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McDermott sets BIG EAST record as Bluejays beat DePaul, faces Xavier next

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Doug McDermott set a BIG EAST Tournament record with 27 points in the first half and No. 14 Creighton won its BIG EAST Tournament debut with an 84-62 victory over DePaul on Thursday. Creighton (25-6) advances to the semifinal round on Friday 8:30 pm Central, where it meets Xavier. McDermott made a career-high 7-of-9 three-pointers […] Read More »

Boys state basketball scores from 3/13/14

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Class A FIRST ROUND THURSDAY Omaha Benson 73, Lincoln Northeast 58 Omaha Westside 63, Lincoln Southeast 56 Norfolk 70, Omaha South 66, 3 OT Bellevue West 68, Omaha Central 50 SEMIFINALS FRIDAY Omaha Benson (24-3) vs. Omaha Westside (20-5), 7 p.m. Norfolk (21-5) vs. Bellevue West (19-6), 8:45 p.m. FINALS SATURDAY Championship, 6:30 p.m. Third-place […] Read More »

Midland, Bellevue men advance in NAIA D-II tournament, Hastings women win, Concordia knocked out

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MEN’S RECAP –#10 Midland opened championship play with a 69-61 win over Embry-Riddle (Fla.) in the first round at the 2014 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. The 2014 event is being played at the Keeter Gymnasium on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Midland, now 27-5, will play either […] Read More »

Sports Illustrated jinx? We’ll find out. Creighton’s McDermott set to grace the cover

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Creighton men’s basketball senior Doug McDermott is featured on the cover of the March 17th edition of Sports Illustrated. The cover photo is intended to replicate the epic November 28, 1977 cover that features former Indiana State All-American Larry Bird, who would go on to a Hall of Fame career in the NBA with the […] Read More »

Sporting News names McDermott their National Player of the Year

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Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been named the National Player of the Year by Sporting News, the publication announced on Tuesday. McDermott is the first player to win the award while playing for a BIG EAST school since St. John’s forward Walter Berry in 1985-86. McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.5 ppg.), ranks second […] Read More »

Shavon Shields named co-Big Ten player of the week

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Shavon Shields of the Nebraska men’s basketball team was named co-Big Ten player of the week with Nik Stauskas, a guard from Michigan. The 6’6 sophomore averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in leading Nebraska to a pair of victories and a first-round bye in this week’s Big Ten Tournament. For the week, […] Read More »

Wayne State women receive at-large bid for D-II NCAA tournament

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The Wayne State College women’s basketball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. The 27-4 Wildcats are the #4 seed in the Central Region and will face #5 seed Pittsburg State of Kansas (23-7) in a first round game to be played on Friday, March 14 in Searcy, Arkansas. […] Read More »

Shavon Shields calls home crowd energy “huge” for the Huskers (VIDEO)

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team has been putting up some remarkable numbers for a team not picked to do much in the Big Ten this season.  With each growing victory, the crowds at Pinnacle Bank Arena are growing louder and louder. Sunday evening, what a send off for the Huskers who knocked off ninth ranked […] Read More »

Nebraska women–Big Ten Tournament champions

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Rachel Theriot scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half Sunday, leading No. 16 Nebraska past No. 23 Iowa 72-65 for the Big Ten tournament title. It’s the first time the Cornhuskers (25-6) have ever won a conference tourney crown, clinching the league’s automatic NCAA tournament bid. Nebraska also posted its second straight […] Read More »

2014 Girls basketball championship scores

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Class A FINALS SATURDAY Championship, Omaha Benson 47, Bellevue West 43 Third-place game, Millard West 55, Lincoln Northeast 49 Class B FINALS SATURDAY Championship, Northwest 66, Lincoln Pius X 58 Third-place game, Norris 54, Holdrege 41   Class C-1 FINALS SATURDAY Championship, Pierce 69, Minden 60 Third-place game, Kearney Catholic 77, Platteview 69 Class C-2 […] Read More »

Husker women back in the Big Ten Tournament final

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Rachel Theriot and Tear’a Laudermill helped the 16th ranked Huskers by jump starting  a 23-6 run in a six-minute span in the first half  to help the Huskers advance to the Big Ten Tournament finals with  an 86-58 victory over No. 19 Michigan State. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 24-6 overall and 2-0 in […] Read More »

McDermott goes out in style. Scores a career high on Senior Night in Creighton’s win

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Doug McDermott scored a career-high and CenturyLink Center Omaha-record 45 points and became the eighth player in Division I history to go over 3,000 for a career, and No. 13 Creighton rolled to an 88-73 victory over Providence on Saturday night. McDermott passed the milestone with a 3-pointer midway through the second half. After the […] Read More »

Nebraska-Kearney dropped by Missouri Southern in MIAA tournament

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Third seeded Missouri Southern shot .508 from the field as they earned an 87-79 victory over sixth seeded Nebraska-Kearney. MSSU pulled down 42 rebounds as they earned a date in the semi final round. For the Lions Slim Magee had a career night with a double-double scoring 24 points and pulling down an MIAA record […] Read More »

Semifinal scores for 2014 girls basketball championships (3/7/14)

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Class A SEMIFINALS  Omaha Benson 51, Lincoln Northeast 38 Bellevue West 63, Millard West 41 FINALS SATURDAY Championship, Omaha Benson (25-2) vs. Bellevue West (26-2), 6:30 p.m., at Pinnacle Bank Arena Third-place game, Lincoln Northeast (22-5) vs. Millard West (24-4), noon, at Lincoln Southwest Class B SEMIFINALS  Northwest 54, Norris 44 Lincoln Pius X 57, […] Read More »

Hooper has a big night and Theriot sets tourney record in win over Gophers

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Big Ten Player of the Year Jordan Hooper scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Rachel Theriot set a Big Ten Tournament record with 18 assists as the No. 16 Nebraska women’s basketball team put away Minnesota late for an 80-67 win Friday night in Indianapolis. Hooper, a 6-2 senior forward from Alliance, Neb., […] Read More »