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Nebraska Men's and Women's Basketball Game Thread

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We've got two big game today with the men taking on Michigan State and the women taking on Purdue

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Welcome back folks. This thread is going to be a treat. We have two Husker games that will be overlapping each other today so don't get too confused.

Nebraska Men's Basketball

Michigan State Preview

Michigan Sate Q & A with The Only Colors

Location: East Lansing, MI

Time: 5:30pm EST

TV: Big Ten Network

Streaming: BTN2GO, Husker Sports Network

Probable Starters:

Nebraska: Andrew White III, Shavon Shields, Benny Parker, Glynn Watson Jr., Michael Jacobson,

Michigan State: Matt Costello, Deytona Davis, Matt McQuaid, Denzel Valentine, Eron Harris

Brew of the Game: Let's go back to the first wave of ska today. Ska Brewery's Buster Nut Brown Ale should take you through both games today. If you're adventurous, have The Specials playing in the background.

Husker Women's Basketball vs Purdue

When & Where: 6:00 p.m. Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.)

Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney, Jeff Griesch)

TV: BTNplus (streaming service outside of BTN's cable offering)

Probable starters:

Nebraska: Jessica Shepard, Allie Havers, Kyndal Clark, Natalie Romeo, Rachel Theriot (assuming she is out of Coach Yori's doghouse; Ramacieri will draw her 3rd straight start if not).

Purdue (a sophomore, two juniors and two seniors)"
Torrie Thornton - 6-0 (F) 2.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg
Bridget Perry - 6-2 (F) 11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg
Ashley Morrissette - 5-9 (G) 12.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Andreona Keys - 5-10 - (G) 8.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg
April Wilson - 5-7 (G) 15.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg

About Purdue: One of the biggest surprises in the Big Ten this season, traditional conference contender Purdue raced to a 14-2 overall record and a 5-0 Big Ten mark to open the year, on the heels of an 11-20 overall record and 3-15 league mark last season.

Series record: Purdue leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 5-2, and all seven meetings have been as Big Ten opponents. The Huskers won the first-ever meeting between the two schools with an epic, 93-89 triple-overtime win at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind., on Feb. 2, 2012. Nebraska snapped Purdue’s five-game series winning streak with a 69-59 win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Feb. 19, 2015.

Jill's prediction: The series history favors Purdue, but says it will be a thriller. In my mind, this game will come down to defensive rebounding by Nebraska. If they can clean up the glass and get running in transition, they will pull Purdue out of their preferred game. If the Huskers do not rebound well they will not be able to use their athleticism in transition, which will allow Purdue to set up their suffocating defense and shut down passing lanes. If that happens, the Boilers will get the game they want.

Add in Nebraska's leaky perimeter defense and propensity to miss transition layups, and my head predicts a 8 point Purdue win. My heart says this Husker team is growing up and pulls out a comeback win by six.