Local Sports 2-7-2019

The Nebraska men’s basketball team lost to 24th ranked Maryland 60-45 last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The Huskers shot just 21.1 percent from the field, their lowest shooting percentage in the buildings history.  It’s also the fewest points ever scored at PBA.  Isaiah Roby led the Huskers with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.  Nebraska has now lost six games in a row to fall to 13-10 on the season, 3-9 in the Big Ten Conference.  They’ll play at Purdue on Saturday.


The Nebraska women’s basketball team will play at Michigan tonight.  The Huskers are 10-12 on the season, 5-6 in the conference.  The Wolverines are 14-9, 5-6 in the league.  Nebraska beat Michigan 70-56 to open Big Ten Conference play on December 28th in Lincoln.  Tip-off will be at 6:00pm.  We’ll have it on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM beginning with the pre-game show at 5:45pm.


Nebraska football coach Scott Frost will bring in 50 new players in its class of 2019.  The list includes 27 scholarship players and 23 walk-ons.  The Huskers picked up one commitment yesterday, six-foot wide receiver Demaryion Houston of Oklahoma City.


Hastings College head football coach Tony Harper has announced a recruiting class of 53 players.  The list includes Quentin Synek of Hastings High, Brett Simonsen of Sutton, Jacob Sharp and Lane Heikkinen of Lawrence Nelson, Ryan Hunter of Aurora and Jason Bachle and Jaryk Cole of Grand Island Northwest.


Nebraska-Kearney head football coach Josh Lynn has announced the names of 17 high school seniors and three transfers who will suit up for the Lopers this fall.  UNK will add a few more to the 2019 roster later this spring and summer.  Included on the list is Sam Clinch from Kearney Catholic and McKinney Edwards of Superior.


The Nebraska baseball team will open the season next weekeekend at UC-Riverside.  The Huskers finished 24-28 last year, 8-14 in the Big Ten Conference.  Head coach Darrin Erstad says his team is anxious to get started.  The Hastings College baseball team is scheduled to open the season this weekend in Baldwin City Kansas with games against Baker University and Ottawa University.  The Broncos finished 24-26 last year, 15-11 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.


There’s plenty of high school basketball on tap tonight.  St. Cecilia will play host to Grand Island Central Catholic.  Pre-game coverage begins at 5:45pm on 1230AM KHAS.   Adams Central is at Ravenna and Hastings High will play Waverly at the Tiger Gym. In some other games, Gibbon is at Shelton on Power 99 KKPR, 98.9FM and Lincoln Christian is at Kearney Catholic on ESPN 1460 KXPN.

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