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Nebraska men's hoops vs. Seton Hall, 11/14

Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. (0) drives to the basket against Seton Hall’s Sandro Mamukelashvili (23) and Myles Powell (13) in the second half on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Missouri State (3-0)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Josh Webster; 6-3; Sr.; 7.0; 4.0

G Jarred Dixon; 6-4; Sr.; 17.6; 3.7

G KeAndre Cook; 6-5; Jr.; 17.3; 8.3

F Obediah Church; 6-8; Sr.; 8.7; 5.7

F Szyman Wojcik; 6-10; Fr.; 9.3; 4.0

Nebraska (3-0)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 16.3; 4.0

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 21.0; 4.0

G Thomas Allen; 6-1; So.; 7.7; 3.0

F Isaac Copeland; 6-9; Sr.; 13.0; 5.7

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 7.7; 5.3

Scouting: In Jarred Dixon and Obediah Church, Missouri State has a pair of battle-tested seniors. Dixon will play his 100th game for Missouri State Monday night, while Church is the program's all-time leading shot blocker. Dixon is closing in on 1,000 points scored for his career.

Trending: Don't be shocked to see a whole lot of missed shots Monday. Missouri State is ninth in the nation in field goal percentage defense (.321), while Nebraska is first (.268). The Bears are also top 30 nationally in three-point percentage defense (Huskers are first here, too) and blocked shots per game.

Forecasting: Head coach Dana Ford has flipped nearly the entire Missouri State roster in his first season as head coach. The Bears have just three returning letterwinners from last year's 18-15 team, third-fewest in the nation, and MSU's 11 newcomers are also third in the nation. The man Ford replaced, Paul Lusk, is now an assistant at Creighton. Missouri State is probably a year or two away from being a contender in the Missouri Valley Conference.

— Chris Basnett

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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