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    Game Day Essentials: Game #6 vs Tennessee Volunteers


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    • Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-2) vs Tennessee Volunteers (4-2)

       

      Location: Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, NY (Cap 18,103)
      Date: Saturday, November 27, 2015
      Time: 11 am, CST
      TV: No
      Online: No

       

      12298906_1479659102343983_1364764372_n.jpgPhoto courtesy of HuskerHoops Instagram
      Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.
      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka; Color: None

       

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    Tennessee Info
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    Head Coach: Rick Barnes
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    Conference: Southeastern Conference
    Nickname: Volunteers
    Mascot: Smokey X
    Last time out: Lost to George Washington
    Typical Rotation Depth: 9-10 players
    Line:
    Fun Fact: RIck Barnes is the 3rd coach in three years for the Vols. Last year it was human NCAA violation Donnie Tyndall who had replaced the departing Cuonzo Martin

     

    Possible Starters

     

    Huskers

     

    32 Benny Parker G 5-9 175 Sr.
    0 Tai Webster G 6-4 196 Jr.
    3 Andrew White III G 6-7 216 Jr.
    31 Shavon Shields G/F 6-7 225 Sr.
    24 Jake Hammond F 6-10 235 Soph

     

    Volunteers

     

    0 Kevin Punter 6-2 190 Sr
    4 Armani Moore 6-4 217 Sr
    3 Robert Hubbs 6-4 207 Jr
    34 Devon Baulkman 6-4 200 Sr
    23 Derek Reese 6-7 230 Sr

     

    Player to Watch, figuratively: Devon Baulkman

     

    On a team that doesn't score a lot from 3 he's leading the team in attempts and is the only guy on the squad with more shots from 3 than 2.

     

    The Skinny

     

    First year head coach Rick Barnes inherited a small, veteran Volunteer group who brought back almost everyone except for current NBA player Josh Richardson. The Vols are one of the shortest teams in Div 1, with basically a 6'7" 230 post player and little else in the main rotation in terms of height.

     

    This is a Tenneessee team that wants to get up and down the court, scoring on transition and forcing you into their game. At points the Huskers will be tempted to run and should when the opportunity arises. It is also going to be tempting to crash the offensive boards as the Vols are a pretty poor offensive rebounding team. However, getting back and establishing their pack defense will be key today against a team likely to jack up a bad shot when they have to run offense.

     

    In addition to 3 pt shooting Devon Baulkman, the Huskers need to be quick on their feet with Kevin Punter and Armani Moore who excel at drawing fouls on the opposition. This isn't necessarily a team where you key on taking away a guy though there is enough scoring for everyone to hurt you.

     

    This is a winnable game for a Nebraska team that looked good in their loss to Cincy. It's possible this one gets a little sloppy with both teams having played in the last 24 hours. Hopefully we'll get to watch it at some point should we win.

     

    Prediction: Nebraska 65 - Tennessee 58


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