San Jose State (1-6)

G D. Marquez 5-5 So. 7.7

F Cydni Lewis 6-0 So. 11.1

G M . Anderson 6-0 So. 8.1

G Raziya Potter 6-0 Fr. 10.4

G Fieme’a Hafoka 5-9 Jr. 10.7

NEBRASKA (3-5)

C Kate Cain 6-5 So. 8.4

F Maddie Simon 6-2 Sr. 9.0

G Hannah Whitish 5-9 Jr. 8.6

G Taylor Kissinger 6-1 So. 8.3

G Nicea Eliely 6-1 Jr. 8.0

Scouting San Jose State: The Spartans are coming off a 76-64 loss to Colorado that represents one of their better efforts this season. A young team that prefers to play an up-tempo pace, SJSU struggles in two key areas: rebounding and free-throw differential. Opponents average nearly 18 offensive rebounds against San Jose State and go to the line roughly 19 times per game. SJSU shoots OK from 3-point range (32.4 percent) but tends to struggle inside the 3-point arc. Nebraska’s depth and superior size should give the Spartans plenty of headaches.

Scouting Nebraska: NU picked up a much-needed win over Kansas on Wednesday by rebounding and rebounding and rebounding — 64 in all. While the Huskers could have won that game by 15 or 20 points, they may have benefited in the long run by playing a close game that came down to defense and rebounding, since Big Ten games will largely be determined by both. On Saturday, success would look like Nebraska duplicating its 81-55 rout of San Jose State last December on the road. This SJSU team is worse than that one. NU needs to start fast and hold an overmatched team at arm’s length.

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