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Hooper picked by Tulsa in the WNBA draft

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Nebraska basketball All-American Jordan Hooper was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with first pick of the second round in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Hooper, the 13th overall pick, becomes the latest in a string of WNBA draft picks for Coach Connie Yori. Since 2007, five Huskers have been chosen in the three rounds of the […] Read More »

McDermott adds to his post season awards collection

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After two consecutive seasons of being an award finalist, the third time was a charm for Creighton University senior Doug McDermott, as he was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The Atlanta Tipoff Club made the announcement earlier tonight during the AT&T National Association […] Read More »

Miles wins coach of the year award

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University of Nebraska basketball Tim Miles was honored Friday afternoon, as he was named the winner of the 2014 Jim Phelan Award. The second-year Nebraska coach received the award at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Dallas. Miles becomes the first Nebraska men’s basketball coach to earn a national coach-of-the-year award. He is the second Big […] Read More »

Creighton’s Doug McDermott wins 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy

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The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott as the winner of the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year. The announcement was made at a news conference today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. McDermott will be […] Read More »

Creighton’s Wragge finishes fifth at the NCAA three-point contest

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Creighton sharpshooter Ethan Wragge took fifth place at the State Farm College 3-Point Championships on Thursday night at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas. Wragge made 13-of-25 shots, in addition to four “money balls” that counted double, for a first round score of 17. Surprisingly, it wasn’t enough to advance. The […] Read More »

AP names McDermott college basketball’s player of the year

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Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott was named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Thursday afternoon.  He is the first BIG EAST Player to win the AP’s top individual award since St. John’s Walter Berry in 1985-86 McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.) and points (934) while also ranking second […] Read More »

Hooper gets AP honor, will compete in Final Four’s slam dunk and three-point contest

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Jordan Hooper was named second-team All-America award from The Associated Press, while sophomore Rachel Theriot added honorable-mention accolades for the Huskers. Hooper, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, finished her Nebraska career as the school’s career three-point leader with 295, which tied for fourth in Big Ten history. Hooper will compete in the […] Read More »

CBSSports.com names Doug McDermott National Player of the Year

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Creighton men’s basketball senior Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American and National Player of the Year from CBSSports.com. This is the second consecutive year McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the website, while he also claimed Second Team honors as a sophomore. McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 […] Read More »

McDermott named AP All-American for third time in his career

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Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the third straight year for the Creighton basketball star. McDermott joins some elite company with his back-back-to-back first team honor from the Associated Press. Since the awards started in 1947-48, McDermott is just the 11th man to earn first team accolades three […] Read More »

Hooper named a finalist for the Wade Trophy Award

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Nebraska senior Jordan Hooper was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy by the award’s committee, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Wade Trophy is presented annually to the WBCA National Player of the Year. Hooper becomes the third Husker Wade Trophy finalist in history, joining 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings and […] Read More »

McDermott named NABC All-American. Third time in his career

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Creighton forward Doug McDermott joined some elite company on Wednesday as he was named a First Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the third straight season. McDermott is just the 12th man to earn first team accolades three times, joining Ralph Beard, Tom Gola, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Lew Alcindor, Pete […] Read More »

Omaha-Nebraska’s first D-I tournament run ends with loss to Murray State in CIT

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The Omaha men’s basketball team lost 86-62 to Murray State at CFSB Center in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The Mavericks finish with a record of 17-15 (5-9 Summit League). The 2013-14 season was highlighted by Omaha’s first Division I postseason run in program history, since making the move up from […] Read More »

Nebraska’s rally falls short, losing to BYU in the 2nd round of the NCAA’s

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Tear’a Laudermill led the Huskers with 22 points, including 12 in the last 2:17 to give the Huskers a chance in the final seconds, but Brigham Young held off a furious second-half rally by the Huskers, as the 12th-seeded Cougars advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 by beating No. 4 seed Nebraska, 80-76 on Monday […] Read More »

Fast starts by Baylor derailed Nebraska, then Creighton’s tournament hopes

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The Baylor Bears are in the Sweet 16 after impressive wins over Nebraska and Creighton that left both teams frustrated and on the outside looking in as the NCAA Tournament heads into the second weekend.  Baylor held Nebraska to 16 points in the first half of their game on Friday, then held Creighton to 20 […] Read More »

Hot shooting Bears shut down McDermott and Creighton

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Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton’s Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, as the Bears advanced to the Sweet 16 with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional in San Antonio, TX. Baylor earns a third trip to the Sweet 16 since 2010, while […] Read More »