Head Coach: Chris Collins
Location: Evanstan, IL
Conference: B1G 10
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
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
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.
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