Nebraska's rpi is 59?
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(10-8, 3-2 Big Ten)
RPI - 112
Wins vs Top 100 Opponents
|Wins (RPI 51-100)|
|59||Jan. 16||@ Nebraska||65-56|
|86||Jan. 19||West Virginia||79-52|
|Losses (RPI 1-50)|
|39||Dec. 15||Notre Dame*||68-81|
|16||Jan. 5||@ Michigan State||61-84|
|26||Jan. 8||Ohio State||64-74|
|Losses (RPI 51-100)|
|Losses (RPI 150+)|
|152||Nov. 16||Oregon State*||58-66|
|215||Dec. 8||@ Eastern Michigan||44-47|
FR. Ronnie Johnson. G. 6'0" 170lbs
9.1 ppg. 3.9 rpg. 3.4 apg.
JR. Terone Johnson. G. 6'2" 199lbs
13.4 ppg. 4.7 rpg. 3.1 apg.
FR. Rapheal Davis. G. 6'5" 211lbs
5.6 ppg. 3.2 rpg. 52% fg.
SR. D.J. Byrd. G-F. 6'5" 228lbs
10.4 ppg. 6.4 3pa. 3.8 rpg.
FR. A.J. Hammons. C. 7'0" 280lbs
10.3 ppg. 6.3 rpg. 2.1 bpg. (Leads the Big Ten)
Key Bench Players
SO. Anthony Johnson. G. 6'3" 191lbs
21.8 MIN. 6.1 ppg. 3.6 rpg.
FR. Donnie Hale. F. 6'8" 221lbs
14.8 MIN. 3.9 ppg. 3.2 rpg.
SO. Jacob Lawson. F. 6'8" 217 lbs.
14.4 MIN. 3.1 ppg. 3.1 rpg.
*Yes, they do have three guards with the last name Johnson that play significant minutes*
Key Team Stats (Big Ten Rankings)
9th in Scoring (66.8/game)
9th in FG% (42%)
9th in 3PT% (32%)
11th in SPG (5.17)
11th in FT%. (63%)
12th in 3PA (14/game)
1st in Total Rebounds (41.2)
T-2nd in BPG (4.89)
2nd in Offensive Rebounds (14.4)
What I make out of all of this
This is a very streaky team. As you can see from their wins/losses, they are capable of beating good teams and losing to bad teams. It looks like it's going to be another battle on the boards and down low, similar to how Minnesota was. This is not a good shooting team and they don't take many 3s, so make them shoot.
Purdue 48, Michigan 63.
I don't think Purdue is going to be able to keep up with us offensively and therefore we are going to pull away in the 2nd half. Hammons is going to give us trouble down low in the first half, much like Mbakwe did, but they will make some adjustments in the 2nd half to counter that. I think this is going to be a game that GRIII has a double-double with around 20pts.