Today's Danger update features a wrap up of the #5 Danger's 45-40 win over #4 Green Bay on Friday with Assistant Coach Damon Ware.
Danger Update 6-24
The Nebraska volleyball team opened its stay in China on Monday with a five-set victory over Shanghai Bright Ubest, 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11. Shanghai finished in third place in the Chinese Super League in 2018-19.
Capri Davis led the Huskers, now 3-2 on their Asia trip, with 14 kills. Madi Kubik had 13 kills. Lauren Stivrins added seven kills on .600 hitting, and Callie Schwarzenbach had five kills while hitting .571.
"I believe this is the first time we’ve ever won at the Shanghai gym," Head Coach John Cook said. "Everybody played in the match, and it was a great team effort. Nicklin Hames set the first two sets, and then Nicole Drewnick set the last three. We were really solid in every area to win the match."
The Huskers had a 12-6 advantage in blocks. Stivrins had six, Schwarzenbach had five and Riley Zuhn had four. NU also served 10 aces with just seven errors.
"Kenzie Knuckles and Megan Miller did an exceptional job digging balls," Cook said. "They made several big plays to keep rallies alive, and we won some big rallies."
The teams will play again on Tuesday.
Danger OL Taylor Warner
Danger DL Seyvon Lowry
Isaiah Roby became the highest drafted Nebraska men’s basketball player in 21 years, as he was a second-round selection during Thursday’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Roby was originally picked by the Detroit Pistons before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Roby, a 6-foot-8 forward from Dixon, Ill., was taken with the No. 45 overall pick, becoming the 27th Husker basketball player drafted and the first since
Venson Hamilton in 1999. At No. 45, he was the highest Husker selected since Tryonn Lue was the No. 23 overall pick in 1998. Roby is just the sixth
Husker basketball player selected in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft, joining Marvin Stewart (2nd, 1971), Rich King (1st, 1991), Eric Piatkowski
(1st, 1994), Lue (1st, 1998) and Hamilton (2nd, 1999).
Roby was a mainstay in the Husker lineup for the past three years, helping the Huskers to consecutive postseason appearances in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He
totaled 786 points, 530 rebounds and 154 blocked shots during his Husker career, as he finished sixth in school history in blocked shots.
He enjoyed a breakout 2018-19 campaign as Nebraska won 19 games and reached the second round of the NIT. Roby established career highs in scoring (11.8
ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game. He made 35 starts last season and finished
among the Big Ten leaders in blocked shots (third), steals (ninth) and rebounding (14th). Roby was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in
the conference in both blocked shots and steals. Roby tallied three double-doubles – all in Big Ten action - and had a career high 28 points in Nebraska’s
first-round NIT win over Butler. It was one of five 20-point games during his junior campaign. Roby’s 66 blocked shots tied for ninth in school history,
and he joined Hamilton (1997-98 and 1998-99), as the only Huskers to put together consecutive seasons of at least 50 blocked shots and 50 assists.
Roby moved into the starting lineup midway through his sophomore season, sparking the Huskers to a 10-2 Big Ten finish, as Nebraska set a school record
with 13 conference wins on its way to a 22-11 mark. He averaged 8.7 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game while ranking fourth in the Big Ten
in blocked shots at 2.0 per game. He also shot 40 percent from 3-point range, including 52 percent in conference action. Roby had four double-doubles
as a sophomore, including three in conference play.
Roby will begin his professional career next month in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 5-15.
Nebraska fans wishing to become a season ticket holder are encouraged to do so before Monday, June 24 by visiting Huskers.com. Currently, a limited number of season tickets for Nebraska’s outstanding 2019 home schedule remain, but those sales will close at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 24.
The remaining ticket inventory will be sold on a single-game basis for games with tickets available. Purchasing a season ticket by Monday morning will be the only way for fans to guarantee a ticket to Husker games against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa. The remaining tickets are located throughout Memorial Stadium and are expected to sell quickly, so fans are encouraged to act fast. Tickets may be purchased at Huskers.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-8-BIG RED. Prices for single-game tickets vary by game and start as low as $60. The 2019 home schedule at Memorial Stadium is one of the best in recent years, featuring games against Big Ten Champion Ohio State, and West Division rivals Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin.