The Nebraska men’s basketball team battled No. 15 Purdue for 40 minutes Saturday afternoon, but the Huskers came up just short of an upset in a 75-72 loss to the Boilermakers at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
In a close game that featured six ties and 11 lead changes, Nebraska could never quite get over the hump in the second half. The Huskers never led in the second half, despite pulling to within two eight times in the final 20 minutes. With the loss, Nebraska saw its two-game home winning streak snapped, as the Huskers fell to 15-13 on the season and 5-12 in Big Ten Conference play.
The Huskers received a big game from Glynn Watson Jr., who scored a season-high 25 points and was 5-of-9 from the 3-point line. James Palmer Jr. added 15 points and dished out a season-high eight assists, while Thomas Allen had nine points and Isaiah Roby scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds. Amir Harris added a career-high-tying six points off the bench.
Purdue (20-7, 13-3 Big Ten) was led by Matt Haarms, who scored 17 points – one shy of his career high – and grabbed nine rebounds. Carsen Edwards, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, chipped in 13 points, but the Huskers held him to just 3-of-16 shooting, including misses on his final 12 attempts. Ryan Cline also added 13 points for the Boilermakers.
Nebraska out-shot Purdue, as the Huskers hit 41.0 percent of their field goals while limiting the Boilermakers to 37.7 percent. But Purdue was 23-of-26 at the free throw line (88.5 percent), and the Boilermakers out-rebounded Nebraska by 18, including a 31-12 advantage in the second half. In the final 20 minutes, Purdue pulled down 16 offensive rebounds, as 17 of the Boilermaker’s 37 second-half points came following offensive rebounds.
In a first half that featured 11 lead changes, Nebraska got off to a fast start behind Watson, who opened the game with three straight 3-pointers to scoring Nebraska’s first nine points. Allen added another three and Watson converted a layup during a 5-0 spurt that gave Nebraska a 14-10 lead nearly six minutes into the game. But Purdue answered by scoring 12 of the next 15 points, including an 8-0 run that put the Boilermakers in front 24-19 halfway through the period.
But Nebraska answered Purdue’s eight-point run with an 8-0 spurt of its own, as Nebraska regained the lead at 27-24. After Purdue retook the lead with six straight points, Palmer gave Nebraska a 34-33 lead with 2:15 remaining in the half on his only 3-pointer of the game. Palmer added two more free throws with under a minute to play, and Nebraska appeared headed to the locker room with the lead until Cline hit a 3-pointer for Purdue with two seconds left in the half, giving the Boilermakers a 38-36 lead at the break.
Both teams shot the ball well in the first half. Purdue made 47 percent of its shots and was 5-of-12 from the 3-point line, while Nebraska was 6-of-12 from long range while shooting 42 percent overall in the first half. Watson scored 15 first-half points for the Huskers.
In the second half, Nebraska quickly trimmed the lead to one on a Tanner Borchardt free throw before Purdue scored seven of the next nine points to grab a six-point lead. Four straight points pulled the Huskers back within two and Nebraska remained within five points of the Boilermakers for the next 13 minutes.
Nebraska pulled to within two at 56-54 with 5:22 to play, and it remained a one-possession game until a 6-0 Purdue run gave the Boilermakers their largest lead of the game at 68-61 with 49 seconds remaining. Palmer hit a pair of free throws on each of Nebraska’s next three possessions and Watson scored five points in the final 10 seconds, but Purdue made 18 of its 21 second-half free throws, including 9-of-12 in the final minute to hold on for its 20th win of the season.
The Huskers hit the road, playing their next two games in the state of Michigan against top-10 teams. Nebraska begins the road trip next Thursday with a 6 p.m. contest at No. 7 Michigan on ESPN.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Wahoo 70, Aquinas 62
Fort Calhoun 45, Boys Town 41
North Bend Central 39, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 31
Wayne 66, Norfolk Catholic 54
Columbus Scotus 62, Boone Central/Newman Grove 43
Kearney Catholic 50, Adams Central 47
Grand Island Central Catholic 45, Broken Bow 34
Ogallala 63, Cozad 53
Mitchell 58, Chadron 37
Freeman 68, Southern 33
Sutton 63, Tri County 59
Yutan 68, Elmwood-Murdock 50
Centennial 66, Shelby/Rising City 46
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 74, Omaha Nation 51
Wakefield 57, Howells/Dodge 49
Ponca 50, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 48
Battle Creek 70, Ainsworth 68, OT
Hastings St. Cecilia 44, Alma 28
Centura 53, Doniphan-Trumbull 49
South Loup 56, Cambridge 54
Bridgeport 91, Hemingford 54
Ashland-Greenwood 67, Lincoln Christian 61
Nebraska City Lourdes 47, Omaha Christian Academy 39
Heartland 53, Deshler 42
Archbishop Bergan 56, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 54
Emerson-Hubbard 58, Homer 35
Hartington-Newcastle 62, Bloomfield 52
Boyd County 38, West Holt 35
Kenesaw 46, Fullerton 37
Axtell 42, Arapahoe 41
Overton 76, Elm Creek 63
Anselmo-Merna 80, Ansley-Litchfield 65
Wauneta-Palisade 65, Dundy County-Stratton 59
Paxton 38, North Platte St. Patrick's 32
Falls City Sacred Heart 67, Johnson-Brock 43
Exeter/Milligan 52, Diller-Odell 38
Humphrey St. Francis 41, Mead 32
Osmond 54, Randolph 44
Stuart 37, St. Mary's 36
Riverside 71, Central Valley 44
Lawrence-Nelson 34, Giltner 32
Loomis 49, Blue Hill 36
Wallace 49, Eustis-Farnam 32
Mullen 52, Hyannis 32
Creek Valley 53, South Platte 36
Crawford 45, Cody-Kilgore 37
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Lincoln Pius X 63, Omaha Bryan 5
Omaha Marian 49, Lincoln North Star 43
Lincoln High 61, Kearney 49
Millard South 64, Omaha South 9
Lincoln Southeast 52, Omaha Northwest 49
Lincoln Southwest 66, Bellevue East 26
Lincoln East 59, Omaha Central 31
Omaha Benson 61, Gretna 31
Millard West 59, Omaha Burke 43
Omaha Westside 60, Grand Island 35
Fremont 80, Bellevue West 59
Papillion-LaVista 70, Omaha North 38
Lincoln Northeast 58, Papillion-LaVista South 56
Millard North 64, Norfolk 31
Wahoo 54, Chase County 37
West Point-Beemer 53, O'Neill 43
North Bend Central 46, Grand Island Central Catholic 29
North Platte St. Patrick's 66, Axtell 19
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Omaha Skutt Catholic 63, Elkhorn Mount Michael 24
Omaha Roncalli 50, Bennington 44
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Seward 55, Crete 32
Aurora 55, York 51
Lexington 55, McCook 39
Scottsbluff 53, Alliance 49
Auburn 61, Falls City 50
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Aquinas 63, Bishop Neumann 45
Wahoo 79, David City 31
Boys Town 66, Omaha Concordia 53
Fort Calhoun 74, Douglas County West 66
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North Bend Central 69, Arlington 26
Norfolk Catholic 64, Winnebago 51
Wayne 39, Pierce 33
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Columbus Scotus 63, Twin River 46
Adams Central 60, Gibbon 17
Kearney Catholic 68, Wood River 30
Broken Bow 37, Ord 35
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 39
Cozad 64, Chase County 46
Ogallala 66, Hershey 62
Chadron 49, Gordon/Rushville 38
Mitchell 74, Valentine 50
Freeman 51, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23
Southern 61, Palmyra 55
Sutton 61, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 30
Tri County 60, Wilber-Clatonia 40
Elmwood-Murdock 59, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 35
Yutan 73, Tekamah-Herman 24
Centennial 69, Nebraska Christian 41
Shelby/Rising City 55, Cross County 47, OT
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 69, Guardian Angels 25
Omaha Nation 68, Oakland-Craig 54
Howells/Dodge 64, Lutheran High Northeast 44
Wakefield 47, Wisner-Pilger 37
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 77, Crofton 50
Ponca 65, Hartington Cedar Catholic 53
Ainsworth 61, Creighton 48
Battle Creek 57, Neligh-Oakdale 48
Alma 50, Sandy Creek 47
Hastings St. Cecilia 45, Superior 30
Centura 75, Ravenna 51
Doniphan-Trumbull 48, Arcadia-Loup City 36
Cambridge 57, Southern Valley 46
South Loup 53, Perkins County 38
Bridgeport 55, Kimball 39
Hemingford 73, Bayard 59
Nebraska City Lourdes 57, Pawnee City 45
Omaha Christian Academy 47, Weeping Water 31
Deshler 59, Meridian 27
Heartland 47, McCool Junction 45
Archbishop Bergan 75, Clarkson/Leigh 35
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 86, East Butler 34
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Homer 58, Pender 53
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Wallace 51, Medicine Valley 39
Hyannis 65, Arthur County 42
Mullen 50, Stapleton 23
Creek Valley 64, Potter-Dix 12
South Platte 49, Leyton 38
Cody-Kilgore 62, Sioux County 44
Crawford 55, Hay Springs 37
The Nebraska men’s basketball team posted its highest point total in more than a month Tuesday night, but the Huskers ran into a hot-shooting Penn State squad in a 95-71 loss at the Bryce Jordan Center.
James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 24 points – including 15 in the second half – as the Huskers topped the 70-point mark for the first time since a 70-64 win over the same Penn State squad on Jan. 10. Isaiah Roby had one of the most efficient nights of his career, scoring 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and Thomas Allen added 11 points for Nebraska (15-12 overall, 5-11 Big Ten).
Nebraska shot 47.5 percent from the field and was 6-of-18 from the 3-point line, including 6-of-12 in the second half. But Penn State hit 56 percent of its shot, the best shooting night by a Husker opponent in 61 games. The Nittany Lions set season highs in points (95), field goals (35) and shooting percentage (55.6), all of which were the most Nebraska has allowed this season.
Lamar Stevens scored a game-high 29 points for the Nittany Lions (10-16, 3-12 Big Ten) and Rasir Bolton added 21. Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins chipped in 10 points apiece.
Nebraska trailed by 19 at the half, its largest halftime deficit of the season. The Huskers allowed 44 points to a hot-shooting Penn State team, tying for the most points NU has allowed in a first half this season. Penn State hit six 3-pointers and shot 50 percent in the half, while the Huskers were 0-of-6 from the 3-point line and shot just 40 percent. Nebraska also committed seven turnovers and allowed eight offensive rebounds, as the Nittany Lions scored 14 points off turnovers and added 13 second-chance points.
Each of Penn State’s first six shots were 3-pointers. The Nittany Lions missed their first four attempts, but made six of their final nine 3-pointers of the half. Lamar Stevens hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points during a 10-0 Penn State run that turned a one-point deficit into a 13-4 lead four minutes into the game. Nebraska pulled to within five at 17-12 before going nearly five minutes without a point. Penn State took advantage with a 7-0 run that stretched the lead to 12. A 6-0 spurt four minutes later put the Nittany Lions on top 35-18, and Penn State scored the final four points of the half to take a 44-25 lead into the locker room.
Nebraska came out strong in the second half, scoring the first five points of the period. But Penn State settled back in, using a 7-0 run to build a 57-35 lead, marking the Huskers’ first deficit of more than 20 points this season. The Nittany Lions stretched the lead to 25 six minutes into the half. Allen scored five straight points to cut the lead back to 20 with 12:09 to play, but Nebraska was never able to get closer than that. Penn State made eight consecutive shots over the next seven minutes to build an 83-55 advantage with less than six minutes remaining. The Nittany Lions built their largest lead of 29 with 2:04 to play following their 11th 3-pointer of the night. Nebraska scored seven of the game’s final nine points, with all seven points coming from the Husker bench.
The Huskers shot 55.2 percent in the second half, but Penn State was 18-of-29 from the field (62.1 percent) in the final 20 minutes, including 5-of-7 from the 3-point line and 10-of-11 at the free-throw line.
Nebraska returns home this weekend, when the Huskers host No. 15 Purdue Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m., and the game will be televised by the Big Ten Network, which the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.
Nebraska Postgame Notes*-James Palmer Jr. reached double-figures for the 26th time this season with 24 points. Palmer also went over 500 points this season, becoming the eighth player in school history to record consecutive 500-point seasons.
*-Palmer posted his 13th 20-point game of the year, matching the most under Tim Miles (13, Terran Petteway, 2014-15). Palmer now has 21 career 20-point games.
*-Palmer also passed Herschell Turner for 29th on Nebraska’s career scoring chart, as Palmer now has 1,082 career points at NU.
*-Amir Harris had a career-high two blocked shots tonight. Harris had one blocked shot in four previous games this season. He also finished with four points, his highest total since Nov. 11.
*-Penn State became just the third opponent in the last 51 games dating back to last season to shoot over 50 percent from the field.
*-Nebraska saw its two-game win streak snapped and fell to 1-6 in State College in the Big Ten era. Prior to tonight, three of the last four matchups were decide by four points or less.
*-Isaiah Roby finished with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. In two games against Penn State this year, Roby is 16-of-19 from the field.
Riverside, Calif. – The Nebraska baseball team (3-1) closed its season-opening series with a 7-1 win over UC Riverside at Riverside Sports Complex on Sunday.
Freshman right-hander Colby Gomes, making his pitching debut, went 4.0 scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts. Senior Matt Waldron threw 5.0 innings of relief and earned seven strikeouts.
Nebraska struck first with one run in the opening frame. Angelo Altavilla hit a one-out single before Mojo Hagge advanced him with a single of his own. Aaron Palensky drove in Altavilla with an RBI single. In the bottom of the first, the Highlanders left two runners on base during a scoreless frame. UC Riverside managed two hits.
Drew Gilin recorded his first career hit in the top of the second, but the Huskers were held scoreless. The Highlanders earned two hits in the bottom of the second, but left a pair of runners stranded.
NU scored two runs in the top of the third to extend its lead to 3-0. Schwellenbach and Hagge each walked before Luke Roskam’s two-RBI single. UC Riverside went down in order in the bottom half of the inning.
In the top of the fourth, Nebraska went down in order with one strikeout and two flyouts. Riverside managed two hits in the bottom of the fourth, but Roskam threw a laser to second base for an inning-ending pickoff.
Nebraska left one runner on base via walk during a scoreless top of the fifth. UC Riverside went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.
All three Husker batters struck out in the top of the sixth. Waldron responded by retiring all three Highlanders he faced in the bottom of the sixth.
Nebraska plated one run to extend its lead to 4-0 in the top of the seventh. Blake Peterson hit a leadoff single and then later scored on Altavilla’s RBI single. Waldron added a strikeout in the bottom of the seventh as he retired all three batters he faced.
In the top of the eighth, Nebraska left two runners on in a scoreless frame. Waldron mowed down the Highlanders 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth.
The Huskers scored three runs on two hits in the top of the ninth to build a 7-0 lead. Acker doubled in the leadoff spot before Schwellenbach drove him in with a single. Hagge and Palensky also registered RBIs during the inning for the Big Red. UC Riverside scored its lone run of the game in the bottom of the ninth.
The Huskers return to action next week at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Surprise, Ariz. NU faces defending national champion Oregon State in a four-game set, beginning on Thursday.
Lincoln – Behind a big night from Isaiah Roby, the Nebraska men’s basketball team won its second straight game with a 59-50 victory over Northwestern Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Roby filled up the stat sheet while producing his third double-double of the season. He scored a game-high 19 points, pulled down a game- and career-high 16 rebounds, tied his season high with a game-high five blocks and added a pair of assists and two steals. With Nebraska’s offense struggling early in the second half, Roby scored the Huskers’ first 10 points of the period and finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the second half alone.
In addition to Roby’s performance, James Palmer Jr. chipped in 13 points – his 22nd straight game in double figures – and dished out six assists, one shy of his season high. Glynn Watson Jr. added 12 points and six rebounds. Nebraska shot only 32.8 percent from the field, but the Husker defense had seven blocks and eight steals while forcing 15 Northwestern turnovers. The Wildcats shot only 34.5 percent and were just 5-of-25 from the 3-point line en route to its second-lowest total of the year.
With its second win of the week, Nebraska improved to 15-11 on the year and moved to 5-10 in Big Ten Conference play. Northwestern (12-13, 3-11 Big Ten) was led by a double-double from Dererk Pardon (13 points and 12 rebounds), while Vic Law scored 15 points and Anthony Gaines added 10 points.
Nebraska led for much of the first half, taking a 28-23 lead into the locker room. The teams traded baskets during a hot start, before a 6-0 run gave the Huskers a 14-9 lead eight minutes into the contest. Five straight points from Northwestern trimmed the lead to one with eight minutes left in the half, but Thomas Allen knocked down a three and Palmer connected on three free throws to give Nebraska its biggest lead of the half at 26-19. The Huskers scored only two points over the final six minutes of the half, but the Husker defense limited the Wildcats to just four points during that stretch.
Roby was the only Husker to score a point in the first eight minutes of the second half, as Northwestern battled back to take the lead. After Roby opened the period with a layup, five quick Wildcat points trimmed the Husker lead to two. Roby answered with a 3-pointer but another 5-0 spurt gave Northwestern a 36-35 advantage with 14:27 left.
After a two-minute scoreless drought, Roby put Nebraska back on top for good with a 3-pointer with 12:08 to play. Northwestern trimmed the lead to one with eight minutes remaining, but the Huskers put the game out of reach with an 11-0 run. Watson scored the final five points of the run, as his 3-pointer gave Nebraska its largest lead at 53-41 with 3:52 to play.
Despite playing its starting five the entire second half, Nebraska had plenty of energy on the defensive end. The Huskers held Northwestern scoreless for more than five minutes during their 11-0 run. After a Northwestern basket cut the lead to one with 8:18 remaining, the Wildcats did not make another field goal until more than seven minutes later, when a Pardon dunk made the score 55-47 with 1:05 to play, but that was as close as Northwestern would get.
Following a pair of home wins this week, Nebraska hits the road to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on FS1 with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.
Riverside, Calif. – After a scoreless first four innings for both teams, Nebraska (2-1) scored in each of the last five innings on its way to a 10-6 win over UC Riverside in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at the Riverside Sports Complex.
Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his eighth career start and 40th overall appearance, earned the win in 5.0 scoreless innings and recorded six strikeouts. Paul Tillotson threw 1.1 innings, while Kyle Perry (0.1), Shay Schanaman (0.1), Robbie Palkert (1.1) and Jaxon Hallmark (0.2) each made relief appearances. Hallmark, who made his pitching debut, was also a threat at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs during the second game of the doubleheader.
In the top of the first, NU had one baserunner, but he was caught stealing while the other hitters struck out and flew out. Fisher recorded three strikeouts in the bottom of the first, while allowing one hit.
Aaron Palensky hit a leadoff single in the top of the second, but three consecutive outs left him stranded. Fisher added two strikeouts in the bottom of the second as one Highlander reached on an error, but was left on base.
Both teams went down in order in the third inning. Nebraska went down 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth despite Palensky smashing one to left field that was caught on the warning track. The Highlanders left one runner on base during a scoreless bottom of the fourth.
In the top of the fifth, Nebraska scored the first run of the game to take a 1-0 lead. Cam Chick hit a one-out single before Jaxon Hallmark walked. Carter Cross laced an RBI single that scored Chick. NU left the bases loaded after a strikeout and flyout ended the frame. UC Riverside got a runner to third base, but he remained stranded at the end of the inning.
Nebraska plated three runs in the sixth to extend its lead to 4-0. Palensky drew a one-out walk before Luke Roskam smashed an RBI double. Hallmark also laced an RBI double, while Cross added an RBI single. UC Riverside scored its first run in the bottom of the sixth to cut NU’s lead to 4-1.
Nebraska tacked on one run in the top of the seventh. Schwellenbach drew a leadoff walk before Gunner Hellstrom singled. Schwellenbach scored when Palensky reached on a fielder’s choice. Riverside scored two runs in the seventh to cut the score to 5-3. The Highlanders left the bases loaded when Schanaman struck out the only batter he faced.
In the top of the eighth, the Huskers scored three runs to take an 8-3 lead. Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Hallmark drove him in with an RBI single. Acker, Schwellenbach and Hellstrom also produced hits during the inning. UC Riverside managed a hit and two baserunners, but left both of them stranded in a scoreless frame.
Hallmark blasted a two-RBI double in the top of the ninth to give Nebraska a 10-3 lead. The Highlanders managed three runs in the bottom of the ninth, including the first home run of the series. NU committed two errors during the frame.
The Huskers and Highlanders conclude their series on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. (CT).
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Alliance 73, Sidney 29
Alma 65, Arapahoe 58
Ansley-Litchfield 45, Pleasanton 38
Archbishop Bergan 63, West Point-Beemer 46
Ashland-Greenwood 54, Malcolm 49
Auburn 56, Johnson County Central 41
Aurora 72, Holdrege 41
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 80, Pender 34
Battle Creek 63, O'Neill 46
Bayard 59, Hyannis 54
Bellevue West 80, Millard South 49
Bishop Neumann 63, Lincoln Christian 55
Bloomfield 63, Wausa 39
Blue Hill 48, Heartland Lutheran 43
Boone Central/Newman Grove 45, Crofton 43
Boyd County 52, Clearwater/Orchard 46
Broken Bow 72, Minden 52
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 58, Meridian 27
Burwell 62, CWC 33
Cambridge 63, Bertrand 55
Cedar Bluffs 49, Winside 15
Chase County 57, Sutherland 45
Columbus Lakeview 58, Central City 42
Cross County 77, Friend 44
David City 64, Clarkson/Leigh 57
Deshler 45, Lawrence-Nelson 31
Douglas County West 80, Tekamah-Herman 42
Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Arlington 36
Elm Creek 65, Elwood 29
Elmwood-Murdock 37, Louisville 30
Eustis-Farnam 66, Medicine Valley 48
Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 29
Franklin 49, Red Cloud 34
Freeman 64, Sterling 35
Fullerton 76, Palmer 25
Garden County 67, Leyton 22
Giltner 42, McCool Junction 32
Grand Island 50, Lincoln Pius X 40
Grand Island Central Catholic 50, St. Paul 40
Gretna 48, Norris 37
Guardian Angels 75, Winnebago 57
Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Norfolk Catholic 53
Hartington-Newcastle 49, Randolph 36
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Centura 54
Hemingford 66, Crawford 41
High Plains Community 55, Osceola 38
Howells/Dodge 67, Lutheran High Northeast 63
Humphrey St. Francis 43, Twin River 28
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Plainview 29
Johnson-Brock 63, Mead 38
Kearney 75, Millard West 58
Kenesaw 57, Wood River 52
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 80, Wynot 39
Lexington 36, Grand Island Northwest 24
Lincoln High 72, Omaha Westside 63
Lincoln Lutheran 77, Boys Town 54
Lincoln North Star 54, Fremont 42
Loomis 70, Maxwell 44
Milford 66, Syracuse 45
Minatare 68, Potter-Dix 24
Mitchell 67, Kimball 55
Neligh-Oakdale 60, Niobrara/Verdigre 51
Norfolk 58, Lincoln Northeast 42
North Bend Central 65, Fort Calhoun 37
Ogallala 93, Gothenburg 40
Omaha Bryan 57, Omaha Burke 40
Omaha Central 77, Lincoln Southwest 48
Omaha Christian Academy 55, Nebraska Christian 46
Omaha Creighton Prep 74, Papillion-LaVista 44
Omaha Nation 76, Allen 52
Omaha North 49, Lincoln East 47
Omaha Roncalli 43, Elkhorn 35
Osmond 68, Elkhorn Valley 33
Overton 67, Gibbon 60
Palmyra 52, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 45
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
Paxton 58, North Platte St. Patrick's 45
Platteview 61, Columbus 57
Ponca 75, Creighton 40
Sandy Creek 52, Heartland 42
Schuyler 54, Raymond Central 37
Scottsbluff 66, Gering 53
Shelby/Rising City 71, East Butler 55
Shelton 68, Silver Lake 44
Southern Valley 43, Axtell 39
Southwest 60, Maywood-Hayes Center 42
Spalding Academy 62, St. Edward 42
St. Mary's 76, Elgin Public/Pope John 39
Stanton 45, Emerson-Hubbard 39
Stuart 63, North Central 40
Sutton 77, Superior 29
Wakefield 67, Homer 53
Wallace 62, Creek Valley 49
Wauneta-Palisade 69, Dundy County-Stratton 51
Wayne 54, Pierce 47
West Holt 67, Ewing 28
Wisner-Pilger 83, Madison 53
Yutan 50, Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 35
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=
Ainsworth vs. Cody-Kilgore, ccd.
Bridgeport vs. Perkins County, ccd.
Centennial vs. Wilber-Clatonia, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Central Valley vs. Riverside, ccd.
Conestoga vs. Weeping Water, ccd.
Fairbury vs. Falls City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Hitchcock County vs. South Platte, ccd.
Kearney Catholic vs. Adams Central, ccd.
Mullen vs. Twin Loup, ccd.
Parkview Christian vs. Diller-Odell, ccd.
Sandhills/Thedford vs. Brady, ccd.
South Loup vs. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, ccd.
Southern vs. Pawnee City, ppd. to Feb 16th.
Tri County vs. Lewiston, ccd.
Walthill vs. Nebraska Lutheran, ccd.
Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Amherst, ccd.
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Fremont 65, Lincoln North Star 38
Lincoln East 57, Omaha North 42
Lincoln Northeast 62, Norfolk 43
Millard South 76, Bellevue West 51
Millard West 65, Kearney 59
Omaha Burke 61, Omaha Bryan 12
Omaha Central 63, Lincoln Southwest 49
Omaha Westside 58, Lincoln High 55
Papillion-LaVista 64, Omaha Marian 39
Papillion-LaVista South 75, Omaha Northwest 54
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Beatrice 64, Waverly 45
Bennington 79, Ralston 47
Columbus Scotus 68, Aquinas 52
Cozad 53, McCook 45
Hastings 67, Grand Island Northwest 43
Lincoln North Star 61, Millard West 43
Lincoln Pius X 64, Grand Island 47
Millard North 60, Fremont 45
Omaha Burke 65, Millard South 29
Omaha Creighton Prep 71, Papillion-LaVista South 40
Omaha Nation 96, Santee 38
Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 76, South Sioux City 58
Valentine 56, Gordon/Rushville 51
Weeping Water 61, Cornerstone Christian 37
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Lincoln East 57, Norfolk 47
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016.
"We expected this, and were prepared for it," Washington attorney John Ball wrote in an email Thursday. "I have also specifically confirmed that we will continue to move forward with a self-surrender, meaning that Mr. Washington will not be arrested or extradited, and that he will voluntarily appear in court in California."
Ball also said he is in discussions with the prosecutor about possible resolutions.
Washington is accused of obtaining a video of the assault from one of the perpetrators, storing it on his cellphone and sending it to the girl last March. He has been charged with a felony count of possessing a video or photograph of a person under 18 who is engaging in or simulating sexual conduct and a misdemeanor count of distributing that video without consent, leading to the person suffering emotional distress.
Washington was a star at King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, where he met the girl and the two dated. He later attended high school in Texas.
The girl told investigators she re-connected with Washington on Instagram early last year and initiated contact to congratulate him for earning a football scholarship. Washington, in Texas at the time, then made sexual advances on the social media platform, the girl said, and he became angry when she replied she was not interested in a romantic relationship.
On March 2, she said, she received a text with the video and a message that said, "Remember this hoe (sic)?" The girl said she knew it came from Washington because the phone number was the same as the one Washington had when the two were cordial.
"This is about two young people who were once boyfriend and girlfriend in the eighth grade, and their communications years later," Ball wrote. "Without all the facts, any judgment of anything in this case is premature, and would be based only on speculation and conjecture. Mr. Washington is presumed to be innocent. He will address this case in a court of law, relying on rules of evidence and due process."
Santa Clara County prosecutor Clarissa Hamilton said from San Jose, California, that one or both of the participants in the alleged assault were prosecuted in juvenile court. The charge or charges were unknown because juvenile records are sealed.