Episode 59: Penn State Basketball Stumbles at Wisconsin

Penn State men’s basketball’s woes at the Kohl Center continued as they fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 63-60. The Nittany Lions couldn’t hang onto a halftime lead as another Big Ten win slipped away. Vince and Maggie break down this game preview PSU’s next opponent: Nebraska. WE ARE!

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Vince:

00:00:00.97 – 00:00:20.3 

¬†Welcome back to the Nittany Blues podcast Today we’re here to recap Penn State’s heartbreaking loss to the Wisconsin Badgers on the road in the cool center The Nittany Lions still have not one game in that building there now Oh and 19 they lost 63 to 60 Maggie What were your thoughts on the ending of the game

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Maggie:

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 Yeah that was tough to see Especially after how close the Nittany Lions kept it throughout the game and especially how strong they looked in the first half And I think this was a game that we were really hoping Penn State could win and we could point to as another another turning point for this team over the course of this season that maybe the 2022

Maggie:

00:00:44.34 – 00:01:04.3 

 version of this game they would have lost And we had we’ve seen Penn State come up with some some clutch wins this season and maybe this could have been one of them I think it was certainly in reach throughout most of the game but they just didn’t have that the last year in the end to get it done

Vince:

00:01:05.15 – 00:01:34.41 

 Yeah And it’s kind of a consistent theme that we’ve been seeing throughout the season Um almost all of Penn State’s losses are really close You exclude maybe Purdue because they just really took over the second half those teams that we’re losing to you know you have an overtime loss to Clemson a two point loss to Virginia Tech like the list goes on and on with these close losses And these are so tough because when it comes you know resume time for the NC double A tournament

Vince:

00:01:34.59 – 00:01:48.13 

 they’re gonna look at Penn State and say oh look at all these losses They’re not going to look at hey here’s a two point loss in the two point loss in overtime loss Like that’s that’s not how the committee conducts their business So

Vince:

00:01:48.7 – 00:02:18.05 

 you know these are must win games and you know these are really games that uh games like this that determined Penn State staying out of the tournament and you know not dancing this past year So I felt really good going into this game Badgers they were a little banged up Tyler Wall did return from his injury He he had a nice game tonight He had 10 points uh coming back from injury So the Badgers definitely got a huge lift from him

Vince:

00:02:18.32 – 00:02:44.14 

 The Nittany Lions came over there uh best win in program history over the indiana Hoosiers last week They were well rested on a bye week So I had a lot of confidence going in and I thought this was gonna be a close game but one that Penn State would uh would come away with and in the first half it was just so close Uh no team really pulled

Vince:

00:02:44.85 – 00:03:06.99 

 uh more than two points with within each other So it’s just a constant back and forth game Um a lot of you know tough physical defense Uh Penn State actually got a lot of fouls called on them and got a lot of guys in foul foul trouble including uh Seth Lundy KBG Evan Mahaffey cam winter The list just

Vince:

00:03:07.66 – 00:03:24.57 

 kept going on and on And they finished this game with 21 fouls compared to Wisconsin 13 So this was a really big turning point in the game And coach Shrewsbury has talked about officials not giving them some calls when when his team is down at the offensive end

Vince:

00:03:25.19 – 00:03:52.29 

 So that played a big factor in tonight’s game Another factor that contributed to the Nittany Lions defeat was the turnover differential Penn State is the number one team And taking care of the basketball Wisconsin was number three Penn State was simply outclassed tonight Wisconsin only had five turnovers Penn State had 10 Penn State got zero points off turnovers and Wisconsin got 15 So really

Vince:

00:03:52.44 – 00:04:16.42 

 You know in the grand scheme of things if you take out the transition points it’s just you know Penn State wins this game easily by 10 points Uh that that’s really what it comes down to And the found So that was really what killed them tonight And Penn State shot well from three they were eight from 20 shooting at 40% That’s exactly what you want Nebraska not excuse me Wisconsin

Vince:

00:04:16.64 – 00:04:46.07 

 They shot 41% So they had a really good shooting night from behind the arc not a ton of threes relatively low scoring game but you know that’s the way the game turned out and Penn State did go on a bit of a run to close out the first half which is really promising Uh their biggest lead in the first half was seven and they had a six point lead at halftime So I was feeling really good about going into the half I thought coach screws and and the team we’re going to make some halftime adjustments and get better However Wisconsin just

Vince:

00:04:46.43 – 00:05:07.3 

 locked locked everyone down Uh Jalen Pickett in the first four minutes was the only person to score He had two points you know very late into the second half with about eight minutes to go You only had like Funk and Jalen Pickett combining for 11 points So really we were not getting

Vince:

00:05:07.91 – 00:05:28.62 

 Much done offensively in the second half The lines only had 24 points So they they just they struggled and they created a lot of good looks Jalen Pickett got to the room a lot and he did shoot 8-15 which was good tonight However he did miss some close shots that we typically see Jalen Pickett make

Vince:

00:05:28.83 – 00:05:47.46 

 Uh Funk went cold towards the end of the game That definitely hurt the Lions when they were down by one and down by three He had two really good looks Uh they were close they just kind of hit the back of the rim and went straight up So you know really a tough break for the Lions and uh you

Maggie:

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 know

Vince:

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 it’s tough to win when the other team comes out of the half on an eight hour run and then it’s kind of even steven the rest of the way and Penn State could just not get over the hump tonight And that’s how we ended up with a 63 to 60 defeat Maggie Do you think this is going to be a trend that carries into future Penn State basketball games or do you think they’re able to shake this one off off and do better against the cornhuskers

Maggie:

00:06:16.86 – 00:06:45.12 

 I well it’s funny that we have the cornhuskers up next because that was a uh debacle to say the least last year So you know to be to lose uh gritty grinder game like this and then to walk walk up to your next team that you got um I don’t know humiliated by last year is probably not a good feeling So I’m really hoping that the

Maggie:

00:06:45.36 – 00:07:12.21 

 Nittany Lions can turn it around It’s it’s tough because some of the shots just weren’t falling last night And at at a certain point it’s like you know what days are the lions hot and what days are they not And there’s not really a lot of I don’t know it seems like there’s not really a lot of rhyme or reason to when things are falling and when things are not So it does feel kind of hard to predict with this team because I think

Maggie:

00:07:12.49 – 00:07:32.86 

 we’ve seen them get on some really hot streaks and then all of a sudden the luck runs out and then maybe win a game that surprises us and then lose a game that also surprises us So I think they are they’re hard to predict But I think we are really hoping that this that a win over Nebraska could

Maggie:

00:07:33.47 – 00:07:36.2 

 be the start of another hot streak

Vince:

00:07:36.9 – 00:08:06.73 

 Yeah Penn State has been kind of tough to predict how they’ll do Um kind of something I’ve noticed this season is Penn State They typically win big or um they lose close games So you look at their big win 20 points over indiana You look at you know Illinois they beat Illinois by 15 Like these these wins are you know quality wins 12 points over Colorado State Like a lot of these are really big wins that they have and

Vince:

00:08:07.09 – 00:08:25.81 

 it’s kind of the same theme as last year They can just not win these close games that kind of go back and forth when whenever the other team pulls ahead and they get behind uh for some reason they’re able to tie the game but they just can’t get ahead and get the lead Um

Vince:

00:08:26.07 – 00:08:50.62 

 it’s it’s really frustrating like like I don’t know if it’s a mental thing because like statistically you would think you know like one of these games has to go their way when they’re you know fighting back and in the second half they had been cold for so long So and they’re moving the ball pretty well getting good looks for the most part And you know it was kind of shocking that they just didn’t capitalize on the opportunities Um

Vince:

00:08:50.96 – 00:09:05.46 

 you know I thought it was tough with the officiating because they weren’t getting you know the calls compared to um you know Wisconsin and it was tough towards the end of the game Jalen Pickett we were down by one he got called for an offensive foul and

Vince:

00:09:06.08 – 00:09:11.07 

 in my opinion there was not really a lot of contact to warrant an offensive

Maggie:

00:09:11.07 – 00:09:13.06 

 fell well

Vince:

00:09:13.06 – 00:09:29.6 

 Mahaffy did get called for a charge before that but he definitely he that was definitely a charge like I love but that was like a textbook charge by the Nebraska player That was a good defensive play and you know they baited the freshman there and you know he felt for that freshman mistake

Vince:

00:09:29.77 – 00:09:51.92 

 but you know pick kind of more jumped to the side there was some contact there but for me that was that was a no call situation where you just kind of let the guys play a critical moment in the game and you know I just didn’t think it was the correct call and with a guy like Jalen Pickett and you know his ability and his kind of savviness to avoid the charge which I thought he did enough to

Vince:

00:09:52.18 – 00:10:06.2 

 um you know you think the officials would give a guy like him the benefit of the doubt However that’s been the theme with Penske they’ve not been giving the benefit of the doubt by the officials So you know it’s tough to tough to win these games when

Vince:

00:10:06.82 – 00:10:34.61 

 uh you know the files aren’t getting called and you’re playing a good defense like Wisconsin you know credit to them for you know being an outstanding defensive team And you know it’s tough when you turn the ball over you know that’s kind of been Penn State strength and something they can rely on but you know when you’re turning the ball over and the other team gets um 15 more points off turnovers Really tough to win in that way And

Vince:

00:10:35.02 – 00:10:45.53 

 Penn State had a lot of good things happen today They outrebounded Wisconsin 31-28 they had more blocks 5-2 they had an equal amount of steals it’s just

Vince:

00:10:46.07 – 00:11:02.33 

 you know these these turnovers lead to two points for the Badgers and they really had a difficult time stopping uh steven Crowl uh the center he had 21 points 11 rebounds 9 to 16 from the floor A C Asian

Vince:

00:11:02.51 – 00:11:18.7 

 I got a couple of threes in the game and you know that hurt Penn State Wall had a nice game Hepburn got 13 points and it was really clutch from the free throw line at the end So you know kind of a good team effort from Wisconsin Those four guys kinda love the way Uh

Vince:

00:11:19.38 – 00:11:45.62 

 so yeah they had to go without one of their starters max class MIT Kanye clearly got an elbow to the face and you know he had to you know sit out for the remainder of the game So you know we all hope that everything’s okay with him But yeah this was a game that you’re just watching and with with the looks they got your just as a fan you’re shaking your head and saying man this is another one that really just got away from Penn State

Maggie:

00:11:46.27 – 00:12:13.25 

 Yeah and I mean I think the the officiating plays into it a little bit and there’s always going to be calls that we disagree with But I also think you know we can’t we can’t blame the officials for the fact that Penn State did not anticipate what Wisconsin was going to do and then create a different game plan We we knew that Wisconsin likes to play

Maggie:

00:12:13.73 – 00:12:40.79 

 really strong defense they lock teams down They have these just like really really defensive really physical games you know they keep it low scoring this is not you know Wisconsin is not a flashy team and Penn State had to have known that coming in and so for you know to then act all bamboozled and only put up 60 points is you know I think at some level of failure to

Maggie:

00:12:41.04 – 00:12:44.17 

 anticipate what is coming

Vince:

00:12:45.15 – 00:12:49.91 

 Yeah and uh Wisconsin they did some good things tonight Uh

Vince:

00:12:50.42 – 00:13:18.31 

 but yeah it’s just yeah one of the games that you know got away again and you know I’m not sure what what the difference is and what they need to do differently to just get over that hump Um But yeah there they when the shots are there it just it feels like Penn State has like a lid over the basket at times and no matter what they do they just can’t get it in And and another thing is that they can’t get like

Vince:

00:13:18.51 – 00:13:21.84 

 a four or five minute stretch where the other team doesn’t score like

Vince:

00:13:22.39 – 00:13:42.35 

 you know it’s been a really long time since I was like man the last four minutes of the game Uh you know Penn State just didn’t let them score they shot the other team they had like a three point lead and uh they just didn’t let the other team score for like you know four minutes or whatever the case may be you know lowest score It just doesn’t feel like that seems to happen So

Vince:

00:13:42.68 – 00:14:10.38 

 um again I don’t know what we gotta do differently to close out those games I don’t know if they need to maybe practice situations more you know you’re down by two What do you do you um do we press do we do this like you do Like I know when I played basketball when we do those situations you know those high stress things in practice that you know really I thought you know help us prepare for when things are crazy and the crowd got involved So

Vince:

00:14:10.52 – 00:14:13.46 

 maybe they need to do some more of that action

Vince:

00:14:14.27 – 00:14:33.25 

 But uh you know we’ll see what happens Penn State has another big game against Nebraska this weekend to 15 on the big 10 network They are going to be uh it is their annual coaches versus cancer game So you know I think everyone’s gonna be motivated to play hard you know great cause that

Vince:

00:14:33.42 – 00:15:02.64 

 you know the NC double A does you know it’s like the V foundation and you know the coaches versus cancer week raising money for cancer So this is just another cool thing that college basketball does and kind of how it unites us all together And before we go look forward to Nebraska Um I do want to you know kind of talk about some standout performances from the game Maggie who who do you think kind of shined in this tough loss against the Badgers

Maggie:

00:15:03.12 – 00:15:06.47 

 Yeah I think we are we are we doing our awards

Vince:

00:15:07.41 – 00:15:09.31 

 awards I wasn’t

Maggie:

00:15:09.31 – 00:15:21.92 

 sure if this was just sort of general shine or official awards but going with the official awards I’m going to give my Mahoney Mall or to Jalen Pickett I think he

Vince:

00:15:22.46 – 00:15:22.89 

 you

Maggie:

00:15:22.89 – 00:15:44.37 

 know at a couple of different games this year He has been the only player that is not having a crisis He’s the only player that can consistently score and that can get to the basket and that can draw fouls and we saw that happen again last night So

Maggie:

00:15:44.65 – 00:16:03.07 

 I think Jalen Pickett in some ways I don’t know what sort of sorcery he he has but he’s always sort of protected from some of the slumps that we see other players go through It’s really rare that Jalen Pickett is just totally off totally cold I think he

Maggie:

00:16:03.7 – 00:16:05.3 

 yeah I’m not sure what sort of

Maggie:

00:16:06.05 – 00:16:09.09 

 you know what insulates him from some of the

Maggie:

00:16:09.71 – 00:16:11.34 

 the um

Maggie:

00:16:11.97 – 00:16:27.51 

 the like hot and cold streaks that we see from other players but he’s always so consistent you know he was getting to the basket and just looking so athletic so tough so talented doing so so Jalen Pickett

Vince:

00:16:28.04 – 00:16:56.06 

 Yeah that’s that’s always a good Mahoney mauler Yeah Jalen Jalen played tough tonight Uh I don’t think there’s any sorcery or luck I think that’s from you know hours in the gym in the weight room working on his game and you know kind of having that relentless kind of attitude and you know not backing down from a challenge and you know he has had some slumps from three um you know at points in the season but you know he’s always getting to the pain and always looks in control and

Vince:

00:16:56.25 – 00:17:16.19 

 even though he takes a lot of dribbles he doesn’t really have a lot of turnovers he makes the right decision whether it’s finding a guy for three or you know making uh more of like a little jump hook or a fade away You know he usually makes the right decisions and it’s it’s really impressive to see how he can operate in the paint and

Vince:

00:17:16.71 – 00:17:36.65 

 um you know with Penn State three point shooters that enables him to do that And I think you’re seeing teams kind of go to that to try to take away you know three point shots from an Andrew funk and Seth lundy and you know you know miles Dredd So they did that pretty well at night and it definitely showed up in the stat sheet

Vince:

00:17:37.29 – 00:18:02.86 

 Moving on to my Fidelity Fighter This guy made my community prediction come true So I was pretty happy about this Miles to read He had a nice bounce back performance So he ended up being four of seven He had the highest shooting percentage on the team for the game was three of six from downtown including a clutch three with about 2.5 minutes to go in the game It made the score 60 to 61

Vince:

00:18:03.11 – 00:18:29.94 

 Um you know he finished with 11 points five rebounds had a block and a steal So overall I thought he had a really good game So I’m gonna give him the Finality Fighter award and the bird brawler I feel like has to go to Evan Mahaffey his first half was absolutely spectacular Uh he was three for five he had six points including a monster slam We just I think it was Kanye Clary had the steel and

Vince:

00:18:30.1 – 00:18:48.0 

 he was able to find Evan Mahaffey and he just slammed like he was coming down the paint with a full head of steam got the ball and just jumped and you slam it down to hands That was awesome I felt like that was actually gonna carry our momentum to halftime and coming out hot early in the second half

Vince:

00:18:48.18 – 00:19:00.25 

 The second part didn’t happen But you know that was really fun to watch He was just create havoc for Wisconsin in that first half He had two blocks he had a steal However just like a lot of the guys tonight

Vince:

00:19:00.85 – 00:19:28.69 

 foul trouble was an issue He did finish the game with four fouls like many Penn State players Uh Seth Lundy also got a little foul trouble tonight He had four fouls and was limited in his minutes cam winter Uh so we did we didn’t see much of them tonight Um you know Lundy was one for three cam Winter was two for six Uh Gi was over one He really struggled on the offensive end tonight He missed a dunk

Vince:

00:19:29.08 – 00:19:47.7 

 I had a couple of moving screens so two of his three fouls were offensive So the offensive end is still kind of you know it’s it’s been going tough for him defensively I thought he was pretty good tonight Um he did a pretty nice job altering shots and

Vince:

00:19:48.15 – 00:20:05.31 

 you know did a pretty good job on crowd He’s a good player So you know defensively he’s there and just man once he wants his offensive game gets clicking and he’s doing things like you know catching the ball and you know finishing at the room with you know just hang on the ball to hands dunking it you know doing a little baby hook

Vince:

00:20:05.32 – 00:20:22.49 

 with the jump hook once he gets that together he is going to be such a good player He’s already a really good player on the defensive end I just hope soon it starts clicking for him offensively because if he can get going on in the interior that is going to open up so many things for Penn State and their shooters

Maggie:

00:20:23.29 – 00:20:33.61 

 Yeah I think it’s you know it seems like all the elements are there It’s just not quite firing quite yet So I think we’re

Maggie:

00:20:34.48 – 00:20:48.28 

 I can like sense a breakout game coming I don’t know when it’s going to be but I think I think there’s going to be a game that we can point to and be like alright this is the game that kevin guy

Maggie:

00:20:48.5 – 00:20:50.97 

 just yeah

Vince:

00:20:50.98 – 00:21:12.99 

 so he just has to keep doing what he’s doing keep growing and keep working hard watch the film and try to get better and you know he’ll be he’ll be alright He definitely has the talent and uh you know coach cruises you know definitely gonna motivate him and and get him in the right headspace Um yeah And then uh Andrew Funk had a had a pretty good game overall obviously wasn’t able to finish at the end but

Vince:

00:21:13.22 – 00:21:35.28 

 He ended up being three of eight from downtown And we talked about how it’s really important for him to get in double digits He had 16 points tonight And typically when he gets a double digits good things happen It’s either you know a very close loss or a big win for the lines Unfortunately it was a close loss tonight But uh you know he had a solid performance with 16 points and

Vince:

00:21:35.45 – 00:21:44.04 

 it was really one of the few reliable guys to uh you know score tonight one of three in double figures So really tough night offensively for the lines So

Vince:

00:21:44.85 – 00:22:10.12 

 you know what they gotta do is you know kind of put this behind them watch the film figure out mistakes and they got to be ready to attack Nebraska with with a full head of steam because this is a hard nosed tough football team So this Nebraska squad is uh 10 and nine on the season They have been kind of a hard team to sort of figure out And

Vince:

00:22:10.65 – 00:22:15.36 

 it’s almost like they’re a Jekyll and Hyde like I don’t know what Penn State is going to see

Vince:

00:22:16.15 – 00:22:42.73 

 This weekend Uh because the cornhuskers are just kind of all over the place in terms of like teams they beat teams they lost two So uh tonight they actually beat Ohio State 63-60 So they ended up copying our score early in the season They took Purdue to over time They had a monster went over Iowa they gave them a whuppin

Vince:

00:22:42.92 – 00:23:01.99 

 However they got big losses to indiana They had big losses to ST john’s they had a lot big loss against Oklahoma Memphis uh they beat Creighton by 10 points He was you know one of the top 10 country top 10 teams in the country at the time when they beat them So

Vince:

00:23:02.67 – 00:23:28.92 

 Uh you know this is a tough squad to figure out They had to go to overtime to beat Minnesota who’s at the bottom of the big 10 standings So this team has kind of been all over the place So this is a tough team to figure out Um the game that I saw the most from Nebraska was the Iowa game And man did they look good Uh Derek Walker is a monster in the post and

Vince:

00:23:29.18 – 00:23:47.83 

 you know in the paint like he can handle the ball He’s got good post moves he can drive to the basket has a nice mid range jumper He’s a really good player And you know cuba if CUba does not have a big game defensively him and Evan Mahaffey guarding

Vince:

00:23:48.59 – 00:24:12.64 

 Derek walker the third It is going to be a long night for the Lions Um you know he he’s a big reason why Penn State lost by 30 last year to Nebraska And I remember going into that game last year it was like the last home game of the season Nebraska only had one win all year in big 10 play and they just annihilated Penn State and

Vince:

00:24:12.9 – 00:24:39.75 

 uh you know this was the game that CUBA was actually in the stadium watching and he was kind of being celebrated as the recruit who was coming to Penn State So he was there and then and then Nebraska you know gave us a you know a big butt whooping and it was our biggest loss of the season So yeah I am hoping that you know Penn State’s more prepared for him Another guy that we have to watch out for on Nebraska is sam grizzle and he is a

Vince:

00:24:39.98 – 00:24:44.23 

 transfer senior He’s kind of a point forward

Vince:

00:24:44.87 – 00:25:04.05 

 He’s in his fifth year he’s an outstanding player He has really good range he’s got NBA range from three Uh he he handles the ball like a point guard has the size of a forward really good ball players so he can rebound he can get steals on the defensive end Uh you can get some good assist

Vince:

00:25:04.63 – 00:25:30.09 

 Really really kind of is the leader of that team and and does it all along with Derrick Walker However stopping him defensively I do think that if we throw some double teams at Derrick Walker’s way to try to help out I think that would benefit the lines because he does average 3.2 turnovers a game and you know Penn State they lost to Wisconsin in the turnover battle So

Vince:

00:25:30.41 – 00:25:59.06 

 I think it would be really beneficial to throw some double teams his way try to create some steals or try to force him into some bad passing situations that way Penn State can win that and hopefully they can be that team who has 15 points more you know in the turnover battle So those are definitely the two guys you must keep an eye out for a couple other guys are Tomonaga and this guy is a shooter I overall Nebraska as a team

Vince:

00:25:59.71 – 00:26:24.2 

 doesn’t shoot at a high percentage relatively from three Most of their guys are around like that 30% mark so high high twenties low thirties But he’s the one guy who’s right around that 40% mark Once you’re on that 40% mark that’s kind of the sign You’re you’re a really good three point shooter So him and Greece are pretty good from beyond the arc and

Vince:

00:26:24.37 – 00:26:43.22 

 those are the guys you have to watch for another guy that I think the fans need to watch out for his Breidenbach off the bench when he played Iowa he was playing like a man possessed He was just making all those you know those uh you know tough hustle plays going for rebounds diving for loose balls on the floor and

Vince:

00:26:43.43 – 00:27:10.99 

 You know getting an offense rebound and finishing at the basket That’s a that’s definitely a big part of his game So you know Penn State is really going to need to bring their big boy pants on for this game because Nebraska is really tough knows basketball team when I watched them play I just couldn’t believe that they were 10 and nine and only winning half their games So I do think this is going to be a really tough game for the lines

Vince:

00:27:11.16 – 00:27:15.66 

 Maggie what are your thoughts and how do you think the outcome of this game will play out

Maggie:

00:27:15.67 – 00:27:18.56 

 Yeah well hopefully in this um

Maggie:

00:27:19.07 – 00:27:43.65 

 this year’s version of the Nebraska game we don’t have to worry about kevin guy googling how to de commit from Penn State after watching them get blown out last year And it does seem like both Nebraska and Penn State are are similar teams in that they are hot and cold there up and down there streaky

Maggie:

00:27:43.79 – 00:28:05.1 

 and you know it could be that we catch Nebraska heading down as we’re heading up or maybe that we’re at the start of a even worse slide and we’re just going all the way down in Nebraska’s um you know coming coming in hot off a big win against Ohio State So it does feel really hard

Maggie:

00:28:05.39 – 00:28:33.27 

 to predict what’s going to happen especially since as you just said Nebraska has a lot of really versatile players It doesn’t seem like they have one really dominant player So they have um they’re effective in all these different ways that they can score It seems like they’re also um you know holding teams to pretty low scoring games So obviously there’s something something going right defensively

Maggie:

00:28:33.43 – 00:28:39.38 

 for them So it it feels feels kind of silly to throw a prediction out there

Vince:

00:28:39.92 – 00:28:45.53 

 Yeah Speaking of predictions What is your communion prediction this week

Maggie:

00:28:45.54 – 00:29:01.42 

 Well I just give myself that long preface about making a prediction but my communion prediction is we I guess we’ll keep going with the cab a theme We get the KBG breakout game

Vince:

00:29:02.22 – 00:29:05.17 

 Okay so what’s the statistic that we’re gonna see here

Maggie:

00:29:05.75 – 00:29:07.75 

 12 points

Vince:

00:29:07.76 – 00:29:27.16 

 12 points for CUba So I’m going to do something similar I’m gonna kind of go with CUba And is that I think those are gonna be the two main guys playing defense I think that you’re going to see CUba kind of know that film He’s been watching this since high school So he’s got a little bit

Vince:

00:29:27.17 – 00:29:44.73 

 knowledge about this guy Derek walker who was very good but I’m going to say that cable and Mahaffy played some really good defense and they hold Derek walker to single digit points so he will have less than nine points against Penn State That is my comedian prediction

Vince:

00:29:45.26 – 00:29:48.58 

 So final score for the game What do you got

Maggie:

00:29:49.46 – 00:29:51.4 

 Let’s see I’ll do

Maggie:

00:29:52.23 – 00:29:58.18 

 Well do Penn State 63 Nebraska 60

Vince:

00:29:58.41 – 00:30:03.76 

 the same score So we got Penn State winning by three in the B J C 63 to

Maggie:

00:30:03.76 – 00:30:05.74 

 60 I do kind of

Vince:

00:30:05.74 – 00:30:23.35 

 feel like this game is going to be a bolo out one way or another That’s kind of how I feel like I feel like Penn State’s gonna either win by 10 plus or they’re gonna lose by 10 plus You know Nebraska Nebraska is kind of riding a high We just had an emotional low

Vince:

00:30:23.56 – 00:30:48.82 

 However the last time Penn State had a real emotional low I thought was the Purdue game you know that everyone was pumped up to play in the Polestar A and they had that nice lead at halftime kind of fell apart in the second half and they came back uh you know three days later and then you know gave indiana whooping at home So uh you know along with Iowa so they had two good games after that So

Vince:

00:30:49.66 – 00:30:59.14 

 You know I think I’m gonna take Penn State winning this one You’ll see a little bit more scoring I’ll say Penn State 78

Vince:

00:31:00.0 – 00:31:11.22 

 And I know I said they win by 10 or more but I’ll say Penn State 78 and Nebraska 71 as my final score

Maggie:

00:31:12.13 – 00:31:14.26 

 Well we’ll find out on saturday

Vince:

00:31:14.27 – 00:31:22.58 

 we’ll find out saturday again that game is 2 15 on the big 10 network coaches versus cancer game So and definitely tune in

Vince:

00:31:22.93 – 00:31:51.14 

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