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    Game Day Essentials: Game #6 vs Florida St

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1) at Florida State Seminoles (3-3)



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      Date: Monday, Dec 1, 2014

      Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

      Arena: Donald L. Tucker Center

      Capacity: 12,100

      Broadcast Information

      Television: ESPN2

      Online: ESPN3 and WatchESPN app

      Announcers: Adam Amin and Len Elmore



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

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

      Florida St Scouting Thread

    Florida State Info

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    Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton

    Location: Tallahassee, Fl

    Conference: ACC

    Nickname: Seminoles

    Last time out: Beat Charleston Southern

    Typical Rotation Depth: 9-10 players

    Tempo: Medium Pace

    Offensive Style: Get Hacked

    Defensive Style: Pressure

    Line: Nebraska by 2

    Famous Alumni: Charlie Ward

    Other Previews

    Huskers.com - http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=209787428

    Journal Star - http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/men-s-basketball-huskers-face-ailing-seminoles/article_ab0ba059-ae45-5d14-97ac-b16d34a5b82a.html

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    3 Benny Parker 5-9 172 Jr

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 215 Jr

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 221 Jr

    2 David Rivers 6-7 200 Sr

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 237 Jr

    Seminoles

    22 Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6-4 190 Fr

    4 Dayshawn Watkins 6-0 180 So

    32 Montay Brandon 6-8 225 Jr

    0 Phil Cofer 6-8 205 Fr

    11 Kiel Turpin 7-0 240 Sr

    Player to Watch

    Xavier Rathan-Mayes: The Top-40 recruit had to sit out last year due to eligibility issues. With two starters injured Rathan-Mayes has led the Seminoles in scoring the last 3 games. He scored 27 points including hitting 5-5 from 3 pt range vs the Citadel.

    The Skinny

    Florida State has struggled this year, dropping games to three good but not great teams in UMass, Providence, and Northeastern. The Seminoles are also without starting guards Aaron Thomas and Devon Bookert, who happen to be their best 3 pt shooters. The book on FSU is to pack the paint and dare them to beat you outside which happens to be the defensive philosophy of the Huskers. This has all the makings of a very winnable road game for Nebraska.

    However, a depleted FSU roster is still going to be a challenge for a Husker team that is 5-19 in true road games in the Tim Miles era. The Huskers also aren't a great outside shooting team and have been turning the ball over...two things that play to Florida State's strengths. The Seminoles will struggle to score so gifting them points on the road ultimately could gift them the game.

    Both teams draw a lot of contact and make their living at the FT line so how tightly this game is officiated will be a major factor in this game. Wild card Karl Hess is running this crew and his squad called 65 fouls the last time they were in Tallahassee. Hopefully King Karl will keep out of the spotlight on this one.

    Prediction: Nebraska 64 - FSU 60

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