PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers.
The Huskers will play Auburn on Dec. 11 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta as part of the Holiday Hoopsgiving event.
Ethan Happ’s name is all over the UW men’s basketball record book. He scored a lot of points, grabbed a lot of rebounds, dished out a lot of assists, made a lot of steals and blocked a lot of shots. He also missed a lot of free throws.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charli Collier scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 6 Texas shut down No. 2 Maryland's high-powered offense for a 64-61 win Sunday night that sent the Longhorns to the Elite Eight as the lowest seed still alive in the women's NCAA Tournament.
German Plotnikov’s driving layup and clutch free-throw shooting gave North Platte a 65-62 win over McCook Tuesday.
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Unlike its first two losses to Iowa this season, UW played well enough defensively to win Friday, but the Badgers couldn’t overcome a brutal finish on the offensive end as the Hawkeyes advanced with a 62-57 victory in the Big Ten tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium.
St. Pat’s will face No. 2-seed Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Penn State split two meetings with UW this season, winning 81-71 in State College on Jan. 30 and losing 72-56 in Madison three days later. … John Harrar had 14 rebounds against Nebraska. He averages 3.8 offensive rebounds per game and had four against the Cornhuskers. … Izaiah Brockington (above) scored all 14 of his points in the second half against Nebraska. He went 8 of 8 from the free throw line.
McCook Community College’s annual Blue Out Night at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center, which helps spread the word about disabilities …
The Tar Heels, much like the Badgers, haven’t had a consistently good stretch of shooting all season. North Carolina ranks 154th in the country in field-goal percentage (44.1%) and is shooting 48.9% on 2-pointers, which ranks 208th in the nation. The Tar Heels were 13th in the ACC and 270th in Division I at 31.7% from 3-point range.
Nebraska led by two points at the end of the third quarter. Then? Well, let Husker coach Amy Williams tell it.
“That’s just a tribute to the girls’ character and their determination,” Svoboda said of Mullen’s defense in the fourth quarter. “Tenacity is a word I use a lot with this team, and I think they showed it there in the fourth quarter.”
“I am so proud of them,” Mullen coach Clint Svoboda said. “We improved a lot. We learned from last year. They came out and were ready to win this game, and we just ran out of time. All the credit goes to Humphrey for being on top when the buzzer went off.”
“We started the game a lot more confident than we did last year here and definitely gave them a good ball game, which we were hoping for,” Maywood-Hayes Center coach Kim Stengel said.
Coaches generally go light on criticism of fellow coaches, but John Beilein's optimistic assessment of NU's program seemed genuine enough.
On Senior Night, Thorir Thorbjarnarson, Kobe Webster and Derrick Walker all played key roles after being honored before the game.
For one of the few times this season, Derrick Walker's family was in the stands at Pinnacle Bank Arena to watch him play for Nebraska on Senior Night.
The Knights had four players in double digits including Pope (15), Brauer (15), Diamond Moore-Heath (14), and Moon (11). Jada Ballard, Pope and Brauer each collected six rebounds to lead the Knights on the glass.
The Knights (2-6, 1-1 NCCAC) will hit the road next weekend to take on Trinidad State Junior College on Friday. Tip is set for 8 p.m. at the Scott Gym in Trinidad, Colorado.
The Terps went on a 12-0 spurt after NU got within four points early in the second half, and stayed in control the rest of the way.
Kate Cain scored 22 points without missing a shot, and Isabelle Bourne scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds to lead the Nebraska women.
Ex-Husker sharp-shooter Cary Cochran on NU's poor free-throw shooting: "It's a matter of discipline. At the end of the day you have to have guts."
Fred Hoiberg was pleased with his team's effort but pointed out one thing in particular that "will keep me up tonight."