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    Game Day Essentials: Game #26 vs Wisconsin

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-14) vs Wisconsin Badgers (14-9)


      Date: February 11th, 2023
      Time: 3:00 pm
      Arena: PBA

      Broadcast:  BTN

    Wisconsin Info


    Head Coach: Greg Gard
    Location: Madison, WI
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Badgers

    Mascot: Bucky Badger

    Point Spread: Wisconsin by 3.5

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8

    KenPom rank: 64

    A couple of Famous Alumni: Michael Finley, Frank Kaminsky


    • In there last matchup Nebraska upset the #10 Badgers at Madison in the last regular season game of 2022 by a score of 74-73
    • Brad Davison finally ran out of eligibility. He had played in 10 game vs the Huskers.
    • The only team shooting worse from the FT line in conference than Nebraska is Wisconsin


    KenPom Analysis: Wisconsin is doing everything slowly.  Offensively they are swinging the ball around to hunt for 3pt shots. Have to admit that I haven't watched any Wisconsin basketball this year so I assume they're giving token pressure up the court to burn shot clock. 





    Player to watch: PG Chucky Hepburn

    Hepburn is already your prototypical Wisconsin PG who controls the offense and takes (and makes) 3pt shots when they run out of shot clock.  Chuck is shooting 48% from 3 for the year and 46.8% from 3 in conference. 


    Player to watch: F Tyler Wahl

    Wahl has struggled to carry part of the scoring load in his senior year to the point that he's shooting 43.6% from the FT line in conference play.  Some of the struggles in conference were due to an ankle injury at the beginning of the year.  He had a 16 point, 8 assist, 6 rebound game is last time out vs Penn St.


      PG SG SF PF C Pct
    23 Chucky Hepburn
    6-2  205  So
    11 Max Klesmit
    6-3  200  Jr
    3 Connor Essegian
    6-4  185  Fr
    5 Tyler Wahl
    6-9  225  Sr
    22 Steven Crowl
    7-0  245  Jr


    Others to watch

    • Crowl is a reliable bucket inside and is capable of taking 3s.
    • Freshman sharp shooter Connor Essegian is shooting 44.2% from 3
    • Max Klesmit is a glue guy
    • Jordan Davis (Johnny's twin brother) struggles to shoot from outside and comes of the bench after starting most of the season
    • 6'7" F Carter Gilmore brings rebounding off the bench
    • 6' PG  Kamari McGee plays for the few minutes Chucky might come off the court


    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



    The Skinny: 

    Wisconsin is a lot like Penn St where they will try and beat you from 3 but unlike Penn St they have better interior defenders. In what projects to be a low possession game due to neither team being in a hurry to push the ball it's probably beneficial if Nebraska can speed the game up a bit.


    Assuming that Wisconsin doesn't run away with the game by torching Nebraska from 3, this should be a close one.  I like Nebraska's odds for what should be a large crowd in Lincoln.


    Prediction: Nebraska 66 - Wisconsin 63

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    56 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

    I doubt Michigan will score today!

    Depends on the officiating crew.


    I've been burned by the ol' copy & paste more than once, I hate to admit!  🙃

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