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    Game Day Essentials: Game #26 vs Michigan State - 2/16/2013


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    • Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-13) vs Michigan St Spartans (21-4)

      Game Time 7:05 p.m CST, Saturday 2/16/2013

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      Huskers on TV/Radio/Internet

      Television: BTN and BTN2Go

      (Ch. 610 on DirecTV; Chs. 439, 9500 on DISH; Chs. 24 and 333-SD, 1333-HD on Time Warner Cable; Chs. 80 SD, 1080-HD on Cox Cable)

      Play-by-play: Kevin Kugler

      Analyst: Tim Doyle

      Radio: Across the state on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Analyst: Matt Davison

      Internet Radio/Stats: Free on Huskers.com

      Satellite Radio: Sirius Ch. 135, XM Ch. 196

      Former Husker Tyronn Lue (pictured above) will have his jersey retired and hung in the rafters at half time.

    Michigan State Info

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    Team Nick Name: Spartans

    Team Mascot: Sparty

    School Location: East Lansing, Michigan

    Last game out: Beat Michigan

    Coach: Tom Izzo

    Probable Starters:

    Nebraska Cornhuskers

    15 Ray Gallegos G 6-2 Jr.

    24 Dylan Talley G 6-5 Sr.

    2 David Rivers F 6-7 So.

    31 Shavon Shields F 6-6 Fr.

    13 Brandon Ubel F 6-10 Sr.

    Michigan St

    25 Derrick Nix C 6-9 270 SR

    11 Keith Appling G 6-1 190 JR

    14 Gary Harris G 6-4 205 FR

    22 Branden Dawson G 6-6 230 SO

    5 Adreian Payne F 6-10 240 JR

    Last Time Out

    Last Month in Michigan the Huskers played Sparty close despite only 4 Huskers scoring and without Brandon Ubel. David Rivers had one of his random scoring explosions to lead the Huskers with 18 points. In the end, Nix and Payne ended up being too much for the Huskers inside.

    Husker Legend Weekend

    Nebraska matches up well with Michigan St in the sense that Sparty isn't a three point shooting team and their slow tempo is exactly the game Nebraska wants to play. Since the last time they've played, but teams have switched to a taller line-up with State starting Payne over Valentine.

    Michigan St is currently playing some of their best conference ball of the year after spending the last week dismantling Purdue and Michigan. Besides the home court advantage and homecoming of some of the best players in team history, the Huskers might have another advantage if Michigan St is looking ahead to their Tuesday matchup vs Indiana.

    This seems like the "obvious" pick for Nebraska's nearly annual upset of a ranked team at home only because this might be the only ranked team the Huskers see at home the rest of the year (Minnesota?) Realistically, Sparty is just too good this year though expect the Huskers to make a game of it.

    Prediction: Michigan St 62 - Nebraska 54

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