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MBB GAME #5 Thursday 11/24 vs Oklahoma @ Orlando, Fla. (State Farm Field House) 4 PM CT ESPN

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skerBob

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Not like the old days this is basketball & not a football game.

Watch: https://www.espn.com/watch/

Listen: https://huskers.com/watch/?Live=2457

History: https://huskers.com/sports/mens-basketball/opponent-history/university-of-oklahoma/214

Preview: https://huskers.com/news/2022/11/22...s-to-face-oklahoma-in-espn-events-invite.aspx

Nebraska is tied for the Big Ten lead with 13.8 offensive rebounds per game, a total that nearly doubles last season's average.
I missed the St John's game but just watched APB last night. Some good things happening including rebounding.
 

Bballbilly

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St. John’s game was ugly first half for both teams. But I’m with you on apb, saw some encouraging signs. Need to shoot good, and pick up a win! GBR
 

Red Don

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I missed the St John's game but just watched APB last night. Some good things happening including rebounding.

Seems like they are starting to play better together as a team; some look like they are beginning to make the transition to D1 ball and understanding their roles better. I don't know if we'll win vs Oklahoma or not, but I expect to see us compete for the full 40 minutes.

Now if only we could get Derrick Walker back!
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skerBob

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When Walker comes back will it be Keita or Walker or will it be Keita AND Walker? The later would not be Fred’s usual approach.
 

Red Don

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Here's 'The 'Skinny' (from another site :Redface:)
  • First meeting between the two teams since Nebraska's last year in the Big 12
  • Both teams have played Arkansas Pine Bluff. The Sooners defeated the Golden Lions 66-58
  • Doc Sadler was recently hired as a special assistant to the Sooners who were in need of help as one of their assistants resigned mid-season
Player to watch: Tanner Groves
The senior center leads the team in rebounds and has been a reliable outside shooter though has slumped to start this season. His brother Luke slots in at the 4. Both were known for taking Kansas to the limit in the NCAA tourney playing for Eastern Washington in 2021.

The Skinny:
Porter Moser is in his second year at Oklahoma and runs the same man defense and methodical offense that won him a bunch of games at Loyola Chicago. Expect this to be a low scoring affair as both teams defend well without fouling and Oklahoma likely will attempt to grind this game out in the half court. Speaking of grinding, this Nebraska team seems to be working for high quality shots as opposed to jacking up the first available look on offense. Never thought I'd see the day that a Hoiberg team at Nebraska might not lead the conference in pace.

It's going to be difficult for Nebraska to score on Oklahoma but they unlike St John's they won't pressure the ball. We'll see how much Blaise Keita can stay on the court against this Sooner squad that is capable of playing 5 out basketball. Their might be chances for transition baskets given how much Oklahoma turns the ball over.

Often feels like these holiday tourney teams in these tiny gyms tend to be on the sloppy side. In a low scoring game where Oklahoma doesn't seem capable of overwhelming Nebraska, let's lean into it.

Prediction: Nebraska 67 - Oklahoma 63
hhcmatt@huskerhoops.com
 

Red Don

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Halftime Stats:

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