Nebraska jumped back into the AP Top 25 rankings this past week and the Huskers will face a struggling Cal State Fullerton team Today. The Titans enter this contest with a record of 3-8 and are looking to find their way. Don’t be deceived by the record though, this team has a lot some firepower on the offensive end. Nebraska may have caught this team at a wrong time as they are losers of three straight games, so they will be coming to Lincoln desperate for a win.
The Titans are scoring 75 points per game while shooting 47%. Luckily, the Titans don’t shoot the ball from three at a great clip as they shoot 31%. Cal State Fullerton also rebounds the ball well at 36 per game.
The Titans will be led on offense by senior Kyle Allman Jr. The 6-4 guard is averaging 18 points, grabbing three rebounds, and dishing out two assists per game. Allman Jr. is a volume scorer as he shoots the ball at 39% from the field. With that number form the field, that means he is taking 16 shots per game, and hitting six of them. He does a solid job getting to the charity stripe and hitting those free throws as he shoots six per game and hits 74% of those shots.
Khalil Ahmad is another fantastic player for Cal State Fullerton. , Ahmad is a senior and stands at 6-3, is scoring 18 points per game as well and grabbing three rebounds. Ahmad shoots at a high percentage at 47% from the field and he also is solid from three-point range, 36%. For Nebraska, stopping a dynamic pair of guards will be tough but both Glynn Watson Jr. and Thomas Allen have shown the ability to stop prolific guards. Also, James Palmer Jr. may be called upon to defend these guards as well.
As mentioned previously, Nebraska is now back in the AP Top 25 sneaking in at that 25th ranking. Coming off of a nice win on Sunday over Oklahoma State where the scoreboard read 79-56 at the end of the game, will look to grab a couple more wins and build more confidence before conference play.
This team continues to improve and on the offensive end, more and more continuity is building. Nebraska is now averaging 80 points per game, shooting 48% from the field, and 36% from deep. Nebraska’s defense also has been stout allowing just 59 points per game. The collective effort on both ends continues to improve for the Huskers.
Senior James Palmer Jr. continues to flex his ability to score points in bunches as he is averaging 20 per game and that shooting percentage is hovering around 41%. Husker fans have to be extremely happy with the way that Senior Issac Copeland Jr. is playing. He is scoring 15 points and snaring six rebounds per game. On defense, he leads the Huskers too averaging a steal and a block. The third senior that is leading Nebraska is Glynn Watson Jr. His scoring average isn’t amazing at 14 points per game, but the main thing is he is being consistent and that’s what the Huskers need. That trio is showing that they are the leaders of this Husker team.
The Huskers will tip-off against the Titans at 1:00 P.M. pregame is set for 12:00 P.M. and you can hear the game on 880 KRVN and 106.9 FM.