Opponent: Northwood University
2016-’17 Record: 5-25 (3-18 GLIAC)
Date: Tuesday, November 7th
Time: 7:00pm CST
Streaming: BTN Plus
Radio: 1400 KLIN
Nebraska - Glynn Watson Jr., James Palmer, Evan Taylor, Issac Copeland, and Jordy Tshimagna
Northwood - Nick Spitzley, Nate Georgeton, David Jelinek, Brad Schaub, and Zach Allread
Are you ready?
We are a mere 4 days away from the season staring. 4 days away from seeing a new starting lineup with what could be the players that can finally lift Nebraska to their first NCAA Tournament win.
Or, another losing season and a new coach for ‘18-’19.
Either way, I’m glad you’re here and interested in the phenomenon known as Nebrasketball. So far the Huskers have gone 2-0 in the “preseason” with wins against Mississippi State and Iowa State. The Mississippi State game was played to raise money for hurricane relief and Iowa State was our “secret scrimmage”. Neither wins count towards the regular season.
Tonight Nebraska plays it’s third and final preseason game against the Northwood University Timberwolves.
Nothwood is a Division II school from Midland Michigan which is roughly just right of center in the state. Just a tad under 4,000 students attend the institution with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić being one of their illustrious alumni.
(checks Wikipedia.....) Moving on
To be honest, I had no clue who or where Northwood was but our fare Nebraska baseball writer Keith Yaple did. His brother went to school there and has informed me that he enjoyed the experience thoroughly. All while just down the road from Dow Chemical.
Anyway, on to the game.
The Timberwolves had a rough season last year with only 5 wins total. This year doesn’t look too much better either with preseason rankings picking them 5 out of 6 in the South Division of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
They have played two teams so far this preseason with a win 92-63 win over Alma and a 81-71 loss to Central Michigan.
One player to keep an eye on is forward David Jelinek who had 13 points against Central Michigan and did not play against Alma. He is young but should see ample playing time against the Huskers.
Another player to watch out for is guard Alec Marty. Alec had 11 points against Alma and 7 points against Central Michigan.
Their head coach is former Nebraska basketball player Jeff Rekewig who played in Lincoln in the late 80’s for any of you who remember him. He is in his 8th season with the Timberwolves and has a 94-106 record as coach. While there he has made the GLIAC tournament four out of the last five years.
This isn’t a great Divison II opponent for the Huskers so I wouldn’t get my hopes up about anything beyond guys getting reps in before the regular season starts on Saturday. The games against Mississippi State and Iowa State were probably a better barometer for what is in store for Nebrasketball this season.
With that said, keep the comments below clean and up to the Corn Nation standards. Nebrasketball folks in here have been good these past few years and we appreciate it.