"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Road Warriors Head To Lincoln

Thank goodness for overtime victories that secure tournament titles, otherwise MU's fourth game away from home in the last week would seem all the more daunting. Regardless, on Wednesday night Tom Crean's young MU squad faces an undefeated Nebraska team (4-0) -- and with it, a chance to pick up a quality road win out of conference.

Nebraska is looking to avenge last season's 81-62 loss at the Bradley Center. MU leads the alltime series 4-3.

Nebraska is coming off of a 69-54 win over Southeast Missouri State where 6'9" senior forward Wes Wilkinson poured in a career-high 25 points and hauled in 9 boards. Wilkinson has been a revelation to Coach Barry Collier - - he's nearly doubled his scoring and rebounding averages from last season.

Like MU, Nebraska is a suspect rebounding team, currently playing to a slightly negative rebounding margin. MU's improved board play of late might be the key in this matchup. Nebraska's Aleks Maric, a 6'11" 265 pound Australian, will factor heavily into the rebounding battle (11ppg, 8.5 rpg) and could be a tough matchup for MU.

Former Nebraska hoopster Beau Reid offers player-by-player insight into the Huskers' young season here. To learn more about Nebraska basketball, please visit Husker Hoops Central.

GoMarquette.com, which is offering much improved game previews this season, has a terrific breakdown of Wednesday's tilt here.

The Huskers' official athletics site previews the game as well. Here's the Daily Nebraskan.

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