Nebraska vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview

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Nebraska vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview
Nebraska
(9-9, 1-5 away)
Penn State
(8-9, 7-6 home)
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Nebraska StatSmack

  • 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).
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylan Talley 35 13 6 3 1 0 2
B- Brandon Ubel 32 12 7 1 1 0 2
B- Ray Gallegos 37 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Shavon Shields 25 6 5 1 0 0 1
C David Rivers 23 6 3 1 0 1 1
C- Andre Almeida 17 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Benny Parker 24 3 2 2 1 0 2
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevor Menke 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tim Frazier 33 16 5 4 2 0 3
B D. Newbill 36 16 6 4 1 0 3
B- J. Marshall 34 15 5 2 2 0 3
C Ross Travis 31 7 7 0 0 0 2
D+ Brandon Taylor 22 7 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Sasa Borovnjak 21 5 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Nick Colella 23 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Jonathan Graham 16 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Kevin Montminy 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D P. Ackerman 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Donovon Jack 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- A. Maduegbunam 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Alan Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Kevin Onyeaka 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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