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    Game Day Essentials: Game #23 at Penn St.

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-9) vs Penn St Nittany Lions (14-9)


      Date: Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015

      Time: 3:00 p.m. CST

      Arena: University Park

      Capacity: 15,000

      Broadcast Information

      Television: ESPNU

      Online: WatchESPN

      Announcers: Clay Matvick and Sean Harrington

      Satellite Radio: Sirius (Ch. 126); XM (196)

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

      Penn St Scouting Thread

    Penn St Info


    Head Coach: Pat Chambers

    Location: University Park, PA

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Nittany Lions

    Last time out: Lost at Maryland

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8-9 players

    Line: Penn St by 5

    Fun Fact : The Nittany Lion nickname comes from local landmark Mount Nittany. They made up the name to impress some dudes from Princeton.

    Player to watch: DJ Newbill

    The 6'4" Senior leads the B1G in scoring and the Nittany Lions in assists. He consistently gets to the FT line and has yet to be held in single digit scoring. You won't shut him down but you have to try. Given he's going to generate contact can you risk guarding him with Petteway for most of the game? Is this Tai Webster's responsibility? Can you use David River's length or Benny Parker's speed without Newbill exploiting it? Do you

    The Skinny

    This is a much win for both teams on a variety of levels...both teams will be highly motivated here. The Huskers are capable of doing enough on the defensive end and it would be a shock to see a so-so Penn State defense have a big day. Can the Huskers score enough to win today? Can they generate the contact necessary to get FT attempts if their shots aren't falling?

    At some point today the Huskers will need someone who is not Petteway or Shields to step up. Walt seems like the obvious choice after last game but it could be anyone (or no one). The Huskers have had Penn St's number since Miles has joined the B1G, going 3-1 including the debacle last year where they gave away the game. In a game that Penn St should be favored to win, I like the Huskers to continue their improved play in February.

    Prediction: Nebraska 60 - Penn St 57

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