Nebraska vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Nebraska vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
Nebraska
(9-6, 1-3 away)
(2) Michigan
(15-0, 13-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nebraska D Talley 13.5 B Ubel 6.6 B Parker 2.7
Michigan T Burke 18.2 M McGary 6.1 T Burke 7.5

You'll find Michigan has an advantage in three key statistical areas. The Wolverines will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Cornhuskers in assists, 16 per game to 10 per game. Michigan also has an advantage in scoring, 82 pts/game to 59 pts/game. And lastly, the Wolverines have the edge in field goal percentage, 52% to 42%. Last season, the Wolverines beat the Cornhuskers 62-46.

Nebraska StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (11 vs 0).
  • The Michigan three-point leader (Nik Stauskas) has more three-pointers than the Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Michigan has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (17 vs 0).
  • AP voters think more highly of Michigan and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Nebraska (42 vs 2).
  • Michigan has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Nebraska (#22 vs #67).
  • Michigan can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.4 per game vs 32.9 per game) than Nebraska this season.
  • Even computers respect Michigan more. We have a better RPI this season than Nebraska (RPI: #2 vs #76).
  • Tim Hardaway Jr is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in points.
  • Michigan has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 63%).
  • Michigan players are more experienced than Nebraska players (9,502 minutes played vs 7,274 minutes played).
  • Michigan is a better three-point shooting team (40.7% vs 31.8%) than Nebraska this season.
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Brandon Ubel 32 12 7 1 1 0 2
B- Dylan Talley 35 13 6 2 1 0 2
B- Ray Gallegos 36 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Shavon Shields 23 5 4 1 1 0 1
C David Rivers 20 5 3 1 0 1 1
C Andre Almeida 17 7 4 0 0 1 1
C- Benny Parker 27 4 2 3 1 0 2
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevor Menke 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 33 18 3 8 1 0 2
A- G. Robinson III 31 12 6 1 1 0 1
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 33 16 5 3 1 0 2
B+ Nik Stauskas 30 14 3 1 0 0 1
B- Jordan Morgan 21 7 5 0 1 0 1
B- Mitch McGary 15 6 6 0 1 1 1
C Caris LeVert 14 4 1 2 0 0 0
C Max Bielfeldt 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
C- Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 0
C- Spike Albrecht 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
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