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    Game Day Essentials: Game #24 vs Michigan St


    hhcmatt
    • Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-10) vs Michigan St Spartans (21-4)

      Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan

      Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014

      Time: 2 pm, CST

      TV: BTN

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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

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    Michigan St Info

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    Head Coach: Tom Izzo

    Location: East Lansing, MI

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Spartans

    Nickname: Sparty

    Last time out: Beat Northwestern

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8 players

    Line: Michigan St by 13.5

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr

    15 Ray Gallegos 6-2 182 Sr

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 So

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So

    Spartans

    20 Travis Trice 6-0 170 Jr

    14 Gary Harris 6-4 210 So

    45 Denzel Valentine 6-5 225 So

    5 Adreian Payne 6-10 245 Sr

    10 Matt Costello 6-9 240 So

    The Skinny

    Michigan State has a couple of starters injured which makes them just a really good team instead of a probable Final Four team at the moment. The Spartans can shoot from anywhere and set up clean shot attempts through crisp ball movement. Michigan St's height makes rebounding a challenge and scoring in the paint a problem. It's an uphill battle for a Husker squad that has struggled on the road this year.

    The Spartans almost always score over 70 at home whereas the Huskers struggle to 60 on the road. It's going to be hard to overpower the Spartans and thus the Huskers will attempt to slow down the tempo to keep the score manageable. Look for the Huskers to also pack the paint as much as possible and dare MSU to beat them via the 3, which could easily be a disaster.

    Prediction: Michigan St 68 - Nebraska 56

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