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Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Nebraska-Penn State

January 10, 2019

Penn State (7-8, 0-4 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Rasir Bolton ; 6-2; Fr.; 13.1; 2.3

G Josh Reaves; 6-5; Sr.; 9.5; 5.0

G Myles Dread; 6-4; Fr.; 8.1; 3.0

F Lamar Stevens; 6-8; Jr.; 18.9; 8.1

C Mike Watkins; 6-9; Jr.; 7.5; 7.6

Nebraska (11-4, 1-3)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 13.0; 4.1

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 20.1; 3.9

G Thomas Allen; 6-1; So.; 8.7; 2.3

F Isaac Copeland; 6-9; Sr.; 14.7; 5.5

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 10.6; 6.3

Scouting: Lamar Stevens can score with anyone in the league, but it’s fellow senior Josh Reaves who might give Nebraska the most trouble. The 6-foot-5 guard leads the Big Ten in steals and had seven last season in Lincoln. Reaves is No. 5 in the NCAA’s active career steals list.

Trending: A Husker victory would give NU a school record-tying 20-game home-winning streak, equaling the mark originally set in 1965-66 and 1966-67. The Huskers’ last loss in Pinnacle Bank Arena came last Dec. 16 against Kansas.

Forecasting: If it’s not a must-win, it’s close. Nebraska’s next two are at Indiana and home against Michigan State. A home loss to one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders could split open a few of the cracks starting to show in Nebraska’s facade.

— Chris Basnett

[ Big Ten men’s basketball power rankings from Chris Basnett, 1/8 ]

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