Nebraska vs. Minnesota: Full Game Preview
|Nebraska||D Talley 13.4||B Ubel 7.0||D Talley 2.6|
|Minnesota||A Hollins 14.2||T Mbakwe 8.7||A Hollins 3.5|
No. 23 Minnesota welcomes Nebraska to Williams Arena on Tuesday. The game gets underway at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Golden Gophers are 2-0 against the Cornhuskers over the last four years. The last time they met (3/3/2012) they won 81-69.
Minnesota is in 7th place in the conference, Nebraska is in 11th place.
In spite of 20 points and 5 rebounds from Andre Hollins, the Golden Gophers came up short 45-44 against Wisconsin on January 26th. He leads the team in points with 14.2 per game and assists with 3.5 per game. In a 64-49 blowout of Northwestern on January 26th, Brandon Ubel put up 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cornhuskers. He is averaging 12.1 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.0 per game.
There are two key statistical areas where Minnesota has an advantage. The Golden Gophers should have an edge against the Cornhuskers in scoring, 73 points per game to 58 points per game. Additionally, Minnesota has the advantage over Nebraska in rebounding, 39 per game to 32 per game.
However, the Cornhuskers don't turn it over as often, 11 per game to 14 per game.
- The Minnesota scoring leader (Andre Hollins) has more points than the Nebraska scoring leader (Dylan Talley).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Minnesota has had more players drafted by the NBA than Nebraska (2 vs 0).
- We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Minnesota has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Nebraska (3 vs 0).
- The Minnesota assist leader (Andre Hollins) has more assists than the Nebraska assist leader (Benny Parker).
- Rodney Williams is ranked 2nd in the Big Ten in blocks.
- Diaper Dandies love us. Minnesota has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (6 vs 0).
- The Minnesota blocks leader (Rodney Williams) has more blocks than the Nebraska blocks leader (Andre Almeida).
- Eliott Eliason is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in blocks.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Minnesota has a stronger schedule than Nebraska this season (SOS Rank: #31 vs #77).
- Minnesota has a more potent offense, scoring more points (75.9 per game vs 61.7 per game) than Nebraska this season.
- Austin Hollins is ranked 24th nationally in steals.