Local Sports 11-25-2015
Clemson and Alabama remain 1-2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, but there's quite a shakeup underneath them. Oklahoma has climbed to third heading into Saturday's regular season finale against Oklahoma State. And unbeaten Iowa is number four as the Hawkeyes look to improve to 12-0 on Friday against Nebraska.
Authorities in Lincoln will provide an update today on their investigation of an alleged rape that happened at the home where Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and receiver Jordan Westerkamp live. Police have said a 20-year old woman went to a Lincoln hospital on November 15th and said she had been raped. The woman told police she knows the suspect, and officers contacted that person. A third player, tight end Trey Foster, was also at the home. No arrests have been made.
Andrew White III and Shavon Shields combined for 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Nebraska men's basketball team to a 67-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. It's the third straight win for the Huskers. White finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds while Shields scored 15 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Nebraska held the Golden Lions to just 30.6 percent shooting and out-rebounded the Lions 50-33. Nebraska is now 4-1 on the season. They'll play in the Barclays Center Classic in New York this weekend. The Huskers will play 24th ranked Cincinnati on Friday at 5:30pm. We'll have it on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 4:30pm.
The fifth ranked Nebraska volleyball team will host 18th ranked Illinois tonight at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers are 24-4 on the season, 15-3 in the Big Ten Conference. They've won eight matches in a row. The Fighting Illini are 19-10, 10-8 in the conference. Nebraska swept Illinois earlier this season in Champaign. First serve will be at 7:00pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.
The Hastings College women's basketball team ran their season opening winning streak to seven games beating the College of St. Mary 72-60 last night at Lynn Farrell Arena. The Broncos had a 21 point lead with six minutes to go. Jordan Johnson hit six three pointers and finished with 20 points for the Broncos, Rachel Jelden had 15 and Teeka Thompson had 13. The Broncos won despite shooting just 35 percent from the field, including 7 of 29 from three point range. Hastings will host the Thanksgiving Classic this weekend. They'll play Oglala Lakota on Friday at 7:00pm before taking on Southwestern of Kansas on Saturday at 3:00pm.
Three more state championship football games were played yesterday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. In Class A, Millard North beat Millard West 21-14. In Class C-1, Columbus Scotus won their first state title since 1993 by beating Norfolk Catholic 32-27. In Class C-2, Aquinas Catholic downed Oakland Craig 36-7. It's the second straight championship for the Monarchs and their fourth in the last five years.
The Tri City Storm will host the Lincoln Stars tonight. Face-off will be at 7:05pm at the Viaero Events Center. Pre-game show begins at 6:45pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.