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    Game Day Essentials: Game #25 at Michigan

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-13) at Michigan Wolverines (13-10)


      Date: February 8th, 2023
      Time: 5:30 pm
      Arena: Crisler Center

      Broadcast:  BTN

    Michigan Info



    Head Coach: Juwan Howard
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Wolverines

    Point Spread: Michigan by 10.5

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8

    KenPom rank: 57

    A couple of Famous Alumni: Glen Rice, Rudy Tomjanovich


    • Nebraska Men's basketball has never won a game in Ann Arbor, 0-11 lifetime. The closest they've been is 6 points, including last season losing 85-79
    • Both coaches have sons on their respective teams. Fred Hoiberg's son Sam plays for the Huskers while Juwan Howard's sons Jace and Jett play for Michigan


    KenPom Analysis: Michigan doesn't turn you over and doesn't generate a ton of fouls which is good news for Nebraska. 





    Player to watch: C Hunter Dickinson

    Dickinson remains the focal point of the Wolverine offense and defense. He doesn't shoot a ton from the outside but he's hitting 37% from 3.


    Player to watch: F Jett Howard

    Juwan's youngest son Jett is projected to be a first round pick in this upcoming draft and the 3 level scorer is the complement outside to Dickinson


      PG SG SF PF C Pct
    0 Dug McDaniel
    5-11  160  Fr
    2 Kobe Bufkin
    6-4  195  So
    13 Jett Howard
    6-8  215  Fr
    5 Terrance Williams
    6-7  225  Jr
    1 Hunter Dickinson
    7-1  260  Jr


    Others to watch

    • Freshman Guard Dug McDaniels was thrust into the starting lineup with Sr PG Jaelin Llewellyn out for the season after 8 game. Provides a steady hand and 3pt shooting
    • Bufkin does most of his scoring inside the arc
    • Forward Terrance Williams is a glue guy
    • 6'7" Duke transfer Joey Baker shoots over 40% from 3
    • 6'7" Jace Howard and 6'10" Center Tarris Reed are dept



    UNL Game Notes


    Probable starters for Nebraska
    5    Sam Griesel    G    6-7

    30  Keisei Tominaga    G    6-2

    10  Jamarques Lawrence - G  6-3

    32  Wilhelm Breidenbach    F    6-10

    13  Derrick Walker    F    6-9



    0   C.J. Wilcher    G    6-5

    12  Denim Dawson - F  6-6

    15   Blaise Keita C   6-11

    12   Sam Hoiberg    G    6-0

    33  Oleg Kojenets    F    7-0

    35  Henry Burt  F  6-6

    24  Jeffrey Grace III  G  6-3



    3   Quaran McPherson   G   6-3 - Out for the Year

    4   Juwan Gary  F  6-6 - Out for the Year

    25  Emmanuel Bandoumel    G    6-4 - Out for the Year



    2   Ramel Lloyd Jr.  G 6-6

    31  Cale Jacobsen  G  6-4


    Hoibergs Presser

    Seems like Keita would have been available vs Penn St but didn't play given their lack of post depth. He's brought up quite a bit and should play vs Michigan who almost always has a traditional post on the court. Sam mentions that on the flight back from Penn St that Fred told him he was the 9th man.



    The Skinny: 

    Nothing like a win to get the Husker faithful from wondering if we will replace the coach to wondering if we could actually make a post season.  Winning on the road in this conference though is no small feat and it will be one for the record books if Nebraska can nab their first ever win in Ann Arbor.


    Nebraska will try and cover Dickinson with at least 2 guys tonight and the plan will be to try and scramble on 3pt shooters. I think it will be about how well Nebraska can shoot at the crazy thing is that with Lawrence and Hoiberg playing is that it's picked up. Suspect that Michigan will key in on Tominaga after he went off for 30 so it will be up to the rest of the team to manufacture points.  Thus far the Huskers have struggled to score over 60 on the road. (not counting their OT win over Minny)


    Prediction: Michigan 72 - Nebraska 59

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