Local Sports 11-24-2015
Nebraska has moved up one spot to number five in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. The Huskers are 24-4 on the season. USC is ranked number one followed by Washington, Texas, Minnesota and Nebraska. Rounding out the top ten are Stanford, Penn State, Hawaii, Kansas and Wisconsin.
Kentucky is on top in the weekly Associated Press college basketball poll. Maryland is second followed by Michigan State, Iowa State and Kansas. Rounding out the top ten are Duke, Oklahoma, Villanova, North Carolina and Gonzaga.
UConn is on top in the women's poll followed by South Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Baylor.
Jessica Shepard scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Nebraska women's basketball team to an 89-38 win over Southern last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Shepard also had two assists, two blocks and two steals. Natlie Romeo pitched in with 21 points. Maddie Simon had 11. The Huskers held Southern to just 24.6 percent shooting, including 2 of 19 from three point range. Nebraska is now 4-0 on the season and will face top ranked UConn on Saturday.
The Nebraska men's basketball team will be looking for their third straight win tonight when they play host to Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers are 3-1 on the season. The Golden Lions are 1-3. Tip-off will be at 7:00pm. We'll have it on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:04pm.
The Hastings College women's basketball team will entertain the College of St. Mary's tonight at Lynn Farrell Arena. The Broncos are 6-0 on the season after Saturday's 80-73 win over Northwestern. The Flames are 3-3. Tip-off will be at 6:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 5:45pm on 1230AM KHAS.
Hastings College will face undefeated Lourdes of Ohio in the first game of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City. The two teams will square off next Tuesday at 3:15pm at the Tyson Events Center. The other teams in the pool are 34-1 Mount Vernon Nazarene and 27-7 Columbia of Missouri. The winner of each pool will advance to the quarterfinals on Friday December 4th. The semi-finals and finals are set for Saturday December 5th.
The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is in the NCAA Tournament for a 17th straight season and will battle Central Oklahoma in the first round of the Central Regional next weekend in St. Paul Minnesota. The Lopers are 27-19 all time in the NCAA Tournament.
In the high school football state championship games yesterday, Bruning Davenport Shickley beat Burwell 44-30 to capture the D1 crown. Humphrey St. Francis got by Chambers/Wheeler Central 22-20 to win the D2 championship. Elkhorn South won Class B with a 32-21 win over Aurora.
Three more games are on tap today. At 10:45am, it's the Class C1 final between Columbus Scotus and Norfolk Catholic followed by the Class C2 game between Aquinas Catholic and Oakland Craig. The final game will be the Class A contest between Millard North and Millard West. We'll have all three games on ESPN 1550 KICS.