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    Game Day Essentials: Game #10 at Kansas

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (8-1)



      Date: Saturday Dec. 10

      Time: 2:15 pm CST 
      Arena: Allen Field House

      TV Broadcast:  ESPN

    Kansas Info

    Head Coach: Bill Self 
    Location: Omaha, NE
    Conference: Big 12
    Nickname: Jayhawks
    Mascot: Big Jay, Centennial Jay, Baby Jay
    Last time out: Beat UMKC
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8+
    Line: Kansas by 19.5
    Tempo: Fast Offense/Grind Defense
    Style: High Assists/Low 3pt Attempts
    4 Factors Good: Elite shooting, elite shotting defense, elite offensive rebounding
    4 Factors Bad: Middle of the road in the FT game

    Four Factors
    Effective FG%: 59.5 6 44.6 43 50.1
    Turnover %: 18.4 134 19.3 166 19.3
    Off. Reb. %: 35.9 42 27.7 109 29.8
    FTA/FGA: 34.6 189 37.6 215 35.5


    Scouting Kansas


    Player to watch: Frank Mason

    With all due respect to Mo Waston, senior PG Frank Mason will be the best PG we face this season. He's leading the Jayhawks in assist while putting up 20+ PPG.  He's shooting well from everywhere and can create his shot whenever he wants.


    Player to watch: Josh Jackson

    The 6'8" freshman is the second leading scorer and leading rebounded for Kansas though he's currently struggling from the outside as well as the FT line. In his spare time he's projected top 5 draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft.


    The Skinny

    There are a couple of chinks in the armor here with Kansas we can look to exploit. The Jayhawks don't shoot a ton of 3s so we can play our pack defense. Their front court is a bit thin and foul prone. Their FT shooting from guards is fairly average and downright dismal from their post players. However, we're talking about the minor problems of the #3 team in the country that rarely loses home games and easily the best defense these young struggling Huskers have seen this year.


    Georgia probably gave Nebraska the best look of what a slow defensive team can accomplish against Kansas which was to hold the Jayhawks to 65 points at the Sprint Center in KC (They still lost by 11). Essentially you'd need Kansas to brick their way through a game where Nebraska is able to slow play their way to around 70 points.  It's not like it's impossible, it's just highly improbable.


    Prediction: Kansas 82 - Nebraska 63



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    KU’s Carlton Bragg charged with misdemeanor battery, pleads not guilty, won’t play Saturday - KansasCity.com




    Kansas sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor battery Friday after he was alleged to have struck his girlfriend and pushed her down stairs during an argument, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.

    Bragg, 20, was held without bond until his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court. Bond was set at $500, Bragg pleaded not guilty and he was later released from jail. Bragg’s next court date is Dec. 27.

    According to Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, Bragg is indefinitely suspended from playing in KU’s games. Kansas’ next game is at home against Nebraska on Saturday afternoon.

    “Carlton and I have spoken,” Self said in a release. “He certainly understands the circumstances surrounding this issue. We are taking this charge very seriously; we’re going to hold him out from competition as we continue to gather facts.”

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    Nebraska coach Tim Miles ready for first Fieldhouse experience - Lawrence Journal World




    It’s funny that whole Tweeting at halftime thing came up. Because Miles just might do it. 

    “Maybe I’ll send Bill a direct message at halftime, ‘Take it easy,’” Miles joked in a phone interview with the Journal-World on Friday. “If I thought he could open it, I’d probably send him one.”

    All joking aside, Miles is elated for his opportunity to finally step foot inside Allen Fieldhouse, a place he has revered from afar throughout his life. 

    “Being a young person growing up in South Dakota, where you had two channels, when Kansas played it meant something,” recalled the 50-year-old Miles. “Just the whole history of Dr. Naismith and Phog Allen all the way down to Bill Self. I’ve got Teddy Owens on my staff (as director of operations) and his father (Ted Owens Sr.) coached in that building for a number of years, so that means something to us and Kansas City has been good to us in recruiting. Any time you get an opportunity to play a program like Kansas, you jump at it.”

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    29 minutes ago, Red Don said:

    Where Do you get those marvelous pictures, Dimes? :thumbsup:



    Here are the line-ups:  (if you can see them - I seem to have some trouble embedding graphics :Redface:)





    Twitter. That was from Ali F last night

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