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    Game Day Essentials: Game #16 vs Northwestern


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    • Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-6) vs Northwestern Wildcats (12-4)

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      Date: Sunday Jan. 8

      Time: 1:15 pm CST 
      Arena: PBA

      TV Broadcast:  BTN

    Northwestern Info

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    Head Coach: Chris Collins
    Location: Evanston, IL
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Wildcats

    Mascot: Willie the Wildcat
    Last time out: Lost to Minnesota
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8+

    Shirt not to wear: Purple, Thundercat
    Line: Northwestern by 1
    Tempo: Slow paced
    Style: High assist
    4 Factors Good: Not turning the ball over, shooting defense
    4 Factors Bad: Losing in the FT Game

    Four Factors
    Effective FG%: 50.9 144 44.0 13 50.1
    Turnover %: 15.8 23 18.4 211 19.0
    Off. Reb. %: 31.7 114 30.3 205 29.7
    FTA/FGA: 31.6 259 37.6 220 35.2

    Most Frequently Used Lineup over the last 5 games

     

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    5 Glynn Watson
    6-0  175  So
    0 Tai Webster
    6-4  195  Sr
    11 Evan Taylor
    6-5  206  Jr
    30 Ed Morrow
    6-7  234  So
    12 Michael Jacobson
    6-9  230  So
    23.9
     
    30 Bryant McIntosh
    6-3  185  Jr
    20 Scottie Lindsey
    6-5  210  Jr
    4 Vic Law
    6-7  205  So
    34 Sanjay Lumpkin
    6-6  220  Sr
    25 Barret Benson
    6-10  240  Fr
    14.8
     

    Benson has been filling in for an injured Dererk Pardon

     

    Player to Watch: Bryant McIntosh

    The Junior has been the starting PG since he walked on campus and the offense runs through him. McIntosh has been struggling with his shot most of the year.

     

    The Skinny

    Northwestern doesn't have a bad loss on the schedule and have been in every game this year. The Wildcats find themselves on a legit path to their first ever NCAA tourney bid and Nebraska on the road represents a game they will be highly motivated to win. Offensively the Wildcats aren't a superior shooting team though they patiently work their way to good looks; McIntosh, Lindsey, and Law take the majority of the shots. On defense, the Wildcats' guard the 3 well and back it up with superior shot blocking ability in the paint. The Huskers should have spent plenty of time working on their FTs as it should be part of their gameplan when attacking. Nebraska will continue to crash the offensive boards, especially since NW won't make you pay as much as other teams.

     

    With Isaiah Roby questionable to play you might see some more Jack McVeigh or even Nick Fuller. The lack of size and 3pt shooting bigs for NW means Jordy once again mainly rides the bench. This seems like it should be a low scoring affair that could come down to a couple of key possessions. Give the edge to the home team.

     

    Prediction: Nebraska 68 - Northwestern 65 with a 45% chance of Runzas

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    Interesting historical fact of the day: Not only did Northwestern steal Kansas State's color purple, but Willie the Wildcat is also Silo Tech's mascot. For a supposedly urban and sophisticated school, copying K-State doesn't exactly burnish their image much. Both mascots seem to have arisen at approximately the same time and replaced previous ones. Northwestern had a bear cub which was fired when it was felt to become a jinx. Kansas State's was a bobcat which was killed in a fight with a porcupine.

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    1 hour ago, jimmykc said:

    Interesting historical fact of the day: Not only did Northwestern steal Kansas State's color purple, but Willie the Wildcat is also Silo Tech's mascot. For a supposedly urban and sophisticated school, copying K-State doesn't exactly burnish their image much. Both mascots seem to have arisen at approximately the same time and replaced previous ones. Northwestern had a bear cub which was fired when it was felt to become a jinx. Kansas State's was a bobcat which was killed in a fight with a porcupine.

     

    In the spirit of mimicking, let's be glad Northwestern was at least a little selective:

     

     

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    If memory serves me correctly, one of the K-State players once used his "power towel" as a urinal. But that video did get me pumped up- about killing a cat.

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    19 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

    If memory serves me correctly, one of the K-State players once used his "power towel" as a urinal. But that video did get me pumped up- about killing a cat.

     

    That would be correct. Bill Walker, the man that peed in a towel during a game:

     

     

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    I used to look at the standings and say "oh, their below us in the standings?.... we have to win this one then!"

     

    I just realized that with that logic, we'll  be going 18-0 this year right now!  Good times fellas... good times.

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    1 hour ago, HuskerFever said:

     

    In the spirit of mimicking, let's be glad Northwestern was at least a little selective:

     

     

     

    mesmerizing. i'm pretty sure they're giving me  subliminal instructions to eat a lot of fatty cheeses.

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    47 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

     

    That would be correct. Bill Walker, the man that peed in a towel during a game:

     

     

     

    I remember getting in a heated exchange on I believe this site with a KSU troll about this.  Or am I misremembering?

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