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    Game Day Essentials: Game #6 vs Wake Forest - 11/27/2012

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      Nebraska (4-1) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2)

      Game Time 8:15 PM CST, Tuesday 11/27/2012

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      HUSKERS ON TV/RADIO/INTERNET

      Television: ESPNU and also on WatchESPN

      Television: ESPNU (DirecTV Ch. 208, Dish Ch. 141, Ch. 235 on Time Warner Cable; Ch. 220 on Cox Cable)

      Play-by-play: Adam Amin

      Color: Bob Valvano

      Radio: Across the state on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

      Color: Matt Davison

      Internet Radio/Stats: Free on Huskers.com

      Satellite Radio: None

    Wake Forest Info

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    Mascot: Demon Deacon

    Conference: ACC

    School Location: Winston-Salem, NC

    Shirt not to wear: Gold/Black/Robes

    Cigarettes not to smoke: Old Golds

    Last game out: Beat William and Mary

    Probable Starters:

    Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1)

    3 - Benny Parker - 5-9 - Fr. - G

    15 - Ray Gallegos - 6-2 - Jr. - G

    24 - Dylan Talley - 6-5 - Sr. - G

    13 - Brandon Ubel - 6-10 - Sr. - F

    32 - Andre Almeida - 6-11 - Sr. - C

    Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2)

    0 Codi Miller-McIntyre Fr. G 6-3

    11 C.J. Harris Sr. G 6-3

    30 Travis McKie Jr. F 6-7

    2 Devin Thomas Fr. F 6-9

    34 Tyler Cavanaugh Fr. F 6-9

    Opposing Players to watch: Travis McKie and C.J. Harris

    If you watched last year's heartbreaking last second loss at home against Wake, McKie and Harris will be the only players on the team you'll recognize this year. McKie is this team's double-double waiting to happen while senior Harris is the team's leading scorer and the guy who hit last year's game winning shot.

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    First Road Game for the Huskers

    While no one expected the Huskers to run the table in the non-conference, it was more about the way they lost last Saturday with no one but Ubel and Talley providing any scoring. When Andre or Ray aren't scoring, ugly wins turn into really ugly losses.

    Wake Forest isn't so different from Nebraska in that they're also in full rebuilding mode this year and picked to finish at the bottom of their conference. This year they're pairing their two upperclassmen with 7 freshmen recruits including three starters. This has led to a close game vs UConn and a 26 point beat down by Iona.

    One factor in the game will be depth as the Deacons are one of the best teams in the country in generating contact and play at least 9 deep every game. While they don't have anyone over 6'9" who plays significant minutes, the entire team is quite tall and they tend to rule the boards. The overall athleticism of the teams allows them to take high percentage shots as opposed to having to settle.

    It's not all bad news for the Huskers as this is one of the youngest teams in Division I. They might make it to the FT line in bunches, but they're making only 64% of them. They also don't exactly play lock down defense so the Huskers aren't going to have to earn every point.

    This is a completely winnable game by either team so you might want to stay away from Vegas on this one. While I can see the Huskers getting payback for last year, it's hard to go against the home team on this one.

    Prediction: Demon Deacons 63 - Huskers 57

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    Looks like they have a pretty nice arena. Seats about 15,000, according to Wikipedia, and was built in 1987 for $20 million, which they estimate would amount to just under $38 million in 2012 dollars.

    They have an upper bowl and a lower bowl with what looks like luxury boxes in between, and it appears the seating gets pretty close to the court on both sides and reasonably close on both ends. I don't know how it compares to our design in terms of getting the fans close but I suspect their design gets the fans closer.

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    Mild praise from yahoo. We'll take what we can get.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/predicting-12-games-week-acc-big-ten-challenge-204737510--ncaab.html

    Nebraska (4-1) at Wake Forest (3-2), 9:15 p.m. EST: Since last year's snoozefest between the Huskers and Demon Deacons was such a thriller, the good folks at ESPN decided to give us a rematch. Nebraska has suffered a 14-point neutral-court loss to Kent State. Wake Forest has sustained a 26-point neutral-court drubbing against Iona. Neither of these teams will finish higher than the bottom third of their respective conferences, but the slight edge goes to the Huskers, even on the road, because their win over preseason Horizon League favorite Valparaiso was mildly impressive. Predicted winner: Nebraska

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    Mild praise from yahoo. We'll take what we can get.

    http://sports.yahoo....510--ncaab.html

    Nebraska (4-1) at Wake Forest (3-2), 9:15 p.m. EST: Since last year's snoozefest between the Huskers and Demon Deacons was such a thriller, the good folks at ESPN decided to give us a rematch. Nebraska has suffered a 14-point neutral-court loss to Kent State. Wake Forest has sustained a 26-point neutral-court drubbing against Iona. Neither of these teams will finish higher than the bottom third of their respective conferences, but the slight edge goes to the Huskers, even on the road, because their win over preseason Horizon League favorite Valparaiso was mildly impressive. Predicted winner: Nebraska

    Classic, saying our loss to Kent State was on a neutral-court. I was there, and I can understand why they would say that.

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    Mild praise from yahoo. We'll take what we can get.

    http://sports.yahoo....510--ncaab.html

    Nebraska (4-1) at Wake Forest (3-2), 9:15 p.m. EST: Since last year's snoozefest between the Huskers and Demon Deacons was such a thriller, the good folks at ESPN decided to give us a rematch. Nebraska has suffered a 14-point neutral-court loss to Kent State. Wake Forest has sustained a 26-point neutral-court drubbing against Iona. Neither of these teams will finish higher than the bottom third of their respective conferences, but the slight edge goes to the Huskers, even on the road, because their win over preseason Horizon League favorite Valparaiso was mildly impressive. Predicted winner: Nebraska

    Probably wasn't the first time the BDSC was called a neutral-court for the Huskers..... ;)

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