The Nebraska men’s basketball team upset number 21 Maryland 69-61 yesterday in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. The Huskers held Maryland to 36 percent shooting and just 18 field goals, marking the Terrapins’ fourth worst shooting percentage of the season and second fewest field goals. James Palmer Junior had 24 points for the Huskers, Glynn Watson Junior had 19, Isaiah Roby had 15. Nebraska is now 18-15 on the season and will play 19th ranked Wisconsin in the quarterfinals today. Tip-off is set for 2:00pm. Pre-game coverage begins at 12:30pm on 1230AM KHAS and “the Breeze,’ KLIQ 94.5FM
In the other games yesterday, Ohio State beat Indiana 79-75, Minnesota got by Penn State 77-72 in overtime and Iowa beat Illinois 83-62. So today in the quarterfinals, Michigan State will play Ohio State at 11:30am followed by Nebraska and Wisconsin at 2:00pm. At 6:00pm, Purdue will play Minnesota followed by Michigan and Iowa at 8:30pm. We’ve got all the games from the Big Ten Tournament on ESPN Tri Cities.
Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says his defense is faster paced and cleaner as they continue their spring workouts. Chinander says he’s also been impressed with the violence of the defensive line. The Huskers will be back on the practice field today for their final practice before spring break. The Red/White Spring game is set for April 13th. Kickoff will be at 1:00pm.
The Nebraska softball team will play in the Rock Chalk Challenge this weekend in Lawrence, Kansas. The Huskers will play Tulsa and Kansas tomorrow. They’ll play the same two teams on Sunday. Nebraska is 10-9 on the season.
The Nebraska baseball team will have the weekend off after their three game series with New Mexico State was cancelled because of poor field conditions. The Huskers hope to play Air Force on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Creighton Bluejays NCAA Tournament hopes took a major blow yesterday. The Jays lost to Xavier 63-61 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. Creighton is now 18-14 and could be headed for the NIT.
Shandra Farmer of Hastings College has been named a second team All-American by the NAIA. Farmer averaged 14.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this year. She also led the team with 41 three pointers.
Bart Hiscock of Hastings College was named an Honorable Mention All-American. Hiscock averaged 18.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.