Northwestern vs. Nebraska: Full Game Preview

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Northwestern vs. Nebraska: Full Game Preview
Northwestern
(12-8, 5-1 away)
Nebraska
(10-10, 8-5 home)
Venue: Bob Devaney Sports Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern R Hearn 14.4 J Swopshire 6.1 D Sobolewski 4.5
Nebraska D Talley 13.1 B Ubel 6.7 D Talley 2.7

On Saturday, Nebraska welcomes Northwestern at Bob Devaney Sports Center. It gets started at 3:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Cornhuskers last met the Wildcats on 2/2/2012 and lost 84-74.

Nebraska is currently in 11th place in the Big Ten and Northwestern is in 8th place.

In their last match-up, Dylan Talley finished with 16 points in the Cornhuskers 71-51 loss against Illinois on January 22nd. With 13.1 points per game and 2.7 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Wildcats, Jared Swopshire finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 55-48 win over Minnesota on January 23rd. He is averaging 9.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.1 rebounds per game.

Northwestern has a statistical edge over Nebraska in one specific area, scoring, where the Wildcats have the upper hand over the Cornhuskers, 65 points per game to 58 points per game.

Northwestern StatSmack

  • Andre Almeida is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Nebraska allows fewer rebounds (31.5 allowed per game vs 34.8 allowed per game) than Northwestern this season.
  • We make our fans proud. Nebraska has a better record at home than Northwestern this season (7-2 vs 6-4).
  • The Nebraska blocks leader (Andre Almeida) has more blocks than the Northwestern blocks leader (Alex Olah).
  • The Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos) has more three-pointers than the Northwestern three-point leader (Dave Sobolewski).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Nebraska has a stronger schedule than Northwestern this season (SOS Rank: #77 vs #90).
  • Nebraska has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($15,894 vs $54,190).
  • The Nebraska scoring leader (Dylan Talley) has more points than the Northwestern scoring leader (Reggie Hearn).
  • The Nebraska rebounding leader (Brandon Ubel) has more rebounds than the Northwestern rebounding leader (Jared Swopshire).
  • Nebraska has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($27,594 vs $54,190).
  • Even computers respect Nebraska more. We have a better RPI this season than Northwestern (RPI: #76 vs #107).
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Reggie Hearn 32 15 5 1 1 0 2
B Jared Swopshire 32 9 6 2 1 0 1
B Drew Crawford 32 14 5 2 1 1 2
B Dave Sobolewski 35 11 2 4 1 0 2
C+ Alex Olah 21 6 4 2 0 1 1
C Tre Demps 15 7 2 1 0 0 1
C A. Marcotullio 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- Kale Abrahamson 15 5 2 0 0 0 1
C- Mike Turner 16 2 2 2 1 1 1
D Nikola Cerina 5 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Sanjay Lumpkin 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D J. Montgomery III 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Chier Ajou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Omar Jimenez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylan Talley 35 13 5 3 1 0 2
B Brandon Ubel 32 12 7 1 1 1 2
B- Ray Gallegos 37 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Shavon Shields 26 7 5 1 1 0 2
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 1 2 1 0 2
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Max Ritchie 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kye Kurkowski 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
D- Trevor Menke 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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