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    Game Day Essentials: Game #21 at Michigan

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-9) vs #10 Michigan Wolverines (16-5)

      Location: Crisler Center

      Date: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014

      Time: 5:30 pm, CST

      TV: ESPN2

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      Radio: Across the state on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka; Color: Matt Davison

      Kent Pavelka Tailgate Pump up Mix

    Michigan Info

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    Head Coach: John Beilein

    Location: Ann Arbor, MI

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Wolverines

    Mascots: None

    Last time out: Lost to Indiana

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8 players

    Line: Probably Mich by 13

    Offense: Love the 3

    Tempo: Slow

    Fun Fact: Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III is the son of former first round draft pick and Purdue forward Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson Jr.

    Fun Fact: The student section for Michigan has taken to wearing "Jorts" when the Huskers come to town.

    Fun Fact: Walter Pitchford is from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr

    15 Ray Gallegos 6-2 182 Sr

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 Jr

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So

    Wolverines

    10 Derrick Walton 6-1 185 Fr

    11 Nik Stauskas 6-6 205 So

    23 Caris LeVert 6-6 200 So

    1 Glenn Robinson 6-6 220 So

    52 Jordan Morgan 6-8 250 Sr

    Last time vs the Huskers

    Michigan came into town with questions about how they would respond this season after losing Mitch McGary. After a last second win vs. the Huskers they've gone 5-1 and seem like they have a good shot to lock down a first round bye in the conference tourney if not the regular season title.

    Michigan shot lights out in that game including a half time buzzer beater in handing the Huskers their only home loss of the season so far. All the starters scored in double digits, led by Glenn Robinson's 19 points on 9-12 shooting.

    The Skinny

    Michigan comes off their first conference loss of the season where Indiana slowed things down and the Wolverines had an off shooting night. The Huskers don't need to grind things to a halt like Indiana, but figuring out a way to keep the Wolverines under 70 points is a key to winning this game. Do the Huskers have anyone who can slow down Robinson or keep Stauskas in check?

    Michigan will probably stay with their plan of daring the Huskers to beat them from 3. Gallegos tied a season high with 10 3pt attempts vs Michigan and probably will take a few tonight. The Wolverines don't block many shots nor rack up a ton of fouls so Petteway and Webster don't need to worry about their shot when they can penetrate into the lane. You'd love to see Shields get going this game but it's not a great matchup for him. Last time out the Wolverines held him to 4 points.

    The Huskers have proven that they're good enough to hang with Michigan...are they good enough to hang with them on the road?

    Prediction: Michigan 78 - Nebraska 63

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    nice write up. change terran's class designation to sophomore to reflect his eligibility?

    I have a feeling we're tighter in this game than the line. I don't like to question Vegas often, but this time I do.

    i'm hoping for a good game. and I think we get one.

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    nice write up. change terran's class designation to sophomore to reflect his eligibility?

    I typically copy the starting lineups from one game to a next since they don't change.

    KenPom originally had Petteway as a Jr and I keep missing that when I copy from older games.

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