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    Game Day Essentials: Game #3 vs Seton Hall


    hhcmatt
    • #25 Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0) vs Seton Hall Pirates (1-0)

      Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
      Time: 6:30 p.m. 
      Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena

      Broadcast:  BTN

       

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      Courtesy of twitter

    Seton Hall
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    Head Coach: Kevin Willard
    Location: South Orange, NJ
    Conference: Big East
    Nickname: Pirates
    Mascot: The Pirate
    Last time out: Beat Wagner
    Shirt not to wear: Blue, puffy

    Opening Line: Nebraska by 9.5

    Undefeated in football since: 1982

     

    Players to watch: Myles Powell

     

    The confident 6'2" Junior guard is the star of this squad and is a threat to score from anywhere on the court.  Last year Powell was had 3 senior teammates to share the load so what happens when he's the focal point of the defense? While others will take 3s Powell is the only one who has been proven to be a major threat.

     

    KenPom Lineup

     

      PG SG SF PF C Pct
    1
    0 Quincy McKnight
    6-4  185  Jr
    13 Myles Powell
    6-2  195  Jr
    22 Myles Cale
    6-6  210  So
    1 Michael Nzei
    6-8  205  Sr
    23 Sandro Mamukelashvili
    6-10  230  So
    14.8
     

     

    The amount that this lineup plays together stat is worthless at this point but this gives you an idea about the size of the lineups that Seton Hall will roll out.  McKnight is a transfer from Sacred Heart where he was a high volume (not efficient) scorer.  He'll split time at the point with freshman 4 star Anthony Nelson.  Soph Myles Cale started a handful of games for the Pirates last year and seems like the most likely candidate to add more outside shooting and/or scoring to the team.  The two starting bigs have been efficient role players thus far and could cause problems for the Huskers on the boards. Not pictured here is 6'11" Syracuse transfer Taurean Thompson who coming off the bench for the moment.  None of the post players shoot 3s well and Thompson is especially foul prone.  Check out our scouting thread for more tidbits.

     

     

     

     

    What's the Frequency, Kearney

    Where to find the Huskers on the radio in the state

     

    2018-19 AFFILIATES
    City.............................. Station...............................Frequency
    Ainsworth..................... KBRB-AM ..................................... 1400
    Alliance......................... KCOW-AM.................................... 1400
    Broken Bow .................. KBBN-FM ...................................... 95.3
    Chadron........................ KCSR-AM........................................ 610
    Columbus ..................... KJSK-AM......................................... 900
    Cozad............................ KAMI-AM..................................... 1580
    Falls City........................ KTNC-AM..................................... 1230
    Fremont........................ KFMT-FM .................................... 105.5
    Grand Island ................. KRGI-AM...................................... 1430
    Hastings........................ KHAS-AM ..................................... 1230
    Holdrege....................... KUVR-AM..................................... 1380
    Imperial ........................ KADL-FM..................................... 102.9
    Kearney......................... KGFW-AM .................................... 1340
    Lexington...................... KRVN-AM....................................... 880
    Lincoln .......................... KLIN-AM ...................................... 1400
    McCook ........................ KSWN-FM ..................................... 93.9
    Nebraska City................ KNCY-AM ..................................... 1600
    Norfolk.......................... KNEN-FM ...................................... 94.7
    North Platte.................. KODY-AM ..................................... 1240
    Omaha.......................... KXSP-AM........................................ 590
    Scottsbluff .................... KNEB-AM....................................... 960
    Sidney........................... KSID-AM ...................................... 1340
    Superior........................ KRFS-AM...................................... 1600
    Superior........................ KRFS-FM ..................................... 103.9
    Valentine ...................... KVSH-AM ....................................... 940

     

     

    Miles Presser

     

    Three takeaways

    1. ATM Thomas Allen is your backup PG and you could probably see anyone in the starting 5 bringing the ball up the court. 

    2. The rotation is going to be tightened for the Seton Hall game.

    3. Miles always has the swankiest Husker gear

     

    Let's talk about #2 for a bit. For at least this game where we don't play again until Monday expect Miles to play all of the starters 30+ minutes unless there are foul issues. I'd expect Tanner to be in the rotation and then do you need Harris defense or Nana's offense? Who practiced well this week?

     

     

    The Skinny: This is a Seton Hall team with a lot of new pieces after graduating one of their best recruiting classes in recent history. Kevin Willard is a noted "gritty' and defensive minded coach so you'll see his new squad try to dominate the boards, make the Huskers work in the half court, and try to run in transition as much as possible for easy baskets. In some regards the Pirates' lack of continuity helps them as the Huskers excel at scouting and can struggle against the unknown. Seton Hall has had 8 days to prepare plus last season's worth of game tape if you're looking for something else to worry about. However, you cannot simulate the crowd that should be present tonight as Seton Hall has been playing in front of the amount of people the Huskers bring out to a practice. It's not hard to imagine the noise rattling the Pirates at times.

     

    What does a 3pt defending team like Nebraska run against a limited 3pt shooting team who will probably look to run inside tonight?  Look for a decent amount of 1-3-1 and an experienced Nebraska team to switch defenses at will. The Huskers should generate easy points as well from the shaky PG timeshare that the Hall rolls out. On offense have you noticed that the Huskers have come out firing 3s the first couple of games? A lot of defenses will give this to you to start the game and in addition to it being an efficient way to score it serves the purpose of loosening up the defense even if we're not making them. Is this the game where we start hitting them?

     

    The Huskers are more talented, more experienced and have the sort of killer instinct you haven't seen since the Terran Petteway era.  Look for the Huskers to make a statement tonight.

     

    Prediction: Nebraska 82 - Seton Hall 68

    Edited by hhcmatt

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