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    Game Day Essentials: Game #2 vs Central Arkansas


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    • #21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0) vs Central Arkansas Bears (0-2)

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      Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18

      Time: 7:00 p.m.

      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena

      Capacity: 15,000

      Broadcast Information

      Television: None

      Online Watching: ESPN3 and WatchESPN app

      Announcers: Shawn Kenney and Rich Zvosac

      Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington. Also available online at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App.

      Satellite Radio: Ch. 98 (Sirius) Ch. 196 (XM)

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

      Central Arkansas Scouting Thread

    Central Arkansas Info

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    Head Coach: Russ Pennell

    Location: Conway, AR

    Conference: Southland Conference

    Nickname: Bears

    Mascot: Victor E. Bear

    Last time out: Lost to UNO

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8 players

    Tempo: BREAK NECK

    Offensive Style: Shoot first, ask questions later

    Defensive Style: Occasionally

    Line: none

    Famous Alumni: Scottie Pippen

    Shirt not to wear: Purple, Bear Rug

    Fun Fact: Coach Russ Pennell might be better known as the guy who coached for Lute Olson in Arizona for half a year when Lute had to retire due to health issues.

    Fun Fact: The womens' teams are known as the Sugar Bears

    Other Previews

    Huskers.com - http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=20&SPID=24&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=209769955&DB_OEM_ID=100

    Journal Star - http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/miles-says-post-play-physicality-needs-to-improve/article_ff08a1dd-92ac-5dc5-baf6-710b4ef4600f.html

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    0 Tai Webster 6-4 199 So

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 215 Jr

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 221 Jr

    2 David Rivers 6-7 200 Sr

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 237 Jr

    Bears

    1 Jordan Howard 5-11 180 Fr

    30 Michael Martin 6-0 190 Jr

    25 Thatch Unruh 6-5 190 Fr

    52 Jake Zuilhof 6-9 230 So

    21 Joel Fiegler 6-10 200 Jr

    Player to Watch: Jordan Howard

    On a team trying to figure out an identity, the 5'11' freshman is taking and making the most shots.

    The Skinny

    One more tune-up game before the first real test of the season at Rhode Island. No offense to Central Arkansas, but they're fresh off of giving up back to back 100 point games against Creighton and UNO. Last season 3rd year coach Corliss "Big Nasty" Williamson left to become an assistant at Sacramento in August leaving assistant Clarence Finley to fill in for a year while a long term replacement was found. First year Coach Russ Pernell has ONE RETURNING PLAYER in addition to 9 new guys on scholarship and a couple of transfers sitting out. The Bears have had at least 6 freshmen see playing time this year.

    One thing Nebraska will look to work on is their intensity on rebounding as a small Norse team was consistently beating the Huskers on the glass. Nick Fuller and Jake Hammond currently aren't in the 8 man rotation but will get chances sooner than later if Moses Abraham can't position himself. Probably the biggest question on the fans' minds tonight as the squad tunes up to face Rhode Island is whether the Huskers will run with the Bears or try to dictate tempo? It will probably be somewhere in the middle as Bear misses turn into fast break points. If the Huskers hold Central Arkansas under 60 points, be more impressed than if they score over 100.

    Prediction: Nebraska 92 - 65 with a 100% chance of Runzas

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    Thank you, Dimes, for putting the graphic of the arena and the regions where we're supposed to yell "Husker" and "Power." 

     

    The crowd has been less than enthusiastic in performing the "Husker Power" chant this year and we need to kick this into gear.  This can be an important tradition.  Energize things even before the opening tip. 

     

    We need to not drop the ball on this. 

     

    C'mon students.  Don't let us down. 

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