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Creighton wins to move onto Big East finals

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Second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton beat Xavier 86-78 Friday night and will face fourth-seeded Providence in the Big East finals. The Bluejays (26-6) will meet the Friars (22-11) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, where the tournament has been played since 1983. Doug McDermott scored 32 points in the win. It was another night of […] Read More »

Wayne State women hold off Pitt State in first round of NCAA D-II tournament

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Pittsburg State erased a large deficit, but could not complete the comeback in an 83-77 loss to Wayne State in the NCAA Division II Central Regional. PSU trailed by as much as 18 points in the first half, but used a run in the second half to take a lead with 7:39 to go, but […] Read More »

Nebraska loses big lead and falls to Ohio State at Big Ten Tournament

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No. 24 Ohio State rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat fourth-seeded Nebraska 71-67 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The victory sends No. 5 seed Ohio State (25-8) into a semifinal matchup with No. 1 seed Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines defeated No. 9 seed Illinois 64-63 in another […] Read More »

Boys basketball semifinal scores from 3/14/14 (Updated)

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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 Westside 67, Omaha Benson 63 Bellevue West 60, Norfolk 49 FINALS SATURDAY Championship, 6:30 p.m. Third-place game, noon Class B FIRST ROUND […] Read More »

Midland moves on, but Bellevue men knocked out of NAIA tournament

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No. 10 Midland (Neb.) heads into the quarterfinals after holding off no.7 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 64-61 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. The Warriors shot 47 percent from the field in the game and went 13-19 […] Read More »

College of St Mary uses overtime to advance at the NAIA tournament

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For the first time at this year’s championship extra time was needed, as No. 3 College of Saint Mary (Neb.) claimed a 72-63 overtime victory over No. 6 Friends (Kan.) Thursday night in the final first round game of the 2014 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, in Sioux City, IA. With the win, […] Read More »

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 »