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
@ Omaha Nation: Santee VS Omaha Nation
@ Pender: Tekamah-Herman VS Pender
@ Raymond Central: Aquinas Catholic VS Raymond Central
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
@ 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
Amy Schiel after Valentine
Josh Kershaw after Valentine
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
@ Meridian: Dorchester VS Meridian
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
@ 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
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.
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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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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GAME 9: NEBRASKA AT CREIGHTON
Date: Sat., Dec. 7
Time: 1:31 p.m.
Location: Omaha, Neb.
Arena:CHI Health Center
2019-20 Record: 4-4
Head coach: Fred Hoiberg
Record at Nebraska: 4-4 (1st year)
Career NCAA Record: 119-60 (6th year)
2019-20 Record: 6-2
Head coach: Greg McDermott
Record at Creighton: 213-111 (10th year)
Career Record: 493-306 (26th year)
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.
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.
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 Mack, Jervay 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
First 3 Games
Last 5 Games
3 Pt. Pct.
• 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)
vs. Southern Utah, 11/11/19
vs. Cal State Fullerton, 12/20/18
vs. Kansas, 2/5/11
at Kansas State, 2/7/10
at TCU, 11/21/09
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
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, Lincoln Lutheran 49
Omaha Gross Catholic 85, Norfolk Catholic 69
Millard North 84, Lincoln High 40
Papillion-LaVista South 66, Grand Island 15
Lincoln East Early Bird Classic=
Elkhorn South 65, Norfolk 61
Lincoln Southeast 70, Lincoln East 52
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
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
Grand Island Central Catholic 30, Lincoln Lutheran 28
Omaha Gross Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 0
Papillion-LaVista South 66, Grand Island 15
Lincoln East Early Bird Classic=
Lincoln East 67, Lincoln Southeast 14
Norfolk 40, Elkhorn South 38
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
Grand Island Northwest 54, Gretna 49
Omaha Benson 52, Omaha Central 49
Omaha Bryan 46, Omaha South 35
Omaha Burke 79, Omaha North 36
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