Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Game Preview, Prediction

By RantSports Staff
Wisconsin Basketball
Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Matchup: Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-6) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (15-2)

Well, the Cornhuskers haven’t exactly gotten off to the best start this season. Expected to compete for a Big 10 title and make the Big Dance, Nebraska has a bunch of work to do.

Surprisingly enough, so does Wisconsin. The Badgers have only dropped two games on the year, but have taken a drop in the rankings regardless. That is because they recently lost to Rutgers, who isn’t exactly a tournament team right now, although a win against Wisconsin could go far.

What to Watch For

The Cornhuskers have two players who average 17+ points per game. Outside of those two, no one else is averaging in double figures. Therefore, Nebraska clearly needs those two players to come up big every single game.

Frank Kaminsky leads the charge for the Badgers — there is no doubt about it. However, he was not able to play last game, so it is no wonder why the team was upset. During a time when Wisconsin is dealing with a couple of injuries, players like Sam Dekker have to step up. Luckily for the Badgers, that is exactly what I am predicting to happen in this contest.

Prediction

Dekker is capable of going off for 20 points on any given night, and he would surely be doing his team a huge favor by having that type of outing in the scoring department against Nebraska.

Although Wisconsin is vulnerable right now, it is still the best team in the Big 10, and will win at home to move to 4-1 in conference play.

Nebraska 63, Wisconsin 70

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