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This past December GI Family Radio filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska State Fair for violating Nebraska's Open Meetings Act as well as public records requests. Last month the board filed a response saying that because the board is a private corporation, both the open meetings rules and public records request compliance doesn't apply.The State Fair Board meets Friday February 14th in Lincoln. GI Family Radio CEO Alan Usher joined KRGI News.

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A Hastings man initially charged with murder has been given 38 to 40 years in prison. Adams County District Court records say 21-year-old Deante Mullen was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony after prosecutors dropped the murder charge. Prosecutors have said Mullen and another man, Daniel Harden, tried to rob Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017, and Hansen was shot in the back. Harden was acquitted of murder and weapons charges but convicted of robbery conspiracy. He was sentenced in January to 40 to 44 years. 

The Northwest school board held their monthly meeting last night that drew special attention to many with the item agenda posted to close Chapman school. Last Monday the board held a special meeting hearing public comments. After public comment last night, each board member spoke  on their own behalf on how they felt about the matter if the district needed to go forward eliminating the Chapman as one of the feeder schools. 

Chapman currently has 68 total students. 42 of which are resident students, with 26 being option students. With the closure of Chapman, Northwest will now have three feeder schools including 1-R, Cedar Hollow, and St Libory.

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Robert Keith Hopkins, age 39, of Central City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 9, 2019.  The offense carries a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence and a maximum possible penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about December 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment.    


January 28, 2020 (McCook, Neb.) An inmate was apprehended shortly after jumping the fence at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook this morning. The escape occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Ryan Lykens #76263 (37) was taken into custody near the facility around 45 minutes later.

Staff members noticed that razor wire along the fence line at the facility had been pushed aside and followed tracks in the snow to a nearby canyon. While Lykens moved through the canyon, staff members from WEC continued their search. When they found him, he refused multiple directives to stop and surrender. Staff members then deployed chemicals (oleoresin capsicum) to gain his compliance. Shortly thereafter, deputies arrived on the scene and took Lykens into custody.

Lykens was taken to an area urgent care facility for stitches resulting from an injury he received during the escape. Two staff members received scrapes and bruises when they accidentally ran into a snow-covered fence during the search.

Lykens is currently sentenced on charges out of Dodge County including possession of a deadly weapon, terroristic threats and domestic assault. He has a tentative release date of October 31, 2020. In April 2019, Lykens was released on parole. In December he violated his parole and was returned to the custody of NDCS.

Lykens will be moved to the Red Willow County jail. Authorities will determine if he will face additional charges resulting from the escape.

The Work Ethic Camp is a minimum security facility. Inmates are able to work in the community with intermittent supervision.



The Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept is still in efforts to locate Larry Hardenbrook. 78 years old, 6-1 tall and 190 lbs. If you have any information about Mr. Hardenbrook please call 911 or the Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept at 308-268-2245.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin captured his second straight Daytona 500 on a day Ryan Newman was taken to a hospital following a fiery wreck at the finish line. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s, but his celebration was muted as his team and others waited to learn the condition of Newman, whose car flipped several times after being bumped and slammed into. Two hours after the race, NASCAR read a statement from Roush Fenway Racing that said Newman is in “serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.”

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas and San Diego remain the top 4 teams in the newest Associated Press men’s basketball poll. The top-ranked Bears claimed 48 of 63 first-place votes, the No. 2 Bulldogs picked up 14 and the third-rated Jayhawks claimed the other No. 1 vote. Kansas and Baylor will square off Saturday in Waco. Dayton, Duke, Maryland, Florida State, Penn State and Kentucky round out the top 10, with Louisville dropping from fifth to 11th with Saturday’s 15-point loss at Clemson.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns new general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday by releasing veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie and three others signed by former GM John Dorsey. The 29-year-old Carrie played in all 32 games over the past two seasons after being signed as a free agent. He had 125 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks. Cleveland also terminated the contracts of tight end Demetrius Harris, guard Eric Kush and linebacker Adarius Taylor.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have shipped forward Tyler Toffoli (tah-FOH’-lee) to the Vancouver Canucks for forward Tim Schaller and prospect Tyler Madden. The Kings also receiver a second-round selection in this year’s draft and a fourth-rounder in 2022. Toffoli has 18 goals and 34 points in 58 games this season. The deal comes after he became the first player in NHL history to record a hat trick in an outdoor game, leading Los Angeles to a 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 85, according to her attorney. She had been hospitalized in recent weeks because of a fall. Wright won 82 LPGA tournaments, including 13 majors from 1955 until foot issues led to her retirement in 1969. Her 82 wins place her second on the all-time list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88.



Conestoga 73, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 45

Elkhorn Mount Michael 58, Bennington 35

Mullen 50, Hershey 36

Ponca 76, Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. 43

Waverly 41, Nebraska City 32


Class B=

Subdistrict B-1=

Omaha Duchesne Academy 53, Ralston 38

Subdistrict B-2=

Omaha Gross Catholic 54, Omaha Skutt Catholic 24

Subdistrict B-3=

Waverly 41, Nebraska City 32

Subdistrict B-4=

Blair 49, Schuyler 8

Subdistrict B-5=

Beatrice 42, Norris 30

Crete 49, Seward 22

Subdistrict B-6=

Grand Island Northwest 66, Aurora 45

York 51, Hastings 40

Subdistrict B-7=

Holdrege 38, Lexington 31

Subdistrict B-8=

Scottsbluff 57, Gering 43

Sidney 59, Alliance 23

Class C-1=

Subdistrict C1-4=

David City 56, Douglas County West 38

Subdistrict C1-5=

Lincoln Lutheran 56, Raymond Central 24

Subdistrict C1-6=

Falls City 50, Wilber-Clatonia 18

Subdistrict C1-8=

Columbus Lakeview 54, Central City 47

Subdistrict C1-9=

Valentine 37, Ainsworth 35

Subdistrict C1-10=

Minden 43, Gibbon 31

Class C-2=

Subdistrict C2-2=

Mead 56, Cedar Bluffs 30

Subdistrict C2-4=

Homer 76, Wisner-Pilger 59

Subdistrict C2-5=

Stanton 52, Madison 30

Subdistrict C2-6=

Bishop Neumann 48, Shelby/Rising City 32

Subdistrict C2-7=

Boyd County 54, West Holt 39

Subdistrict C2-8=

Thayer Central 51, Sandy Creek 24

Subdistrict C2-10=

Centura 47, Arcadia-Loup City 38

Class D-1=

Subdistrict D1-1=

Omaha Christian Academy 64, Walthill 47

Subdistrict D1-3=

Creighton 45, Wausa 29

Subdistrict D1-4=

Osmond 55, Plainview 48

Subdistrict D1-6=

Twin River 38, High Plains Community 24

Subdistrict D1-7=

Deshler 37, McCool Junction 24

Subdistrict D1-9=

Axtell 51, Harvard 27

Subdistrict D1-11=

Southwest 48, Arapahoe 45

Class D-2=

Subdistrict D2-3=

Osceola 27, Friend 19

Subdistrict D2-6=

Hampton 48, Giltner 42

Subdistrict D2-7=

Heartland Lutheran 45, Elba 31

Subdistrict D2-8=

Wilcox-Hildreth 44, Red Cloud 35

Subdistrict D2-10=

Medicine Valley 33, Paxton 30

Subdistrict D2-12=

Creek Valley 35, Potter-Dix 27

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis capped his 20-point performance in the NBA All-Star game last night by hitting the game-ending free throw to complete Team LeBron’s 157-155 victory over Team Giannis (YAH’-nihs). Kawhi Leonard captured the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP trophy by hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring 30 points. LeBron James had 23 points for his team, which shut out Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-tah-KOON’-poh) after he poured in 25 points over the first three periods.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will try to complete the Daytona 500 today after the season-opening race was stopped by rain after 20 laps yesterday. The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. The second stoppage was prompted by heavier rain, further soaking a racing surface that takes hours to dry.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott survived a calamitous final round with just enough clutch putts to take the PGA’s Genesis Invitational. He closed with a 1-under 70 for a two-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur), Scott Brown and Sung Kang. The victory comes 15 years after Scott won a playoff at Riviera that didn't count as official because rain shortened the tournament to 36 holes. He earned every bit of this victory, his 14th on the PGA Tour and 29th worldwide.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish has chimed in on Houston’s sign-stealing scheme, just over two years after getting rocked by the Houston Astros in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs pitcher says the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 championship, comparing them to an Olympian who loses a gold medal because of cheating. He acknowledged that he didn’t pitch his best during the 2017 Fall Classic, lasting just 1 ½ innings in his two starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders have solidified their defense for the playoff push by acquiring Devils captain Andy Greene for blueline prospect David Quenneville (KWEHN’-vihl) and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft. The Islanders have been searching for a quality defenseman since losing Adam Pelech (PEH’-lehk) to an Achilles tendon injury on Jan. 2. Greene also gives them a lefty-shooting defender on a team filled with right-handed defensemen.

The McCook Community College men’s basketball team completed an undefeated week knocking off previously ranked Otero Junior College Saturday, 78-69 in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. Otero fell out of the rankings Monday after being ranked 18th the previous week.

“I think it’s the most complete game we played all year,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan. “The buy-in from these guys is finally there.”

Saturday’s win followed a win Tuesday over Southeast Community College 88-77 and Friday’s win over Trinidad State 84-73.

Freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) paced the Tribe with 22 points. Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, sophomore transfer from Daytona State) scored 18 points and had six rebounds.

A pair of freshmen scored 10 points each: Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) and Boaz Quinlan (Beavertown, Ore.). Sophomore transfers Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario/Moberly Area CC) and Justin Costello (Omaha /Elkhorn South High School/University of Nebraska) each added eight.

“Raheim goes 1 for 11 from the field… we don’t win pretty much any game this year if he did that, but he’s playing at such an elite level as a true point-guard with his ball movement that everybody else just feeds off it,” Drennan said. “Justin’s three of seven with four rebounds, I mean you look down the stat sheet and everybody’s doing something.”

After not attempting a free throw in the first half, MCC responded making 10 of 12 in the second half (83.3 percent). The Indians shot 46.7 percent from the field and made 12 of 22 3-pointers (54.5 percent)

Otero shot 47.3 percent from the field, 45.8 percent from the 3-point line (11 of 24) and six of 11 from the line and held a slight rebounding edge 31-30

“I’m proud of them, they are getting confident, that’s three in a row, and I know the guys want another shot at both Lamar and North Platte. Ccome Region IX tournament time, I don’t think anybody is going to want to play us,” said Drennan.

The Indians improve to 12-15 overall and 3-7 in south sub-region play and will take on Lamar Friday at 7 p.m. and finish the season Feb. 25 against North Platte in a men’s only game.

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The McCook Community College women’s basketball team dropped a 76-69 decision to Otero Junior College Saturday in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

“We talked about it going into the game but we just were not consistent especially shooting the ball,” said MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett.

The Lady Indians shot just 39 percent from the field, made five of 27 attempts from the 3-point line, and 19 of 17 free throws.

“I thought we fought hard and we battled, those things were good, the energy was there but we just weren’t consistent shooting the ball against Otero’s zone,” Pritchett. “Otero played really well on the road, they have a lot of different weapons that played well.”

The Lady Rattlers improve to (19-4, 7-1 in the south sub-region).

Makenna Bodette (sophomore, Colorado Springs) scored 22 points to lead the Indians and also had a team-high 10 rebounds.

“Makenna was consistent for us, pretty proficient from the field 10 of 18. She’s really been the most consistent all year and we as a team have to be consistent to play well,” said Pritchett.

Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) scored 10 points and brought down seven rebounds.

Gail Whiting (freshman, Montgomery, Ala.) scored nine points. Guards Paula Rosello Mateu, (sophomore, Barcelona, Spain) and Amiya Dartest (freshman, Jennings, La.) both scored eight points and freshman Niamh Kelshaw (Manchester, England) scored seven.

The Lady Rattlers shot 46.7 from the floor, made seven of 13 3-pointers and were 12 of 17 from the free-throw line. OJC outrebounded MCC 51-30.

MCC falls to 19-8, and 4-5 in the south division of Region IX. The Lady Indians wrap up the regular season this week with three home games starting with North Platte (5 p.m.) in a “women’s-only” game Wednesday; followed by Lamar Community College Friday (5 p.m.) to wrap up the south sub-region play and the home finale Saturday against Iowa Western at 4 p.m.

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at

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DODGE CITY, Kan. – It took a two-out, three run rally in the seventh inning, but the McCook Community College softball team sent the game to extra-innings and scored four times in the ninth inning to reach the win column for the first time this season in a 19-16 win over Dodge City in the second game of a Sunday double-header.

The Lady Indians held 6-5 lead in the sixth inning of the first game but lost 7-6 with a walk-off Conquistador hit in the seventh inning.

“I am so proud of these kids,” said MCC Coach Kevin Kaalberg. “They continue to work and push forward and tonight down three runs with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, they showed how much fight they have.”

MCC got a six-hit afternoon from Kaitlyn Lord, (Colorado Springs, Colo.) including a home run and six RBIs, with the biggest a go-ahead RBI-single in the ninth inning.

Sidney Sansregret, (Surrey, British Columbia) had three hits in both games and the Lady Indians got home runs on the afternoon from Lord, Kristen Mogan, (Richfield, Utah), Megan Blood-Smyth, (Thornton, Colo.) and Kassandra Orr, (Victoria, British Columbia).

After pitching the first game, sophomore Karleigh Kleinknecht, (Cozad/Gothenburg High School) came on to pitch the final 5.1 innings of the second game to pick up the win, striking out eight, and allowing six hits and three earned runs.

The Conquistadors are 2-2 on the season.

MCC goes to 1-9 on the year.

The Lady Indians will have a 10-day break in the schedule before returning home Feb. 26 to take on Colby (1 p.m.) followed with the opening of Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference play Feb. 29 against Central Community College (1 p.m.) and Southeast Community College (1 p.m.) on March 1.

GAME 1 -- Dodge City 8, McCook CC 7: After a scoreless first, the Lady Indians took a 1-0 lead on a two-out double by Kaitlyn Kleinknecht, (freshman, Cozad/Gothenburg High School) to bring home Alice Midiri, (freshman, Condove, Italy) who doubled earlier in the inning.

Dodge City scored three runs in the bottom of the second by the Lady Indians responded with three runs in the third to take a 4-3 lead. A double by freshman Sidney Sansregret and a two-run home run from freshman Kristen Mogan tied the game then a Conquistador error and an RBI-single from freshman Kaitlyn Lord gave MCC the 4-3 lead.

The Lady Indians added another run in the fourth with singles by Kleniknecht and Sansregret and an RBI groundout from sophomore Jade Hollands, (Effingham, Kan.). Dodge City scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 5-5.

MCC came back with a run in the fifth to lead 6-5 but the Conquistadors scored a run in the sixth to knot the game at 6-6 and won it on in the seventh inning on a hit batter and a double.

MCC had 12 hits in the game with three each by Sandsregret and Lord. Kleinknecht had a pair of hits.

Sophomore pitcher Karleigh Kleinknecht, (Cozad/Gothenburg High School) went the distance in the pitching circle allowing 11 hits, three walks and striking out seven.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 19, Dodge City 16 (9 innings): After starting the game with a four-run first, MCC gave up five in the bottom of the inning, The Lady Indians took a 6-5 lead in the second then added three runs in the third and two more in the fourth to lead 11-5 but Dodge City posed a six-spot in the fourth inning to tie the game at 11 and added a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take a three-run lead into the seventh inning.

With two outs the Lady Indians rallied for three runs on five straight hits to tie the game at 14-14. Both teams scored runs in the eighth inning to send the game to the ninth 15-15.

With bases loaded, Kaitlyn Lord singled, Kassandra Orr delivered an RBI groundout, and Alice Midri delivered a two-run single to put the Lady Indians up 19-15.

Sansregret, Orr, Lord and Megan Bloodsmyth all had three hit games. Lord drive in five runs, Orr four, and Bloodsmyth three.

Freshmen pitchers Anna Wilcox, (Victoria, British Columbia) and Melanie Fye, (Ault, Colo.) went the first 3.2 innings and combined to give up 11 runs on eight hits.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fifth-ranked team in the country, Cowley College swept the McCook Community College baseball team in convincing fashion Sunday sweeping a double-header 11-0 and 10-0.

MCC managed just five hits (four singles) in the two games Sunday while committing seven errors. Trevor Pacheco (sophomore, Pueblo, Colo.) had the only extra-base hit on the day and the only hit in Game 1, a fifth-inning double.

“We did not play well at all today, I’ll tip my hat to their arms they were really good and made it tough on us offensively, we didn’t get anything going,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “Defensively it was a different story, we played as poor as we possibly could have, we didn’t have any tempo and we didn’t have any effort.”

Cowley improves to 8-0.

The Indians go to 4-4 on the season and will be home nine of the next 12 games starting with the home-opener Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Colby Community College. This weekend MCC hits the road for the Empire League opener in Lamar taking on the Runnin’ Lopes in a three-game series with a single game Saturday and two games Sunday.

“We have some serious work to do defensively but hopefully playing as bad as we possibly could have defensively will help us realize we have some serious work to do to get better,” Olsen said. “We just have to get back to practice and get some work in.”

GAME 1 – Cowley College 11, McCook CC 0: The Tigers scored a run in the first, four in the second and three runs each in the third and fourth innings. The Tigers had 10 hits and the Indians committed two errors in the game.

Isaac Vargas (sophomore, Greeley, Colo.) took the loss for the Indians, allowing 10 hits and eight runs over three innings. He struck out three.

GAME 2 – Cowley College 10, McCook CC 0: Cowley took a 1-0 lead in the second and added a pair in the third inning, but the two teams were held scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings. Cowley broke the game open with four runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.

MCC had four hits – all singles -- and committed four errors. Trey Taliaferro (freshman Coconut Creek, Fla.) had two of MCC’s hits, with the others coming from Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) and Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy).

Jayden Bastow (sophomore, Clearwater, Fla.) was tagged with the loss for MCC allowing six runs, six hits and striking out five in 5.2 innings.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team led the No. 5 team in the nation for seven innings Saturday but the Cowley College Tigers came back for an 11-7 win in the first game of a three-game series.

“We put ourselves in position to win, up 7-6 in the bottom of the eight, but we just didn’t make enough plays to put it away,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen.

After a leadoff single in the bottom of the eight, Cowley’s Blaze Brothers stroked a two-run home run to give the Tigers an 8-7 lead, and an MCC error led to a pair of unearned runs.

“They put a good swing on a ball in the bottom of the eight for the go-ahead run,” Olsen said. “We didn’t play as clean of a game defensively as we could have.”

The Indians were charged with four errors on the day.

Braden Babcock (sophomore Oshawa, Ontario) started the game for MCC and allowed four earned runs and eight hits in five innings of work, walking two and striking out six.

Trailing 3-0 in the third, MCC took the lead with four runs including an RBI single by Pedro Perez (sophomore Cidra, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy) and a two-out, three-run home run by Kade Wroot (sophomore, North Platte).

Cowley responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third and made it a 6-4 game adding a run in the fourth.

MCC tallied a run in the fifth inning and, tied the game in the seventh on an RBI-single from Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy) and took a 7-6 lead with an RBI-single off the bat of Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.).

“I thought offensively we put a few competitive at bats together and did some good things, we just have to take the next step to put the game away against a good team when we are in position to and that will take a team effort,” Olsen said.

The Indians had eight hits in the game including three by Wroot.

Mitchell Driver (freshman, Sydney, Australia) went two innings in relief and was charged with a pair of earned runs, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out three. Troy Shepherd (freshman, McDowell, N.C.) pitched the final inning and was charged with three unearned runs on two hits, a walk and two strikeouts.

“We have a big day in front of us tomorrow to play again, that’s the nice thing about baseball -- a lot of times you get to get right back out there,” Olsen said.

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Evanston, Ill. - Nebraska took No. 19 Northwestern to the brink leading 56-51 with under three minutes left, but the Wildcats scored the game's final nine points to escape with a 60-56 women's basketball win over the Huskers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Leigha Brown led Nebraska with 14 points off the bench, including the Huskers' final two points on a turnaround jumper with 3:05 left, while Kate Cain added a double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, seven blocks and a career-high four steals.

Nebraska slipped to 16-10 overall and 6-9 in the Big Ten, while Northwestern improved to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference with its fifth consecutive victory. Veronica Burton led Northwestern with 21 points, while Jordan Hamilton added 10 points and four assists off the bench for the Wildcats. Abi Scheid added nine points as well for the Cats.

Lindsey Pulliam, the No. 3 scorer in the Big Ten, also played a major role by putting up the final four points for the Wildcats in the game's final 25 seconds to finish with nine points and 10 rebounds. However, Pulliam scored seven of her nine points at the line and went just 1-for-13 from the field. Her one field goal came with 24.8 seconds left to end an 0-for-12 shooting drought on the day and give the Cats the victory.

Nebraska's defense was outstanding for four quarters, holding the Cats to just 28.8 percent (19-66) shooting for the game. Northwestern did hit 5-of-16 threes (.313) and 17-of-19 free throws. The Cats out-rebounded Nebraska, 36-34. In the game's most telling stat, the Cats won the turnover battle, 15-7, and outscored Nebraska 21-9 off those turnovers.

The Huskers hit 43.1 percent (22-51) of their shots from the floor, including 4-of-14 threes (.286) and 8-of-11 free throws.

In an entertaining and evenly played first half, Nebraska took a 33-29 lead to the locker room. The Huskers trailed 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, but closed the period on a 4-0 run in the final minute. Nebraska extended the surge to 9-0 by scoring the first five points of the second quarter to take a 20-16 lead. The Huskers did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the half.

Brown led Nebraska with nine first-half points. Cain powered the Huskers at both ends in the half, producing eight points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the half, while Ashtyn Veerbeek contributed seven points, including the three-pointer that gave Nebraska the lead to open the second quarter.

In the half, the Huskers hit 51.9 percent (14-27) of their shots from the field, including 2-of-5 threes. Nebraska also went 3-for-4 at the line. The Huskers held Northwestern to just 33.3 percent (11-33) from the floor, including 1-for-6 (.167) from long range. The Cats did hit 6-of-8 free throws. Both teams grabbed 17 first-half rebounds, but Northwestern won the first-half turnover battle, 6-3.

Scheid led Northwestern with nine points and five rebounds in the half, while Burton added six points on a pair of traditional three-point plays.

Nebraska extended the biggest lead for either team in the game to nine points at 38-29 after a three-point play with 8:20 left in the third quarter to start the second half on a 5-0 run. Northwestern cut the lead to 44-42 at the end of three quarters before the Huskers pushed the edge back to six at 48-42 to open the third quarter after Cain's final basket with 8:15 left.

The Wildcats then erupted on a 7-0 spurt in 1:50 to take a brief 49-48 lead on Burton's three-pointer with 6:07 left. Nebraska then answered with a 6-0 run of its own that started with a free throw from Isabelle Bourne, followed by a bucket from Veerbeek and capped by a three-pointer from Sam Haiby with 3:52 left. Haiby finished with seven points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Nebraska returns to Big Ten road action against Ohio State on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Tip-off against the Buckeyes in Columbus is set for 6 p.m. (CT).

Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-2) led Baylor, 2-0, after the top of the third, but the Bears responded with seven unanswered runs on its way to a 7-2 win at Baylor Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore lefty Cade Povich, making his Husker debut, threw 4.0 innings and allowed four runs (no earned runs) while recording seven strikeouts and no walks. Bo Blessie (1.1 innings) and Trey Kissack (0.1) came out of the bullpen before Kyle Perry pitched 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings.

In the opening frame, the Huskers went down 1-2-3. Povich struck out the side in the bottom half.

NU scored first with one run in the top of the second. After Ty Roseberry delivered a one-out single, Mojo Hagge singled to advance him to third. After a strikeout, Drew Gilin drove in Roseberry with an RBI single up the middle. A flyout left two runners stranded. All three Bears were retired in the bottom of the second as Povich added a pair of strikeouts.

Nebraska added a run in the top of the third to build a 2-0 advantage. Spencer Schwellenbach drew a one-out walk before advancing to third on Aaron Palensky's double. Luke Roskam drove in Schwellenbach with an RBI groundout. Roseberry walked, but a flyout left two runners on. In the bottom of the third, Baylor plated three runs to take a 3-2 lead. With two outs and one runner on, each of the next three Baylor hitters reached base on a single, error and triple.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the fourth. In the bottom half, the Bears produced back-to-back two-out hits, but left both runners stranded.

Cam Chick hit a leadoff single in the top of the fifth before being thrown out on a fielder's choice. Palensky singled to put two runners on, but a double play ended the frame. Baylor added a run in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead to 4-2. Each of the first two Bears batters singled during the frame before a passed ball brought in the run.

In the top of the sixth, NU loaded the bases with one out, but a double play kept the Huskers from scoring. Baylor tacked on three runs in the bottom of the sixth to build a 7-2 lead. The Bears managed four baserunners during the frame on two base hits and two walks.

Schwellenbach laced a one-out single in the top of the seventh, but a double play kept NU from adding to its score. Perry retired all three Bears in the bottom of the seventh.

Roskam drew a leadoff walk, but three consecutive outs left him stranded in the top of the eighth. The Bears went down in order in the bottom of the eighth. In the top of the ninth, the Huskers were retired in order.

The Huskers return to action next weekend at the Tony Gwynn Legacy in San Diego, Calif. NU faces San Diego (Friday), San Diego State (Saturday) and Arizona (Sunday, Feb. 23) at the event.

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