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The Nebraska men’s basketball team erased a 14-point deficit and led No. 25 Wisconsin in the second half, but the Huskers could not overcome a cold shooting night in a 62-51 loss to the Badgers Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Huskers made only 17 field goals and shot just 28.3 percent, both of which were season lows. The missed shots did lead to a season-high 18 offensive rebounds for the Big Red, but Nebraska was able to turn those second chances into only seven points.

Nebraska (13-8, 3-7 Big Ten) has shot below 42 percent in each contest of its four-game losing streak, a mark the Huskers failed to reach only twice in the first 17 games of the season. Isaiah Roby led the Huskers with a game-high 18 points – including 12 in the second half, and he narrowly missed a double-double by grabbing nine rebounds. James Palmer Jr. added 14 points for the Huskers, while Thomas Allen scored 10 points, matching his career high for a Big Ten Conference game. Off the bench, Thorir Thorbjarnarson scored three points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds after entering the contest with 13 career rebounds. Nebraska enjoyed a plus-eight advantage overall on the glass.

In addition to hitting only 17-of-60 shots, Nebraska was just 4-of-20 from the 3-point line. Wisconsin was 9-of-23 from beyond the arc and shot 43.6 from the field overall, making seven more field goals than the Huskers. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 14 points, including 11 in the second half. Ethan Happ and Nate Reuvers each added 10 points for Wisconsin.

The Huskers struggled on offense for most of the first half before making a strong push in the final seven minutes to pull within 28-21 at the break. NU shot just 23 percent in the half, including 1-of-8 from 3-point range, but found the range later in the half to cut a 14-point deficit to four in the final minutes of the half.

Early on, the Huskers got a strong effort from Allen, who scored four of his first seven first-half points, as Nebraska took an 8-7 lead after a James Palmer Jr. basket with 14:13 left in the half. The Huskers then went ice cold as the Badgers ran off 14 straight points as part of a 16-1 run to build a 23-9 lead after a Khalil Iverson basket with 7:17 left in the half.

NU would chip away, as the Husker defense allowed just one field goal in the final seven minutes. Nebraska went on a 12-2 run as Roby and Palmer combined for 10 points as the Huskers closed to within 25-21 with 1:20 left in the half before Brian Priztl hit a late 3-pointer to send the Badgers into the locker room with a seven-point lead.

Nebraska came out strong in the second half. Palmer scored Nebraska’s first five points of the half and Roby scored the Huskers’ next six points to tie the game at 32-32. Nebraska used a 9-0 run to take a three-point lead five minutes into the half on a conventional three-point play from Watson and the Huskers maintained the three-point advantage three minutes later, leading 40-37 with 12:03 to play following an Allen 3-pointer.

But Wisconsin answered with consecutive 3-pointers to spark an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. A pair of Roby free throws pulled Nebraska to within four with 7:12 remaining, but Davison scored seven straight points to stretch the lead to 55-44 with 4:33 left.

Nebraska will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday, when the Huskers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini at 1:15 p.m. in Champaign, Ill. Saturday’s game will be televised on BTN, with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bellevue East 67, Omaha Benson 57

Bellevue West 65, Lincoln Northeast 30

Blue Hill 66, Sandy Creek 52

Bridgeport 46, Bayard 42

Brush, Colo. 45, Sidney 36

Chadron 53, Douglas, S.D. 37

Chase County 44, Hershey 43

David City 59, Thayer Central 45

Elkhorn South 100, Lincoln High 85

Fairbury 47, Clay Center, Kan. 39

Grand Island 57, Omaha Northwest 56

Hemingford 77, Edgemont, S.D. 45

Humphrey St. Francis 58, Lutheran High Northeast 52

Kearney 65, Omaha South 46

Kimball 49, North Platte St. Patrick's 47

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 42

Lincoln Pius X 70, Omaha North 51

Milford 49, Sutton 42

Millard North 65, Omaha Bryan 55

Millard West 54, Fremont 37

Minatare 56, Potter-Dix 8

Morrill 56, Sioux County 32

North Platte 69, Alliance 65

Omaha Central 97, Lincoln Southeast 61

Omaha Creighton Prep 77, Lincoln North Star 71, OT

Papillion-LaVista South 62, Omaha Burke 36

Pierce 44, Guardian Angels 24

Ralston 57, Beatrice 41

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 75, Scottsbluff 69

South Platte 62, Elba 8

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Bishop Neumann 57, Lincoln Christian 47

Central Conference=

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 55, Schuyler 27

Holdrege 58, Crete 31

Lexington 44, Grand Island Northwest 41

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Third Place=

Omaha Nation 58, Flandreau Indian, S.D. 55

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Johnson County Central 45, Weeping Water 21

Louisville 34, Malcolm 31

Palmyra 69, Conestoga 68, OT

East Husker Conference=

Howells/Dodge 78, Clarkson/Leigh 43

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 77, Tekamah-Herman 39

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 42, Stanton 33

Oakland-Craig 68, Twin River 56

West Point-Beemer 71, Madison 38

Wisner-Pilger 68, Pender 37

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Bennington 56, Norris 43

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 57, Elwood 40

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 63, Eustis-Farnam 48

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

South Loup 63, Anselmo-Merna 62

Third Place=

Mullen 58, Sandhills/Thedford 43

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 57, Ashland-Greenwood 44

Third Place=

Platteview 54, Douglas County West 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Fifth Place=

Cedar Bluffs 57, Cornerstone Christian 44

Third Place=

Parkview Christian 63, College View Academy 50

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 49, Ewing 26

Clearwater/Orchard 82, Santee 65

Elkhorn Valley 45, St. Mary's 35

Neligh-Oakdale 67, Elgin Public/Pope John 42

Niobrara/Verdigre 52, CWC 43

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Paxton 42, Southern Valley 30

Third Place=

Cambridge 56, Wauneta-Palisade 31

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Aurora 61, York 58

Ogallala 57, Cozad 48

Third Place=

Broken Bow 59, Ainsworth 43

Seward 47, Adams Central 43

Twin Valley Conference=

Franklin 52, Red Cloud 28

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bayard 51, Bridgeport 44

Beatrice 50, Ralston 25

Blue Hill 61, Sandy Creek 16

Chase County 40, Hershey 36

Clay Center, Kan. 43, Fairbury 41, OT

Douglas, S.D. 46, Chadron 38

Edgemont, S.D. 46, Hemingford 27

Elkhorn South 58, Lincoln High 41

Fremont 60, Millard West 44

Heartland 56, Nebraska Christian 42

Humphrey St. Francis 63, Lutheran High Northeast 33

Kearney 65, Omaha South 18

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 58

Lincoln Northeast 62, Bellevue West 32

Lincoln Pius X 58, Omaha North 42

Lincoln Southeast 71, Omaha Central 39

Milford 52, Sutton 38

Millard North 66, Omaha Bryan 10

Minatare 47, Potter-Dix 22

North Platte 66, Alliance 32

North Platte St. Patrick's 70, Kimball 40

Omaha Benson 55, Bellevue East 26

Omaha Marian 60, Lincoln North Star 45

Omaha Northwest 66, Grand Island 61

Papillion-LaVista South 57, Omaha Burke 50, OT

Plattsmouth 58, Omaha Gross Catholic 55

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 51, Scottsbluff 49

Sidney 59, Brush, Colo. 31

Sioux County 48, Morrill 41

Thayer Central 60, David City 30

Tri County 54, Lewiston 30

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Hastings St. Cecilia 39, Lincoln Christian 34

Central Conference=

Championship=

Crete 50, Seward 34

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 51, Aurora 33

Grand Island Northwest 59, York 46

Holdrege 44, Schuyler 30

Third Place=

Adams Central 54, Lexington 44

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Fifth Place=

Marty Indian, S.D. 51, Omaha Nation 40

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Elmwood-Murdock 56, Johnson County Central 42

Freeman 50, Conestoga 21

Mead 54, Palmyra 45

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Elkhorn 54, Waverly 47

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 49, Eustis-Farnam 22

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 38, Elwood 32

Hiawatha Invitational Tournament=

Semifinal=

Jackson Heights, Kan. 39, Falls City 32

Lewis & Clark Conference=

Creighton 55, Bloomfield 29

Hartington-Newcastle 66, Walthill 31

Homer 61, Wausa 57

Ponca 50, Osmond 23

Randolph 48, Plainview 33

Wakefield-Allen 61, Emerson-Hubbard 44

Winnebago 60, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 47

Wynot 52, Winside 16

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

Mullen 36, South Loup 25

Mid-State Conference=

Play-in=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 62, Wayne 31

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 47, Syracuse 26

Third Place=

Platteview 56, Arlington 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Third Place=

College View Academy 54, Cedar Bluffs 51

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 44, Neligh-Oakdale 30

Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Clearwater/Orchard 31

Elkhorn Valley 63, Santee 40

Stuart 45, St. Mary's 27

West Holt 56, Niobrara/Verdigre 47

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Dundy County-Stratton 40, Cambridge 38

Third Place=

Maywood-Hayes Center 52, Alma 50

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Broken Bow 45, Ogallala 42

Third Place=

McCook 47, Minden 40

Twin Valley Conference=

Harvard 53, Shelton 22





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Sioux City, IA – The Tri-City Storm erased a 2-0 deficit in the final seven minutes of the game and won a 16-round shootout against the Sioux City Musketeers by a final score of 3-2 Sunday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA. After Ronnie Attard scored the Storm’s goal with less than seven minutes to play, Filip Forsmark tied the game on a goal with less than two minutes to go. Connor McMenamin and Asa Kinnear scored in a shootout that went 16 rounds, and Jake Barczewski recorded the win in net after making 23 saves in regulation time and overtime and stopping an additional 15 saves in the shootout. Tri-City returns to action Saturday in a road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Puck drop is schedule for 7:05pm.

For the second consecutive game, Tri-City ended the first period in a scoreless tie. The Storm outshot the Musketeers 14-7 in the opening twenty minutes but failed to find the game’s first goal. Less that five minutes into the 2nd period, Martin Pospisil opened the scoring with a power play goal for the Musketeers. The goal was scored at the 4:56 mark of the 2nd period and was assisted by Parker Ford. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 9-7 in the 2nd period but trailed 1-0 entering the 3rd period.

Aaron Grounds netted his 3rd goal of the season at 6:47 of the 3rd period to give the Musketeers a two-goal lead over the Storm. Tri-City got on the board a 13:12 of the period with Ronnie Attard’s 13th goal of the season. The goal was assisted by Filip Forsmark and cut the Sioux City lead in half. The Musketeers took a penalty for too many men on the ice at 17:27 of the 3rd period to give Tri-City the game’s final power play. Tri-City lifted goaltender Jake Barczewski for an extra attacker to give the Storm a 6 on 4 advantage with under two minutes to play. Filip Forsmark tied the game with 1:27 left to play on a goal assisted by Ronnie Attard and Zac Jones. After a three on three overtime yielded no goals, the game went into a shootout to decide the winner.

Connor McMenamin gave Tri-City the lead in the shootout with a goal on the Storm’s first shot. Following misses form both teams, Sioux City’s Brady Smith scored a goal in the 3rd round to keep the game going. For the next 12 Rounds, a total of 24 shooters failed to score and the sudden death round of the shootout continued into a 16th round. Tri-City’s Asa Kinnear scored in the top half of the 16th round to give the Storm its second lead in the shootout. Jake Barczewski stopped the shootout attempt from Josh Bohlin and the Tri-City Storm won the longest shootout in team history, 3-2 in 16 rounds. The previous team record stood for nearly thirteen years before being bested tonight. Tri-City defeated Des Moines 6-5 in a 12-round shootout on February 6th, 2006.

Jake Barczewski made 23 saves through 65 minutes, and an additional 15 saves in the shootout to record the win in net for Tri-City.  Barczewski’s 15 shootout saves is a Tri-City Storm team record.

Tri-City returns to action Saturday in a road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers




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Urbandale, IA – The Tri-City Storm scored a season high seven goals for the second consecutive game and defeated the Des Moines Buccaneers by a final score of 7-4 Saturday night at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, Iowa. In the win, Tri-City took over the 1st place spot in the USHL league standings for the second time this season. Tri-City completes a three game in three-day weekend tomorrow afternoon at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa in a matchup with the Sioux City Musketeers. In tonight’s game, Tri-City got goals from Benji Eckerle, Ronnie Attard, Connor McMenamin, Ruben Rafkin, Joe Molenaar and Shane Pinto. Storm goaltender Jake Barczewski 33 of Des Moine’s 37 shots to record the victory in net. Tri-City is now 28-8-1-1 through the first 38 games of the regular season.

In a game that saw a combined eleven goals scored, the first goal of the game was not scored until Benji Eckerle’s strike just over a minute into the 2nd period. A fast paced 1st period yielded no goals, as Des Moines outshot Tri-City 13-6. Eckerle gave Tri-City its first lead of the game at 1:41 of the 2nd period on a goal that was assisted by Keaton Pehrson. Ronnie Attard netted his 12th goal of the season minutes later at the 4:04 mark of the period to increase the Storm lead to two goals. Attard’s goal was scored on the power play and was assisted by Zac Jones and Brendan Budy. The Buccaneers fought back to tie the game with two quick goals from Luke Manning and Scooter Brickey at 12:42 and 13:38 of the period tied the game at 2-2. Connor McMenamin gave the Storm its second lead of the game at 16:08 of the period on a goal assisted by Chase McLane. Following McMenamin’s goal, Ruben Rafkin scored his 2nd goal of the season to give the Storm a 4-2 lead entering the 3rd period. Rafkin’s goal was assisted by Benji Eckerle. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 11-7 in a wild 2nd period that saw a total of six goals scored between the two teams.

The Buccaneers began the 3rd period with a goal to cut the Storm lead in half. Des Moine’s goal was netted by Matt Brown at 1:27 of the period and was assisted by Mac Welsher and Michael Mancinelli. Twenty-two seconds later, Joe Molenaar scored his 11th goal of the year to give the Storm another two-goal lead. Molenaar’s goal was assisted by Colton Kalezic, and Ruben Rafkin. Shane Pinto gave Tri-City a 6-3 lead on a goal assisted by Brendan Budy and Joe Molenaar at 4:55 of the 3rd period. Matt Brown scored his 2nd goal of the game and 21st goal of the season at 10:12 of the 3rd period to bring the Bucs back within two. Connor McMenamin scored an empty net goal with less than two minutes to go to give Tri-City a 7-4 win. McMenamin’s empty net goal was assisted by Chase McLane.

Benji Eckerle was named the game’s 1st Star, with Connor McMenamin picking up 2nd Star honors. Tri-City has now won three of the first five games in the seven game season series against Des Moines. 




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Kearney, Neb. – Three players scored in double figures and Nebraska-Kearney held Missouri Western State to 25 percent shooting from the field to win 62-53 Saturday afternoon at the Health & Sports Center.

The Lopers (12-7, 5-5) improve to 10-2 at home and avenge a 60-57 setback to the Griffons (9-9, 4-5) in last year's MIAA Tournament.

It was not a thing of beauty as the teams combined for 48 fouls and 51 free throw attempts. Missouri Western had three players foul out with three Loper starters sitting some in the first half due to two fouls apiece.

UNK shot 44 percent (20 of 46) from the field and was plus eight on the glass but 20 turnovers helped the Griffs hang around. Using an offense predicated on driving to the rim and getting fouled, Mo West went 23 of 35 at the line to hang around until the end. The 35 attempts are the most by a Kearney opponent this year.

"I thought our energy was much better than Thursday and our communication was way better. That eliminates so many mistakes and we play so much better when we're communicating well on the court," said Loper head coach Carrie Eighmey. "With a young team, we work on our communication daily and it's something our team has improved upon as the year has gone on. But we still can get better.”

MWSU made five shots in the first and fourth quarters but were a combined 4 of 30 (1 of 7 threes) in the middle quarters. However, the Griffs whittled down a 15-point third quarter deficit to four, 57-53, with 46 seconds remaining. Freshman guard Klaire Kirsch (Rapid City, SD) knocked down four straight free throws and freshman post Brooke Carlson (Elkhorn) added another to keep the Griffs at bay.

Missouri Western ended up 14 of 57 (2 of 9 threes) from the field. The 24.6 percent is the lowest by a Loper Division II opponent since Sioux Falls ended up at 23.6% in a 2012 loss. UNK had eight steals, blocked five shots and limited one of the MIAA's top three point shooters, Katrina Roenfeldt, to just eight shot attempts.

"As always we try and pay attention to who we're guarding and understand what they are good at. In the second half we did a better job of taking away their strengths and forcing them to do some things they aren't comfortable with," said Eighmey. 

Offensively, Carlson had an efficient day, scoring a team-high 15 points in just 19 minutes. She was 6 of 6 from the field and 3 of 5 at the line. Next, Iowa freshman forward Maegan Holt had 13 points and seven rebounds (four offensive) with Kirsch providing 11 points, five caroms and five assists in 27 minutes off the bench.

"One of the things we challenged our kids today was to be willing to expend some energy to get great shots and not settling for average ones," said Eighmey. "

MWSU had three starters reach double digits, led by guard Melia Richardson with 11.

UNK hosts No. 8 Fort Hays State (18-1, 9-1) next Saturday.




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Kearney, Neb. -  Senior forward Lavon Hightower had 27 points and 11 rebounds to help Missouri Western State hold off Nebraska-Kearney, 83-79, Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.

With the win, the Griffons stop a four-game losing streak and improve to 9-11 (3-6) while the Lopers fall to 6-13 (1-9). Eight of UNK’s losses have come by a combined 37 points.

Averaging 18.8 points and 7.4 rebounds coming in, the 6-6, 205 pound Hightower reached his team-high point total by going 8 of 11 from the field (4 of 5 threes) and 7 of 10 at the line. Ten of his rebounds came at the defensive end and he also had four assists and two steals in the 37 minutes.

Mo West went on a 14-6 run to lead 79-71 with 2:57 left to play. This key spurt began with a three and ended with a three; the Griffs finished 8 of 21 from behind the arc.

MWSU seemingly had things sewn up as they were ahead 80-75 with 24 seconds remaining. However, junior guard Chase Winchester (DeSoto, Texas) made a free throw, rebounded an intentional miss on the second and found freshman Kanon Koster (Kearney) for a three from the top of the circle.

Hightower was quickly fouled at the 12 second mark and made the subsequent free throws to put his team up three. UNK then called timeout to setup a potential game tying play. However, an open three from the left wing taken by junior Kyle Juhl (Harlan, Ia.) hit iron and the Griffs grabbed the rebound.

“It worked out perfect as far as the look he got. Honestly, I didn’t think he would get that clean of a look because we had a small lineup in and I thought they would switch everything along the baseline. (Henry) Penner did something really smart … he slipped out of it and that caused two of their players to sit there and decided what they wanted to do. That give Kyle the look,” said Loper head coach Kevin Lofton. “We’ll give to him again. I believe in Kyle and the shot just didn’t go in.”

UNK led 64-59 midway through the second half but Mo West responded with a 6-1 run to regain the lead. Millard South graduate Tyrell Carroll had a three point play and made another free throw to get the Griffs going. The freshman guard finished with 17 points, four dimes, four boards and three steals.

“We pressed a bit when we were ahead. Carroll got going and that and one was key for them. We had a couple of turnovers and maybe a bad shot during their run,” said Lofton.

Koster paced the Lopers with a season-high 31 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two of UNK’s season-best seven blocks. Going all 40 minutes he made 12 of 22 shots (3 of 5 threes) and 4 of 5 free throws. Finally, Koster grabbed two of the Lopers 11 offensive rebounds.

Back in December, he had 30 points in a home loss to Emporia State. Koster has now reached the 20-point mark four times this winter.

“I’ve got to give them credit. They had 12 offensive rebounds in the first half. It seemed like anytime it came off the rim they were able to grab it,” said Lofton. “We turned that around a bit in the second half but that (offensive rebounds) was their life blood in the first half. That and Hightower got it going.”

Next, Lincoln sophomore Sam Morris had a season-high 13 points thanks to five freebies and four buckets. Off the bench, Aurora freshman Henry Penner had six points, six rebounds and two assists.

Mo West won the battle on the glass by one, 38-37 while UNK shot a bit better from the field, 45-42 percent. Finally, the teams combined for just 13 turnovers.






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The Hastings St. Cecilia girls were the only number one seed to win as the Centennial and Central Conference Tournaments came to a close on Saturday. 

Click here for the updated brackets




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Madison, Wis. - Nebraska got a driving layup from Nicea Eliely with 0.7 seconds left to give the Huskers a 69-67 lead, but Wisconsin's Kelly Karliss knocked down a three-pointer from the corner as time expired to allow the Badgers to escape with a 70-69 women's basketball win at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon.

Karliss, who gave the Badgers just their second three-pointer of the game, caught the ball in the corner and reset her feet before loading up her three, but the shot was confirmed as a made three to give Wisconsin its second Big Ten win. Karliss finished with eight points, including six during UW's 13-2 surge in the game's final four minutes.

Eliely, who finished with 12 points, five rebounds and five steals, had a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first quarter wiped off after it was originally counted following her steal with two seconds left.

Those shots were enough to make a difference in what was an evenly played game across most categories, although the only time Nebraska trailed in the contest was at the final buzzer. The Huskers slipped to 4-5 in the Big Ten and 9-11 overall, while Wisconsin improved to 11-10 and 2-7 in the league.

Taylor Kissinger led the Huskers with 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, while going 5-for-7 overall from the field. Fellow sophomore Kate Cain contributed her best offensive performance of Big Ten play with 14 points to go along with seven rebounds, one block and a steal. Cain and Kissinger combined for Nebraska's first 10 points of the fourth quarter to help the Huskers build a 60-53 edge after leading just 51-49 at the end of three periods.

Junior Hannah Whitish, a Wisconsin native, added 12 points including her fourth three-pointer of the contest with 6:55 left to extend NU's margin to 63-53. Whitish also dished out seven assists in the game.

But the Huskers got just two field goals the rest of the way, as Wisconsin stormed back to tie the score at 67 with 1:01 left on a pair of Niya Beverley free throws. In the fourth quarter, Wisconsin hit 8-of-10 free throws, including its final six. The Badgers went 14-for-20 from the line in the game, after entering the game at just 52 percent from the line for the season.

Beverley finished with 10 points, five assists and four steals, while Karliss added eight points and four steals of her own as those two Badgers combined for UW's final eight points. For the game, Marsha Howard led Wisconsin with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Imani Lewis added 17 points and seven boards.

As a team, Nebraska hit 44.3 percent (27-61) of its shots from the field, including 30.4 percent (7-23) of its threes. The Huskers also went 8-for-9 at the free throw line. Both teams committed 18 turnovers in the game, and Nebraska outscored UW in points of turnovers 18-15.

However, Wisconsin won the battle of the boards 34-33, including 19-10 in the second half that included eight offensive rebounds after Nebraska dominated the first-half glass. UW outscored the Huskers 15-13 in second-chance points for the game, including 11-0 in the second half.

After building a 43-29 lead early in the third quarter, Nebraska watched Wisconsin storm back to win the period 22-12. The Huskers committed eight turnovers in the quarter after committing just seven in the first half. The Huskers also gave up four offensive boards in the third period that Wisconsin turned into seven second-chance points.

Nebraska performed well in all areas in the first half, building a 39-27 halftime lead. The Huskers used a dominant performance on the glass to put up 13 second-chance points off 11 offensive rebounds. NU outscored Wisconsin 13-4 in the second-chance category in the half, while also outscoring the Badgers 7-5 in points off turnovers, nearly accounting for Nebraska's 12-point halftime lead in those two hustle categories.

Whitish led the Huskers with nine first-half points on a trio of three-pointers, while Eliely sparked the Huskers with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting. She also grabbed three first-half steals. Kissinger also contributed eight points - all in a 58 second span in the second quarter to give NU its largest lead of the half at 31-17 with 3:32 left.

Brown pitched in five first-half points, while Cain contributed four points, five rebounds and a steal in the half. Haiby did not score, but she did come up with five big rebounds including four on the offensive end.

As a team, Nebraska hit 41.7 percent (15-36) of its first-half shots, including 5-of-17 threes (.294), while going 4-for-5 at the line. The Huskers out-rebounded UW 23-15 in the half, and won the turnover battle 10-7.

Howard led the Badgers with 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the half, and Wisconsin hit 45.8 percent (11-24) of its first-half shots. Wisconsin went 0-for-4 from three-point range and 5-for-10 at the free throw line.

The Huskers continue their two-game Big Ten road swing Thursday night when they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to battle Purdue. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Boilermakers from Mackey Arena is set for 7 p.m. (CT) with live television coverage from the Big Ten Network. Free live audio will be provided by the Husker Sports Network on Huskers.com starting at 6:45 p.m.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bellevue East 67, Omaha Benson 57

Bellevue West 65, Lincoln Northeast 30

Blue Hill 66, Sandy Creek 52

Bridgeport 46, Bayard 42

Brush, Colo. 45, Sidney 36

Chadron 53, Douglas, S.D. 37

Chase County 44, Hershey 43

David City 59, Thayer Central 45

Elkhorn South 100, Lincoln High 85

Fairbury 47, Clay Center, Kan. 39

Grand Island 57, Omaha Northwest 56

Hemingford 77, Edgemont, S.D. 45

Humphrey St. Francis 58, Lutheran High Northeast 52

Kearney 65, Omaha South 46

Kimball 49, North Platte St. Patrick's 47

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 42

Lincoln Pius X 70, Omaha North 51

Milford 49, Sutton 42

Millard North 65, Omaha Bryan 55

Millard West 54, Fremont 37

Minatare 56, Potter-Dix 8

Morrill 56, Sioux County 32

North Platte 69, Alliance 65

Omaha Central 97, Lincoln Southeast 61

Omaha Creighton Prep 77, Lincoln North Star 71, OT

Papillion-LaVista South 62, Omaha Burke 36

Pierce 44, Guardian Angels 24

Ralston 57, Beatrice 41

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 75, Scottsbluff 69

South Platte 62, Elba 8

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Bishop Neumann 57, Lincoln Christian 47

Central Conference=

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 55, Schuyler 27

Holdrege 58, Crete 31

Lexington 44, Grand Island Northwest 41

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Third Place=

Omaha Nation 58, Flandreau Indian, S.D. 55

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Johnson County Central 45, Weeping Water 21

Louisville 34, Malcolm 31

Palmyra 69, Conestoga 68, OT

East Husker Conference=

Howells/Dodge 78, Clarkson/Leigh 43

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 77, Tekamah-Herman 39

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 42, Stanton 33

Oakland-Craig 68, Twin River 56

West Point-Beemer 71, Madison 38

Wisner-Pilger 68, Pender 37

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Bennington 56, Norris 43

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 57, Elwood 40

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 63, Eustis-Farnam 48

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

South Loup 63, Anselmo-Merna 62

Third Place=

Mullen 58, Sandhills/Thedford 43

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 57, Ashland-Greenwood 44

Third Place=

Platteview 54, Douglas County West 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Fifth Place=

Cedar Bluffs 57, Cornerstone Christian 44

Third Place=

Parkview Christian 63, College View Academy 50

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 49, Ewing 26

Clearwater/Orchard 82, Santee 65

Elkhorn Valley 45, St. Mary's 35

Neligh-Oakdale 67, Elgin Public/Pope John 42

Niobrara/Verdigre 52, CWC 43

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Paxton 42, Southern Valley 30

Third Place=

Cambridge 56, Wauneta-Palisade 31

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Aurora 61, York 58

Ogallala 57, Cozad 48

Third Place=

Broken Bow 59, Ainsworth 43

Seward 47, Adams Central 43

Twin Valley Conference=

Franklin 52, Red Cloud 28

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Bayard 51, Bridgeport 44

Beatrice 50, Ralston 25

Blue Hill 61, Sandy Creek 16

Chase County 40, Hershey 36

Clay Center, Kan. 43, Fairbury 41, OT

Douglas, S.D. 46, Chadron 38

Edgemont, S.D. 46, Hemingford 27

Elkhorn South 58, Lincoln High 41

Fremont 60, Millard West 44

Heartland 56, Nebraska Christian 42

Humphrey St. Francis 63, Lutheran High Northeast 33

Kearney 65, Omaha South 18

Lincoln East 61, Millard South 58

Lincoln Northeast 62, Bellevue West 32

Lincoln Pius X 58, Omaha North 42

Lincoln Southeast 71, Omaha Central 39

Milford 52, Sutton 38

Millard North 66, Omaha Bryan 10

Minatare 47, Potter-Dix 22

North Platte 66, Alliance 32

North Platte St. Patrick's 70, Kimball 40

Omaha Benson 55, Bellevue East 26

Omaha Marian 60, Lincoln North Star 45

Omaha Northwest 66, Grand Island 61

Papillion-LaVista South 57, Omaha Burke 50, OT

Plattsmouth 58, Omaha Gross Catholic 55

Rapid City Stevens, S.D. 51, Scottsbluff 49

Sidney 59, Brush, Colo. 31

Sioux County 48, Morrill 41

Thayer Central 60, David City 30

Tri County 54, Lewiston 30

Centennial Conference=

Championship=

Hastings St. Cecilia 39, Lincoln Christian 34

Central Conference=

Championship=

Crete 50, Seward 34

Consolation=

Columbus Lakeview 51, Aurora 33

Grand Island Northwest 59, York 46

Holdrege 44, Schuyler 30

Third Place=

Adams Central 54, Lexington 44

Dakota Oyate Challenge=

Fifth Place=

Marty Indian, S.D. 51, Omaha Nation 40

East Central Nebraska Conference=

Elmwood-Murdock 56, Johnson County Central 42

Freeman 50, Conestoga 21

Mead 54, Palmyra 45

Eastern Midlands Conference=

Championship=

Elkhorn 54, Waverly 47

Fort Kearney Conference=

Axtell 49, Eustis-Farnam 22

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 38, Elwood 32

Hiawatha Invitational Tournament=

Semifinal=

Jackson Heights, Kan. 39, Falls City 32

Lewis & Clark Conference=

Creighton 55, Bloomfield 29

Hartington-Newcastle 66, Walthill 31

Homer 61, Wausa 57

Ponca 50, Osmond 23

Randolph 48, Plainview 33

Wakefield-Allen 61, Emerson-Hubbard 44

Winnebago 60, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 47

Wynot 52, Winside 16

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference=

Championship=

Mullen 36, South Loup 25

Mid-State Conference=

Play-in=

Boone Central/Newman Grove 62, Wayne 31

Nebraska Capitol Conference=

Championship=

Wahoo 47, Syracuse 26

Third Place=

Platteview 56, Arlington 41

Nebraska Frontier Conference=

Championship=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Omaha Christian Academy 36

Third Place=

College View Academy 54, Cedar Bluffs 51

Niobrara Valley Conference=

Boyd County 44, Neligh-Oakdale 30

Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Clearwater/Orchard 31

Elkhorn Valley 63, Santee 40

Stuart 45, St. Mary's 27

West Holt 56, Niobrara/Verdigre 47

RPAC Conference=

Championship=

Dundy County-Stratton 40, Cambridge 38

Third Place=

Maywood-Hayes Center 52, Alma 50

Southwest Conference=

Championship=

Broken Bow 45, Ogallala 42

Third Place=

McCook 47, Minden 40

Twin Valley Conference=

Harvard 53, Shelton 22





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Lincoln – Glynn Watson had 14 of his 18 points in the second half, but Nebraska fell to Ohio State, 70-60, at Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday afternoon.

Watson, who moved into 13th place on Nebraska’s career scoring chart, had 18 points, while James Palmer Jr. added 19 for the Huskers, who fell to 13-7 overall and 3-6 in Big Ten play.

Nebraska could not overcome a cold shooting afternoon, hitting just 36 percent from the field against the Buckeyes (13-6, 3-5 Big Ten).

Luther Muhammad had a career-high 24 points to lead three OSU players in double figures, including six points in a crucial 12-2 second half run. This run stretched the lead to 56-43 after a C.J. Jackson 3-pointer with 8:14 remaining after Nebraska pulled to within 44-41.

The Huskers cut the OSU deficit to six on two occasions, the last being 64-58 after a Palmer basket with 44 seconds left, but the Buckeyes hit 6-of-8 free throws to hold the Huskers at bay.

Early on, Nebraska got off to a quick start, as 3-pointers from Palmer Jr. and Isaiah Roby helped NU build an early 8-2 lead after a Watson layup just 1:56 into the game. The Buckeyes responded with a seven unanswered points to regain the lead at 9-8 after a Muhammad basket.

Leading 13-12, the Huskers ran off six straight points to build its largest lead at 19-12 after a Copeland jumper with 9:50 left in the half. The Huskers could not stretch the lead, allowing OSU to come back and close the half on a 12-2 run to build a 29-24 halftime lead.

The Huskers quickly erased the five-point deficit after halftime with an Isaac Copeland short corner 3-pointer and a Tanner Borchardt layup to tie the game at 29. NU took a 38-36 lead with 15:35 remaining after a pair of Palmer free throws, but this would be the last time Tim Miles’ group would lead. NU cut 44-38 deficit to three after a pair of free throws from Watson and another from Tanner Borchardt after a hook and hold call on Caleb Wesson, but could not pull closer.

The Huskers are back in action on Tuesday evening, as they host Wisconsin. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on BTN. It will also be carried on the Husker Sports Network.





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