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  1. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-12) vs #24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-5) Date: Sat Jan 25th, 2020 Time: 1:00 p.m. Arena: Rutgers Athletic Center (8,000, 138th largest in D-I) Broadcast: BTN Rutgers Info Head Coach: Steve Pikiell Location: Piscataway, NJ Conference: B1G Nickname: Scarlet Knights KenPom rank: 54 Point Spread: Rutgers by 14 Depth: 9+ Offensive Style: In the paint Defensive Style: In the paint Key Injuries: None Hoiberg Presser Cross Presser Hoiberg said the team reviewed all the 3pt makes by Wisconsin. Talked about playing at the RAC and how physical Rutgers is. Mentioned he knew Pikell well from recruiting up there in the past. Players to watch: Caleb McConnell The big Soph PG went 8-8 against Nebraska last time on his way to 20 points starting for the injured Geo Baker. Even with Baker's return McConnell has remained the starting PG Players to watch: Akwasi Yeboah The Kevin Cross sized Stony Brook transfer was originally recruited by Pikell. Yeboah was first team All-Conference last year and has been one of the few Scarlet Knights knocking down 3s Roster points PG SG SF PF C Pct 1 22 Caleb McConnell 6-7 190 So 23 Montez Mathis 6-4 205 So 1 Akwasi Yeboah 6-6 230 Sr 24 Ron Harper 6-6 245 So 15 Myles Johnson 6-11 255 So 10.2 As you can see, Rutgers rolls out a lot of height. Ron Harper Jr. is more of a slasher than a shooter but draws plenty of contact and is a defensive stopper Center Myles Johnson is deadly when fed in the post and is a beast on the boards. Absolutely murdered Nebraska inside last time out. Geo Baker has been less aggressive on the court offensively since returning from injury Mathis, like many Rutgers SGs, is a SG who struggles to shoot Texas transfer SG Jacob Young is the only player under 6'4" on the roster (6'2"). He takes a lot of shots and has been markedly worse than Mathis Fr Paul Mulcahy is the PG of the future. He's very tall (6'6"). He also will rarely shoot at this point in his career Centers Shaq Carter and Mamadou Doucoure are depth for Myles Johnson The Skinny: Have you ever seen the Jean Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer? There is a scene at the beginning of the movie where JCVD ends up finding the kickboxer is brother is there to fight, Tong Po, practicing by kicking a pillar. When it comes to physicality and toughness, Rutgers is the Tong Po of the conference. In this rematch Nebraska should probably do a better job of keeping Rutgers out of the paint as it would be hard for any team to duplicate the 60% shooting dunkfest the Scarlett Knights threw down on Nebraska earlier this month. Will Nebraska have the outside shooting to be able to hang with Rutgers at the RAC? Seems unlikely. Given the sold out crowd I'd expect the Knights to run more than they did in Lincoln but overall their defense should be good enough today. Prediction: Rutgers 78 - Nebraska 66 View full article
  2. Rutgers Info Head Coach: Steve Pikiell Location: Piscataway, NJ Conference: B1G Nickname: Scarlet Knights KenPom rank: 54 Point Spread: Rutgers by 14 Depth: 9+ Offensive Style: In the paint Defensive Style: In the paint Key Injuries: None Hoiberg Presser Cross Presser Hoiberg said the team reviewed all the 3pt makes by Wisconsin. Talked about playing at the RAC and how physical Rutgers is. Mentioned he knew Pikell well from recruiting up there in the past. Players to watch: Caleb McConnell The big Soph PG went 8-8 against Nebraska last time on his way to 20 points starting for the injured Geo Baker. Even with Baker's return McConnell has remained the starting PG Players to watch: Akwasi Yeboah The Kevin Cross sized Stony Brook transfer was originally recruited by Pikell. Yeboah was first team All-Conference last year and has been one of the few Scarlet Knights knocking down 3s Roster points PG SG SF PF C Pct 1 22 Caleb McConnell 6-7 190 So 23 Montez Mathis 6-4 205 So 1 Akwasi Yeboah 6-6 230 Sr 24 Ron Harper 6-6 245 So 15 Myles Johnson 6-11 255 So 10.2 As you can see, Rutgers rolls out a lot of height. Ron Harper Jr. is more of a slasher than a shooter but draws plenty of contact and is a defensive stopper Center Myles Johnson is deadly when fed in the post and is a beast on the boards. Absolutely murdered Nebraska inside last time out. Geo Baker has been less aggressive on the court offensively since returning from injury Mathis, like many Rutgers SGs, is a SG who struggles to shoot Texas transfer SG Jacob Young is the only player under 6'4" on the roster (6'2"). He takes a lot of shots and has been markedly worse than Mathis Fr Paul Mulcahy is the PG of the future. He's very tall (6'6"). He also will rarely shoot at this point in his career Centers Shaq Carter and Mamadou Doucoure are depth for Myles Johnson The Skinny: Have you ever seen the Jean Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer? There is a scene at the beginning of the movie where JCVD ends up finding the kickboxer is brother is there to fight, Tong Po, practicing by kicking a pillar. When it comes to physicality and toughness, Rutgers is the Tong Po of the conference. In this rematch Nebraska should probably do a better job of keeping Rutgers out of the paint as it would be hard for any team to duplicate the 60% shooting dunkfest the Scarlett Knights threw down on Nebraska earlier this month. Will Nebraska have the outside shooting to be able to hang with Rutgers at the RAC? Seems unlikely. Given the sold out crowd I'd expect the Knights to run more than they did in Lincoln but overall their defense should be good enough today. Prediction: Rutgers 78 - Nebraska 66
  3. I don't know that we have to worry about losing him to Nebraska Omaha. I'm not even sure the Mavs have offered him.
  4. They have road wins at Michigan and Georgetown under their belt. As long as they don't lose to NW at home it would seem that any combination of just 6 wins in their next 12 games should have them on the right side of the bubble.
  5. This one is pretty easy. Rick Stansbury rarely plays guys on his bench. At the beginning of the season their starting senior PG Lamonte Bearden was ineligible for the first semester (no idea why) and Banton got decent playing time and eventually became the starting PG. Bearden came back and once he became the starting PG he rarely came off the court. Thus, those per game averages included a lot of games where Banton played under 10 minutes and a few just a couple of minutes. Bearden was the more consistent player last year so it made a lot of sense for Banton to not play much and this worked out to our benefit. The other thing that Stansbury is doing at W. Kentucky is that it appears from the numbers he running more of a Miles type offense where guys are dribble-driving into the lane (No idea what they actually run but they don't generate a ton of assists and have a lot of guys getting to the FT line). A lot of the complements about Banton from Hoiberg involve him picking up our offense quickly and scoring easy buckets because of it. I guess think of the sort of jump Thor made in this offense and then project that onto a 6'8" PG. It would seem natural to expect Banton to be more consistent with a couple of years under his belt and our offense probably would relieve some of the turnover problems he had at W. Kentucky. Really the only question mark is his outside shot, which is the difference between him being a very good player and an elite player for us.
  6. Is there a cross-bow 3 make celebration? Feels like it would save a lot of wear and tear on his arms
  7. It's fine and dandy if it's inevitable that we will succeed in the future; it's my preference that witnessing the most losses in school history is not a part of that
  8. PS, Kobe King (the supposed outside shooter), was the only rotation player for UW not to make a 3... That was obviously a typo. Why would I go out of my way to mention a guard on Wisconsin who shoots 3s as this describes every other guard who is not King. P.S. This was corrected in the original post yesterday after you noted it.
  9. Yeah, noticed Cheatham has been struggling lately. We only played him 21 minutes this game, a season low.
  10. Appreciate it. I did this late last night and didn't go back over this.
  11. I do. Every time I see the Husker basketball account tweet out #ReDefine as part of whatever off-season group building activity they did I think about how we're going to redefine losing.
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