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Kearney, Neb. – Seniors Morgan Fleming and Megan Skaggs combined for 45 points and No. 16/24 Central Missouri sunk 27 of 28 free throws to beat No. 22/25 Nebraska-Kearney, 75-65, Saturday afternoon in Warrensburg.

This battle for first place in the MIAA standings was the only meeting between the Jennies (20-4, 14-1) and Lopers (23-3, 12-3) this season. UNK sees an 11-game win streak come to an end and falls to 1-8 all-time vs. UCM.

“It was a one-point game early in the fourth. I didn’t think it was our effort or the ability to play hard. It comes down to make plays at the right time and they made some timely ones,” UNK assistant coach Devin Eighmey said. “They have two outstanding seniors and they carried them in the fourth.”

On “Senior Day” it was fitting Fleming and Skaggs carried the Jennies to victory. Each played 36 minutes with Fleming tallying a game-high 24 points (11 of 12 FT’s) and grabbing eight boards while Skaggs ended with 21 points (11 of 11 FT’s), six rebounds and three steals. The pair, combining for 22 fourth quarter points, helped UCM go 19 of 19 at the line over the final 10 minutes.

Crofton junior guard Kelsey Sanger nailed a three with 7:22 remaining to make it just a two-point deficit, 47-45. However UCM responded with an 18-4 run over the next four minutes to salt things away. This key stretch featured three of the Jennies eight made threes with Skaggs and Fleming each hitting one. UNK hit four threes in the final three minutes to make things a bit interesting but UCM, a 75% free throw shooting team, didn’t miss at the line.  

“We had our chances. When we had a three-point in the first half it should’ve been five or seven. We took five more shots than they did but we missed a few around the basket. Their length did cause some problems,” Eighmey said. “Offensively we kept our heads down at times and missed some open people.”

The Lopers were out rebounded by just two and shot 42% from the field. Making seven of 14 free throws, UNK almost got a double double from Elkhorn sophomore post Brooke Carlson (15 pts., nine rebs.) while South Dakota sophomore Klaire Kirsch (12 rebs., 10 pts.) did record her third double double of the winter. Eight others scored including six points apiece by reserves Elisa Backes (Salina, Kan.) and Madison Dreckman (Le Mars, Ia.).

Besides Skaggs and Fleming UCM got nine points, five assists and three steals from junior guard Gigi McAtee.

UNK hosts Rogers State and Northeastern State next week.





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Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-1) fell to Baylor, 8-7, on a walk-off single in the 10th inning at Baylor Ballpark on Saturday afternoon, setting up a rubber match between the former conference foes on Sunday.

Relief pitcher Max Schreiber threw a career-high 5.0 scoreless innings and recorded a career-high six strikeouts after starter Colby Gomes (2.0 innings) and Caleb Feekin (1.0) pitched the first three frames for the Big Red. Shay Schanaman took the loss after allowing two runs in 1.1 innings of work.

In the opening frame, Cam Chick slugged a leadoff home run to right field, his fifth career home run. Aaron Palensky managed a one-out walk, but a double play ended the inning. Baylor tied the score at 1-1 with a run of its own in the bottom half. The Bears produced back-to-back one-out doubles, but left the second runner stranded at third.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second. The Bears took their first lead of the series with two runs in the bottom of the second to make the score 3-1. Each of BU’s first three batters reached base with two singles and a walk. Tre Richardson laced a two-out triple to drive in one run before a flyout ended the frame.

Joe Acker hit a one-out single in the top of the third and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Spencer Schwellenbach reached on a wild pitch with two outs, but he and Acker were left stranded at the corners. In the bottom of the third, Baylor’s Nick Loftin and Andy Thomas smacked back-to-back home runs to extend its lead to 5-1. The Bears left two runners stranded in the inning.

In the top of the fourth, all three Husker hitters were retired. Baylor added a run in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 6-1. The first two Bears reached base via walk and base hit before two groundouts and a strikeout ended the inning and left one on base.

Nebraska plated five runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 6-6. After a leadoff groundout, each of the next seven batters reached base. Ty Roseberry singled before Acker was hit-by-pitch and Chick singled to load the bases. Palensky smashed a grand slam to drive in each of them and tie the game. Roskam doubled and Leighton Banjoff drew a walk, but a double play ended the frame for the Big Red. In the bottom of the fifth, the Bears managed two baserunners but couldn’t score.

Roseberry blasted a solo home run in the top of the sixth to give NU a 7-6 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, Baylor left two runners stranded in a scoreless inning.

Roskam drew a two-out walk in the top of the seventh, but remained stranded as the other three Husker batters were retired. The Bears managed one baserunner via hit-by-pitch, but Schreiber struck out two and forced a groundout.

Hagge managed a single in the top of the eighth, but NU couldn’t bring him in. Schreiber allowed one walk in the bottom of the eighth, but he retired the other three Bear batters during the inning.

In the top of the ninth, Spencer Schwellenbach hit a one-out single, but was caught stealing after a flyout. In the bottom of the ninth, Baylor scored one run to send the game into extra innings. A leadoff walk followed by a single and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. BU’s run scored on a groundout, but the Bears left the go-ahead run stranded at third.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the 10th. Baylor’s leadoff batter in the 10th doubled and was driven home when Chase Wehsener delivered the walk-off hit with one out.

The Huskers and Bears wrap up their series on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. (CT). Fans can watch the game online via ESPN+ or listen to the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.




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The host Pierce Bluejays would win the B-3 district wrestling tournament over the weekend taking the top spot with a final score of 180.0. Defending Class B state champions Northwest would finish in second place with a score of 162.0. Central City in the three spot with a final score of 135.0. Arlington 4th, Wahoo 5th, Wayne 6th, Ralston 7th, Seward 8th, West Point Beemer 9th, Mt Michael 10th, Falls City 11th. 
 
B-3 DISTRICT RESULTS HERE





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Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-0) scored 11 runs in the first inning on its way to a 19-9 win over Baylor in the opener of the Will Bolt Era at Baylor Ballpark on Friday night.

Senior left-hander Gareth Stroh, making his Husker debut and 32nd career NCAA Division I start, threw 5.1 innings and picked up the win. He tallied four strikeouts and allowed only one walk, while giving up five runs (four earned runs). Trey Kissack (1.2 innings), Braxton Bragg (0.1) and Tyler Martin (1.2) each made relief appearances for the Big Red.

Offensively, Joe Acker and Luke Roskam each produced three-hit performances to lead six Huskers in multi-hit efforts.

Nebraska’s 11 runs in the first inning were the most runs in an inning since March 10, 2018 when the Huskers plated 13 runs in the sixth against Cal Poly. The first 11 batters reached base and scored, as each of NU’s first five batters singled, before Baylor recorded its first out. Every Husker batter touched the plate for a run at least once during the frame. In the bottom of the first, Stroh retired the Bears 1-2-3 with two flyouts and a strikeout.

In the top of the second, Acker laced a leadoff single before each of the next three Husker batters produced outs. Baylor scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of the second.

NU added one run in the top of the third to extend its lead to 12-2. Aaron Palensky drew a leadoff walk before Luke Roskam walked. Ty Roseberry drove in Palensky with a two-out RBI single before a strikeout ended in the inning. The Bears managed one run on two hits in the bottom of the third.

Spencer Schwellenbach ripped a two-out double in the top of the fourth, but was left stranded after a groundout ended the frame. Stroh allowed one walk in the bottom of the fourth, but retired the other three Bears he faced. He tallied his fourth strikeout of the night and 90th strikeout of his NCAA Division I career.

NU managed two baserunners in a scoreless top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth, Baylor scored one run to cut NU’s lead to 12-4. The Bears managed two hits, while the Huskers committed one error during the fifth.

Chick drew a walk in the top of the sixth, but each of the other three Husker batters during the frame were retired. Baylor’s Chase Wehsener hit a solo home run to trim the score to 12-5. Baylor stranded two runners in the bottom of the sixth.

Nebraska plated four runs in the top of the seventh to extend its lead to 16-5. Roskam and Leighton Banjoff drew back-to-back walks to open the frame before advancing to second and third on a sacrifice bunt. Acker hit an RBI single before Drew Gilin produced an RBI single of his own. Cam Chick drove in two runs with a triple. In the bottom of the seventh, Baylor’s first two batters reached, but a double play and flyout kept the Bears from scoring.

In the top of the eighth, the Huskers added three runs to build a 19-5 lead. Palensky was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before Roskam doubled. Roseberry ripped an RBI single and Acker drove in a run with his double during the inning. Baylor tallied four runs in the bottom of the eighth to make the score 19-9.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the ninth. Baylor managed one baserunner via walk in the bottom of the ninth, but three flyouts ended the game.

The Huskers and Bears continue their three-game series on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. (CT). The series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 71, Ravenna 47

Alliance 78, Rapid City Christian, S.D. 38

Ansley-Litchfield 55, Loomis 48

Ashland-Greenwood 69, Nebraska City 44

Auburn 58, Lincoln Lutheran 38

Bridgeport 57, Morrill 32

Central Valley 64, Twin Loup 15

Clarkson/Leigh 53, Stanton 42

Crawford 44, Hay Springs 41

Creighton 56, Bloomfield 55

Crete 59, Platteview 48

Deshler 46, Red Cloud 2

Elgin Public/Pope John 48, Summerland 47

Elmwood-Murdock 44, Mead 39

Falls City 65, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 31

Fort Calhoun 71, Tekamah-Herman 38

Friend 61, Meridian 51

Grand Island Central Catholic 57, Hastings St. Cecilia 27

Grand Island Northwest 70, Boone Central/Newman Grove 53

Hartington Cedar Catholic 68, Battle Creek 37

Hastings 52, Waverly 41

Heartland 48, Osceola 27

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 62, Twin River 48

Johnson-Brock 52, Freeman 42

Lexington 71, Columbus 68

Lincoln Christian 58, Kearney Catholic 52

Madison 55, David City 44

McCook 74, Gering 64

Medicine Valley 52, Maxwell 50

Mitchell 88, Ogallala 85

Mullen 60, Sandhills Valley 46

Nebraska Christian 41, Palmer 36

Norris 61, Omaha Skutt Catholic 20

North Bend Central 81, Howells/Dodge 69

North Platte 67, Scottsbluff 53

North Platte St. Patrick's 57, Hershey 49

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 58, Cedar Bluffs 40

Omaha Nation 80, Marty Indian, S.D. 68

Omaha Roncalli 64, Omaha Concordia 62

Osmond 65, Winside 13

Palmyra 80, Pawnee City 54

Parkview Christian 71, Lewiston 32

Paxton 56, Sutherland 24

Pierce 59, Guardian Angels 39

Ralston 47, Schuyler 33

Riverside 56, Spalding Academy 31

Sandhills/Thedford 50, Arthur County 37

Silver Lake 63, Giltner 23

Siouxland Christian, Iowa 59, Allen 46

Southern Valley 63, Dundy County-Stratton 57

Valentine 54, North Central 47

West Holt 61, St. Mary's 56

Wisner-Pilger 57, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 55

Wood River 64, Minden 40

Yutan 73, Johnson County Central 61

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

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GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 52, Ravenna 24

Auburn 44, Lincoln Lutheran 35, OT

Bridgeport 65, Morrill 43

CWC 61, Burwell 18

Central City 33, Columbus Lakeview 28

Central Valley 42, Twin Loup 31

Clarkson/Leigh 48, Stanton 20

Cody-Kilgore 68, Bennett County, S.D. 64

Crawford 67, Hay Springs 45

Creighton 60, Bloomfield 55

Crete 59, Platteview 43

Crofton 62, Norfolk Catholic 44

David City 47, Madison 34

Deshler 51, Red Cloud 35

East Butler 40, Shelby/Rising City 37

Elmwood-Murdock 49, Mead 40

Freeman 34, Johnson-Brock 32

Gering 59, McCook 48

Grand Island Central Catholic 47, Hastings St. Cecilia 37

Grand Island Northwest 68, Boone Central/Newman Grove 40

Guardian Angels 42, Pierce 30

Hastings 50, Waverly 41

Heartland 48, Osceola 27

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 61, Falls City 45

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 66, Twin River 34

Lewiston 35, Parkview Christian 18

Leyton 55, Garden County 32

Lincoln Christian 63, Kearney Catholic 42

Lincoln High 67, Lincoln Southeast 34

Lincoln Northeast 54, Omaha Marian 50

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 55, Boys Town 35

Loomis 39, Ansley-Litchfield 29

Marty Indian, S.D. 51, Omaha Nation 48

Maxwell 43, Medicine Valley 31

Meridian 47, Friend 8

Mullen 48, Sandhills Valley 20

Nebraska Christian 46, Palmer 36

Norris 61, Omaha Skutt Catholic 20

North Bend Central 56, Howells/Dodge 29

North Central 61, Valentine 17

North Platte 69, Scottsbluff 58

North Platte St. Patrick's 46, Hershey 42

Ogallala 59, Mitchell 38

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Cedar Bluffs 35

Omaha Mercy 41, Ashland-Greenwood 38

Omaha Roncalli 54, Bishop Neumann 29

Osmond 35, Winside 16

Pawnee City 41, Palmyra 36

Paxton 41, Sutherland 33

Ponca 46, Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. 37

Ralston 62, Schuyler 17

Riverside 27, Spalding Academy 23

Sedgwick County, Colo. 49, Potter-Dix 13

Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 86, South Sioux City 49

Silver Lake 56, Giltner 45

Southern Valley 47, Dundy County-Stratton 25

St. Mary's 55, West Holt 43

Summerland 58, Elgin Public/Pope John 41

Weeping Water 59, Falls City Sacred Heart 48

Wisner-Pilger 47, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 39

Wood River 54, Minden 49

Yutan 55, Johnson County Central 24

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

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Lincoln - Leigha Brown scored a game-high 20 points to lead four Huskers in double figures as the Nebraska women's basketball team rolled to a 75-58 win over Penn State on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Huskers improved to 16-9 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten behind a late run to end the first half and their best offensive third quarter of the season to take control and never look back. Penn State slipped to 7-18 overall and 1-13 in the conference.

While Brown led all scorers with 20 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a strong all-around performance, fellow sophomore Ashtyn Veerbeek added 12 points, four rebounds and two steals to help the Huskers inside. Sophomore Sam Haiby pitched in 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, while freshman forward Isabelle Bourne contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.

After trailing for much of the first half, Nebraska closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run in the final 2:30. The Huskers got their final two points on a pair of free throws by Hannah Whitish with 6.3 seconds left, after she was fouled on a defensive rebound by PSU's Siyeh Frazier - her third foul of the game. Whitish finished with five points on the night.

Nebraska went to halftime with a 32-31 lead despite going just 10-for-29 from the field (.345). Penn State not only out-shot the Big Red (.371), the Lady Lions also hit 5-of-14 threes. The Huskers went 3-for-7 from long range and hit 9-of-10 free throws while Penn State did not attempt a free throw. NU out-rebounded PSU 21-20 and won the first-half turnover battle, 7-6.

Veerbeek led all scorers with 10 first-half points , while Brown added six points despite being strapped with her second foul early in the second quarter. Haiby also faced foul trouble early in the second quarter.

Shay Hagans led Penn State with eight first-half points, all in the opening quarter, before being whistled for her second foul in the first minute of the second quarter. Fellow freshman Makenna Marissa, who led PSU on the night with 15 points, added seven points in the half. A third freshman, Anna Camden, contributed six of her nine points in the opening half on a pair of threes. Those three first-year Lady Lions combined for all five of the Penn State three-pointers (5-8). They also combined for all eight of PSU's threes in the game. After going 4-for-7 from long range in the first quarter, the Lady Lions went just 4-for-22 the rest of the way. 

In the second half, Nebraska erupted for a season-high 26 points in the third quarter while holding Penn State to just 12. The Huskers hit 11-of-14 shots from the floor in the quarter, including nine straight shots to surge to a 15-point lead at the end of 30 minutes.

Penn State trimmed the margin to 12 early in the fourth quarter and Husker center Kate Cain, who contributed six points, eight rebounds, six blocks and a steal in the game, was whistled for her fourth foul. But Bourne erupted for seven of NU's next nine points in a span of less than two minutes to end any Lady Lion hopes of a comeback by pushing the lead to 69-48 with 6:19 left.

On the defensive end, Nebraska blocked four shots in the fourth period without Cain on the floor to match its season high with 12 blocks in the game.

For the game, Nebraska hit 46.6 percent (27-58) of its field goal attempts, including 50 percent (6-12) of its threes. The Huskers hit just 1-of-5 threes in the first quarter, then went 5-for-7 the rest of the game. NU also went a solid 15-for-17 (.882) at the free throw line and won the rebounding battle, 42-37. The two teams each committed 13 turnovers. 

Nebraska held Penn State to just 31.9 percent (22-69) shooting for the game, including 27.6 percent (8-29) from long range. The Lady Lions did go 6-for-6 at the line.

The Huskers return to Big Ten road action this weekend by traveling to Evanston, Ill., to take on No. 19 Northwestern. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Wildcats from Welsh-Ryan Arena is set for 2 p.m (CT). Live radio coverage will be provided by the Husker Sports Network.




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Nebraska announced several additions to future football schedules today, highlighted by a home-and-home series with long-time Big Eight and Big 12 foe Oklahoma State.

 

Oklahoma State will travel to Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16, 2034, with Nebraska returning the game in Stillwater on Sept. 15, 2035.

 

In addition to the home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, Nebraska also announced a date change for a future game with South Dakota State, two newly scheduled games with UTEP and single games against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio.

 

“The first time Scott Frost and I sat down to discuss scheduling philosophy, we both shared a goal of making an effort to play former conference opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It is exciting to add Oklahoma State to our football schedule, and we will continue to explore additional opportunities for games in our part of the country.

 

“The Big Ten schedule gives our fans the opportunity to visit some of the nation’s best college football environments, but the reality is many of those places are a long way from Nebraska. Games against schools like Oklahoma State, Colorado and Oklahoma are driveable and affordable trips for Husker fans.”

 

Nebraska leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 37-5-1, winning the most recent matchup in Stillwater in 2010. The matchups with the Cowboys give Nebraska eight games on future schedules against former Big Eight/Big 12 schools.  Nebraska plays Oklahoma in 2021 and 2022 and again in 2029 and 2030. The Huskers will play Colorado in 2023 and 2024, after a home-and-home series with the Buffs in 2018 and 2019.

 

The games with UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio will be the first-ever for Nebraska against each of those schools. The Huskers have a notable tie to Ohio, with the Bobcats led by former Husker head coach and player Frank Solich, who is entering his 16th season as Ohio’s coach in 2020. The date change with South Dakota State moves the second game in a three-game contract which was originally scheduled for 2024 to Sept. 7, 2030.

 

Nebraska Football Schedule Additions

·         Oklahoma State: Sept. 16, 2034 in Lincoln; Sept. 15, 2035 in Stillwater

·         South Dakota State: Sept. 7, 2030 in Lincoln, replaces game previously scheduled for Aug. 31, 2024 in Lincoln; Nebraska also hosts South Dakota State in 2020 and 2028

·         UTEP: Aug. 31, 2024 and Sept. 2, 2028, in Lincoln

·         Louisiana-Monroe: Oct. 18, 2025, in Lincoln

·         Ohio: Sept. 5, 2026, in Lincoln

The announcements complete Nebraska’s non-conference schedules for the 2025, 2026 and 2028 seasons. The Huskers have single non-conference games remaining to fill in 2024 and 2027.





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(Newark, NJ) - Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton posted its second road win over a Top 10 team this month with an 87-82 decision over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays (19-6, 8-4 Big East) won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month. Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall (18-6, 10-2), which lost for the second time in 14 games. 



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DENVER (AP) — LeBron James' 12th triple-double of the season and Anthony Davis' hot hand led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-116 overtime win at Denver. The Lakers snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak and take a four-game lead in the Western Conference over second-place Denver into the All-Star break. Jamal Murray scored 32 points for Denver but Nikola Jokic (NEE'-koh-lah YOH'-kich) was in foul trouble late in the game and had some big turnovers and missed shots down the stretch. The Nuggets had their four-game winning streak snapped.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic (BOY'-ahn bahg-DAH'-noh-vich) added 22 points to lift the Utah Jazz to a 116-101 victory over the Miami Heat. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR') had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead the Heat. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and Jae Crowder chipped in 15 off the bench.

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Phoenix won for just the second time in eight games and goes into the All-Star break with a 22-33 record. The Suns have already surpassed last season's total of 19 wins. Phoenix led 87-76 after three quarters and never trailed in the fourth. Golden State fell to 12-43, the worst mark in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 27 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devonte' Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges scored 20. The Hornets rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D'Angelo Russell's home debut with Minnesota. Russell had 26 points and 11 assists. The Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Harris scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished five assists and Nevada defeated rival UNLV for the sixth straight time, pulling out an 82-79 win in overtime. Harris made the first of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left but Elijah Mitrou-Long's shot from well behind the 3-point line bounced off the backboard as time expired. Bryce Hamilton's jumper with 27 seconds to go tied it in regulation and the game went to overtime after he rebounded Harris' last-second miss. Hamilton led the Runnin' Rebels with 23 points.




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