Northern Illinois Info
Head Coach: Mark Montgomery
Location: DeKalb, Illinois
Conference: Mid American Conference
Mascots: Victor E. Huskie
Last time out: Beat Div II St Joesph, Indiana
Typical Rotation Depth: 10+ deep
Line: Nebraska by 17
Fun Fact: 2009 was the last time the N. Illinois basketball team won more games than the football team
No Relation: Is 6'10" 240 lb Croatian Center Marin Maric isn't related to Aleks Maric?
5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 Jr
31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So
0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr
2 David Rivers 6-7 198 Jr
35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So
10 Darrell Bowie 6-6 220 So
2 Aaron Armstead 6-4 195 Jr
32 Aksel Bolin 6-7 220 Sr
0 Pete Rakocevic 6-11 245 Jr
23 Aaric Armstead 6-5 190 Fr
This should be an ugly game. The Huskers have been working on defense for the last week and Northern Illinois brings one of the worst shooting and scoring teams in Div I. Be surprised if the Huskies can crack 60.
Northern Illinois draws fouls and overall has a lot of size which hopefully will give the Huskers an opportunity to work on a few of their shortcomings. Unless Nebraska is looking ahead to Miami and Creighton, this should be a laugher.
Prediction: Nebraska 71 - 49 with a 68% chance of Runzas