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Cain (not to mention others) will have her work cut out for her on wed. Duke will be able to match Cain's height and/or even be taller. don't think this is anything new for Duke. seems like they always get some really tall players.

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Real Time RPI predicts we beat Duke !! (On paper is does look like teams are pretty evenly matched)

 

Latest RPI as of Sun 12-1 in the B1G  Pretty much every B1G team is winning in pre season  .....Duke #86 at 6-2  

 

Watched some of the Ohio St game a few days ago in our Vegas tourney...was not impressed at all...but it's early...

 

NU record is shown wrong ??? and shown #183 ???  We don't get no respect !

 

View Power Ratings       View Real Time RPIs       Gamer Predictions
RPI Rk Big Ten Conf All RPI SOS Rk SOS
    Northwestern 0-0   5-0  0.7256 12  0.6341
    Indiana 0-0   7-0  0.6808 67  0.5744
    14  Ohio St. 0-0   4-3  0.6635 2  0.7069
    19  Rutgers 0-0   6-1  0.6506 72  0.5686
    29  Iowa 0-0   5-2  0.6354 45  0.5939
    31  Maryland 0-0   7-1  0.6283 71  0.5692
    34  Wisconsin 0-0   5-2  0.6215 51  0.5906
    47  Purdue 0-0   6-0  0.6080 214  0.4773
    73  Michigan 0-0   5-2  0.5767 81  0.5618
    78  Michigan St. 0-0   6-1  0.5709 154  0.5084
    88  Illinois 0-0   6-1  0.5643 151  0.5124
    108  Minnesota 0-0   5-1  0.5487 165  0.5044
    183  Nebraska 0-0   6-2  0.4866 289  0.4197
    241  Penn St. 0-0   4-4  0.4472 256  0.4447
 

 

 

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17 hours ago, redsteve said:

"Watched some of the Ohio St game a few days ago in our Vegas tourney...was not impressed at all...but it's early..."

yeah, haven't seen OSU play yet...but, a little surprising with the talent they have. like stated, it's early. i'll stick with my earlier prediction about a 2nd place finish in big ten. right now, indiana appears to even be a little better than i thought they would. possible they could replace OSU at that spot.

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17 hours ago, redsteve said:

Real Time RPI predicts we beat Duke !! (On paper is does look like teams are pretty evenly matched)

 

Latest RPI as of Sun 12-1 in the B1G  Pretty much every B1G team is winning in pre season  .....Duke #86 at 6-2  

 

Watched some of the Ohio St game a few days ago in our Vegas tourney...was not impressed at all...but it's early...

 

NU record is shown wrong ??? and shown #183 ???  We don't get no respect !

 

View Power Ratings       View Real Time RPIs       Gamer Predictions
RPI Rk Big Ten Conf All RPI SOS Rk SOS
    Northwestern 0-0   5-0  0.7256 12  0.6341
    Indiana 0-0   7-0  0.6808 67  0.5744
    14  Ohio St. 0-0   4-3  0.6635 2  0.7069
    19  Rutgers 0-0   6-1  0.6506 72  0.5686
    29  Iowa 0-0   5-2  0.6354 45  0.5939
    31  Maryland 0-0   7-1  0.6283 71  0.5692
    34  Wisconsin 0-0   5-2  0.6215 51  0.5906
    47  Purdue 0-0   6-0  0.6080 214  0.4773
    73  Michigan 0-0   5-2  0.5767 81  0.5618
    78  Michigan St. 0-0   6-1  0.5709 154  0.5084
    88  Illinois 0-0   6-1  0.5643 151  0.5124
    108  Minnesota 0-0   5-1  0.5487 165  0.5044
    183  Nebraska 0-0   6-2  0.4866 289  0.4197
    241  Penn St. 0-0   4-4  0.4472 256  0.4447
 

 

 

btw, i did shoot them an email about having a couple of records incorrect. i haven't heard back, but, that could be holiday related? or, probably won't hear anything.🤷‍♂️

 

don't know how it picks winner, but, just seems a bit surprising considering Duke has a much better power ranking and a huge difference in sos rating. 

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btw, i did shoot them an email about having a couple of records incorrect. i haven't heard back, but, that could be holiday related? or, probably won't hear anything.
 
don't know how it picks winner, but, just seems a bit surprising considering Duke has a much better power ranking and a huge difference in sos rating. 
Northwestern beat Duke at Cameron.

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21 hours ago, Bugeaters1 said:

Northwestern beat Duke at Cameron.

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yeah, noticed that a while back. don't know details, but, believe final score wasn't all that close. also beat marquette and only lost by 2 against DePaul. nw playing well in non-con. 

https://highposthoops.com/2019/12/03/northwestern-drops-tight-heartbreaker-to-depaul-after-cruising-by-valpo-and-colgate/

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one stat that caught my eye....

 

Duke TO's per game: 17.4   opponents: 16.9

Huskers TO's per game: 12.3  opponents: 13.9   if huskers can limit those "dumb" passes....*cough-hannah-cough*......with hannah being a senior, i think we are just gonna have to expect hannah is most likely gonna make at least 1 of those passes a game. listening to matt and jeff, they have both questioned each other during broadcast "i don't know what hannah was seeing, she threw it right into the hands of "opponents name".

 

appears duke has been prone to to's, but, it also appears duke's height/length gives some opponents problems (hence the 16.9 to's) if huskers stay near their norm (12.3) OR less, will give them some good opportunities to take advantage.

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Stormstoper on Duke Fan Board:

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They (Huskers) shoot 28.1% from three, so I'd be inclined to say we have a chance...but of course it's more complicated than that. Hannah Whitish is the only one having a particularly good shooting year, averaging 40% on 5 attempts a game; Ashtyn Veerbeek is the only other player above 35% from three but averages just 1.8 attempts per game. Taylor Kissinger shot over 45% from three last year but has started this year in a slump--22% despite 4.5 attempts, though I think she's been dealing with injuries as well. In their most recent game (72-49 W over Sacred Heart), Whitish was 5-11 from three, Kissinger was 2-4, Veerbeek did not attempt one, and the rest of the team was 0-8 from three.

 

They have six players who each average at least 8 points per game, plus Kissinger who can shoot if given the opportunity. That group of seven also just so happens to average 6'0.5" in height and all of them but Kate Cain (who is 6-5, shoots a team-high 53.3% from the field, and swats everything in sight) attempt at least 1.8 three-pointers per game. Their three-point attempt rate is about average, despite their poor shooting. Despite being their most capable shooter, Whitish is more facilitator than scorer with 4.2 assists per game. Without having watched them and just looking at overall stats, though, I wonder if the mere willingness to shoot opens things up inside--they shoot 51.9% from two as a team, after all.

 

Their other big strengths: they rarely turn it over, and they're one of the best shot-blocking teams in the country. Opponents shoot a miserable 31.2% from the field and 35.2% from two-point range against them, and they reject 15% of opponents' two-pointers. Kate Cain (2.9) and Nicea Eliely (1.1) are responsible for the majority of the team's 5.9 blocks per game. Eliely's listed as a guard, by the way! We pride ourselves on being one of the tallest teams in the country, so that's an area where they're not going to be afraid to meet us head-on. Our posts are going to have to play strong, rebound well, finish through contact, and take care of the ball. Nebraska doesn't force a lot of turnovers on their own, so we can't afford to give them away for free and deal with their shot-blocking. Nebraska is very willing to let opponents shoot from three (less willing than we are, though, because we have not figured out that 3 > 2 yet), so anything we can do to create space for Haley and Miela will go a long way toward bypassing that challenge in the post.

 

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One thing a couple of (Duke) fans criticized was no in-game adjustments.  According to Matt & Jeff there was as least one adjustment in the 2nd half (that they predicted) to extend their perimeter defense to try to take away our 3-pointers, which seemed to work (at least for awhile, but opened up the interior).

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I think Duke is a pretty decent team.  Tons of athleticism and they know how to finish at the rim.  I did question their coach burning their last time out rather than saving it to advance the ball.  Especially since it was a scenario where Williams was likely going  to call a time out anyway so that we could advance the ball.  That was a head scratcher for me.  And their player that traveled at the end - felt bad for her.  The same thing almost happened to us with a miscommunication on a throw in.  The game really could have gone either way, we just had that "killer instinct" last night.  I'm hoping we see it consistently now because if I had known how athletic Duke was prior to this game, I would have said we get beat by 15.

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1 hour ago, Red Don said:

One thing a couple of fans criticized was no in-game adjustments.  According to Matt & Jeff there 3-was as least one adjustment in the 2nd half (that they predicted) to extend their perimeter defense to try to take away our 3-pointers, which seemed to work (at least for awhile, but opened up the interior).

 

Yes, they had to try to defend the 3..we were cooking them from afar...but it opened up Cain to little contested shots and Cain made the shots. That's will always be huge when your dangerous from the perimeter. It opens up the inside....obviously worked for us...especially when we have guns inside.

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