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��‍♂️Cozad Invite McCook Results��‍♂️ VARSITY: Tate Felber 2nd Place at 145lbs Landon Towne 3rd Place at 152lbs Alec Langan 1st Place at 195lbs Austin Kreutzer 3rd Place at 220lbs Reid Steinbeck 3rd Place at 285lbs



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Friday (12/06/2019)

Adams Central 54, Holdrege 34
Alma 50, Kenesaw 41
Archbishop Bergan 78, Omaha Christian Academy 22
BDS 61, Hampton 17
Battle Creek 64, Wayne 59
Bayard 43, Crawford 40
Beatrice 55, Columbus 32
Bennington 55, Nebraska City 14
Bertrand 30, Axtell 27
Bloomfield 63, Emerson-Hubbard 21
Boone Central/Newman Grove 51, Hartington Cedar Catholic 40
Brady 47, Garden County 31
Bridgeport 63, Leyton 24
Broken Bow 53, North Platte St. Patrick's 37
CWC 63, Summerland 46
Central City 69, Gibbon 37
Chadron 61, Scottsbluff 44
Chase County 59, Wauneta-Palisade 40
Cody-Kilgore 67, Hay Springs 36
Creek Valley 41, Hyannis 37
Crete 65, Hastings 30
Crofton 63, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 42
Cross County 59, Shelby-Rising City 27
Diller-Odell 60, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 56 (OT)
Doniphan-Trumbull 33, Blue Hill 26
Dundy County-Stratton 54, Kimball 25
Elgin Public/Pope John 47, Niobrara/Verdigre 30
Elkhorn Valley 53, Neligh-Oakdale 39
Elm Creek 58, Southern Valley 55
Exeter-Milligan 63, Osceola 19
Falls City Sacred Heart 65, Sterling 29
Fillmore Central 40, Milford 37
Frankfort, KS 55, Pawnee City 32
Franklin 35, Sandhills Valley 18
Gering 77, Alliance 42
Gordon-Rushville 39, Hemingford 34
Gothenburg 37, Hershey 25
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 61, Wisner-Pilger 11
Heartland 41, Wilber-Clatonia 24
Hi-Line 58, Ansley-Litchfield 43
High Plains Community 40, Giltner 36
Howells-Dodge 39, Stanton 26
Humphrey St. Francis 76, Palmer 15
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 48, Clarkson/Leigh 41
Johnson County Central 46, Mead 41
Kearney Catholic 64, Sutton 36
Lawrence-Nelson 52, Red Cloud 13
Lincoln Christian 30, Fairbury 28
Lincoln North Star 57, Kearney 38
Maxwell 60, Sandhills/Thedford 19
Maywood-Hayes Center 58, Wallace 16
Medicine Valley 42, Paxton 15
Meridian 45, Dorchester 25
Millard South 87, Omaha Bryan 8
Mitchell 41, Sterling, CO 39
Morrill 45, Potter-Dix 8
Mullen 56, Anselmo-Merna 42
Nebraska Christian 41, St. Edward 32
Norris 56, Plattsmouth 51
North Central 60, Burwell 16
North Platte 43, Sidney 39
Northwest 57, Waverly 40
Ogallala 39, Lexington 34
Omaha Brownell Talbot 59, Cornerstone Christian 10
Omaha Roncalli Catholic 50, Omaha Concordia 43
Ord 57, Ainsworth 56
Osmond 46, Randolph 43
Overton 51, Loomis 37
Papillion-LaVista 58, Bellevue East 28
Pleasanton 65, Arcadia/Loup City 49
Silver Lake 44, Deshler 37
South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 41, Twin Loup 11
South Platte 41, Minatare 10
Southern 42, Palmyra 24
St. Mary's 54, Riverside 24
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 56, Wilcox-Hildreth 38
Syracuse 55, Falls City 28
Wahoo 40, Aurora 37
Wausa 33, Plainview 30
Weeping Water 57, Malcolm 41
West Holt 41, Creighton 33
Winnebago 92, Walthill 19
Wray, CO 60, Perkins County 20
Wynot 71, Winside 16

Missing Scores:
@ Omaha Nation: Santee VS Omaha Nation
@ Pender: Tekamah-Herman VS Pender
@ Raymond Central: Aquinas Catholic VS Raymond Central

Saturday (12/07/2019)

Ainsworth 45, Gordon-Rushville 39
Aquinas Catholic 47, Shelby-Rising City 17
Archbishop Bergan 61, Douglas County West 26
Arlington 52, Ashland-Greenwood 43
Arthur County 52, Hay Springs 23
Atwood-Rawlins County, KS 65, Hitchcock County 61
BDS 70, East Butler 32
BRLD 61, Homer 40
Blair 51, Ralston 34
Boone Central/Newman Grove 38, Columbus Lakeview 29
Boyd County 53, Wausa 29
Bridgeport 49, Bayard 28
Centennial 58, Nebraska Christian 28
Chadron 62, North Platte 54 (OT)
Clarkson/Leigh 69, Madison 31
David City 37, Sandy Creek 24
Dundy County-Stratton 49, Morrill 39
Elkhorn 56, Waverly 39
Elkhorn South 71, Lincoln Southeast 38
Fillmore Central 39, Fairbury 31
Fremont 50, Omaha Westside 43
Fullerton 70, High Plains Community 33
Grand Island Central Catholic 58, Omaha Gross Catholic 49
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 55, Lutheran High Northeast 38
Hampton 32, McCool Junction 25
Hartington-Newcastle 60, Osmond 41
Hastings St. Cecilia 50, Bishop Neumann 26
Hemingford 54, Hyannis 28
Humphrey St. Francis 66, Heartland Lutheran 10
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 67, Battle Creek 49
Kearney Catholic 64, Holdrege 51
Kimball 60, Potter-Dix 5
Lawrence-Nelson 65, Tri County 18
Lincoln Christian 65, Freeman 37
Lincoln East 60, Norfolk 33
Lincoln High 57, Papillion-LaVista South 39
Lincoln Northeast 54, Bellevue West 51
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 50, Twin River 18
Lourdes Central Catholic 34, Yutan 29
Malcolm 51, Auburn 38
Maxwell 51, Creek Valley 17
Maywood-Hayes Center 61, Southwest 30
McCook 47, Valentine 34
Meridian 57, Nebraska Lutheran 29
Milford 67, Raymond Central 28
Millard North 62, Grand Island 24
Millard South 101, Omaha Burke 71
Mitchell 49, Gering 43
Norfolk Catholic 38, Lincoln Lutheran 19
North Bend Central 78, Seward 37
North Platte St. Patrick's 57, Sutherland 17
Northwest 51, Norris 46 (OT)
Oakland-Craig 64, Boys Town 14
Ogallala 46, Minden 33
Omaha Duchesne Academy 32, Elmwood-Murdock 31
Omaha Mercy 51, Plattsmouth 46
Omaha North 71, Omaha South 27
Omaha Northwest 68, Omaha Benson 54
Ord 75, Central City 39
Platteview 59, Louisville 43
Ponca 55, Wayne 32
Shelton 33, Franklin 29
South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 53, Amherst 28
South Sioux City 58, Columbus 45
St. Paul 43, Doniphan-Trumbull 15
Sterling 40, Thayer Central 24
Sterling, CO 49, Alliance 31
Stuart 50, Central Valley 36
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 56, Loomis 54
Superior 64, Belleville - Republic Co., KS 25
Tekamah-Herman 30, Stanton 24
Twin Loup 38, Sandhills/Thedford 17
Weeping Water 60, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 29
West Point-Beemer 48, Omaha Roncalli Catholic 46
Wood River 43, Centura 38

Missing Scores:
@ Cody-Kilgore: Sioux County VS Cody-Kilgore
@ Fort Calhoun: Syracuse VS Fort Calhoun
@ Milford: Raymond Central VS Milford
@ Sedgwick County, CO: Garden County VS Sedgwick County, CO



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McCook varsity basketball teams opened the season with wins vs Valentine on Saturday night. Bison girls posted a 47-34 victory, meanwhile it was the debut of new head coach Joe Imus for the McCook boys as they cruised to a 75-41 victory. 

Bison teams will be back in action at the Topside Tip Off Tournament in Goodland, KS on Thursday, December 12th taking on Yuma, Colorado. Girls game will be at 3pm CT boys game will follow at approximately 5pm CT. 

Coach Amy Schiel for the McCook girls & Bison boys assistant Josh Kershaw joined Hometown Family Radio after the games. Listen below. 




Amy Schiel after Valentine

Josh Kershaw after Valentine

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Adams Central 59, Holdrege 35
Ainsworth 55, Ord 37
Alliance 53, North Platte 32
Alma 57, Kenesaw 34
Ansley-Litchfield 90, Hi-Line 57
Aquinas Catholic 60, Raymond Central 31
Arcadia/Loup City 55, Pleasanton 42
Archbishop Bergan 84, Omaha Christian Academy 48
Axtell 61, Bertrand 36
BDS 56, Hampton 6
Battle Creek 57, Wayne 49
Beatrice 78, Columbus 68
Bennington 79, Nebraska City 44
Bloomfield 52, Emerson-Hubbard 25
Brady 59, Garden County 53
Bridgeport 58, Leyton 12
Burwell 70, North Central 23
Chase County 67, Wauneta-Palisade 17
Crawford 47, Bayard 37
Deshler 42, Silver Lake 37
Diller-Odell 56, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 45
Doniphan-Trumbull 50, Blue Hill 38
Dundy County-Stratton 58, Kimball 46
Elkhorn Valley 54, Neligh-Oakdale 37
Exeter-Milligan 56, Osceola 52 (OT)
Falls City 47, Syracuse 36
Falls City Sacred Heart 69, Sterling 29
Frankfort, KS 57, Pawnee City 44
Franklin 48, Sandhills Valley 36
Gering 67, Sidney 56
Gibbon 40, Central City 36
Giltner 49, High Plains Community 14
Gordon-Rushville 47, Hemingford 34
Hartington Cedar Catholic 78, Boone Central/Newman Grove 43
Hastings 56, Crete 39
Hay Springs 45, Cody-Kilgore 44
Hershey 53, Gothenburg 48
Howells-Dodge 49, Stanton 35
Humphrey St. Francis 71, Palmer 26
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 77, Clarkson/Leigh 34
Hyannis 67, Creek Valley 40
Johnson County Central 49, Mead 38
Kearney Catholic 51, Sutton 42
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 64, Crofton 37
Lawrence-Nelson 60, Red Cloud 18
Lincoln Christian 67, Fairbury 38
Loomis 72, Overton 23
Malcolm 56, Weeping Water 34
Maxwell 48, Sandhills/Thedford 45
Milford 71, Fillmore Central 27
Mitchell 64, Chadron 49
Morrill 54, Potter-Dix 23
Mullen 68, Anselmo-Merna 56
Nebraska Christian 42, St. Edward 19
Niobrara/Verdigre 53, Elgin Public/Pope John 49
Norris 55, Plattsmouth 29
North Platte St. Patrick's 60, Broken Bow 39
Northwest 52, Waverly 33
Ogallala 67, Lexington 65 (OT)
Omaha Brownell Talbot 55, Cornerstone Christian 37
Omaha Nation 87, Santee 47
Omaha South 71, Omaha Benson 58
Osmond 55, Randolph 33
Palmyra 68, Southern 41
Paxton 65, Medicine Valley 49
Pender 57, Tekamah-Herman 45
Plainview 42, Wausa 27
Riverside 64, St. Mary's 47
Scottsbluff 68, Sterling, CO 59
Shelby-Rising City 49, Cross County 41
South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 60, Twin Loup 25
South Platte 31, Minatare 28
Southern Valley 56, Elm Creek 50
Summerland 40, CWC 35
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 55, Wilcox-Hildreth 25
Wahoo 48, Aurora 29
Wakefield 57, Allen 40
Wallace 65, Maywood-Hayes Center 27
Walthill 60, Winnebago 51
West Holt 63, Creighton 59
Wilber-Clatonia 62, Heartland 55
Wisner-Pilger 69, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 47
Wray, CO 86, Perkins County 45
Wynot 47, Winside 14

Missing Scores:
@ Meridian: Dorchester VS Meridian

Saturday (12/07/2019)

Ainsworth 60, Gordon-Rushville 56
Amherst 64, South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) 39
Aquinas Catholic 52, Shelby-Rising City 32
Ashland-Greenwood 58, Arlington 44
Auburn 83, Malcolm 42
BDS 48, East Butler 36 (OT)
BRLD 65, Homer 28
Bayard 56, Leyton 32
Belleville-Republic Co., KS 58, Superior 41
Bellevue West 69, Omaha Westside 62
Bishop Neumann 50, Hastings St. Cecilia 17
Boyd County 50, Wausa 26
Boys Town 76, Oakland-Craig 70
Bridgeport 72, Crawford 18
Centennial 70, Nebraska Christian 32
Central City 42, Ord 34
Central Valley 64, Stuart 38
Centura 47, Wood River 28
Clarkson/Leigh 64, Madison 44
Columbus 92, South Sioux City 67
Columbus Lakeview 60, Boone Central/Newman Grove 27
Creighton Preparatory School 66, Lincoln Southwest 54
Douglas County West 50, Archbishop Bergan 42
Dundy County-Stratton 42, Morrill 25
Fairbury 60, Fillmore Central 42
Fort Calhoun 67, Syracuse 19
Fullerton 79, High Plains Community 17
Grand Island Central Catholic 78, Norfolk Catholic 39
Gretna 67, Millard South 54
Hay Springs 48, Arthur County 40
Humphrey St. Francis 75, Heartland Lutheran 25
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 63, Battle Creek 60
Kearney Catholic 60, Holdrege 39
Lincoln Christian 65, Freeman 54
Lincoln East 68, Norfolk 59
Lincoln Lutheran 57, Omaha Gross Catholic 31
Lincoln North Star 65, Kearney 54
Lincoln Northeast 92, Fremont 54
Lincoln Southeast 58, Elkhorn South 45
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 47, Twin River 30
Loomis 80, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 45
Lourdes Central Catholic 50, Elmwood-Murdock 46
Lutheran High Northeast 66, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 57 (OT)
Maxwell 52, Creek Valley 24
Maywood-Hayes Center 61, Southwest 44
McCook 75, Valentine 42
McCool Junction 73, Hampton 26
Milford 54, Raymond Central 34
Millard North 79, Papillion-LaVista South 63
Mount Michael Benedictine 76, Plattsmouth 37
Norris 48, Northwest 26
North Bend Central 64, Seward 35
North Platte St. Patrick's 61, Sutherland 35
Ogallala 81, Minden 39
Omaha Central 69, Omaha Burke 57
Omaha North 55, Omaha South 54
Osmond 71, Hartington-Newcastle 59
Papillion-LaVista 64, Bellevue East 46
Ponca 58, Wayne 40
Ralston 59, Blair 50
Sandy Creek 41, David City 34
Scottsbluff 66, Alliance 50
Shelton 48, Franklin 22
Sioux County 45, Cody-Kilgore 31
St. Paul 49, Doniphan-Trumbull 46
Stanton 40, Tekamah-Herman 37
Sterling 51, Thayer Central 49 (OT)
Tri County 60, Lawrence-Nelson 30
Waverly 40, Elkhorn 33
Weeping Water 52, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 48
Yutan 70, Parkview Christian 26

Missing Scores:
@ Atwood-Rawlins County, KS: Hitchcock County VS Atwood-Rawlins County, KS
@ Hyannis: Hemingford VS Hyannis
@ Nebraska Lutheran: Meridian VS Nebraska Lutheran
@ Omaha Roncalli Catholic: West Point-Beemer VS Omaha Roncalli Catholic
@ Platteview: Louisville VS Platteview
@ Sandhills/Thedford: Twin Loup VS Sandhills/Thedford
@ Sedgwick County, CO: Garden County VS Sedgwick County, CO



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Kearney, Neb. – The Nebraska-Kearney football team scored 15 points in the first six minutes, rushed for 446 yards and recorded four sacks to hold off Winona (Minn.) State, 50-33, in the 54th Annual Mineral Water Bowl Saturday afternoon in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

This marks UNK's fourth all-time postseason win in 113 years of playing football. The Lopers finish up at 7-5 with a large senior class helping turn around a program that was 0-11 in 2015 and 1-10 in 2016.

The Warriors (8-4), from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, came in with a veteran defense that was allowing just 16 points and 129 rushing yards per game. Head coach Josh Lynn's option-based offense gashed Winona early and often and managed those 446 yards on just 48 carries (9.2 avg.). UNK rushed for six touchdowns with quarterback TJ Davis (Colorado Springs) going 4 of 6 in the air for 46 yards and one score.

Davis, having a hand in five TD's in the first half, was named Offensive MVP with senior inside backer Sal Silvio (Kansas City) the Defensive MVP. Davis ran 12 times for 144 yards and four scores (54, 14, two, and 36 yards) with Silvio amassing nine tackles including his ninth sack of the fall. He ends a two-time all-region career with 323 tackles, second most in Loper lore.

The defense started the day with a three and out and then Davis, on the Lopers second offensive play, fooled the entire WSU defense and ran 54 yards down the right sidelines for a 6-0 lead. Lynn then called for a fake PAT and it worked as junior OLB Travis Holcomb (Centura) picked up the two points. 

Another three and out followed and featured a 10-yard sack by Silvio who fell just short of the single season sack record (9.5/Nate Reicks/2008). A short punt and a 10-yard return by graduate student Luke Quinn (Scottsdale, Ariz.) put the ball deep into WSU territory. Two runs later and it was quickly 15-0.

The Warriors, minus all-conference back Sam Santiago-Lloyd, couldn't muster much of a run game against a stout Loper front (44 yards on 31 carries) but junior QB Owen Burke (6-3, 225 lbs.) kept his team in the game by going 22 of 32 for 284 yards, three TD's and no INT's. Also getting out of several sacks and keeping plays alive with his feet, he helped WSU trim the deficit to 15-9, 22-16, 36-26 and 43-33.

Both teams also had TD's wiped off the boards, UNK seeing a 39-yard run by senior back David Goodwin (Lauderhill, Fla.) called back due to holding. That would've made it 42-19 midway through the third quarter. A few minutes later WSU all-league punt returner/receiver Jake Balliu brought back a punt 70 yards for six points but an illegal block nullified that score. However, WSU did get a 33-yard pass from Burke to Tyler Knutson later on that drive to make it 36-26.  

UNK responded as Goodwin ran for three tough yards to convert on 3rd & 2 and then senior back Darrius Webb (Allentown, Pa.) had runs of six, 19 and 23 yards, the third resulting in a TD. A 15-yard personal foul on WSU also aided that drive. All toll the teams combined for 11 penalties for 137 yards.

Winona came back once more as Burke completed passes of 30 and 38 yards before finding receiver Ethan Wittenburg from four yards out with 10 minutes to play. The back and forth continued as UNK used nine straight runs, including a 21-yard scamper by junior Dayton Sealey (Hastings), to salt things away. The 89-yard drive, which started with a penalty on the kick return, ended when Quinn – a six-year Loper – ran in from a yard out. That is his 21st and last score in a UNK uniform.

Backup QB John Rumpza tried to get WSU within 10 points again as he threw a 26-yard completion on 4th & 19 from the Loper 37-yard line. However, the defense finished the year in style by shutting down the Warriors on four plays from inside the five-yard line.

For UNK, Webb had a big second half and tallied a team-best 152 rushing yards on 12 carries. Goodwin managed 79 yards on 16 carries and thus went over 1,000 yards (1,041) for the season, as did Davis (1,030). This is the first time in school history two players have reached 1k in rushing yards in the same fall. The four rushing scores by Davis are tied for second most in school history in a game and just one off the record.

Next sophomore slot Montrez Jackson (Trenton, FL) caught two balls for 23 yards and one TD. Besides Silvio, senior OLB Zach Sullivan (Millard West) had nine tackles including a sack, junior corner Terrell Williams (Sacramento) had four stops and three PBU's and senior linemen Hinwa Allieu (Gaithersburg, Md) and Jordan Ingraham (Miami) had four tackles apiece.

For Winona, twelve different players caught a pass including five by Balliu. Backup back Miguel Benjamin had 49 yards on 10 carries with redshirt freshman backer Clay Schueffner having a team-best 10 tackles.

 

UNK begins spring ball in March 2020 with signing day coming in February.





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Omaha – Haanif Cheatham had a team-high 14 points to lead five Huskers in double figures, but Nebraska’s start proved costly in a 95-76 loss at Creighton Saturday afternoon.

Cheatham scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as Nebraska shot 61 percent in the second half but was unable to overcome a blistering start by Creighton in the first 15 minutes.

Thorir Thorbjarnarson had a career-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, while Cam Mack (12), Matej Kavas (11) and Jervay Green (10) all finished in double figures for Nebraska (4-5).

 Marcus Zegarowski led four Creighton players in double figures with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists, as the Bluejays (7-2) shot 53 percent on the day, including 13 3-pointers. Ty-Shon Alexander added 22 points in the victory.

Damien Jefferson, who entered the game 1-of-15 from 3-point range on the season, drained a pair of 3-pointers in a 18-2 Creighton spurt to open the contest that set the tone for the contest.  Nebraska

While the hosts got off to a blistering start, Nebraska struggled from the floor, missing 24 of 27 shots from the floor as Creighton raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 19 -point victory.

The Huskers return to action Friday night when they take Indiana in its Big Ten opener. Tipoff from Assembly Hall is set for 7 p.m. (CT) 




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LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team reached its eighth straight NCAA Regional with a 3-1 win over Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night.  

The sixth-ranked Huskers rallied after dropping the first set, coming back for a 20-25, 25-20, 32-30, 25-18 win in front of a crowd of 8,091 in the final home match of the season. Nebraska, the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, will head to Madison, Wisconsin next weekend for regionals. The No. 4 Badgers will host No. 13 Texas A&M next Friday, while the Huskers will meet the winner of Saturday's late-night match between No. 12 Hawaii and San Diego. 

Jazz Sweet had a big night to power the Huskers into their NCAA-record 35th regional appearance. Sweet led Nebraska with 17 kills, her most ever in an NCAA Tournament match and one shy of her career high overall. Sweet also tied her career high with six blocks and added four digs, two shy of her career high. Lexi Sun (13 kills), Madi Kubik (11) and Lauren Stivrins (11) also had double-figure kills for the Big Red. Nebraska committed nine errors and hit .000 in the first set but had only 10 errors while hitting .350 over the final three sets. The Huskers hit .267 overall in the match. Nicklin Hames dished out 42 assists and had 12 digs, while Kubik also had a double-double with 10 digs to go along with her 11 kills. 

Defensively, Nebraska out-blocked Missouri 13-6 and out-dug the Tigers, 59-53. The Huskers were also strong at the service line with seven aces against only three errors, with Hames and Megan Miller each serving up three aces.

Leketor Member-Meneh led Missouri with a match-high 19 kills to pace three Tigers in double-figure kills. The Tigers ended their season with a 22-8 record, while Nebraska improved to 27-4.

Set 1: Sweet began the set with a block and two kills, and Kubik had a block and an ace as the Huskers claimed a 7-5 lead. But Missouri rallied with a 4-0 run to take a 9-7 lead and force a Husker timeout. Schwarzenbach and Sun struck kills and then teamed up for a block before Hames served an ace to restore a 12-10 lead. But the Tigers answered again with two blocks and a kill and two Husker errors, and Nebraska needed another timeout as it trailed 15-12. Missouri's run continued with two more unforced Husker hitting errors, and the 7-0 run had Mizzou up 17-12 before a service error ended it. Tyanna Omazic had back-to-back kills to make it 20-13 Missouri, but Sweet posted a kill and a solo block, and Miller served back-to-back aces to pull the Big Red within 21-18 and force a Mizzou timeout. NU ended up cutting it to two at 22-20, but the Tigers scored the final three points, including back-to-back aces by Omazic to end the set, 25-20. Nebraska hit .000 in set one with nine attacking errors, while Missouri hit .212. 

Set 2: NU came out of the gates with a 5-1 run, keyed by another Miller ace and two kills by Kubik. The Huskers led 9-4 after a kill by Sun, but Missouri ripped off four straight points to get within 9-8, but Sweet recorded two kills in a row to make it 12-9 Huskers. Stivrins had a pair of kills, and Sun had another as NU went up 18-14. Missouri responded with a pair of kills and an ace to get within 18-17, but Sweet sandwiched a pair of kills around one by Stivrins to put NU up 22-18. Stivrins terminated on the slide to earn set point at 24-20, and Nebraska evened the match with a 25-20 win. Nebraska out-hit Missouri .400 to .345 in the set. 

Set 3: Missouri ripped off a 7-1 run to take a 10-4 advantage. Back-to-back solo blocks by Hames and Sun started a 10-1 Husker run in which the Huskers posted five blocks. Schwarzenbach combined for three of them, and Sun gave NU a 12-11 lead with two straight kills. Hames served an ace, and a block by Sun and Schwarzenbach made it 14-11. Sweet, Schwarzenbach and Kubik tacked on kills for a 19-15 advantage, and the lead went to five, 22-17, after an ace by Hames. The Huskers earned set point at 24-20, but Missouri scored five points in a row to take a 25-24 lead. Sweet answered with a clutch kill to tie it at 25-25, and Kubik tipped one for another Husker set point, 26-25. The teams traded points to a 27-27 tie, when Member-Meneh terminated a kill for set point for Missouri at 28-27. A service error tied the score again at 28-28, and Member-Meneh and Kubik traded kills to make it 29-29. Sun put NU on top, 30-29, and the Huskers stayed ahead 31-30 after a Missouri service error. Sweet and Schwarzenbach produced a block to end the thriller at 32-20. It was the Huskers' sixth block of the set. Nebraska had seven set points, while Missouri had three chances to win it. 

Set 4: Nebraska took an 8-4 lead after back-to-back blocks by Stivrins, one with Sweet and one with Kubik, part of a 5-0 run. Missouri sliced the deficit to one at 13-12, but Sun terminated back-to-back rallies, and Sweet continued her phenomenal match with two more kills to take Nebraska to an 18-13 lead. Two straight kills by Kubik and one each by Stivrins and Sweet made it 23-15 Nebraska after a 5-0 spurt, and the Huskers advanced to regionals with a 25-18 win. 

Nebraska Post-Match Notes

Nebraska advances to an NCAA Regional for the eighth straight season, for the 25th time in the past 26 seasons and for the 35th time in school history.

The Huskers' 35 NCAA Regional appearances are the most in NCAA history.

With the win, Nebraska improved to 115-32 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers rank second in NCAA history in wins and winning percentage (.782) in the NCAA Tournament.

Nebraska improved to 25-2 all-time in second-round NCAA Tournament matches.
The Huskers moved to 77-7 (.917) all-time at home in the NCAA Tournament.

Nebraska improved to 22-2 in NCAA Tournament matches at the Devaney Center, including a 17-1 record since the program's permanent move to the arena in 2013.

NU won its 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament match at home.

John Cook improved to 82-20 in his NCAA Tournament career. He ranks third in NCAA history in NCAA Tournament coaching victories.

John Cook improved to 74-15 in the NCAA Tournament as Nebraska's head coach, moving into third place for the most postseason coaching victories at one school in NCAA history.
John Cook has led the Huskers to an NCAA Regional in 19 of his 20 seasons.

Nebraska has won 54 straight matches against unranked opponents dating back to 2017. 
Nebraska hit .000 with nine errors in set one, but hit .350 with only 10 errors over sets two, three and four.

Nebraska defeated Missouri 32-30 in the third set. That marked the longest set in the NCAA Tournament for the Huskers in the 25-point rally-scoring era.

Nebraska had seven services aces which tied the school record for most aces in a four-set NCAA Tournament match in the rally-scoring era. The Huskers also had seven aces against American in the 2006 NCAA Tournament and seven against Washington in 2015.

Jazz Sweet tied her career high with six blocks and had 17 kills, her most ever in an NCAA Tournament match and one shy of her career high overall.

Nicklin Hames and Madi Kubik each posted double-doubles for the Huskers. Hames posted her 16th double-double of the season, while Kubik notched her sixth double-double of the year.

Callie Schwarzenbach had eight blocks, one shy of her season high.




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Kearney, Neb. – In one of the greatest comebacks in Nebraska-Kearney Athletics history, the second-ranked Loper volleyball team rallied from a 20-11 deficit in the fourth set and a 9-4 hole in the fifth to beat third-ranked Concordia-St. Paul (19-25, -19, 24-26, -23, -13) and win the NCAA Central Regional title Saturday night in the Health & Sports Center.

UNK (36-0) reaches the Elite Eight for the sixth time in program history and for the first time since being national runner in 2005. This year's event will be at a familiar place, the Auraria Event Center on the campus of RMAC-member Metro State in Denver. Matches will be held December 12-14 with a committee reseeding the field after completion of all eight regional finals.

Not only was the comeback unlikely and improbable but the Lopers had to do it minus starting middle Michaela Bartels (Bennington) who suffered an injury in the first set and didn't return. Seniors Josie Cox (North Platte) and Mackenzie Puckett (Grand Island) stepped in and both made key plays in the win.

"It's one of those deals where I really don't know what to say. That just doesn't happen. We were not in a good situation. We fought a lot of adversity tonight, didn't play well early, let a set get away from us that was tough blow to deal with at the time and then dug a huge hole," UNK head coach Rick Squiers said. "It's the most improbable victory I've ever been a part of. This group of players deserves an unbelieve amount of respect for what they just did, as does Concordia for playing a great match." 

Concordia-St. Paul (27-8), nine-time national champions, scored the final four points to improbably win the third set, 26-24. The Golden Bears, now 71-8 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, shot out to leads of 11-4 and 20-11 in the fourth thanks to strong serving, good defense and a balanced offensive attack.

However, the Lopers didn't go quietly into the good night as senior outside Emma Benton (G.I. Central Catholic) served up four points to start comeback number one. This stretch cut the hole to 20-16 and featured a kill by senior outside Julianne Jackson (Bonner Springs, Kan.), an ace and two unforced Golden Bear errors.

"I was thinking one point at a time. As a senior, if this is going to be my last match, might as well go out tough and make it hard on them," Jackson said. "I think everyone bought into the one point at time. We just started to make plays happen."

CU was still up 22-18 when Jackson recorded a solo block and the Bears called its second timeout. Junior right side Mary Katherine Wolfe (Omaha Marian) then stepped to the line and served up four straight points – a block and three Jackson kills – to give UNK its first lead. While CU tied things on a kill, another Jackson kill and unforced CU attack error suddenly had the match tied at two.

Region finalists for the 11th time in 12 years, CU hushed the crowed of 2,677 briefly as they grabbed leads of 3-0, 4-1, 6-3 and 9-4 in the fifth. Back-to-back kills by redshirt freshman outside Sami Mauch (North Platte) started comeback number two and forced CU to spend its first timeout at 9-6.

Concordia kept the lead a three, 11-8, on a kill by senior middle Sara Macek but Kearney closed on a 7-2 run. The points came via three kills, two blocks, and two unforced CU attack errors. They ended with 32 on the night, 16 of the unforced variety.

Fittingly, Jackson had a solo block to end the night and send the H&S Center into a frenzy. The Co-MIAA player of the Year had a career-high 22 kills, 12 coming over the final two sets, while also having 19 digs, five blocks (four solo) and two assists.

"We didn't do all that things differently. Sami coming in and scoring a bunch of points was a big factor," Squiers said. "We kinds of steadied things (serve receive in the fourth and fifth sets) just enough and then the Health & Sports Center kind of took over."

UNK out hit CU by a .211 to .179 margin and also managed five more team blocks, 16-11. Next the Lopers had 112 digs to 108 for the Bears with Concordia plus one in the serve game.

"That was a rough one. For them congrats. I think they did a job of continuing to play and then their seventh man, so to speak, kind of took over and really helped with their momentum a lot," CU head coach Brady Starkey said. "We just got stuck in a couple of rotations and got stuck there. Pretty frustrating … we had a big lead and should've put it away and we didn't."

Besides Jackson's heroics, Wolfe had 22 digs and 11 kills, Mauch had 14 kills and hit .297 with junior setter Madison Squiers (Kearney Catholic) at 50 assists, 26 digs, four blocks and three kills. Finally junior middle Anna Squiers came in with eight kills and five blocks.

Four CU players had a double digit kill total including 20 by junior outside Erin Fallert and 19 from freshman right side Jasmine Mulvihill. Finally junior libero Tori Hanson dug up 35 balls.
 
All-Tournament Team
#10  Erin Fallert, Jr., OH, Concordia
#7   Tori Hanson, Jr., L, Concordia
#8   Jasmine Mulvhill, Fr., RS, Concordia
#12  Sara Macek, Sr., MH, Concordia
 
#10  Julianne Jackson, Sr., OH, UNK
#7   Anna Squiers, Jr., MH, UNK
#6   Madison Squiers, Jr., S, UNK
#18 Mary Katherine Wolfe, Jr., RS, UNK
 
#7  Morgan Baufield, Jr., MH, Northern State
#14 Jaiden Langlie, Sr., L, Northern State

#4   Emily Balts, Sr., S, Minnesota Duluth
#12 Abby Thor, Sr., MB, Minnesota Duluth




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LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after a 25-13, 25-18, 25-10 sweep of Ball State in front of a crowd of 8,204 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night. The Huskers (26-4) advanced to Saturday's NCAA Second Round matchup with Missouri at 7 p.m. The Tigers defeated Northern Iowa, 3-0, in Friday's other first-round match. 

Led by All-Big Ten setter Nicklin Hames and its three All-Big Ten attackers, Nebraska hit .425 in the match, its second highest mark of the season. The Huskers committed a season-low eight attack errors and were not blocked for the first time in a match in more than five years. Hames dished out 34 assists while running a balanced offense as Nebraska (45 kills) had nearly twice as many kills as Ball State (23).

Madi Kubik, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, had an impressive postseason debut, as she had 11 kills on 16 error-free swings to hit a career-high .688 in the first NCAA Tournament match of her career. Lauren Stivrins had 11 kills on .667 hitting out of the middle, while Lexi Sun put down nine kills on 21 swings and hit .333. Combined, the Huskers' three all-conference attackers - Kubik, Stivrins and Sun - totaled 31 kills while committing only three errors.

Defensively, Nebraska limited Ball State (20-12) to a season-low .010 attack percentage, the only time in 32 matches this season the Cardinals hit below .120. Kenzie Knuckles had a match-high 13 digs in her NCAA Tournament debut, while Stivrins had five blocks and Hames had four stuffs, one shy of her career high. Sydnee VanBeek led Ball State with eight kills.

Nebraska and Missouri, which will be meeting in the second round in Lincoln for the second year in a row, will have a 7 p.m. start on Saturday on NET, BTN+ and the Husker Sports Network. 

Set 1: Nebraska trailed 3-2 before going on a 5-0 run to take a 7-3 lead. Kubik, Hames and Sun combined on four straight kills in that stretch, and NU went up 12-6 after Sun had a kill and a block with Schwarzenbach. The lead increased to 10 at 20-10 after two kills and a block by Kubik and an ace by Miller. The Huskers pulled away to win 25-13, hitting .548 to just .071 for Ball State. NU had 3.5 blocks and killed 19 of its 25 points. 

Set 2: NU rallied from down 7-5 to take a 9-7 lead after a 4-0 run sparked by a Stivrins kill and block. Hayley Densberger served an ace before a Kubik kill made it 12-8, and a pair of attacking errors by the Cardinals preceded a kill by Stivrins as the Huskers went up 18-12. Ball State got within four at 19-15, but the Huskers closed out the 25-18 win with Stivrins, Kubik and Sun posting kills down the stretch. 

Set 3: Ball State had to burn a timeout after Nebraska started the set on a 6-1 run. Sweet and Kubik each had a pair of kills to get the Huskers going. Hames sparked a six-point spurt with a kill, and Kubik and Stivrins tacked on three more as Nebraska went up 17-5 on a block by Sun and Schwarzenbach. Kubik's 10th kill of the match put NU up 21-10, and Stivrins and Hames posted a block before another Kubik kill increased the lead to 23-10. Stivrins and Kubik teamed up for another block, and Miller ended the match with an ace. 




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Kearney, Neb. – Senior outside hitter Julianne Jackson and junior right side Mary Katherine Wolfe had double doubles and second-ranked Nebraska-Kearney put the shackles on eighth-ranked Northern State (-12-,-20, 18) Friday night in an NCAA Tournament second round match at the Health & Sports Center.

The match is part of the ridiculous Central Region which features seven of the nation's top nine teams. Top-seeded UNK (35-0) advances to the "Sweet 16" where it'll face third-seeded and third-ranked Concordia-St. Paul (27-7). The Golden Bears, nine-time NCAA Division II Champions, swept sixth-ranked Minnesota-Duluth in tonight's early match.

This is Kearney's first regional final trip since 2012 when it lost to CU in four sets in a match played in St. Pau. The Lopers are aiming for its first Elite Eight appearance in 14 years with this year's event set for December 12-14 in Denver. 
"We're thrilled to be moving on to the regional finals. Proud of our girls … we played a very complete match, competed really had and got off to a great start," UNK head coach Rick Squiers said. "We got some early block touches and MK (Wolfe) heated up early and in some ways I think that caught them by surprise because she wasn't a big part of the offense yesterday."

To improve to 9-0 all-time vs. NSU (25-6), the Lopers used its patent defense and strong serving to stop one of the nation's top offenses. The Wolves came in among the D2 leaders in both kills per set (14.7) and hitting efficiency (.290) with UNK the leader in digs per set at 21.3. For the night NSU ended up hitting .140 with 37 kills while the Lopers dug up 56 balls.

"Congrats to Northern State … tremendous team, tremendous season. Seems like in the Central Region every match seems like a national championship match," Squiers said.   

The tone was set right out of the gates as UNK used strong serving from senior outside Emma Benton (G.I. Central Catholic) to grab a 5-0 lead and force NSU to call timeout. Three of the points via kill with the others being an ace and block.

The lead ballooned to 9-1 and then 17-7 with the Lopers out hitting NSU by a .382 to .091 margin in the set. Wolfe (Omaha Marian) had six kills in 11 swings with no errors to power the offense while also digging up seven balls.

"Getting them out of system made them a little more predictable and I think we got block touches on them when we knew where they were going," Wolfe said.

Northern tried to regroup, grabbing leads of 4-1, 7-4 and 9-6 in the second set. However, they committed eight unforced attack errors with UNK again siding out a 66% clip. A 9-4 run broke a 10-10 tie and featured five kills and four Wolves miscues

"We knew we had to put pressure on them (from the service line). They have too many weapons for you to allow them to set the ball where ever they want," Squiers said. "And we capitalized on it. We got them down to one option, made a block, got a dig and transition points.

UNK then slammed the door by hitting .366 (17-2-41) in the third set. Jackson had five of her 11 kills here with Bennington freshman middle Michaela Bartels supplying four more.

"We were just really high error and didn't give ourselves a chance. Props to Kearney ... they pressured us with their serve. But we had way too many hitting errors. Twenty errors in three sets ... you're not giving yourself a chance," NSU head coach Brent Aldridge said.

Wolfe tallied a team-best 15 digs and finished with 10 kills, making this her eighth double double of the fall. Jackson had 11 kills and 11 digs, pushing her career kill total to 1,006. She is just the 13th Loper to reach 1k in both kills and digs and the first since outside Ariel Krolikowski ('12).

Next, Bartels and fellow freshman Kamryn Schuler (Grenta) played well again, combining for 16 kills and three blocks with Lincoln sophomore libero Lindsay Nottlemann at 12 digs.

NSU got 10 kills from senior Jenna Reiff with senior libero Jaiden Langlie at 16 digs.




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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The McCook Community College men’s basketball team stretched a five-point halftime lead to a 48-35 lead 3:30 into the second half but couldn’t hold it as Laramie County Community College came back for a 75-66 win Friday.

“We need to find an inner dog and learn to fight back,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan.

The Eagles, who were 1-7 entering Friday’s game, out-scored MCC 44-30 in the second half including a 16-2 run after MCC took its largest lead of the game to take back the lead for good with 9:45 left in the game.

MCC shot just 37.3 percent from the floor on 58 shots; made just three of 12 3-pointers (25 percent) and gave away 15 points at the free-throw line making just 19 of 34 shots (55.9 percent) and turned the ball over 17 times.

“We missed 15 free throws and couldn’t make a layup, you can’t win any game that way,” Drennan said.

LCCC shot 45 percent from the field, made six of 22 3-pointers and 23 of 29 free throws (79 percent).

Freshmen Catthadious Moore (Memphis, Tenn.) and Freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) led MCC with 13 points each. Sophomore Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario) scored nine.

Freshman Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) led MCC with seven rebounds. The Indians lost the rebound battle 34-26.

The 6-7 Indians close out the 2019 portion of the schedule Saturday at 4 p.m. (CT) in Torrington against Eastern Wyoming (6-3).

For more information on MCC basketball and all MCC sports, visit the official site of MCC Athletics at  https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball




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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Laramie County Community College ended McCook Community College’s six-game win streak Friday with an 84-56 win to give the Golden Eagles a five-game win streak of their own.

“We didn't come ready to play, our preparation wasn't there before the game, and that's on me to figure out and get them on track,” said MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett. “Laramie played really well, they came out and shot the ball well. We have been really solid defensively all year, but we struggled to guard tonight.”

The Golden Eagles shot 45.5 percent from the field, made seven of 17 3-pointers (41.2 percent) and shot 81 percent from the line on 21 foul shots.

MCC shot 33.0 percent from the field, made seven of 21 shots from beyond the 3-point line and just nine of 16 free throws (56.3 percent). The Lady Indians turned the ball over 26 times and were out-rebounded 47-36.

Freshman Gail Whiting (Montgomery, Ala.) led the Lady Indian scoring with 16 points off the bench and nine rebounds. Sophomore Paula Rosello Mateu, (Barcelona, Spain) scored 12 points.

“For as bad as we were, I thought Gail had a solid game and did everything she could to help us out,” Pritchett said.

Sophomore Nicola Cross (Melbourne, Australia) marked her return to the lineup with a 10 point night off the bench.

LCCC improves to 7-3.

“This team has depth, but we lack consistency. Once we figure out how to be consistent every time we step on the floor we will be hard to beat,” Pritchett said.

MCC falls to 10-2 and looks to close out the semester and avenge its lone loss on the season at Torrington to take on the 4-5 Lady Lancers Saturday.

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball




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Coverage on Thursday, December 5th on KRGI 1430/105.5 & krgi.com 

Girls Final - GICC 30, Lincoln Lutheran 28 
Boys Final - GICC 50, Lincoln Lutheran 49 

Listen to post-game interviews below 




Stacia Rice after Lincoln Lutheran

Rob Micek after Lincoln Lutheran

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McCook Bison basketball will start the 2019-2020 season this Saturday night hosting Southwest Conference foe Valentine. Both games will be on The Zone 93.9 FM & thezone939.com with Matt Williams. Girls game at 4:30pm, boys will follow at approximately 6:15pm. 

Listen below to a season preview with both head coaches. 






Joe Imus season preview 2019-2020

Amy Scheil season preview 2019-2020

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Kearney, Neb. – The Emporia State men's basketball team made 17 free throws and got 42 bench points to defeat Nebraska-Kearney, 78-68, Thursday night in Kansas.

This was the MIAA opener for the Hornets (6-3) while the Lopers (4-4) were coming off a Tuesday night home win Fort Hays State. Since joining the MIAA in 2012, UNK is now 0-7 in Lee Arena.

E-State led for most of the way and by as many as 13 points. UNK made nine triples, had only eight turnovers and was just minus two on the glass to hang around. However the Hornets never let Kearney make a big move in the second half.

Six-nine, 240 pound freshman reserve center Mason Thiessen made 6 of 7 shots, including a 4 of 4 effort from behind the arc, to score 16 points. Not to be outdone, junior reserve guard Justin Williams had 12 points, five boards and four times in 25 minutes with junior starter Jumah'Ri Turner had 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Kansas senior forward Morgan Soucie made 6 of 14 shots to tally a team-high 14 points for UNK. Iowa senior Kyle Juhl and Texas senior Chase Winchester both tallied 10 as they combined for five made threes with Bellevue redshirt freshman Cedric Johnson going 3 of 3 from the field to tally nine. 

 

Finally Kearney was a bit short-handed as Bellevue senior forward AJ Jackson didn’t play in the second half. He injured a finger on his shooting hand late in Tuesday night’s win; he played 11 minutes tonight in the opening half and went 1 of 7 from the field.

UNK is now off until next Friday when the face Division I South Dakota State. That'll be an exhibition game for the Lopers and a countable contest for the Jackrabbits. 




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Kearney, Neb. – The Emporia State Hornets took advantage of 31 turnovers and scored 22 points in both the first and fourth quarters to down Nebraska-Kearney, 70-49, Thursday night in Kansas.

This was the MIAA opener for the Hornets (6-2) while the Lopers (7-1, 1-1) were coming off a Tuesday night home win over No. 3/5 Fort Hays State. The 7-0 start by UNK goes down as the fourth best in program history.

Emporia tallied 37 of its points off turnovers, thanks to 23 steals, with those Loper miscues also leading to 19 more shot attempts. UNK was just minus one on the glass and held E-State to 8 of 32 shooting (25%) over the second and third quarters.

The Lopers, shooting a 37% (16 of 43) on the night, trailed 37-26 at the break and 48-39 heading into the final quarter. Emporia sunk three of its eight threes over the final 10 minutes and used a 12-0 run to salt things away.

Redshirt freshman guard Tre'Zure Jobe (18 points, five steals, three assists & two rebounds), senior guard Jessica Wayne (14 points, six steals, five rebounds) and senior wing Mollie Mounsey (nine points, five boards & five steals) paced the Hornets.

UNK had nine different players score with Colorado point guard Haley Simental (10) leading the way. She had only two turnovers in 35 minutes and sunk two of UNK's seven threes. Finally South Dakota sophomore guard Klaire Kirsch (12 rebounds & nine points) almost recorded another double double with Missouri junior guard Adreon Bell supplying six points off the bench.

The Lopers host York College Monday night. That game has been moved back to a 7 p.m. tip off.



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Kearney, Neb. – Seven different players registered at least two kills and second-ranked Nebraska-Kearney had 69 digs to sweep Oklahoma Baptist (-21, -17, -16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night at the Health & Sports Center.

The match is part of the ridiculous Central Region which features seven of the nation's top nine teams. Top-seeded UNK (34-0) advances to the second round on Friday night where it'll face fourth-seed and eighth-ranked Northern State (25-5). The Wolves swept league rival and seventh-ranked St. Cloud State in its first round match.

Recording its 28th all-time NCAA win and advancing in this tournament for the first time since 2012, UNK out hit OBU (28-6) by a .218-.092 margin, was plus four in the serve game and dug up 15 more balls. Regular season and tournament champions of the Great American Conference, the Bison were making its' first-ever NCAA appearance and hung with the Lopers for about a set and a half.

"I could not be happier for our players who have had, especially the last part of the season, the bullseye on their back. Had it on there tonight too," UNK head coach Rick Squiers said.  "In the early going we were going blow for blow with a good team but found a way to wrestle control away from them."

GAC Player of the Year Malia Leatherland, a junior outside hitter, had five of her 10 kills in the first set which featured 12 ties and five lead changes. UNK used a 5-3 run to break a 12-all tie with a kill from junior setting Madison Squiers (Kearney Catholic) capping the spurt and forcing OBU to call timeout. The Lopers led the rest of the way, getting three kills, two blocks and three unforced Bison errors. Outsides Julianne Jackson (Bonner Springs, Kan.) and Kamryn Schuler (Gretna) combined for nine of UNK's 16 kills in this set.

"They really don't try and fool you. They just lay it up there and move those outsides around … one of their right sides too. They challenge you to stop them and for about half a set we couldn't stop them," Squiers said. "We finally got some touches and we also sided out well in the early going and that played a big role in getting us going."

Kearney out dug OBU 27-14 in the second set and held leads of 7-2, 16-10 and 19-12 before a late Bison charge. Four different Lopers had three kills here with junior right side Mary Katherine Wolfe (Omaha Marian) serving up two of the team's six aces. Finally Schuler and junior middle Anna Squiers (Kearney Catholic) had four kills apiece in the third set. UNK broke a seven-all tie thanks to a 5-0 run start began and ended with Squiers kills. The Lopers rolled from there with a kill by Bennington freshman Michaela Bartles ending the match.

“They are more than a worthy opponent. That’s the second time we’ve played them and they create a lot of problems for you. They are super competitive and their outsides do a fantastic job so we feel very fortunate to be moving on to the second round,” Squiers said.

Schuler had a team-high 11 kills with Jackson adding 10, pushing her career total to 995. Next, Bartles had seven kills and hit .412 with Anna Squiers providing six kills, four digs and three blocks. Finally, Madison Squiers had 33 assists, 13 digs, four kills and a block with junior defensive specialist Monique Schafer at 11 digs, many of them early on in key situations.

For OBU, Leatherland reached her 10 kills in 48 swings while also adding 15 digs with freshman Taneyah Brown at 11 kills and three blocks. 





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Results

106 — Caden Svoboda, AUR, pinned Caleb Alcorta, NW, 3:02
113 — Grady Arends, NW, pinned Colin Kennedy, AUR, 0:49
120 — Jeremy Oswald, AUR, pinned Ben Sutherland, NW, 1:32
126 — Caden Frederiksen, NW, pinned Kahle Greenwood, AUR, 4:43
132 — Brady Isley, NW, pinned Logan Jensen, AUR, 1:01
138 — Trevor Kluck, AUR, dec. Collin Quandt, NW, 10-4
145 — Owen Friesen, NW, pinned Brady Collingham, AUR, 2:53
152 — Austin Cooley, NW, pinned Britton Kemling, AUR, 3:43
160 — Kolby Wessels, AUR, pinned Alex Cabello, NW, 3:46
170 — Brody Sheeks, NW, won by forfeit
182 — Mack Owens, AUR, pinned Kyler Keeshan, NW, 1:17
195 — Kole Fiala, AUR, pinned Victor Isele, NW, 2:53
220 — Grady Griess, NW, pinned Meyer Sikes, AUR, 0:59
285 — Aaron Jividen, AUR, dec. Brody Stutzman, NW, 5-2





Viking Head Coach Brian Sybrants Post Match Interview

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GAME 9: NEBRASKA AT CREIGHTON
Date: Sat., Dec. 7
Time: 1:31 p.m.  
Location: Omaha, Neb.
Arena:CHI Health Center

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
2019-20 Record: 4-4
Head coach: Fred Hoiberg
    Record at Nebraska: 4-4 (1st year)
    Career NCAA Record: 119-60 (6th year)

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS
2019-20 Record: 6-2
Head coach: Greg McDermott
    Record at Creighton: 213-111 (10th year)
    Career Record: 493-306 (26th year)

BROADCAST INFO
Television: FS1
    Play-by-play: Vince Welch
    Analyst: Nick Bahe
Online Broadcast: Fox Sports App
Radio: Learfield-IMG Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington)
    Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka    
    Analyst: Jake Muhleisen
Online Radio: Available on Huskers.com, Huskers App, TuneIn.com/Huskers and TuneIn App. 
SiriusXM (Internet): Ch. 982

 

Husker Head to Omaha for Matchup with Creighton

The Husker men's basketball team looks for its second straight win in the annual in-state matchup, as Nebraska makes the short trek up I-80 to take on the Creighton Bluejays Saturday afternoon. It is Nebraska's longest running non-conference series and enters Saturday's game deadlocked at 26 wins apiece. 

Tipoff at the CHI Center in Omaha is set for 1:31 p.m., and the matchup between the Huskers and Bluejays will be televised on FS1 with Vince Welch and Nick Bahe on the call. The game will also be available on the Fox Sports app on tablets, computers and mobile devices.

Fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the Learfield-IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, the Huskers app and TuneIn radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tipoff.

Nebraska (4-4) could not overcome a poor shooting night in a 73-56 loss at Georgia Tech on Wednesday. The Huskers, playing their first road game, shot 32 percent from the field, including 25 percent in the second half, as the Yellow Jackets pulled away down the stretch. Georgia Tech's Michael Devoe led all players with 26 pointers. 

 

Senior guard Haanif Cheatham was a bright spot in a losing effort, as he posted his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to lead four Huskers in double figures. It marked his fourth consecutive double-figure scoring effort, a stretch where Cheatham is averaging 18 points per game.

The Huskers' offense has been balanced during the early portion of the season with three players averaging over 12 points per game and a fourth in double figures, Much of that has been due to the play of point guard Cam Mack, as the sophomore is among the Big Ten leaders with 6.0 assists per game, while averaging 12.4 points per contest. Mack had 11 points and six assists in the loss at Georgia Tech. 

Creighton is 6-2 on the season following a 72-60 win over Oral Roberts on Tuesday. In that game, Christian Bishop's 17 points and eight boards led four Bluejays in double figures, as Creighton shot 49 percent, including 8-of-17 from 3-point range in building a 15-point halftime lead.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Thorir Thorbjarnarson comes off an 11-point, seven-rebound effort in Wednesday's game at Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-6 guard is shooting 48 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range this season after shooting just 35 percent from the floor in his first two seasons.

NUMBERS TO KNOW
4 - Double-digit scoring performances from Kevin Cross, which is the most by a Husker freshman since 2016-17 (5-Jeriah Horne and 4-Jordy Tshimanga). Cross is sixth among Big Ten freshmen in scoring at 8.5 ppg entering this week's action.

5.3 - Rebounds per game for freshman Ivan Ouedraogo, which is fourth among all Big Ten freshmen. His rebounds per game is on track to be the highest by a Husker freshman since Aleks Maric grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game in 2005-06.

6 - Three-pointers this season for Thorir Thorbjarnarson, as he is 6-of-14 from long range. In his first two seasons, he went a combined 6-of-28 behind the 3-point stripe.

6.0 - Assists per game for sophomore Cam Mack, which is on pace to be the highest average since Brian Carr averaged 6.7 assists per game in 1986-87. 

8 - Nebraska has had eight players score in double-figures during the first eight games of the season. Nebraska has five players averaging at least eight points per game, including four in double figures. 

50- Returning point total from last season, all by Thorir Thorbjarnarson. That is the lowest by any power conference team since the 2009-10 season.

SCOUTING CREIGHTON
The Bluejays come into Saturday's game with a 6-2 mark following a 12-point win over Oral Roberts Tuesday evening. The Bluejays returned nine letterwinners and four starters from a team that went 20-15 and reached the quarterfinals of the NIT. Creighton is 5-0 at home and 1-2 away from the CHI Health Center in 2019-20. Creighton's two losses came at Michigan in the Gavitt Games and against San Diego State in Las Vegas last weekend. 

Creighton's strength is an offensive attack that averages 75.1 points per game and averages 9.4 3-pointers per game. Sophomore guard Marcus Zegarowski leads the Bluejays with 17.9 points and 4.3 assists per game, while shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor. He is one of three Bluejays averaging double figures, joining Ty-Shon Alexander (15.9 ppg) and Mitch Ballock (12.6 ppg). Creighton has seven players averaging at least five points per game. 


Greg McDermott is in his 10th year at CU after coaching at Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State and Wayne State.

Series History: Nebraska and Creighton are meeting for the 53rd time in series history on Saturday, as the teams have tied at 26 wins apiece. It is the longest non-conference series on the Huskers' schedule. The home team has won 11 of the last 14 years, while Nebraska snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series with its win at Pinnacle Bank Arena last season.  The Huskers' last win in Omaha was a 71-70 win in the 2004 NIT.

LAST SEASON'S MATCHUP
All five starters scored in double figures as No. 24/25 Nebraska used a balanced and efficient offensive attack to cruise to a 94-75 victory over Creighton. Nebraska scored 47 points in each half while putting up the third-highest point total in its 52 all-time meetings with Creighton. The Huskers, who led by as many as 22, were up 13 at the half and Creighton never got closer than nine in the second half. James Palmer Jr. paced the Husker offense with 30 points, hitting 9-of-12 shots from the field, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and he was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line. Thomas Allen added a career-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while Isaiah Roby chipped in 15 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. 

LAST TIME OUT
Haanif Cheatham produced his first career double-double for the Huskers, but Georgia Tech's Michael Devoe flirted with a triple-double to lead Georgia Tech to a 73-56 victory in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup.

Cheatham paced the Huskers with 14 points and 11 rebounds, the first double-figure rebounding game of his career. Cam MackJervay Green and Thorir Thorbjarnarson all added 11 points for Nebraska, but the Huskers shot just 32 percent from the field – including 25 percent in the second half – and were 8-of-18 from the free throw line. Nebraska (4-4) also committed a season-high 18 turnovers which led to 18 Yellow Jacket points.

Devoe, the ACC's leading scorer, put up 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Georgia Tech (4-2), reaching the 20-point plateau for the fifth time in six games. Moses Wright added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Yellow Jackets, who trailed by four late in the first half before outscoring Nebraska 21-6 over the final four minutes of the opening period and the first four minutes of the second half to pull away for the win.

DID YOU KNOW
• Saturday's game will be the second head coaching matchup between Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg and Creighton's Greg McDermott. The first came on Nov. 21, 2010, when Iowa State beat Creighton, 91-88, at the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge in Des Moines, Iowa.

• Hoiberg was hired to replace McDermott when he took the Creighton job after four seasons in Ames in April of 2010, and took the Cyclone program to new heights. In Hoiberg's first season, ISU won 16 games which was the most since the 2005-06 season before beginning a string of four straight NCAA appearances with the Cyclones. 

• Thorir Thorbjarnarson is the only Husker with experience in the Nebraska-Creighton series, as he played the final minute of last year's win in Lincoln. Senior Haanif Cheatham has taken on Creighton four times, averaging 4.5 ppg and 4.0 rpg. Cheatham had his best game vs. Creighton in his last game in Omaha, scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 102-94 win over No. 7 Creighton during the 2016-17 season. 

• Saturday's game is the fourth consecutive game away from Lincoln for the Huskers and the middle of a three-game road trip. In all, NU will play six straight games away from Lincoln - the longest stretch since the 1997-98 season - before returning home to take on Purdue on Dec. 15. In all, Nebraska will go 24 days between home games.

• Through the first eight games, 76.4 percent of the Huskers' offense has come from players who were added in the offseason, including six of Nebraska's top seven scorers. 

• The Big Ten won both of its challenges for the first time, going 5-3 against the Big East in the Gavitt Tipoff games and posting an 8-6 mark to win the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Big Ten has won the last two Gavitt Tipoff Games, while the Big Ten's win over the ACC was the first by the conference since 2015.

• One of the biggest points of emphasis for Hoiberg and his staff has been to shoot better from 3-point range, and that work has paid off in recent games despite Wednesday's performance at Georgia Tech. Over the last five games, NU is shooting nearly 40 percent from 3-point range and averaging 8.6 3-pointers per game after shooting just 23 percent in the first three games of the season. 

Huskers' 3-Point Improvement

Category

First 3 Games

Last 5 Games

3 Pt. Pct.

.231

.394

3-Pointers/Gm

6.0

8.6

Att./Gm

26.0

21.8

 
• As a team, the Huskers have shot 49 percent or better from the floor in four of their last six contests after shooting 34 percent in the first two games of the year. In that stretch, the Huskers are shooting 47.1 percent from the field. 

• Nebraska put together one of its best rebounding performances of the season against Georgia Tech, as it was out-rebounded just 47-44. NU limited the Yellow Jackets to just seven second-chance points, which was a season-low for a Husker opponent. 

• Nebraska has put at least four players in double figures in seven of the last eight games dating back to Nov. 9. The only time it didn't occur was against South Florida on Nov. 27, when the Huskers had a pair of 20-point scorers in Haanif Cheatham (26) and Dachon Burke Jr. (21).  The Huskers put five players in double figures against Washington State on Nov. 25, the first time Huskers accomplished the feat since a win over Creighton last December. 

• The Huskers have averaged 77 points per game since the opening night loss to UC Riverside, including 90+ points in consecutive games against South Dakota State (90) and Southern (93). That marked the first time that the Huskers have scored 90 or more points in consecutive games since the 1999-2000 season. 

• Senior guard Haanif Cheatham earned a spot on the Cayman Islands Classic All-Tournament team last week, as he averaged 19.0 ppg on 70 percent shooting, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, in helping the Huskers to a 2-1 mark. Cheatham had 19 points and seven boards in the win over Washington State and a career-high 26 point night against South Florida. He needs just 59 to reach 1,000 points for his career.

• Nebraska enters Saturday's game fourth in the Big Ten in turnover margin at +3.0 per game despite a season-high 18 turnovers against Georgia Tech. It marked the only time this season NU had more than 15 turnovers in a game. During his tenure at Iowa State, Hoiberg's teams ranked in the top three in fewest turnovers per game in four of his five seasons at the school. 

• Nebraska's 14 first-year players on the roster matches TCU for the most in the nation in research done by the Utah SID John Vu. Only four teams (TCU-14, Nebraska-14, East Carolina-13 and Utah-12) have at least 12 newcomers on their 2019-20 rosters. Nebraska returns a national-low 1.9 percent of its scoring from last season and the 50 returning points is the lowest by any power conference team since 2009 according to noted statistician Ken Pomeroy.

• Nebraska has already played two overtime games in the first month of the season. The school record for OT games is four, set most recently during the 2007-08 campaign. 

• Cam Mack's 13-point, 11-assist performance vs. Southern Utah on Nov. 9 marked just the sixth time in the last 30 years that a Husker has had a points-assist double-double. Mack is third in the Big Ten with 6.0 assists per game and has three games with at least seven assists.

Husker Points/Assists Double-Doubles (Last 30 years)

No.

Pts.

Asst.

Opponent

Cam Mack

13

11

vs. Southern Utah, 11/11/19

Glynn Watson Jr.

10

10

vs. Cal State Fullerton, 12/20/18

Lance Jeter

10

10

vs. Kansas, 2/5/11

Lance Jeter

12

12

at Kansas State, 2/7/10

Sek Henry

11

11

at TCU, 11/21/09

Tom Wald

11

11

vs. Appalachian State, 12/31/94


SETTING A FAST PACE
Not only are the Huskers adjusting to a whole new roster, but playing at a significantly faster pace than in previous years. The Huskers are 18th nationally in offensive tempo, as their average possession is 15.1 seconds, which leads to NU ranking 41st nationally in adjusted tempo, averaging 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes. NU is second in the Big Ten in tempo after ranking eighth in the Big Ten and 238th nationally in 2018-19. 

• In his five seasons as a college coach, Hoiberg's teams have ranked in the top 20 in offensive tempo four times, including top-10 rankings in both 2014 and 2015. 

• Hoiberg's first Iowa State team in 2010-11 jumped from 93rd to 34th nationally in tempo and ranked in the top 40 nationally in tempo in four of his five seasons in Ames, including top-15 nationally in his last two campaigns.

• In the KenPom era (1997-present), only one Husker team has ranked among the top 100 nationally in tempo - the 1999-2000 Huskers under Danny Nee.

JUCO ADDITIONS AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
Two of the cornerstones of the Huskers' recruiting class were junior college transfers Cam Mack and Jervay Green. Mack (third) and Green (eighth) were both ranked in the top 10 nationally by JUCORecruiting.com in the 2019 recruiting class and have played a crucial role for the Huskers early in 2019-20.  

Mack, who was listed as the top JC point guard recruit in the country, enters the Creighton game averaging 12.4 points per game while leading the Huskers in assists (6.0), steals (1.5) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2-to-1). He is also second in rebounding at 4.9 caroms per game. 

• Mack enters the weekend as the only Big Ten player who ranks in the top 10 in both assists (fourth) and steals (eighth) 

• His 6.0 assists per game is on pace to rank third in school history, trailing only Brian Carr, who averaged 7.9 assists per game in 1984-85 and 6.7 assists per game in 1985-86. 

• He has reached double figures six times, including a season-high 24-point performance against South Dakota State on Nov. 15. 

• Mack made a run at the first triple-double in school history against Southern on Nov. 9, finishing with 13 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. His 11 assists against the Thunderbirds were the most by a Husker since the 2009-10 campaign.

• Last season at Salt Lake CC, Mack averaged 19.1 points, 7.6 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game, ranking fifth nationally in assists per game. He totaled nine double-doubles and three triple doubles as a freshman and dished out 10-or-more assists nine times. 

Green was rated as the No. 2 combo guard nationally after a stint at Western Nebraska CC, has been a jack-of-all-trades for the Big Red, averaging 10.4 points along with 4.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He ranks on the top three on the squad in rebounding, assists, steals, blocks and 3-pointers. 

• Against Georgia Tech, Green finished with 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and five rebounds.

• He nearly posted a double-double against Washington State with 16 points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes.

• Green turned in his best performance of the year against Southern on Nov. 22, scoring 22 points and dishing out six assists in the win overtime win. His two 3-pointers helped key a 10-0 spurt in overtime to seal the win. 

• He nearly had a double-double against Southern Utah with 18 points and a team-high eight rebounds, as he sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. 

• Green garnered NJCAA All-America honors at WNCC in 2019, averaging 23.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He was eighth nationally in scoring and had six 30-point games, including a school-record 51-point outburst.  

CHEATHAM MAKES IMPACT ON BOTH ENDS
Fifth-year senior Haanif Cheatham has been one of the leaders for a young Husker team. The guard from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is NU's most experienced player, as he played in 80 games between Marquette and Florida Gulf Coast before transferring to Nebraska for his final year. Cheatham's biggest impact has been on the defensive end, where he has the ability to guard multiple spots. Cheatham, who had not played since last December following shoulder surgery that ended his 2018-19 season after 10 games, has playing some of the best basketball of his career in the last 10 days, averaging 18.0 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last four games. 

• Cheatham comes off his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Georgia Tech on Dec. 4.

• He was in double figures all three games of the Cayman Islands Classic, averaging 19.0 ppg including a career-best 26-point effort against South Florida to garner all-tournament honors.

A former top-100 recruit out of high school, he was named Marquette's top defensive performer in each of his two full seasons at Marquette.

OUEDRAOGO ADDS NAME TO SHORT LIST OF TRUE FROSH
Freshman Yvan Ouedraogo became the first true freshman to start a season opener at Nebraska since 2013 when he started against UC Riverside on Nov. 5. 

• Ouedraogo, who became the first true freshman to start in the frontcourt since Brandon Ubel in 2009, had nine points, three rebounds and a pair of steals and a blocked shot in 21 minutes of action. 

• He is just the 11th true freshman and 13th freshman overall to start a season opener in the last 25 years at Nebraska, joining a group which includes 1,000-point scorers Tai Webster, Ryan Anderson, Cookie Belcher and Tyronn Lue. 

• Ouedraogo has started all eight games for the Huskers, averaging 5.4 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game in just under 20 minutes per game.

• He has grabbed five or more rebounds in each of his last three games, including seven at Georgia Tech on Dec. 7. 

• He could become just the third freshman to lead NU in rebounding in a season, joining Aleks Maric (2005-06) and John Turek (2001-02). 

• He enjoyed his offensive effort of the season with 11 points, including six in overtime, and four rebounds against Southern on Nov. 22. He snared a team-high 12 rebounds against South Dakota State on Nov. 15.
Ouedraogo, who doesn't turn 18 until after the 2020 Big Ten Tournament, played for the French U-18 squad at the 2019 European Championships in July, averaging 4.0 points, 3.6 rebounds per game as France went 6-1 and finished fifth in the competition.

BURKE SHOWS SCORING TOUCH
The other returnee from the 2018-19 season, Dachon Burke Jr. waited in the wings after transferring from Robert Morris. A 6-foot-4 guard, Burke has quickly shown the skills to flourish in Fred Hoiberg's attack, averaging a team-high 12.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Burke has reached double figures five times, including a 17-point, seven-rebound effort against South Dakota State on Nov. 15 and a 21-point performance against South Florida on Nov. 27.  Two years ago, Burke was one of the best players in the Northeast Conference, averaging 17.6 points per game while adding 5.8 rebounds and a conference-best 2.1 steals per contest. 

CROSS LIFTS BENCH PRODUCTION 
Freshman Kevin Cross has been an early contributor for the Huskers. The 6-foot-8 freshman from Little Rock, Ark., has been the first Husker off the bench in all eight games and ranks fifth on the team in scoring at 8.5 points per game while chipping in 3.8 rebounds per game. 

• Cross has found his shooting touch in recent games, shooting 51 percent (27-of-53) in his last seven contests. He had shot 50 percent or better from the field in five straight games before being held scoreless against South Florida on Nov. 27. He had two points in Wednesday's loss at Georgia Tech.

• He played a complete game in the win over Washington State, scoring 14 points, grabbing a season-high eight rebounds and blocking two shots in 27 minutes 

• Cross played a big role in NU's comeback against Southern, scoring all eight of his points in the second half as the Huskers overcame an eight-point deficit. 

• He was efficient against South Dakota State, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and two blocked shots.

• Against Southern Utah, he had a team-high 19 points, becoming the first freshman in 73 games to pace the Huskers in scoring. His 19 point effort was the highest by a Husker rookie since Shavon Shields in 2013.

• Cross has lost nearly 20 pounds since arriving on campus this summer, and showed glimpses of his potential during NU's trip to Italy, reaching double figures twice in four contests. 





BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 57, Aurora 34

Alma 51, Bertrand 44

Amherst 74, Ravenna 68, 2OT

Anselmo-Merna 53, Paxton 50, OT

Arcadia-Loup City 46, Broken Bow 33

Arlington 49, West Point-Beemer 46

Axtell 48, Pleasanton 47

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 58, Omaha Nation 49

Bennington 68, Wahoo 53

Bloomfield 56, Wynot 32

Blue Hill 75, Kenesaw 65

Boys Town 58, Omaha Concordia 55

Cambridge 56, Hitchcock County 52, 2OT

Centennial 67, David City 44

Central Valley 68, Palmer 39

Chase County 51, Cozad 38

Conestoga 68, Louisville 67

Crete 67, Columbus Lakeview 19

Cross County 53, McCool Junction 8

Deshler 52, Exeter/Milligan 28

Diller-Odell 42, Pawnee City 34

Douglas County West 38, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 31, OT

Elkhorn Mount Michael 52, Omaha Skutt Catholic 32

Elm Creek 62, Shelton 31

Elwood 75, Wilcox-Hildreth 34

Freeman 56, Palmyra 34

Fullerton 76, Burwell 64

Harlan, Iowa 73, Blair 46

Harvard 52, Giltner 36

Hastings 62, Seward 21

Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Columbus Scotus 32

Heartland Lutheran 48, Spalding Academy 36

Hershey 69, Perkins County 40

Howells/Dodge 50, Pierce 47

Johnson-Brock 68, Sidney, Iowa 56

Lewiston 62, Friend 55

Lexington 73, Gothenburg 54

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 47, Oakland-Craig 38

Loup City 46, Broken Bow 33

Medicine Valley 50, Southwest 26

Neligh-Oakdale 67, Summerland 51

Niobrara/Verdigre 49, Stuart 34

North Bend Central 62, Twin River 42

North Central 51, Boyd County 42

O'Neill 61, Valentine 50

Omaha Christian Academy 59, College View Academy 49

Osceola 60, St. Edward 26

Overton 75, Arapahoe 30

Plainview 51, Winside 17

Platteview 48, Fort Calhoun 36

Ponca 72, Hartington-Newcastle 57

Ralston 63, York 53

Republic County, Kan. 52, Thayer Central 23

Riverside 53, Elgin Public/Pope John 28

Sandy Creek 50, Wood River 44

Schuyler 53, Madison 26

Sioux County 44, Crawford 36

South Platte 55, Arthur County 39

Southern Valley 63, Minden 39

St. Paul 51, Gibbon 40

Sutherland 48, Mullen 42

Wakefield 61, Pender 25

Wallace 53, Wauneta-Palisade 49

Walthill 109, Santee 38

Wilber-Clatonia 43, Tri County 30

Winnebago 54, Homer 52

Wisner-Pilger 56, Lutheran High Northeast 47

Fremont/NE/Westside/Bellevue West Classic=

Bellevue West 82, Fremont 38

Omaha Westside 66, Lincoln Northeast 61

GICC Tournament=

Grand Island Central Catholic 50, Lincoln Lutheran 49

Omaha Gross Catholic 85, Norfolk Catholic 69

HAC/Metro Challenge=

Millard North 84, Lincoln High 40

Papillion-LaVista South 66, Grand Island 15

Lincoln East Early Bird Classic=

Pod 1=

Elkhorn South 65, Norfolk 61

Lincoln Southeast 70, Lincoln East 52

Pod 2=

Kearney 60, Papillion-LaVista 55

Lincoln North Star 68, Bellevue East 57

Lincoln Southwest Early Bird Tournament=

Lincoln Pius X 58, Omaha Creighton Prep 56

Lincoln Southwest 44, Millard West 27

Lourdes Central Catholic Tournament=

Parkview Christian 62, Nebraska City Lourdes 56

Yutan 63, Elmwood-Murdock 41

OPS Jamboree=

Omaha Benson 88, Grand Island Northwest 60

Omaha Burke 48, Gretna 38

Omaha Central 76, Millard South 56

Omaha North 70, Omaha Bryan 66

Western Conference Tournament=

Alliance 53, Chadron 37

North Platte 72, Mitchell 62

Scottsbluff 69, Sidney 28

Sterling, Colo. 73, Gering 45

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Anselmo-Merna 55, Paxton 11, OT

Arlington 43, West Point-Beemer 37

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 72, Omaha Nation 21

Bennington 68, Wahoo 53

Bertrand 56, Alma 7

Blue Hill 58, Kenesaw 25

Broken Bow 61, Arcadia-Loup City 43

Broken Bow 61, Arcadia-Loup City 44

Centennial 67, David City 44

Crete 64, Columbus Lakeview 34

Crofton 56, Hartington Cedar Catholic 40

Cross County 53, McCool Junction 8

Diller-Odell 42, Pawnee City 38

Douglas County West 38, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 31

East Butler 70, Cedar Bluffs 34

Elgin Public/Pope John 61, Riverside 12

Elm Creek 61, Shelton 18

Exeter/Milligan 55, Deshler 43

Freeman 56, Palmyra 34

Giltner 35, Harvard 21

Gothenburg 53, Lexington 51

Hastings St. Cecilia 59, Columbus Scotus 21

Heartland Lutheran 45, Spalding Academy 16

Hershey 46, Perkins County 29

Hitchcock County 76, Cambridge 42

Lewiston 24, Friend 16

Louisville 55, Conestoga 38

Lutheran High Northeast 43, Wisner-Pilger 28

Madison 27, Schuyler 19

Minden 46, Southern Valley 40

Mullen 46, Sutherland 32

North Bend Central 62, Twin River 18

North Central 37, Boyd County 22

O'Neill 59, Valentine 36

Oakland-Craig 64, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 24

Omaha Concordia 68, Boys Town 18

Omaha Mercy 43, Blair 42

Omaha Skutt Catholic 50, Bishop Neumann 38

Overton 44, Arapahoe 22

Palmer 42, Central Valley 35

Pender 66, Wakefield-Allen 52

Pierce 43, Howells/Dodge 39

Platteview 64, Fort Calhoun 15

Pleasanton 48, Axtell 47

Ponca 54, Hartington-Newcastle 27

Ravenna 50, Amherst 37

Santee 73, Walthill 38

Seward 46, Hastings 33

South Platte 67, Arthur County 30

Southwest 31, Medicine Valley 29

St. Edward 43, Osceola 39

St. Paul 56, Gibbon 44

Stuart 51, Niobrara/Verdigre 29

Summerland 55, Neligh-Oakdale 26

Sutton 45, Superior 33

Thayer Central 39, Republic County, Kan. 32

Wallace 36, Wauneta-Palisade 34

Wilber-Clatonia 34, Tri County 31

Wilcox-Hildreth 48, Elwood 44

Wilcox-Hildreth 48, Hi-Line 44

Winnebago 50, Homer 43

Winside 35, Plainview 31

Wood River 44, Sandy Creek 28

Wynot 67, Bloomfield 27

York 62, Ralston 48

Fremont/NE/Westside/Bellevue West Classic=

Fremont 70, Bellevue West 23

Omaha Westside 66, Lincoln Northeast 45

GICC Tournament=

Grand Island Central Catholic 30, Lincoln Lutheran 28

Omaha Gross Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 0

HAC/Metro Challenge=

Papillion-LaVista South 66, Grand Island 15

Lincoln East Early Bird Classic=

Pod 1=

Lincoln East 67, Lincoln Southeast 14

Norfolk 40, Elkhorn South 38

Pod 2=

Bellevue East 43, Lincoln North Star 42

Papillion-LaVista 67, Kearney 30

Lincoln Southwest Early Bird Tournament=

Lincoln Pius X 74, Omaha Marian 27

Lincoln Southwest 44, Millard West 27

Lourdes Central Catholic Tournament=

Yutan 35, Elmwood-Murdock 21

OPS Jamboree=

Grand Island Northwest 54, Gretna 49

Omaha Benson 52, Omaha Central 49

Omaha Bryan 46, Omaha South 35

Omaha Burke 79, Omaha North 36

Tournament=

Nebraska City Lourdes 48, Omaha Duchesne Academy 19

Western Conference Tournament=

Chadron 62, Gering 45

North Platte 72, Sterling, Colo. 36

Scottsbluff 63, Alliance 23

Sidney 50, Mitchell 11





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