 Isaac Copeland
6-9  221  Jr
32 Jordy Tshimanga
6-11  268  So
17.7

Stetson

PG SG SF PF C Pct
1
5 Angel Rivera
5-8  165  Sr
4 Divine Myles
5-11  185  Sr
3 BJ Glasford
6-4  195  Sr
33 Luke Doyle
6-5  205  Sr
14 Larry Dennis
6-9  220  Sr
20.2

 

Miles tends to only tinker with the lineup after loses so he probably doesn't change the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Stetson (starts 4 guards) and Northwestern don't start what you'd consider a traditional center.  Thus, if you're looking for a reason to pull the trigger on starting Roby/Copeland this is it and will be the rational you'd hear him give Kent Pavelka about it.

 

 

Players to watch: Divine Myles

Undersized 5'11" SG Myles is currently on pace to become Stetson's all-time leading scorer and the senior does it by using his quickness to drive to the hoop as the majority of his shots come in the paint. He's a better 3pt shooter than his 33% leads on.

 

The Skinny

Stetson is a fast paced team that starts 5 seniors so while they're not a particularly good team they're slightly dangerous in the sense they could make a run at a team on a poor shooting night.  While they have actually won 4 road games this year, they're just not good and haven't beaten anyone good in years.  You'll see some inside scoring from freshman big man Abayomi Iyiola and starting point guard Angel Rivera will do some damage but really it's all about containing Divine Myles and Evan Taylor should be up for the task. 

 

If nothing else this should be an entertaining game to watch as the Hatters get after it on offense.  The Huskers break will be limited against this guard oriented team that doesn't turn the ball over and gets back on defense after a shot goes up. Expect this one to be over by half time and the sounds of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song to indicate that Thorir is checking into a decided game.

 

Prediction: Nebraska 88 - Stetson 70


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