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    Game Day Essentials: Game #28 vs Northwestern

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-11) vs Northwestern Wildcats (12-16)

      Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena

      Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

      Time: 4 pm, CST

      TV: ESPNU

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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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    Northwestern Info

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    Head Coach: Chris Collins

    Location: Evanstan, IL

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Wildcats

    Mascot: Willie the Wildcat

    Last time out: Lost to Indiana

    Typical Rotation Depth: 6-7 players

    Line: Nebraska by 9

    Fun Fact : Chris Collins is the son of former NBA player/coach Doug Collins. He played for and coached at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski. His basketball pedigree is the opposite of Tim Miles.

    Fun Fact : Northwestern is located South West of Lake Michigan in the Northern part of the US

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr

    2 David Rivers 6-7 198 Jr

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 So

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So

    Wildcats

    3 Dave Sobolewski 6-1 180 Jr

    14 Tre Demps 6-2 193 So

    1 Drew Crawford 6-5 215 Sr

    34 Sanjay Lumpkin 6-6 210 Fr

    22 Alex Olah 7-0 265 So

    Last time vs Northwestern

    The Huskers scored all of 16 points in the first half but only trailed by 6. Leading scorer Terran Petteway sealed the Huskers first B1G road win with a long shot clock beating 3 pointer while Walter Pitchford chipped in 15 points.

    The Skinny

    Nebraska's first road win vs. Northwestern proved to be a turning point for both teams. The Huskers went on a 5 game winning streak to propel them into NCAA tournament consideration. Northwestern has now lost five straight to fall into the logjam that is the basement of the B1G. Even more bad news for the offensively challenged Wildcats as they've lost their second leading scorer in JerShon Cobb. Besides scoring, the loss of Cobb's length additionally hurts the Wildcat defense and exposes their lack of depth.

    Northwestern will be tough in this game, stopping at nothing to deny you free Runzas, but should be a team Nebraska can eventually put away at home. The Wildcats will pack the paint at all costs, attempt to make 3s after running down the shot clock, and hope that the refs will swallow their whistles. Look for Nebraska to work on some outside shooting today as it's going to be vital going forward.

    Prediction: Nebraska 66 - Northwestern 51 with a 55% chance of Runzas

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