Nebraska vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview

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Nebraska vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview
Nebraska
(9-7, 1-4 away)
(18) Michigan State
(13-3, 10-0 home)
Venue: Breslin Center
6:05PM ET / 3:05PM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nebraska D Talley 13.6 B Ubel 6.8 B Parker 2.6
Michigan State K Appling 13.8 D Nix 7.2 K Appling 4.6

However, the Cornhuskers don't turn the ball over as often, 11 per game to 14 per game.

Nebraska StatSmack

  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Michigan State is superior to Nebraska (Latest AP Poll: #18 vs Not Ranked).
  • Even computers respect Michigan State more. We have a better RPI this season than Nebraska (RPI: #24 vs #76).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (19 vs 0).
  • Michigan State does a better job contesting shots (36.8% allowed vs 42.9% allowed) than Nebraska this season.
  • Michigan State is better at defending the three (30.9% allowed vs 34.9% allowed) than Nebraska this season.
  • We win when it counts, too. Michigan State has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Nebraska (21 vs 0).
  • Michigan State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.738 to 0.525).
  • Michigan State has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Nebraska (#39 vs #67).
  • Michigan State has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Nebraska according to Kiplinger (47% vs 25%).
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Michigan State has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Nebraska (6 vs 0).
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylan Talley 35 14 5 2 1 0 2
B Ray Gallegos 37 13 3 1 1 0 1
B- Brandon Ubel 32 12 7 1 1 0 2
C Shavon Shields 24 5 5 1 0 0 2
C David Rivers 22 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Andre Almeida 17 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Benny Parker 25 3 2 3 1 0 2
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevor Menke 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Keith Appling 34 14 3 5 2 1 2
B Branden Dawson 27 10 6 1 2 1 2
B Gary Harris 28 13 3 1 1 0 1
B- Derrick Nix 26 9 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Adreian Payne 20 8 7 1 1 1 2
C+ D. Valentine 22 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Travis Trice 20 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Brandan Kearney 17 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Matt Costello 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Keenan Wetzel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dan Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Russell Byrd 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Alex Gauna 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
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