Jump to content
  • hhcmatt
    hhcmatt

    Game Day Essentials: Game #26 vs Penn St.

    Sign in to follow this  

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-12) vs Penn St Nittany Lions (12-12)



      ca97a7e8b2.PNG

       

      Date: Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016


      Time: 5:00 p.m. CST
      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena
      Capacity: 15,000

       

      Broadcast Information


      Television: ESPNU


      Online: WatchESPN


      Announcers: Clay Matvick and Sean Harrington



      Satellite Radio: Sirius (Ch. 135); XM (195)
      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka
      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

       

    Penn St Info
    6g3sx3a2zxgt5z2vb10g.gif

     

    Head Coach: Pat Chambers
    Location: University Park, PA
    Conference: B1G 10
    Nickname: Nittany Lions
    Last time out: Beat Indiana
    Typical Rotation Depth: 9-10 players
    Line: Nebraska by 7
    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: Shep Garner

     

    I think everyone knows about Penn St's Senior leading scorer Brandon Taylor but Soph. PG Garner is second on the team at 13.6 PPG and leading the team in FT attempts during conference play.

     

    The Skinny

     

    This isn't a great or even a good Penn St team, who for the 5th year in a row is a bad shooting squad that will grind the entire game under coach Pat Chambers. More than likely we will run the same sort of game plan we had vs Wisconsin, throwing a bunch of zone and packing the paint and daring this team to beat us from the outside. Against a Penn St squad who truly has been awful this year from outside, we should see better results.

     

    Offensively, Nebraska doesn't have to be great in this one as there will be opportunities to turn over the Lions as well as win on both ends of the boards. The Huskers need to work inside against the Lions' foul-prone big men which should open everything else up. Nebraska can lose this game by putting Penn St on the free throw line while being caught up in a hero-ball slog.

     

    Every game without Shavon Shields is going to be tough. This is a good opportunity for the rest of the team to continue to pick up the slack.

     

    Prediction: Nebraska 78 - Penn State 67 with a 45% chance of Runzas

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    Penn State Likely Starters                

    No. Name                     Po. Yr  . Ht.    Wt.   G/GS    PPG  RPG  Other

    33   Shep Garner          G    So    6-1   185   24/24   13.6   3.2   3.1 apg

    0     Payton Banks         F    So    6-6   220   24/24   10.2   4.8   1.3 apg

    10   Brandon Taylor       F    Sr    6-6   225   24/24   16.6   6.2   1.6 apg

    44   Julian Moore           F    So  6-10   235   24/11    4.8   3.8   48% FG

    32   Jordan Dickerson   C    Sr    7-1    245   24/15    3.0   3.2   1.6 bpg

     

    Nebraska – Likely Starters

    No Name                     Po Ht.   Wt. Yr. GP/GS (mins)   PPG RPG APG
    3    Andrew White III     G   6-7  216  Jr. 25/25 - 28.9       16.9  6.2   0.7
    5    Glynn Watson Jr.   G   6-0  165  Fr. 25/13 - 23.2        8.9   1.7   2.6
    12  Michael Jacobson  F   6-8  222  Fr. 25/16 - 16.9        4.6   4.0   0.4
    0   Jack McVeigh      G/F  6-8   210  Fr.  25/1 -  16.6        5.0   2.8   1.1
    32  Benny Parker       G    5-9  175 Sr.  25/25 - 25.3        4.8   2.3   2.3  
     
    (Will not play)
    31  Shavon Shields   G/F  6-7  225 Sr.  24/24 - 30.4      15.7   5.0   2.9
     
    Rotation                  
    0    Tai Webster         G    6-4   196  Jr.  25/12 - 26.8       9.9  3.9   1.7
    11  Bakari Evelyn       G   6-2   178  Fr.  14/0 -   5.2        1.5   0.6   0.3
    23  Nick Fuller          G/F  6-7   204  So. 17/0 -  8.6         2.4   1.5   0.2
    24  Jake Hammond     F  6-10  235  So. 21/8 - 11.0        2.3   3.0    0.2
    30  Ed Morrow Jr.        F   6-7   225  Fr.  24/1 - 13.8        3.8  3.6    0.1  
    Bench                  
    4   Johnny Trueblood  G  6-4   195  Fr.   8/0 - 3.3           1.0   0.3   0.5
    15  Malcolm Laws       G  6-1   190  So.   5/0 - 3.4          0.2   0.4   0.0
    20 Tanner Borchardt   F  6-8   274  Fr.   7/0 - 3.7           0.9   1.1   0.0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...