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    Game Day Essentials: Game #31 at Penn St.

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers #12 (13-17) vs Penn St Nittany Lions #13 (16-15)



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      Date: Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2015

      Time: 3:30 p.m. CST

      Arena: United Center

      Capacity: 20,500

      Broadcast Information

      Television: ESPN2

      Online: WatchESPN

      Announcers: Mike Tirico and Dan Dakich



      Satellite Radio: Sirius (Ch. 91); XM (91)

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

      Penn St Scouting Thread

    Penn St Info

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    Head Coach: Pat Chambers

    Location: University Park, PA

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Nittany Lions

    Last time out: Won vs MInnesota

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8-9 players

    Line: Penn St by 2

    The Skinny

    After thumping the Huskers at home Penn St was a DJ Newbill last second shot away from also losing the rest of their conference games since our last meeting. It's fairly improbable for the Huskers to win the tournament but winning a game a lackluster Penn St would make everyone feel just a tiny bit better. Full court pressure seemed to shake the Nittany Lions but realistically it was because they were already grinding the clock. Pressing this team early or with a lead seems like a recipe for easy points, though Miles probably knows this.

    The Huskers shot 10% from three vs Penn St and would have lost by 1 had that number been a pedestrian 30% though we might be talking the NIT right now if the Huskers could hit a pedestrian number of 3s. If Nebraska can play with the same aggressiveness on offense they had vs Maryland, they will win this game. If not, welcome to your off season.

    Prediction: Nebraska 60 - Penn St 57

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        gobigred.GIF  Let’s End the Husker’s Eight-Game Losing Streak  huskerflag.gif
     

        (Penn State had a Six-game losing streak, defeating Minnesota Sunday)

     

    o Game Officials: D J Carstensen, Paul Szelc & Buddy Mayborg

     

     

    (Benny Parker has 97 career Steals, only 3 short of reaching 100)

     

    STARTERS

    Nebraska                                          2014-15 stats

    No. Name  *            Pos Yr.  Ht.   Wt.    G/GS   PPG   RPG   Other

    2   David Rivers         F    Sr    6-7   200   29/24     4.4     4.1      0.7 Apg

    3   Benny Parker        G    Jr    5-9   172   30/24     4.3     2.2      1.8 Apg & 1.4 Spg

    5   Terran Petteway    G    Jr    6-6   215   30/30   17.8     5.0      2.8 Apg

    21  Leslee Smith        F    Sr    6-8   255   16/8       3.1     2.8      47.8% FG

    31  Shavon Shields  G/F   Jr    6-7   221   30/30    15.3    5.9      2.1 Apg

     

    Bench

    0   Tai Webster          G    So   6-4   199   29/4       4.0    1.9      1.1 Apg

    11 Tarin Smith           G    Fr    6-2   175   30/3       4.5    1.6      0.7 Apg

    12  Moses Abraham  C   Sr    6-9    247   20/0      1.5     3.1      0.1 Apg

    23  Nick Fuller           F  RFr   6-7   207   16/1       2.1    1.3      0.3 Apg

    35 Walter Pitchford    F    Jr   6-10   237   29/26    7.5    4.7       0.5 Bpg

     

     

    Penn State                                         2014-15 stats

    No. Name  *             Pos  Yr.  Ht.   Wt.  G/GS   PPG   RPG    Other

    2   D. J. Newbill          G    Sr    6-4   210   31/31   20.7     4.8      3.2 Apg

    13  Geno Thorpe         G   So    6-3   180   31/14     8.8     2.5      1.0 Spg

    32  Jordan Dickerson  C    Jr     7-1   245   31/16     2.6     3.4      1.6 Bpg

    33  Shep Garner          G    Fr    6-1   185   31/30     9.1     2.8      2.4 Apg

    43  Ross Travis            F    Sr    6-7   235   31/24     5.1     6.3      0.7 Spg

     

    Bench

    5   Donovon Jack         F    Jr    6-9   210   31/12     3.6      2.8      0.7 Bpg

    10 Brandon Taylor       F    Jr    6-6    225  29/25      9.3     5.3      1.0 Apg

     

    Players to Watch:

    Fifth-year Senior D.J. Newbill (#2) is the leading scorer in the B1G @ 20.7 ppg;  with 3.2 assists and 4.9 Rebounds.  He can score from anywhere; Huskers’ best bet is to try to keep him shooting 3s from the perimeter, not his strongest point.

     

    Junior Brandon Taylor (#10) averages 9.3 points per game and has made 37  3-pointers.

     

    Freshman Shep Garner (#33) averages 9.1 ppg.

     

    All three players have made 50 3-Ptrs each.

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