North Platte


Country 96 AM 1430 KRGI 97-3 The Wolf


Coyote Country 93.9 The Zone True Country 102.1

North Platte

Rock 100 Country 93.5 TBD


Crete 61, Columbus 60

Fort Calhoun 65, Nebraska City 38

Heartland Christian, Iowa 61, Cornerstone Christian 58

Omaha Bryan 87, South Sioux City 58

Ord 49, Wood River 32

Wahoo 66, Syracuse 28

ECNC Tournament=


Louisville 43, Malcolm 35


Auburn 64, Elmwood-Murdock 26

Freeman 22, Mead 17

Palmyra 70, Johnson County Central 55

Yutan 60, Conestoga 47

Lewis & Clark Conference Tournament=

First Round=

Allen 51, Walthill 46

Hartington-Newcastle 39, Wynot 36

Homer 57, Creighton 51

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 78, Wausa 40

Osmond 76, Emerson-Hubbard 26

Ponca 65, Plainview 43

Wakefield 57, Bloomfield 50

Winnebago 75, Randolph 67

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Diller-Odell 52, Friend 23

Pawnee City 67, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 40

Sterling 47, Lewiston 43

SNC Tournament=

Fairbury 54, David City 25

Milford 52, Fillmore Central 34

Thayer Central 49, Superior 40


Bennington 66, Omaha Mercy 44

Boys Town 43, College View Academy 28

Crete 45, Columbus 25

Eden Valley-Watkins, Minn. 61, Litchfield 57

Heartland Christian, Iowa 55, Cornerstone Christian 33

Lutheran High Northeast 69, Riverside 23

Nebraska City 52, Fort Calhoun 47

Syracuse 52, Wahoo 42

East Husker Conference Tournament=


North Bend Central 56, Clarkson/Leigh 38

Oakland-Craig 72, Tekamah-Herman 36

Pender 71, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 67

West Point-Beemer 53, Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 41

Fort Kearney Conference Tournament=


Loomis 46, Wilcox-Hildreth 41

Overton 55, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 35

Fort Kearney Conference=


Elm Creek 47, Amherst 26

Pleasanton 65, Ansley-Litchfield 9

Lou Platte Conference Tournament=


Centura 50, Gibbon 28

Mid State Conference=

Battle Creek 48, Pierce 33

Crofton 53, Hartington Cedar Catholic 39

Guardian Angels 59, Boone Central 26

Norfolk Catholic 57, O'Neill 45

Niobrara Valley Conference=


Boyd County 38, Stuart 34

CWC 65, Neligh-Oakdale 17

North Central 54, Elgin Public/Pope John 39

Summerland 52, Elkhorn Valley 40

Pioneer Conference Tournament=

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 66, Tri County 25

Pawnee City 46, Lewiston 32

Southern 49, Friend 13

SNC Tournament=

Centennial 50, Sandy Creek 17

David City 37, Heartland 28

Fairbury 46, Wilber-Clatonia 16

Twin Valley Conference=


Blue Hill 50, Kenesaw 26

Lawrence-Nelson 39, Deshler 29

Shelton 39, Franklin 30

Silver Lake 57, Red Cloud 20

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS'-tahps pohr-ZIHN'-gihs) had 38 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Porzingis shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers and made all 12 of his free throws. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 25 points for Dallas, which played without injured All-Star Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich) for the third straight game.  Doncic has a sprained right ankle. Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers with 26 points.

CLEVELAND (AP) — In scoring more like an All-Star game, the New York Knicks outpaced the Cleveland Cavaliers 139-134 at in Cleveland. Marcus Morris Sr. scored 26 points, including a key jumper in overtime. Kevin Love had 33 points and 13 rebounds in possibly his final home game with Cleveland. But the Cavaliers lost for the 11th time in 12 games.

DETROIT (AP) — Brian Elliott made 16 saves to earn his 40th career shutout in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-0 win over the sinking Detroit Red Wings. Scott Laughton, Kevin Hayes and defenseman Matt Niskanen scored for Philadelphia. The goals by Hayes and Niskanen were short-handed. The punchless Red Wings have been shut out in two consecutive games and have lost nine straight overall.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have hired James Click as their new general manager. The Tampa Bay Rays executive is now in charge of the scandal-ridden team a week before the start of spring training. Click succeeds Jeff Luhnow, who along with manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball in the wake of a sign-stealing scam and then fired by the Astros. The Astros hired Dusty Baker last week as their new manager.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers player Jim Hill says opponents saw Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Wood’s size, but the Packers saw Wood’s heart. Wood, who was 83, died Monday. Wood, a defensive back who was only 5-foot-10, won five NFL championships with the Packers under coach Vince Lombardi. He was a nine-time All-NFL first or second team honoree. A friend says Wood died of natural causes in Washington.



Beatrice 78, Ralston 68

Bellevue West 78, Omaha Bryan 58

Bishop Neumann 58, Archbishop Bergan 26

Bridgeport 72, Bayard 33

Chase County 65, Hershey 54

Douglas, S.D. 69, Chadron 42

Elkhorn Mount Michael 71, Hastings 60, 2OT

Elkhorn South 73, Lincoln Pius X 72

Fremont 78, Omaha North 72

Grand Island 66, Omaha Benson 49

Gretna 56, Lincoln Northeast 49

Hemingford 64, Edgemont, S.D. 33

Humphrey St. Francis 62, Lutheran High Northeast 45

Lincoln North Star 76, Millard South 68

Millard North 78, Lincoln Southeast 61

Millard West 48, Lincoln East 46

Morrill 64, Sioux County 35

North Platte 66, Alliance 20

North Platte St. Patrick's 54, Kimball 46

Omaha Burke 71, Lincoln High 55

Omaha Central 74, Norfolk 55

Omaha Creighton Prep 59, Kearney 57

Omaha South 59, Lincoln Southwest 39

Omaha Westside 77, Bellevue East 56

Papillion-LaVista South 79, Omaha Northwest 35

Ponca 74, Walthill 36

Scottsbluff 58, Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 49

Sidney 54, Brush, Colo. 53

South Sioux City 81, Sioux Falls Lincoln, S.D. 46

Tri County 72, Pawnee City 50

Centennial Conference Tournament=


Ogallala 82, McCook 56

Central Conference Tournament=


Grand Island Northwest 58, Adams Central 54


Columbus Lakeview 41, Schuyler 37

Crete 43, Seward 35

York 66, Holdrege 53

Third Place=

Aurora 54, Lexington 47

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Third Place=

Omaha Nation 77, Flandreau Indian, S.D. 67

East Husker Conference Tournament=

Howells/Dodge 51, Clarkson/Leigh 46

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 69, Madison 51

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 48, Stanton 26

Oakland-Craig 73, Tekamah-Herman 43

Twin River 64, West Point-Beemer 41

Wisner-Pilger 60, Pender 36

ECNC Tournament=

Conestoga 71, Weeping Water 47

Elmwood-Murdock 49, Malcolm 41

Johnson County Central 51, Louisville 36

Fort Kearney Conference Tournament=

Hi-Line 71, Overton 55

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 52, Wilcox-Hildreth 32

MNAC Tournament=


Mullen 52, South Loup 47, 2OT

Third Place=

Anselmo-Merna 63, Hyannis 46

Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament=


Wahoo 72, Ashland-Greenwood 52

Third Place=

Platteview 65, Douglas County West 49

Nebraska Frontier Conference=


Parkview Christian 51, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 34

Fifth Place=

Heartland Christian, Iowa 47, College View Academy 43

Third Place=

Cornerstone Christian 56, Omaha Christian Academy 45

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 76, Santee 45

Elgin Public/Pope John 56, North Central 51

Neligh-Oakdale 64, CWC 63

Niobrara/Verdigre 64, Summerland 44

Republican Plains Activity Conference=


Dundy County-Stratton 40, Southern Valley 38

Third Place=

Paxton 54, Alma 30

Southwest Conference=

Third Place=

Minden 64, Ainsworth 49

Ogallala 82, McCook 56

Twin Valley Conference=

Silver Lake 43, Red Cloud 24


Beatrice 68, Ralston 29

Bellevue West 66, Omaha Bryan 19

Bishop Neumann 43, Omaha Concordia 38

Boone Central/Newman Grove 51, Wayne 49

Bridgeport 71, Bayard 38

Chadron 47, Douglas, S.D. 31

Chase County 70, Hershey 32

David City 42, Thayer Central 41

Edgemont, S.D. 42, Hemingford 38

Fremont 81, Omaha North 31

Humphrey St. Francis 59, Lutheran High Northeast 45

Lincoln East 64, Millard West 62

Lincoln High 64, Omaha Burke 42

Lincoln Northeast 62, Gretna 44

Lincoln Pius X 43, Elkhorn South 31

Lincoln Southwest 73, Omaha South 24

Millard North 61, Lincoln Southeast 20

Millard South 63, Lincoln North Star 19

Morrill 63, Sioux County 47

Norfolk 51, Omaha Central 44

North Platte 66, Alliance 20

North Platte St. Patrick's 58, Kimball 39

Omaha Benson 49, Grand Island 44

Omaha Gross Catholic 54, Plattsmouth 23

Omaha Marian 51, Kearney 47

Omaha Westside 59, Bellevue East 33

Papillion-LaVista South 72, Omaha Northwest 63

Pawnee City 51, Tri County 39

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 65, Scottsbluff 43

Sidney 54, Brush, Colo. 33

Centennial Conference Tournament=


Lincoln Christian 48, Hastings St. Cecilia 45

Central Conference Tournament=


Crete 62, Grand Island Northwest 18


Aurora 46, Seward 39

Columbus Lakeview 38, Holdrege 29

Lexington 44, Schuyler 8

Third Place=

Adams Central 55, York 49

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Fifth Place=

Omaha Nation 74, Crazy Horse, S.D. 45

ECNC Tournament=

Auburn 44, Conestoga 30

Louisville 44, Johnson County Central 26

Mead 50, Palmyra 45

Fort Kearney Conference Tournament=

Amherst 39, Hi-Line 35

Ansley-Litchfield 53, Axtell 34

Hiawatha Tournament=

Fifth Place=

St. Mary's, Kan. 40, Falls City 33

Lewis & Clark Conference Tournament=

First Round=

Bloomfield 47, Wausa 37

Hartington-Newcastle 51, Creighton 46

Homer 48, Randolph 25

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 59, Winside 12

Ponca 78, Walthill 29

Wakefield-Allen 57, Osmond 39

Winnebago 70, Emerson-Hubbard 30

Wynot 58, Plainview 18

MNAC Tournament=


South Loup 51, Mullen 39

Third Place=

Anselmo-Merna 59, Cody-Kilgore 46

Nebraska Capitol Conference=


Syracuse 56, Wahoo 53

Third Place=

Platteview 46, Arlington 27

Nebraska Frontier Conference=


Omaha Brownell-Talbot 58, Heartland Christian, Iowa 29

Fifth Place=

Cedar Bluffs 55, Whiting, Iowa 45

Third Place=

Boys Town 34, College View Academy 29

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 41, St. Mary's 18

Elgin Public/Pope John 50, Niobrara/Verdigre 24

Neligh-Oakdale 71, Santee 42

Summerland 50, West Holt 18

Republican Plains Activity Conference=


Cambridge 57, Dundy County-Stratton 43

Third Place=

Maywood-Hayes Center 40, Southern Valley 32

Southwest Conference=


Broken Bow 44, Ogallala 35

Third Place=

Ainsworth 58, Gothenburg 50

Twin Valley Conference=

Deshler 40, Harvard 35

Lincoln – Haanif Cheatham had 15 points and eight boards to lead three Huskers in double figures, but Nebraska could not sustain a strong start in a 76-64 loss to No. 24 Penn State Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska raced out to an early 9-2 lead and hit its first five field goals, as Cheatham scored 10 of the Huskers' first 13 points as Nebraska jumped out to an early 13-7 lead. The Huskers (7-15, 2-9 Big Ten) led 20-18 after a Thorir Thorbjarnarson 3-pointer, but the Nittany Lions ran off nine straight points to take a 27-20 lead.

The Huskers kept fighting, as Dachon Burke Jr. scored seven straight points as part of a 9-2 run, as the Huskers pull within 31-30 with 4:21 left in the half. NU, which shot 38 percent in the first half, was within striking distance, as Thorbjarnarson's 3-point play with 46 seconds left made it 38-33 at the break.

Penn State took control by scoring the first eight points of the second half and used a 22-6 spurts in the first seven 7:12 to build a 60-39 lead. Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins combined for 13 of the Nittany Lions points

Stevens and Myreon Jones had 13 points each to lead four Nittany Lions in double figures, while Watkins had 11 points and a game-high 17 rebounds for the winners, who picked up their second win in 10 games in Lincoln.

In addition to Cheatham, Thorbjarnarson had 12 points, while Burke Jr. added 11 markers for the Huskers.

Nebraska is off until next Saturday, Feb. 8, when the Huskers take on No. 18 Iowa in Iowa City. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. and the game will be carried on the Learfield IMG Husker Sports Network and televised on BTN.

Lincoln - Nebraska played arguably its best first half of the season to take a 15-point halftime lead, but the Huskers scored a season-low 19 points in regulation in the second half as visiting Ohio State stormed back to force overtime before escaping with an 80-74 women's basketball win over the Huskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.

With the loss, Nebraska slipped to 15-7 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten, while Ohio State improved to 12-9 overall and 5-5 in the league.

Kate Cain notched her fourth double-double of the season - all in the Big Ten - with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while adding 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Freshman forward Isabelle Bourne added career highs with 13 points, three blocks and two steals to help the Huskers inside. Senior guard Hannah Whitish added a team-high 16 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals. 

Whitish's third three-pointer of the game came with 3:13 left in overtime to put Nebraska on top 73-72, before Bourne added a free throw to put the Huskers up 74-72 30 seconds later. But the Buckeyes closed the overtime on an 8-0 run over the final 1:06. Forward Aaliyah Patty converted a three-point play with 1:06 left to put OSU back in front 75-74, before Braxtin Miller added a three-pointer with 34.5 seconds left to give the Buckeyes a 78-74 edge. Dorka Juhasz closed the scoring with two free throws with 10 seconds left to seal the win.

Juhasz (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Patty (12 points, 12 rebounds) both produced double-doubles, while Miller scored all of her game-high 17 points after halftime. She added a team-high four assists. Kierstan Bell gave Ohio State three players with double-doubles, closing with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while Rebeka Mikulasikova rounded out five Buckeyes in double figures with 13 points.

For the game, Ohio State hit just 33 percent (29-88) of its shots from the field, but its 88 field goal attempts were nine more than any other team attempted against Nebraska this season. The Buckeyes yanked down 25 offensive rebounds, including 18 in the second half, to finish with an opponent season-high 64 rebounds. The Buckeyes converted their offensive rebounds into 20 , including 18 in the second half.

Ohio State also won the turnover battle, 18-14, but the Huskers outscored the Buckeyes 14-11 in points off turnovers for the game.

Nebraska finished the game at 33.3 percent from the field (23-69), but went just 6-for-38 (.158) after halftime. NU went 2-for-13 from three-point range after halftime, after knocking down 6-of-10 threes in the first half to help build a 15-point halftime lead.

Nebraska tied its season high with 49 points, despite trailing 17-10 early after three-pointers by Buckeye posts Juhasz, Patty and Mikulasikova. Those three accounted for 15 of OSU's first 17 points.

But the Big Red rallied in a big way. Trailing 23-20 with 52 seconds left in the first quarter, the Huskers got a layup from Cain and a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Whitish to take a 25-23 lead to the second quarter. The 25 first-quarter points were the most scored by the Huskers in an opening period this season and the most allowed by the Buckeyes in the first quarter.

Whitish hit another three to open the second quarter and a steal and layup by Nicea Eliely pushed NU's margin to 30-23 just 48 seconds into the second quarter to cap a 10-0 Husker run that took just 1:25 of game action. Eliely's score also forced an Ohio State timeout.

OSU's Bell answered with a three with 8:08 left in the half, before back-to-back buckets for Sam Haiby and Whitish extended NU's lead to 34-26. A Mikulasikova three with 7:16 left cut the margin back to five, but Bourne and fellow freshman Trinity Brady answered with seven straight points to extend Nebraska's margin to double digits for the first time at 41-29 with 4:52 left in the half and force another Buckeye timeout.

The Huskers extended the margin on three free throws by Bourne and Whitish to take a 44-29 lead, and the Big Red maintained the 15-point lead at the half. The 24 points scored by Nebraska in the second quarter were the most allowed by the Buckeyes in a second period this season.

Nebraska hit 17-of-31 first-half shots (.548), including 6-of-10 threes and 9-of-11 free throws. The Huskers also out-rebounded the Buckeyes 21-20 in the half and were even in turnovers, outscoring OSU 11-4 in points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes.

After an explosive first half, Nebraska did not hit a field goal for the first six minutes of the third quarter, as Ohio State outscored the Huskers 14-4 to cut the NU margin to 53-48. Ohio State pulled within three on five straight points from Miller to cut the margin to 56-53, before the Huskers headed to the fourth quarter with a 59-53 lead. Nebraska maintained a six-point lead despite hitting just 1-of-12 shots and 0-for-7 threes in the third period.

Nebraska led 61-53 after a putback by Cain on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, but a 6-0 Ohio State run narrowed the gap to two points for the first time since the end of the first quarter for the Buckeyes.

The Huskers pushed the margin back to six on a three-pointer by Eliely with 3:22 left, but the Huskers went scoreless the rest of regulation. Trailing 68-64, Ohio State got a steal and layup from Bell before her shot with one minute left closed the scoring in regulation, tying the game for the first time since the tip.

Nebraska will try to get back on a winning track against nationally ranked Iowa on Thursday. Tip-off between the Huskers and Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is set for 7 p.m.

(Miami, FL) - Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to three touchdowns in the final 6:13, and they overcame a double-digit deficit for the third postseason game in a row to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs trailed 20-10 and faced a third and 15 when Mahomes threw to Tyreek Hill for 44 yards. They scored a touchdown four plays later, and quickly forced a punt. Mahomes then hit Sammy Watkins for 38 yards to set up a 5-yard scoring reception by Damien Williams that put Kansas City ahead to stay with 2:44 to go. 



Allen 53, Emerson-Hubbard 27

Amherst 76, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 52

Bridgeport 89, Creek Valley 46

Central City 62, David City 57

Central Valley 48, Heartland Lutheran 37

Deshler 53, Kenesaw 29

Diller-Odell 51, Lawrence-Nelson 28

Doniphan-Trumbull 45, Ord 25

Elkhorn Mount Michael 87, South Sioux City 41

Ewing 47, Wausa 44

Falls City Sacred Heart 41, Johnson-Brock 30

Fullerton 68, Centura 57

Garden County 59, South Platte 47

Gering 56, Bayard 50

Hartington-Newcastle 70, Winside 12

Harvard 56, Elba 19

Heartland 69, Friend 30

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 82, Elgin Public/Pope John 49

Johnson County Central 69, Conestoga 60

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 82, Wakefield 36

Loomis 66, Axtell 62

Louisville 45, Weeping Water 44

Mead 58, Guardian Angels 52

Minatare 41, Potter-Dix 38

North Bend Central 52, Wisner-Pilger 42

Osmond 69, Niobrara/Verdigre 31

Palmyra 47, Elmwood-Murdock 40

Pierce 55, Crofton 31

Ponca 60, Wynot 43

Randolph 47, Plainview 39

Riverside 81, Palmer 48

Sedgwick County, Colo. 53, Perkins County 37

Sioux County 50, Hay Springs 44

St. Mary's 62, Stuart 46

Sutton 37, Sandy Creek 36

Wayne 60, West Point-Beemer 49

West Holt 57, O'Neill 50

Wood River 54, Nebraska Christian 46

Yutan 52, Malcolm 22

Centennial Conference Tournament=

Aquinas 41, Columbus Scotus 37

Bishop Neumann 58, Archbishop Bergan 26

Central Conference Tournament=


Adams Central 52, Aurora 41

Grand Island Northwest 75, Lexington 58

Crossroads Conference Tournament=


Cross County 47, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 45

Shelby/Rising City 72, McCool Junction 42

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

First Round=

Omaha Nation 79, Lower Brule, S.D. 70

Eastern Midlands Conference=


Bennington 44, Elkhorn 43

Norris 45, Waverly 35

MNAC Tournament=


Mullen 62, Hyannis 26

South Loup 46, Anselmo-Merna 32

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Consolation Semifinal=

College View Academy 44, Cedar Bluffs 40


Omaha Brownell-Talbot 57, Omaha Christian Academy 19

Parkview Christian 69, Cornerstone Christian 44

Southwest Conference=

Fifth Place=

Cozad 60, Gothenburg 54

Seventh Place=

Broken Bow 43, Valentine 42


Winnebago vs. Pender, ccd.


Boyd County 60, Burke/South Central, S.D. 56 OT

Bridgeport 62, Creek Valley 9

Central City 54, David City 43

Central Valley 39, Heartland Lutheran 31

Conestoga 52, Johnson County Central 47

Crofton 63, Pierce 29

Elkhorn Valley 57, St. Edward 27

Elmwood-Murdock 60, Palmyra 31

Falls City Sacred Heart 59, Johnson-Brock 33

Fullerton 52, Centura 45

Gering 65, Bayard 44

Guardian Angels 59, Mead 29

Hartington-Newcastle 55, Winside 12

Harvard 50, Elba 21

Heartland 48, Friend 15

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 56, Elgin Public/Pope John 29

Kenesaw 37, Deshler 29

Lawrence-Nelson 54, Diller-Odell 36

Loomis 37, Axtell 32

Malcolm 34, Yutan 22

Nebraska Christian 39, Wood River 37

Niobrara/Verdigre 44, Osmond 35

Norfolk Catholic 47, Boone Central/Newman Grove 35

North Bend Central 52, Wisner-Pilger 25

O'Neill 57, West Holt 28

Omaha Marian 52, Omaha Central 46

Omaha Mercy 52, Omaha Duchesne Academy 41

Ord 53, Doniphan-Trumbull 16

Palmer 51, Riverside 25

Pender 61, Winnebago 50

Ponca 38, Wynot 37

Randolph 36, Plainview 27

South Platte 42, Garden County 21

Stuart 52, St. Mary's 29

Summerland 52, Wausa 26

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 45, Amherst 39

Sutton 56, Sandy Creek 21

Tri County 47, Lewiston 31

Wakefield-Allen 64, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 46

Weeping Water 62, Louisville 33

West Boyd 60, Omaha Burke 56, OT

Centennial Conference Tournament=


Aquinas 44, Kearney Catholic 41, OT

Bishop Neumann 43, Omaha Concordia 38


Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Archbishop Bergan 32

Lincoln Christian 45, Grand Island Central Catholic 38

Crossroads Conference Tournament=


Cross County 42, Shelby/Rising City 18

Meridian 50, Exeter/Milligan 40

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

First Round=

Tiospa Zina Tribal, S.D. 48, Omaha Nation 46

Eastern Midlands Conference=


Bennington 81, Norris 72, 2OT

Elkhorn 59, Blair 25

Hiawatha Tournament=

Consolation Semifinal=

Falls City 52, Horton, Kan. 42

MNAC Tournament=


Mullen 38, Anselmo-Merna 32

South Loup 47, Cody-Kilgore 35

Nebraska Capitol Conference=


Ashland-Greenwood 39, Raymond Central 21

Douglas County West 35, Fort Calhoun 34


Syracuse 44, Arlington 16

Wahoo 43, Platteview 33

Republican Plains Activity Conference=

East Division=

Alma 34, Bertrand 30

Cambridge 48, Southern Valley 27

Southwest 39, Medicine Valley 31

West Division=

Dundy County-Stratton 55, Maywood-Hayes Center 39

Maxwell 55, Hitchcock County 44

Wallace 51, Wauneta-Palisade 37

Southwest Conference=

Fifth Place=

McCook 42, Valentine 34

Seventh Place=

Minden 46, Cozad 39

Minneapolis, Minn. - Nebraska managed just 22 points in the second half, as Minnesota rallied for a 67-61 win over the Huskers at Williams Arena on Thursday night.

With the loss, Nebraska slipped to 15-6 on the season and 5-5 in the Big Ten, while Minnesota improved to 13-8 and 3-7 in the league.

Leigha Brown led Nebraska with 15 points, including 13 in the first half, while Hannah Whitish added 13 points, but just three after halftime. Sam Haiby gave Nebraska three players in double figures with 10 points. Isabelle Bourne added eight points, four rebounds, two steals and a career-high three blocks, while Kate Cain managed four points, six rebounds and six blocks, becoming Nebraska's career leader with 241 blocked shots.

Jasmine Powell led Minnesota with a game-high 19 points, including 13 in the second half, to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and four steals. Jasmine Brunson added 16 points, six assists and five steals. Taiye Bello led the Gophers inside with 13 points and 10 rebounds, including nine points and eight boards in the second half. Sara Scalia rounded out four Gophers in double figures with 11 points.

Minnesota hit 12-of-31 shots from the field in the second half and added 11-of-13 free throws. The Huskers went just 10-for-28 after halftime and 1-for-2 at the free throw line. For the game, Nebraska out-shot Minnesota (42.9-36.9 percent) and out-rebounded the Gophers, 41-35, but Minnesota outscored the Huskers 10-2 in second-chance points, including 7-2 in the second half.

After a back-and-forth first half, Nebraska took a 39-30 lead to the halftime locker room. The Huskers surged down the stretch in the half, using a 12-0 run over a 3:10 stretch to turn a 27-27 tie into a 39-27 lead. Brown, Whitish and Minnesotan Kayla Mershon played major roles during the run, as Brown and Whitish each scored five points, while Mershon added the other bucket while also picking up three stops with defensive rebounds for the Big Red during the run.

Brown led all scorers in the first half with 13 points off the bench, while Whitish added 10 big points, four assists and four rebounds in the opening half. Bourne also helped the Huskers with six points and two steals off the bench in the first half, as the Husker bench outscored the Minnesota reserves 21-3 in the first 20 minutes.

Nebraska hit 50 percent (14-28) of its shots from the field in the half, but just 1-of-4 three-pointers. The Huskers were also a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line in the half, while out-rebounding Minnesota 22-15. NU held Minnesota to 35.3 percent (12-34) shooting, but the Gophers did hit 3-of-11 three-pointers. Minnesota was just 3-for-5 at the line. The Gophers won the first-half turnover battle, 9-7, but Nebraska outscored Minnesota 20-6 in fastbreak points in the first half.

But the Gopher defense turned the tables on the Huskers in the second half. Minnesota outscored Nebraska 14-0 off turnovers in the second half, forcing 13 turnovers by the Big Red in the second half while the Gophers committed just five turnovers of their own in the second half.

Nebraska's turnovers helped the Gophers open the third quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 40-39 lead with 5:32 left in the third, capping a 13-0 run that immediately followed NU's 12 run late in the first half. But the Huskers responded with a 6-0 run of their own to regain a 45-40 lead and took a 48-47 lead to the fourth quarter.

Whitish opened the third with Nebraska's only other three-pointer of the game before back-to-back baskets by Haiby and Cain pushed NU's edge to 55-49 with 8:22 left. But the Huskers managed just a Nicea Eliely layup over the next 6:37, as Minnesota surged to a 62-57 lead with 1:59 left. Eliely finished with seven points and five rebounds on the night.

Brown got her only points of the second half to cut the Minnesota edge to 62-59 with 1:45 left, but the Huskers could get no closer.

The Huskers return to Big Ten home action on Sunday by taking on Ohio State. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Buckeyes at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 2 p.m., and tickets are on sale now at

Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska-Kearney head volleyball coach Rick Squiers announced today that Jensen Rowse (Minden H.S.) will play for the Lopers this fall.

The 5-8 outside hitter/defensive specialist is UNK's fourth recruit to date as the program added three players back in November. The Lopers had four seniors on last fall's National Runner Up team. 

"Jensen's background growing up in a volleyball family has helped her become a versatile player who can plug into multiple positions," Squiers said.

Rowse is four-year volleyball and track letterwinner for the Whippets. As a senior she helped Minden win 19 matches after racking up 597 assists, 334 digs, 275 kills, 71 aces and 25 blocks. Subsequently she was named "Team MVP" for a third straight fall and tabbed honorable mention all-state by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald.

Starting all 137 matches in her prep career, she holds MHS records for kills in a career (1,645) and season (563) as well as aces in a career (247). As a junior Rowse set a Class C-1 state record for kills in a match with 42.

"In addition to being a great competitor, she is a disciplined and hard-working student-athlete who will be a great Loper both on the court and in the classroom," Squiers said.

Selected to play in the 37th annual Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) all-state match at Lincoln North Star, she helped the Whippets win two league titles and reach the 2017 state tournament. An NCA All-Academic state qualifier, her older sister (Ali) played at UNK while her mom (Lonna) was a volleyball player at Northwest Missouri State.

UNK went 38-1 last fall, winning the MIAA regular season and tournament titles before reaching the National Championship match in Denver. The Lopers are currently going through winter workouts with spring practice set for March.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Sofia Kenin has reached her first Grand Slam final by upsetting No. 1 Ash Barty at the Australian Open. Kenin saved two set points in each set en route to the 7-6, 7-5 victory in the semifinals at Melbourne Park. Joining Kenin in the final is unseeded Garbine Muguruza (gahr-BEEN’ moo-gah-ROO’-thah), who pulled off a 7-6. 7-5 stunner against No. 4 Simona Halep (HA’-lehp).

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers held a light shootaround yesterday as they resumed basketball activities following the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday. Head coach Frank Vogel was the only person to speak with the media today, saying the Lakers “want to represent what Kobe was about, more than anything.” The NBA agreed to the Lakers’ request to postpone Tuesday’s game against the Clippers, and their next game is tomorrow versus Portland.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had everyone on the field for their first significant practice of Super Bowl week yesterday as they went without helmets or pads during the 90-minute workout. The only injury concerns involve defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see), although head coach Andy Reid says Kelce is fine and Jones is “good to go.” Kelce has been dealing with knee soreness during the postseason, and Jones is bothered by a calf strain.

MIAMI (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell used part of his Super Bowl news conference yesterday to note the league needs change to its minority hiring policy, saying, “we are not where we want to be on this level.” Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been hired for 19 open head coaching spots over the past three years. The league has only two minority general managers among the 32 teams.

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is about to become the oldest manager in the majors. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the 70-year-old Baker and the Astros have worked out a contract. He takes over from AJ Hinch, who was fired Jan. 13 just an hour after he was suspended for the season by Major League Baseball for his role in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal.

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