hhcmatt Posted February 11 Report Share Posted February 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-14) vs Wisconsin Badgers (14-9) Date: February 11th, 2023 Time: 3:00 pm Arena: PBA Broadcast: BTN Wisconsin Info Head Coach: Greg GardLocation: Madison, WIConference: B1GNickname: Badgers Mascot: Bucky Badger Point Spread: Wisconsin by 3.5 Typical Rotation Depth: 8 KenPom rank: 64 A couple of Famous Alumni: Michael Finley, Frank Kaminsky Other: In there last matchup Nebraska upset the #10 Badgers at Madison in the last regular season game of 2022 by a score of 74-73 Brad Davison finally ran out of eligibility. He had played in 10 game vs the Huskers. The only team shooting worse from the FT line in conference than Nebraska is Wisconsin KenPom Analysis: Wisconsin is doing everything slowly. Offensively they are swinging the ball around to hunt for 3pt shots. Have to admit that I haven't watched any Wisconsin basketball this year so I assume they're giving token pressure up the court to burn shot clock. Player to watch: PG Chucky Hepburn Hepburn is already your prototypical Wisconsin PG who controls the offense and takes (and makes) 3pt shots when they run out of shot clock. Chuck is shooting 48% from 3 for the year and 46.8% from 3 in conference. Player to watch: F Tyler Wahl Wahl has struggled to carry part of the scoring load in his senior year to the point that he's shooting 43.6% from the FT line in conference play. Some of the struggles in conference were due to an ankle injury at the beginning of the year. He had a 16 point, 8 assist, 6 rebound game is last time out vs Penn St. PG SG SF PF C Pct 1 23 Chucky Hepburn6-2 205 So 11 Max Klesmit6-3 200 Jr 3 Connor Essegian6-4 185 Fr 5 Tyler Wahl6-9 225 Sr 22 Steven Crowl7-0 245 Jr 38.0 Others to watch Crowl is a reliable bucket inside and is capable of taking 3s. Freshman sharp shooter Connor Essegian is shooting 44.2% from 3 Max Klesmit is a glue guy Jordan Davis (Johnny's twin brother) struggles to shoot from outside and comes of the bench after starting most of the season 6'7" F Carter Gilmore brings rebounding off the bench 6' PG Kamari McGee plays for the few minutes Chucky might come off the court UNL Game Notes Probable starters for Nebraska 5 Sam Griesel G 6-7 30 Keisei Tominaga G 6-2 10 Jamarques Lawrence - G 6-3 32 Wilhelm Breidenbach F 6-10 13 Derrick Walker F 6-9 Bench 0 C.J. Wilcher G 6-5 12 Denim Dawson - F 6-6 15 Blaise Keita C 6-11 12 Sam Hoiberg G 6-0 33 Oleg Kojenets F 7-0 35 Henry Burt F 6-6 24 Jeffrey Grace III G 6-3 Injured 3 Quaran McPherson G 6-3 - Out for the Year 4 Juwan Gary F 6-6 - Out for the Year 25 Emmanuel Bandoumel G 6-4 - Out for the Year Redshirting 2 Ramel Lloyd Jr. G 6-6 31 Cale Jacobsen G 6-4 The Skinny: Wisconsin is a lot like Penn St where they will try and beat you from 3 but unlike Penn St they have better interior defenders. In what projects to be a low possession game due to neither team being in a hurry to push the ball it's probably beneficial if Nebraska can speed the game up a bit. Assuming that Wisconsin doesn't run away with the game by torching Nebraska from 3, this should be a close one. I like Nebraska's odds for what should be a large crowd in Lincoln. Prediction: Nebraska 66 - Wisconsin 63 View full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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