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    Game Day Essentials: Game #13 vs Texas A&M CC

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-7) vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders (4-8)

       

      Date: Sunday Dec 28th, 2019
      Time: 1:00 p.m. 
      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000, 29th largest in D-I)

      Broadcast:  BTN

       

      **RED PANDA DAY!!**

    Texas A&M CC

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    Head Coach: Willis Wilson
    Location: Corpus Christi, TX
    Conference: Southland 
    Nickname: Islanders
    Line: Nebraska by 12.5

    Typical Rotation Depth: 9+

    KenPom rank: 293

    Previous history: None

    Shirt not to wear: Green, Blue, Hawaiian 

    Offensive Style: Shoot 3s

    Defensive Style: middling

     

    Players to watch:  Myles Smith

    The junior pg dominates the ball, leading the Islanders in scoring. Smith is shooting 40% from 3 and is one of the better FT shooters in Div 1.

     

    Players to watch:   Jashawn Talton-Thomas

    The 6'5" senior guard leads the team in rebounds, assists, and is 2nd in scoring

     

    Roster points

      PG SG SF PF C Pct
    1
    12 Peyton Smith
    6-2  195  Jr
    2 Myles Smith
    6-0  190  Jr
    32 Nolan Bertain
    6-4  185  So
    4 Jashawn Talton-Thomas
    6-5  210  Sr
    14 Elijah Schmidt
    6-8  220  Sr
    15.2
     

     

     

    The Skinny:

    Defense is the Islander's calling card but they haven't defended all that well this year. Nebraska should be able to work inside if they need to today and/or drive the lane as TAMCC has little to no rim protection.  On defense Nebraska should be able to force turnovers vs this sloppy team. However, they'll also need to be prepared to defend for 30 seconds because the Islanders will take and make those last second 3s.  

     

    If Nebraska has a sense of urgency, they'll break this thing open early and cruise. If they don't and let TAMCC hang around, this will be another trouble game.

     

    Prediction: Nebraska 74 - Texas AM 62

    Edited by hhcmatt

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