Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford combined to score 27 points last night to lead Nebraska past Miami 60-49 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Petteway scored all 14 of his points in the second half as the Huskers outscored the Hurricanes 38-36. Pitchford contributed 13 points, including three three-pointers. Nebraska held Miami to just 32 percent shooting, including 7 of 25 from three point range. The Huskers are now 6-2 on the season and will play at Creighton on Sunday.
The 15th ranked Nebraska women’s basketball team lost to 18th ranked North Carolina 75-62 last night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Jordan Hooper led the Huskers with 18 points. Nebraska hit only 39 percent of their shots in the game, including 6 of 21 on three-pointers. Nebraska is now 6-2 on the season and will host Utah State on Sunday.
Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky beat Hastings College 3-1 yesterday in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship. Thomas Boss scored the only goal of the game for the Broncos. Hastings ends the season 20-4.
The 22nd ranked Hastings College women’s basketball team will play at York College tonight. The Broncos are 8-2 on the season. The Panthers are 4-3. Tip-off will be at 6:00pm.
The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is in Duluth, Minnesota for the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament. The Lopers will play Central Missouri at 2:30pm this afternoon. The Jennies won the MIAA regular season championship this year. The winner will play in the semi-finals on Friday at 5:00pm.
The Nebraska-Kearney men’s and women’s basketball teams open MIAA play on the road tonight at Missouri Southern State. The women’s game will begin at 5:30pm with the men to follow at 7:30pm.
The Tri City Storm will play at Waterloo tonight. Face-off will be at 7:05pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:50pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM. The Storm will play at Des Moines tomorrow night and at Cedar Rapids on Saturday.
The high school boys basketball preseason ratings are out today in the Lincoln Journal Star. Omaha Benson is ranked number one in Class A. Elkhorn South tops the Class B poll. Bishop Neumann is on top in Class C-1. Gibbon is 6th.Grand Island Central Catholic is 10th. Archbishop Bergen holds the number one spot in Class C-2. Doniphan/Trumbull is 2nd. Sutton is 8th. Hastings St. Cecilia is 10th. Howells-Dodge tops the Class D-1 poll. Bruning Davenport Shickley is 4th. Wynot is the top team in Class D-2. Giltner is 10th.
The high school basketball season gets underway tonight. The Hastings High boys and girls will play at Seward. The St. Cecilia boys and girls will play host to Columbus Scotus. We’ll have the St. Cecilia/Scotus games on 1230AM KHAS, beginning with the pre-game show at 5:15pm. On Classic Hits 98.9FM KKPR, its Sandy Creek at Kearney Catholic. Pre-game show begins at 5:55pm.