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South Dakota vs. Nebraska 12/1/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

South Dakota takes on Nebraska on 12/1/2020 at 9:00PM.

South Dakota and Nebraska face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. South Dakota has a record of 0-2 this season. Nebraska is 2-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The South Dakota Roster

The Players to Watch for South Dakota

Stanley Umude 6-6 210.0 Guard

Stanley Umude sports a 11.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Stanley Umude attempted 0.306% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.091% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Stanley Umude shot 0.36% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Stanley Umude has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Stanley Umude is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

A.J. Plitzuweit 6-2 170.0 Guard

A.J. Plitzuweit has a 11.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

A.J. Plitzuweit attempted 0.35% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.143% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. A.J. Plitzuweit shot 0.538% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

A.J. Plitzuweit has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but A.J. Plitzuweit is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ty Chisom 6-4 190.0 Guard

Ty Chisom has a 18.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Ty Chisom this season has 0.143% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Ty Chisom shot 0.5% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.417% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Ty Chisom has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Kruz Perrott-Hunt 6-3 195.0 Guard

Kruz Perrott-Hunt has a 0.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Kruz Perrott-Hunt attempted 0.667% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Kruz Perrott-Hunt shot 0.125% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Kruz Perrott-Hunt shot 0.75% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Kruz Perrott-Hunt is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Kruz Perrott-Hunt has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Brady Heiman 6-11 210.0 Forward

Brady Heiman has a -0.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Brady Heiman attempted 0.125% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Brady Heiman shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.143% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Brady Heiman has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Nebraska Roster

The Players to Watch for Nebraska

Dalano Banton 6-8 195.0 Guard

Dalano Banton sports a 31.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Dalano Banton this season has 0.452% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.214% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Dalano Banton shot 0.647% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Dalano Banton has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Teddy Allen 6-5 220.0 Forward

Teddy Allen has a 32.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Teddy Allen this season has 0.5% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Teddy Allen shot 0.316% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.632% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Teddy Allen has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Thorir Thorbjarnarson 6-6 206.0 Guard

Thorir Thorbjarnarson sports a 5.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Thorir Thorbjarnarson this season has 0.722% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.231% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.2% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Thorir Thorbjarnarson is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Thorir Thorbjarnarson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Trey McGowens 6-4 190.0 Guard

Trey McGowens sports a 14.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Trey McGowens this season has 0.357% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.4% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.444% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Trey McGowens has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Lat Mayen 6-8 210.0 Forward

Lat Mayen has a 14.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Lat Mayen this season has 0.815% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.364% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.6% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Lat Mayen has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

South Dakota vs. Nebraska Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: South Dakota 62 Nebraska 89

Spread Pick: Nebraska -13 -110 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 149 -110 5Dimes