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    Game Day Essentials: Game #1 vs Sacramento St

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1) vs Sacramento St. Hornets (0-1)


      Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
      Time: 7:01 p.m. 
      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena

      Broadcast:  BTN (Wayne Randazzo and Shon Morris)




    Sacramento St Info



    Head Coach: Brian Katz
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Conference: Big Sky
    Nickname: Hornets
    Mascots: Herky the Hornet
    Last time out: Lost to Colorado
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8-9
    Line: Nebraska by 17
    4 Factors:  Traditionally not a team that turns the ball over
    Tempo: Slower, makes you work on defense

    Style: Not taking a lot of 3s unless necessary

    Shirt not to wear: Green, 90s Charlotte Hornet Starters Jacket


    Miles Presser


    McVeigh Presser



    Player to watch: Justin Strings


    The 6'7" 235# Junior is last year's returning scorer and 3pt shooter, putting up 15.3 per game.  Even with a nightmare 2-17 shooting night against Colorado, he still finished the game with a double-double


    The Skinny: The Hornets are a darkhorse to compete for the Big Sky championship as they bring back four starters from a so-so 2015-16 squad. Sacramento brings in a sizable frontcourt that should give us a chance to see how much the Huskers have improved their physicality and size from last year.  One thing to watch for is whether freshman PG Izayah Mauriohoohoo-Le'Afa who is expected to start at some point but was injured on Friday.  Typically it's the players that the Huskers haven't been able to scout that kill them but given he's also from New Zealand and has played for the national team, we at least know who he is. I don't expect the Hornets to come out so flatly the way they did vs Colorado where they were held to 19 first half points. The Huskers are good enough to out-talent this team if they need to but let's hope that while we're working on figuring out our lineups we don't find ourselves in that situation. Given that Arizona St lost to their opener to these guys last year proves it isn't close to impossible.

    Look for Nebraska to win this but probably not a complete blowout

    Prediction: Nebraska 82 Sacramento St 68 with a 78% chance of Runza    



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    Whew!  Thought you were never going to start this thread, Dimes! :Lol:


    Here's the tentative Line-ups.


    Probable Starters
    #0 Tai Webster | G | Sr. | 6-4 | 195
    #5 Glynn Watson Jr. | G | So. | 6-0 | 175
    #10 Jack McVeigh | F | So. | 6-8 | 215 |
    #12 Michael Jacobson | F | So. | 6-9 | 239
    #30 Ed Morrow Jr. | F | So. | 6-7 | 234 |

    #1 Anton Gill / G / Jr / 6-3 / 195
    #2 Jeriah Horn / F / Fr / 6-7 / 222
    #11 Evan Taylor / G / Jr / 6-5 / 206
    #15 Isaiah Roby / F / Fr / 6-8 / 214
    #23 Nick Fuller / G/F / Jr / 6-7 / 213
    #24 James Palmer Jr. / G / Jr / 6-6 / 213
    #32 Jordy Tshimanga / C / Fr / 6-11 / 275

    Sacramento State
    Probable Starters


    Edited by Red Don

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    Finally got a chance to listen to the Miles Presser...he talked about how playing St. Mary's was more beneficial to the RPI that playing someone who is 250+

    In other words, he's adding an empty win for us but doing so in such a way that it doesn't lower our RPI. He's slightly exploiting the bracket building process here

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