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    Game Day Essentials: Game #11 vs #4 Purdue

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-4) vs #4 Purdue Boilermakers (9-0)


      Date: Saturday Dec 10th, 2022
      Time: 1:15 pm
      Arena: PBA

      Broadcast:  BTN

    Purdue Info

    Head Coach: Matt Painter

    Location: West Lafayette, IN
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Boilermakers

    Mascot: Boilermaker Special, Purdue Pete

    Rotation Depth: 9

    Last Game: Beat Hofstra

    KenPom: 5
    Line: Purdue by 9.5

    Shirt not to wear: Recently won blackshirt, bumblebee shirt

    A couple of Famous Alumni: Glenn Robinson, Robbie Hummel


    • Purdue at #4 is the 3rd men's top 5 team to visit the PBA
    • Matt Rhule will be introduced at halftime


    KenPom Analysis:  Purdue is a methodical offensive team which means that Nebraska can hunt for offensive rebounds without as much fear of being hurt in transition.  Purdue isn't a team likely to exploit Nebraska's turnover issues.




    Player to watch: Fletcher Loyer

    Foster Loyer's little brother has been a day 1 starter for the Boilermakers and is leading the team in 3pt attempts while hitting 37% of them.


    Player to watch: F Caleb Furst

    Typically Painter has two giant posts who split time. This season he has a guy like 6'10" Furst  who can play alongside Edey at the 4 or operating as a center given his ability to shoot from outside.


    Player to watch: C Zach Edey

    Edey is in the running for national player of the year as he has been racking up double-doubles in the first halves of games.  He's also constantly a threat to foul out your starting and backup centers.


    KenPom most used lineup

    3 Braden Smith
    6-0  180  Fr
    2 Fletcher Loyer
    6-4  185  Fr
    25 Ethan Morton
    6-7  215  Jr
    1 Caleb Furst
    6-10  230  So
    15 Zach Edey
    7-4  290  Jr



    Others to watch

    • This is your standard Matt Painter team: It's 4 guys who can shoot 3s that work around a giant post player. 


    UNL Game Notes


    Probable starters for Nebraska
    5    Sam Griesel    G    6-7
    25  Emmanuel Bandoumel    G    6-4

    0   C.J. Wilcher    G    6-5

    4   Juwan Gary  F  6-6

    13  Derrick Walker    F    6-9




    15   Blaise Keita C   6-11

    30  Keisei Tominaga    G    6-2

    32  Wilhelm Breidenbach    F    6-10

    10  Jamarques Lawrence - G  6-3

    12  Denim Dawson - F  6-6

    33  Oleg Kojenets    F    7-0
    12   Sam Hoiberg    G    6-0

    31  Cale Jacobsen  G  6-4

    35  Henry Burt  F  6-6

    24  Jeffrey Grace III  G  6-3



    3   Quaran McPherson   G   6-3 - Out for the Year


    Hoiberg/Wilcher Presser


    The Skinny: 

    This looks to be a relatively slow game as both offenses are methodically looking for easy shots.  That is one negative for this year's Nebraska team as they're unlikely to run Edey off the floor. However, this Husker team and their ability to grab offensive rebounds and defend without fouling sets them up to have a good chance at pulling the massive upset today.  Do they have enough juice to double Edey while trying to defend Purdue's outside shooters? We can hope and cheer.


    Prediction: Purdue 67 - Nebraska 62 

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