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    Game Day Essentials: Game #29 vs Penn St.

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-14) vs Penn St Nittany Lions (14-13)






      Date: Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016

      Time: 6:00 p.m. CST
      Arena: Bryce Jordan Center
      Capacity: Depends




      Broadcast Information

      Television: ESPNU

      Online: WatchESPN

      Announcers: Not on site




      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka
      Expert Analysis: Matt DavisonJake Muhleisen




    Penn St Info


    Head Coach: Pat Chambers
    Location: University Park, PA
    Conference: B1G 10
    Nickname: Nittany Lions
    Last time out: Beat Rutgers
    Typical Rotation Depth: 9-10 players
    Line: Penn St by 1
    Fun Fact : The Nittany Lion nickname comes from local landmark Mount Nittany. They made up the name to impress some dudes from Princeton.


    Miles Presser

    • White injured the shoulder in practice before Ohio St. He and Watson really haven't been practicing the last two days
    • Shields doesn't look limited nor has he been shying away from contact


    Last time out


    It was the "Andrew White game" as he single-handedly picked up the slack for the missing Shavon Shields. White scored most of Nebraska's points in the first 10 minutes, Penn St grabbed a lead, and Nebraska clawed their way back to a 1 point half time lead with a last second Watson 3. White came out firing again, Brandon Taylor picked up 2 quick fouls and Nebraska continued on a 39-7 run to finish off Penn St halfway through the second half.


    The Skinny


    Both teams view this as a "we don't want to play on Wednesday in the B1G tourney" / get into some post season sort of game. Penn State has grabbed wins over Indiana and Iowa inbetween their drubbing at Nebraska and their gimmie vs Rutgers. Donavan Jack has stepped up the last 2 games with double digits and the Nittany Lions have been connecting at less than terrible rates from the 3 lately. While this still isn't a particularly good team, it's no doubt that Pat Chambers will have his squad fired up.


    Shavon Shields comes back and as the team's leading FT taker vs the B1G team giving up the highest percentage of FTs, a big boost for a team on the road and a 2 game skid. Andrew White is still calibrating his shot after a shoulder injury bothered him into one his worst shooting games of his life and Glynn Watson has been sick to the point of not practicing. Look for the Huskers to initially working inside after last game's shooting debacle, hopefully pump faking their way onto the FT line against a tall but hacky Penn St. front court. Expect a rebound from last games poor shooting night, which is an outlier instead of the norm for this year's team.


    Penn St is one of the grittiest teams in the conference but Nebraska grits back behind the return of Shavon Shields.


    Prediction: Nebraska 71 - Penn State 67

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    Line seems high to me. This would seem closer to a toss up. But Vegas probably knows more than I do about these things



    Penn State is favored by one.



    Between the game time and the line, Dimes may need a Lifeline from Red Don..... ;)

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    Adam Amin is the play-by-play announcer with analyst Craig Robinson tonight on ESPNU, per http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/022416aab.html.

    And: ???    Will the ESPNU announcers Actually ATTEND this Game? redface.gif  (Heard they didn't in Lincoln confused.gif)


    (should be a hellava game!  catfight.gif)


    Penn State - Likely Starters

    No Name                    Po Ht.    Wt.   Yr.   GP/GS   PPG  RPG  OTHER
    33 Shep Garner          G   6-1   216   So   27/27     13.7   3.1    3.1 apg
    23 Josh Reaves          G   6-4   190    Fr   21/16       6.1   3.8    1.4 spg
    0   Payton Banks         F   6-6   220   So   27/27       9.8   4.7    1.3 apg
    10 Brandon Taylor       F   6-6   225   Sr   27/27      16.6   6.5    1.6 apg
    32 Jordan Dickerson   C   7-1   245   Sr   27/19        3.1   3.4    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. 28/28 - 29.7       17.4  6.1   0.6
    5    Glynn Watson Jr.   G   6-0  165  Fr. 28/16 - 24.4        8.8   1.9   2.5
    12  Michael Jacobson  F   6-8  222  Fr. 28/19 - 17.8        4.9   4.2   0.5
    10  Jack McVeigh      G/F  6-8  210  Fr.  28/4 -  18.2        5.8   2.8   1.1
    32  Benny Parker       G    5-9  175 Sr.  28/28 - 25.5        4.6   2.4   2.3
    (Shields - Expected to Play & May Start)
    31  Shavon Shields   G/F  6-7  225 Sr.  24/24 - 30.4      15.7   5.0   2.9
    0    Tai Webster         G    6-4   196  Jr.  28/12 - 26.5       9.7  3.8   1.9
    11  Bakari Evelyn       G   6-2   178  Fr.  17/0 -   5.1        1.2   0.5   0.2
    23  Nick Fuller          G/F  6-7   204  So. 20/0 -  8.6         2.2   1.5   0.2
    24  Jake Hammond     F  6-10  235  So. 24/8 - 11.7        2.6   3.2    0.3
    30  Ed Morrow Jr.        F   6-7   225  Fr.  24/1 - 13.8        3.8  3.6    0.1   (Doubtful to Play)
    4   Johnny Trueblood  G  6-4   195  Fr.   9/0 - 3.1           0.9   0.2   0.4
    15  Malcolm Laws       G  6-1   190  So.   6/0 - 3.2          0.2   0.3   0.0
    20 Tanner Borchardt   F  6-8   274  Fr.   8/0 - 3.5           0.8   1.1   0.0

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    If you want to sync your TV to the radio, tonight is the night.


    A bit OT Dimes (and you may not know the answer to this), but will sync-ing the TV broadcast work only if you are listening to the radio over-the-air, Or do you know if can one sync when you are listening to the game over the web via the Huskers.com link?


    For example;  if I am listening to the webcast with my android phone,  the audio is about 20 sec 'ahead' of the tv video. But for some reason, If i am listening to the webcast with my I-pad, the audio is about 20 sec 'behind' the tv-video.


    (If I listen with the I-pad, I can get close to syncing by 'pausing' the dvr for 20 sec or so, until the televised action matches the audio. :))

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