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    Game Day Essentials: Game #11 vs Rhode Island

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-4) vs Rhode Island Rams (6-3)




      Date: Sunday, Dec 13th, 2015

      Time: 1:00 p.m. CST
      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena
      Capacity: 15,000



      Broadcast Information

      Online Only:


      Announcers: Jordan Bernfield and Kevin Lehman



      Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.


      Kent Pavelka
      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison



    Rhode Island Info


    Head Coach: Dan Hurley
    Location: Providence, RI
    Conference: A-10
    Nickname: Rams
    Mascot: Rhody the Ram
    Last time out: Beat Houston
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8 players
    Tempo: Slow Ride
    Offensive Style: To the rim, half court
    Defensive Style: Pressure, Tenacious
    Line: Nebraska by 1.5
    Famous Alumni: Lamar Odom


    Miles Presser


    Player to watch: Four McGlynn


    Rhode Island overall is a pretty terrible 3pt shooting team with the exception of Towson transfer McGlynn who hits at a 38% clip. (Freshman Christion Thompson also is viable though doesn't play a ton) McGlynn also is easily the best FT shooter on a team that shoots and misses a lot from the charity stripe.


    The Skinny


    The Huskers need to play with the type of urgency a game like this demands as Rhode Island is a fringe NCAA tourney team and a loss represents another win you need in the B1G in order to make the post season. Dan Hurley's squad is fairly short and missing E.C. Matthews but is extremely physical and will be a grind in their first true road game of the year.


    The Rams remind you a lot of the 2013-14 Huskers where they run a stingy defense, operate at a slow pace, and make their living at the FT line. The keys to a Nebraska win on defense will discipline in their pack defense and keeping beefy post players like Hassan Martin and Earl Watson off the offensive boards. On offense, it's about holding onto the ball against a team that turns you over and keeping patient as an average shooting day should do the trick. This is one of the few times where a faster pace favors the Huskers so any sort of running game that's egged on by the crowd should be to our benefit.


    Once again Michael Jacobson will get the start as at the moment Miles wants to pair Jacboson(offense) with Benny (Defense) and Watson(O)/Hammond(D). For those wanting to see Watson start it might unfortunately take a Husker loss to re-shuffle the lineup again.


    This should be yet another good test to see where a young Huskers team is at. You hope that Creighton doesn't beat Nebraska again and that a 1pm Sunday crowd can help against a Rhode Island team playing its first road game.


    Prediction: Nebraska 66 - Rhode Island 62 with a 42% chance of Runzas

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    Probable Starters
    Rhode Island       
    No. Name ****** ..............Yr... Ht. Wt. G/GS.. PPG.. RPG.. Other
    04 Four McGlynn....... G Sr* 6-2 200.. 8/7... 11.6.. 1.9.. 39.2% 3-ptrs
    12 Hassan Martin....... F Jr.. 6-7 230.. 8/8... 11.5.. 6.1.. 2.8 bpg
    23 Kuran Iverson....... F Jr... 6-9 215.. 8/8... 11.5.. 5.4.. 1.4 apg
    32 Jared Terrell......... G So.. 6-3 215.. 8/8... 11.4.. 4.6.. 2.5 apg
    01 Jarvis Garrett....... G So.. 6-0 175.. 8/8... 10.5... 4.6.. 3.6 apg

    Bench                                     stats
    No. Name ******................. Yr... Ht. Wt. G/GS.. PPG.. RPG.. Other
    33 Earl Watson............. C Sr.. 6-7 245.. 8/0... 6.4.. 4.0.. 0.1apg
    25 Christion Thompson G Fr.. 6-4 190.. 8/0... 3.9.. 2.1.. 1.0 apg
    45 Nicola Akele............. F Fr.. 6-7 210.. 8/0... 1.4.. 1.9.. 0.1 apg

    Probable Starters*

    Nebraska                           stats

    No. Name ******             Yr. Ht. Wt. G/GS PPG RPG  Other

    0* Tai Webster          G   Jr 6-4 196  9/9      9.3   4.4   2.0 apg

    3* Andrew White       G   Jr 6-7 216  9/9    16.3   4.9   0.1 apg

    30* Ed Morrow, Jr      F   Fr 6-7 225  9/1     3.8   4.2   0.2 apg

    31* Shavon Shields G/F Sr 6-7 225  9/9   15.9   5.1   2.9 apg

    32* Benny Parker      G  Sr 5-9 175  9/9     4.0    2.3  2.3 apg  


    #12 Michael Jacobson may start in place of #30 Ed Morrow, Jr.


    Probable Rotation

    Nebraska                           stats

    No. Name ******               Yr. Ht.   Wt. G/GS PPG RPG Other

    5* Glynn Watson, Jr   G   Fr   6-0   165  9/0   8.1  2.2   2.8 apg

    10 Jack McVeigh      G/F  Fr  6-8   210  9/0   6.1  3.2   1.0 apg

    11 Bakari Evelyn        G   Fr  6-2   178  6/0   2.5  0.8   0.5 apg

    12 Michael Jacobson F    Fr  6-8   222  9/0   3.6  3.0   0.1 apg

    23 Nick Fuller           G/F  So 6-7   204   8/0   2.1  1.9   0.3 apg

    24* Jake Hammond    F   So 6-10  235  9/8   4.1  4.6   0.2 apg

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