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    Game Day Essentials: Game #11 at Kansas State

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-2) at Kansas State Wildcats (8-2)


      Date: Sunday Dec 17th,  2023
      Time: 2:00 pm
      Arena: Bramlage Coliseum

      Broadcast:  ESPN+

    Kansas St Info

    Kansas State Wildcats (2019 - Pres)


    Head Coach: Jerome Tang (2nd Season)
    Location: Manhattan, KS
    Conference: Big 12
    Nickname: Wildcats

    Mascot: Willie the Wildcat

    Line: Kansas St by 5.5
    Typical Rotation Depth: 8

    KenPom rank: 46

    Nota bene:  

    • This is the last game in the 3 game series vs KSU. KSU won at Nebraska and in KC.
    • Reink Mast was teammates this summer with David N'Guessan for the Dutch team this summer
    • The unofficial nickname for Bramlage Coliseum is the "Octagon of Doom"
    • Center Nae’Qwan Tomlin transferred after being dismissed from the team. Went for 15 pts and 7 rebs vs Nebraska last season.
    • With CJ Wilcher, Nebraska boasts 5 college graduates on the roster including Josiah Allick, Jarron Coleman, Rienk Mast and Brice Williams.


    KenPom most used lineups

    PG SG SF PF C Pct
    2 Tylor Perry
    5-11  180  Sr
    5 Cam Carter
    6-3  195  Jr
    24 Arthur Kaluma
    6-7  225  Jr
    1 David N'Guessan
    6-9  220  Sr
    13 Will McNair
    6-11  265  Sr
    2 Tylor Perry
    5-11  180  Sr
    4 Dai Dai Ames
    6-1  185  Fr
    5 Cam Carter
    6-3  195  Jr
    24 Arthur Kaluma
    6-7  225  Jr
    1 David N'Guessan
    6-9  220  Sr



    Player to watch: Tylor Perry

    The 5th year senior PG transferred from North Texas where he was a highly effective 3 level scorer. Perry has struggled from 3 this season, shooting 32.2% this season


    Player to watch: Cam Carter

    KSU has asked Carter to pick up the scoring load this season and he's currently leading the team at 16.9 ppg.  Carter isn't a very efficient from the 3pt line.


    Player to watch: Arthur Kaluma

    A familiar name here as Kaluma transferred from Creighton.  In 2 games vs Nebraska he's scored 6 points but expect better from him in this game as his shot is falling much more consistently this season.


    Others to watch

    David N'Guessan and Will McNair are affective inside scorers but don't offer a threat from outside. Fr PG Dai Dai Ames has struggled to score this season. Soph Jerrell Colbert is depth in the frontcourt. Fr SG RJ Jones is depth in the backcourt. 


    UNL Game Notes


    Roster/infirmary report


    Out indefinitely 

    5   Ahron Ulis     6-3    190 lbs    Junior - Likely out for the season
    15  Blaise Keita     6-11    257 lbs    Junior - Ongoing ankle injury recovery


    Possible starters for Nebraska

    10    Jamarques Lawrence  6-3    183 lbs    Sophomore

    30   Keisei Tominaga           6-2    179 lbs    Senior
    3     Brice Williams               6-7    213 lbs    Junior
    53   Josiah Allick                 6-8    231 lbs    Senior
    51    Rienk Mast                 6-10    248 lbs    Junior



    4   Juwan Gary                   6-6    221 lbs    Junior

    0    C.J. Wilcher                  6-5    214 lbs    Junior

    9    Jarron Coleman            6-5    213 lbs    Senior
    1    Sam Hoiberg                 6-0    183 lbs    Sophomore

    2    Ramel Lloyd Jr.             6-6    210 lbs    RS Freshman
    11    Eli Rice                         6-8    213 lbs    Freshman
    21    Matar Diop                 6-10    213 lbs    Freshman
    31    Cale Jacobsen            6-4    200 lbs    RS Freshman
    35    Henry Burt                  6-7    216 lbs    RS Freshman
    24    Jeffrey Grace III         6-3    197 lbs    Sophomore 


    CJ Wilcher and Fred Hoiberg Presser

    Josiah Allick should be available for today's game

    Boogie Coleman responded well and should return to the rotation at some point



    The Skinny: 


    Nebraska finally rebounded from a 2 game skid in a big way vs Michigan St and looks to try and do again in a hostile atmosphere like Manhattan. With all due respect to the 3000 or so people up in Minneapolis, this will easily be the roughest environment this team will have experienced thus far. We shall see how they handle it.


    Despite their lack of depth I don't think Nebraska wants to get into a running game with Kansas St considering the juice at home, the 9 days off they had, and most importantly Kansas St embraces a 'Helter-Skelter' style of basketball. At points the Wildcats will carelessly turn the ball over but they'll also generate second chance points on offense and pressure some steals on defense. Execution, not pace, will be key for Nebraska. You might see points where the whole team holds back on defense to secure a rebound in lieu of transition.


    As far as opponents go, this one plays a style beneficial to Nebraska. Offensively they tend to take more 3s but don't hit them at a high rate. Defensively, Nebraska will get looks from 3 should be able to spread the Cats out. 


    Can Nebraska play another complete game? Can they play on their terms?


    Prediction: Kansas St 74 - Nebraska 69

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