Game Time: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2012 5:30 pm @ the OSU
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Huskers on TV/Radio/Internet
Television: Big Ten Network (Ch. 610 on DirecTV; Chs. 439, 9500 on DISH; Chs. 24 and 333-SH, 1333-HD on Time Warner Cable; Chs. 80 SD, 1080-HD on Cox Cable)
Play-by-Play: Eric Collins
Color: Jim Jackson
Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network (including KLIN 1400 AM in Lincoln; KFAB 1110 AM in Omaha; KRVN 880 AM in Lexington)
Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka
Color: Andy Markowski
Internet Radio/Stats: Google it dude
Satellite Radio: XM 190, SIRIUS 92 SIRIUSXM 190
|Game Notes: Nebraska vs. Ohio State|
Shirt color not to wear: Grey
Opposing player to watch: Jared Sullinger
In the last 3 games Sullinger has still been having typical games which means he's pretty much been dominating. Last time out against the Huskers he had no problem scoring though having Brian Jorge Diaz should help. It should also help that Jared hasn't been drawing a lot of fouls lately as the Husker's big man depth after Diaz and Ubel is quite scary. It's possible that Diaz, a Husker top 10 all time shot blocker, might be able to frustrate the future first round pick with a little help from his teammates. They will have their work cut out for them as Sullinger basically out-rebounded the entire Husker team in their last meeting.
Can the Huskers pull out two in a row?
The last meeting in Columbus was a basically a blood bath with the Huskers struggling to put up 40 with the services of Talley or Diaz and being dominated on the boards. While the Huskers were quite sloppy with the ball the one surprising result from their last meeting was the number of turnovers and steals the Huskers generated including 7 swipes by Brandon Richardson.
It's fairly obvious what the Huskers need to do on defense: pack the paint and force the Buckeyes to beat them from long range. However, when you have a team as athletic as OSU and a player as good as Jared Sullinger this is one tall order.
On the other side of the ball can the Huskers figure out how to get into the 60s tonight? The Husker's D has a chance to one of the few teams to hold the Buckeyes under 70 points but can the offense bring it tonight? Seriously, if you know how please let me and/or them know.
Prediction: Buckeyes 72 - Huskers 60 with a 0% chance of Free Runzas