FAMU hoops to face Nebraska Thursday

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics

LINCOLN, Neb. –– The Rattlers travel west on I-80 for their second game in Nebraska as they take on the Huskers for the third time in program history on Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern. 

When, Where, How to Watch: 

When: Thursday, November 9, 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: Lincoln, Nebraska
Watch: B1G+

Coaches in the game
Robert McCullum (Birmingham Southern, 1976) 
Career Record: 145-232 (14th season)
Record at FAMU: 61-111 (7th season)

Fred Hoiberg  
Career Record: 156-139 (10th season) 
Record at Creighton: 41-83 (5th season)  

Florida A&M Rattlers
The Rattlers enter the game after a tough opener at #8 Creighton. They had solid play from true freshman point guard K’Jei Parker, scoring 12 points on 6-16 shooting in his collegiate debut. The Rattlers also saw good play from transfer forward Keith Lamar, who led the Rattlers with 16 points. 

The Rattlers were down some key players in forward Alvin Tumblin and guards Love Bettisand Dimingus Stevens.

Nebraska Huskers
The Huskers enter the game coming off an 84-52 win versus Lindenwood Monday night, in which they had five players score in double figures. Walk-on Sam Hoiberg’s 15 points led them off the bench, while four of their five starters were the other players to score in double figures. If the trend continues from their first game, then the Huskers will look to shoot a lot of three’s as 30 of their 56 attempts were from deep, knocking down 11 of them.

The Huskers number one player to watch if healthy is Preseason All-Big Ten guard Keisei Tominaga. Last season, he averaged 13.1 points per game on 53 percent shooting, including 40 percent from 3-point range, while appearing in all 32 contests. Tominaga did not play in the opener due to an ankle injury.

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