The Nebraska men’s basketball team opened the season with a 106-37 win over Mississippi Valley State last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Glynn Watson Junior scored 19 points to lead four Huskers in double figures. Nana Akenten came off the bench with 18 points, James Palmer Junior had 17 and Isaac Copeland had 10. The 69 point margin was the second highest margin in school history and the most since a school record 74 point win over Crete in the 1906-07 season. Nebraska’s 106 points was its highest total since 2005, while Mississippi State’s 37 points was the fewest points Nebraska has allowed in 11 years. The Huskers return to action on Sunday afternoon as they host Southeastern Louisiana. Tip off will be at 3:00pm.
The Nebraska women’s basketball team will open the season tonight against Drake. The Huskers return their top five scorers from a team that finished 21-11 last year, 11-5 in the Big Ten Conference. Drake won the Missouri Valley Conference last year and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Tip-off will be at 7:00pm. We’ll have it on ESPN 1550 KICS, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45pm.
The Nebraska volleyball team will play at Iowa tonight. First serve will be at 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.
The Hastings College basketball teams will open the conference season tonight with games against Doane. The Bronco women are 1-1 on the season. The men are 4-1. The women’s game gets underway at 6:00pm with the men to follow at 8:00pm. We’ll have the action on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 5:45pm.
The Hastings College men’s soccer team beat Concordia 3-0 last night in the semifinals of the GPAC Tournament. The Broncos are now 16-2 and will play Morningside on Friday for the championship. The Mustangs got by Briar Cliff last night 1-0.
The Hastings College soccer teams continue to be ranked in the nations top 25 polls. The men are 5th while the women are 11th.
The Hastings College volleyball team will play at Northwestern tonight in the GPAC semifinals. First serve will be at 7:00pm. In the other game, Midland is at Dordt.
The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team opened the MIAA Tournament with a win over Missouri Western State. The scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-21. The Lopers are now 31-2.
Lane Heikkinen rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns to lead Lawrence Nelson to a 28-12 win over Kenesaw last night in the Class D-2 State Playoffs. Heikkinen also completed 6 of 10 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders limited Kenesaw to just 177 yards of total offense in the game. Kenesaw ends the season 10-1. Eleventh seeded Lawrence Nelson will move on to play Mullen in the semifinals on Monday. The Broncos beat Overton 52-36 last night. In the other games, Humphrey St. Francis beat Falls City Sacred Heart 54-36 and Johnson Brock rolled past Bloomfield 72-32.
In the Class D-1 playoffs last night, Burwell beat Arcadia/Loup City 43-8, North Central rolled past Dundy County Stratton 50-14, Creighton blew by Lutheran High Northeast 76-28 and Exeter Milligan Friend beat Guardian Angels Central Catholic 46-12. .