Suprising no one, Seth likes KU over Nebraska, but he's got a point I hadn't considered about the greenness of NU's freshman point guard, who will be eaten alive by KU.
No. 3 Kansas (15-0) at Nebraska (11-2) This would be a classic trap game for most teams -- but Kansas is not most teams. After all, the Jawhawks have six players in their rotation who lost to Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament two years ago. These guys know not to take anyone lightly, especially on the road against a team that is 11-2 and has won six straight. Nebraska senior center Aleks Maric is this week's best player you never heard of. He is seventh in the Big 12 in scoring (16.2 ppg), fourth in rebounding (8.4 rpg), second in blocks (2.0 bpg) and first in field goal percentage (.612). The Huskers also have an exciting freshman in 5-foot-7 point guard Cookie Miller, who's fifth in the conference in assists (4.46 per game) and seventh in steals (2.08). This is a classic tempo game; Nebraska wants to walk it up, Kansas wants to sprint. The problem for Nebraska is the Jayhawks are bigger, deeper and play unrelenting defense. Not exactly the ideal situation to be going into with a 5-7 freshman point guard playing in his first Big 12 game. Kansas 82, Nebraska 71