|Nebraska||D Talley 13.2||B Ubel 6.8||D Talley 2.5|
|Penn State||T Frazier 16.3||R Travis 7.4||D (DJ) Newbill 4.0|
Penn State plays host to Nebraska at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. Tip-off occurs at 1:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Nittany Lions are 1-1 against the Cornhuskers over the last four years. They won 67-51 on 2/11/2012 the last time they played.
Nebraska and Penn State share the 11th spot in the conference. Penn State is struggling, currently on a five-game losing streak.
In their last game, Jermaine Marshall put up 29 points and 10 rebounds in the Nittany Lions 81-72 loss to Michigan State on January 16th. In addition to his 15.0 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.6 rebounds per game. The Cornhuskers were defeated by Purdue 65-56 on January 16th despite 18 points and 8 rebounds from Shavon Shields. He is averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
- Penn State can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.3 per game vs 32.9 per game) than Nebraska this season.
- Penn State has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Nebraska (#44 vs #67).
- At least you keep showing up. Penn State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Nebraska in 3 wins since 1980.
- State College isn't as congested as Lincoln (population is significantly lower).
- Penn State players are more experienced than Nebraska players (9,467 minutes played vs 7,274 minutes played).
- The Penn State rebounding leader (Ross Travis) has more rebounds than the Nebraska rebounding leader (Brandon Ubel).
- Penn State has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Nebraska according to Kiplinger (62% vs 25%).
- Ross Travis is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
- Penn State embarrassed Nebraska by 16 points the last time they played (Feb 11, 2012).
- The Penn State assist leader (Devonte (DJ) Newbill) has more assists than the Nebraska assist leader (Benny Parker).