Nebraska vs. Minnesota: Full Game Preview

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Nebraska vs. Minnesota: Full Game Preview
Nebraska
(11-10, 2-5 away)
(23) Minnesota
(15-5, 12-2 home)
Venue: Williams Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 29, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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

On Tuesday, Nebraska travels to Williams Arena to take on No. 23 Minnesota. It gets started at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Cornhuskers are 0-2 against the Golden Gophers over the last four years. They fell 81-69 on 3/3/2012, the last time they met.

Nebraska is in 11th place in the Big Ten and Minnesota is in 7th. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last outing, behind 20 points and 8 rebounds from Dylan Talley, the Cornhuskers blew out Northwestern 64-49 on January 26th. With 13.4 points per game and 2.6 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Golden Gophers, Andre Hollins finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds in the 45-44 loss to Wisconsin on January 26th. With 14.2 points per game and 3.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Minnesota has a statistical edge over Nebraska in two specific areas. One concern is scoring, where the Golden Gophers hold the advantage over the Cornhuskers, 73 points per game to 58 points per game. Additionally, Minnesota has an edge over Nebraska in rebounding, 39 per game to 32 per game.

However, the Cornhuskers turn it over less, 11 per game to 14 per game. Areas of strength for Minnesota include: offensive rebounding percentage at 46.9 and free throw rate at 43.6.

Minnesota StatSmack

  • Nebraska has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Minnesota ($15,894 vs $20,977).
  • The Nebraska basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Minnesota (82% vs 42%).
  • The Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos) has more three-pointers than the Minnesota three-point leader (Andre Hollins).
  • At least you keep showing up. Nebraska has an average margin of victory of 13 over Minnesota in 4 wins since 1996.
  • Nebraska has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Minnesota ($19,128 vs $26,516).
  • Andre Almeida is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Ray Gallegos is ranked 4th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
NEB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylan Talley 36 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 0 0 1 0
C- Andre Almeida 17 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Benny Parker 23 3 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Max Ritchie 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Kye Kurkowski 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Mike Peltz 15 1 2 1 0 0 1
D Jordan Tyrance 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Sergei Vucetic 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Trevor Menke 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
MINN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Trevor Mbakwe 22 10 8 1 1 2 2
B+ Andre Hollins 28 15 3 3 1 0 2
B Rodney Williams 29 12 6 2 1 1 2
B Austin Hollins 30 11 4 3 2 1 1
B Joe Coleman 27 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Julian Welch 14 3 1 2 1 0 1
C Eliott Eliason 14 2 3 1 0 1 1
C- M. Ahanmisi 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
C- Oto Osenieks 9 3 2 1 0 0 1
C- Maurice Walker 7 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- Andre Ingram 10 2 2 0 1 0 1
C- Wally Ellenson 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Kendal Shell 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chris Halvorsen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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