March 5, 2015

Husker men drop their 7th straight

Shavon Shields led three Huskers in double figures with 14 points, but Illinois pulled away in the final minutes for a 69-57 win over the Huskers Wednesday evening.

Ravonte Rice scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half, including a three-pointer with 1:30 left after Nebraska was within 56-50.

The Huskers (13-16, 5-12), had three players finish in double figures, as Terran Petteway added 13 points, while David Rivers finished with 10 points and five rebounds. A fourth Husker was nearly in double figures, as Leslee Smith had season bests in both points (eight) and rebounds (eight).

Illinois went 7-of-16 from long range and 20-23 from the line, compared to just 4-of-5 for Nebraska. Both teams shot 43 percent from the field, and the Illini held a slim 31-28 advantage on the glass.

The Huskers are home Sunday evening, as they take on No. 10 Maryland. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Creighton loses another BIG EAST heartbreaker

Villanova's Josh Hart, center, is defended by Creighton's James Milliken (23), Zach Hanson (40), Rick Kreklow (15) and Avery Dingman (22)

Villanova’s Josh Hart, center, is defended by Creighton’s James Milliken (23), Zach Hanson (40), Rick Kreklow (15) and Avery Dingman (22)…photo/

The Creighton men’s basketball team gave fourth-ranked Villanova all it could handle on Tuesday night, but in the end the Wildcats escaped Omaha with a 76-72 win over the host Bluejays. The setback marked the sixth league defeat this season in which Creighton led in the final minute.

Creighton (13-17, 4-13 BIG EAST) trailed by five in the final seconds before an Austin Chatman three-pointer with 6.4 left got the Jays within two. After an offensive foul by the Wildcats on the inbounds pass, the Jays had one last chance for victory, but Will Artino’s runner hit the front rim and rolled off. Ryan Arcidiacono, who gave ‘Nova the lead for good with a three-point play with 50.3 ticks left, grabbed the rebound and hit two free throws with 0.4 left to seal VU’s win.

Creighton closes the regular-season on Saturday when it hosts Xavier in a 1:01 pm game.

Boys basketball scores from 3/3/15

Adams Central 49, Aurora 34
Amherst 72, Kenesaw 49
BDS 45, Lourdes Central Catholic 35
Bancroft-Rosalie 48, Stuart 47 (OT)
Beatrice 64, Crete 38
Bertrand 68, Anselmo-Merna 54
Bloomfield 60, Omaha Nation 40
Clearwater/Orchard 60, Ansley-Litchfield 34
Falls City Sacred Heart 57, Exeter-Milligan 42
Gretna 71, Elkhorn South 67
High Plains Community 58, Mead 49
Millard West 51, Lincoln Southeast 29
Minatare 61, Cody-Kilgore 41
Mount Michael Benedictine 70, Blair 44
Norfolk 59, Omaha Burke 47
Paxton 48, Hitchcock County 44
Plattsmouth 48, Norris 35
Riverside 48, Wilcox-Hildreth 36
Scottsbluff 62, Alliance 48
Sutherland 53, Southwest 34

Class A Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15


Monday’s results
Norfolk 68, Bellevue East 44
Omaha Burke 68, Grand Island 45

Tuesday’s final
Omaha Burke (13-10) at Norfolk (24-0), 7 p.m.


Monday’s final
Creighton Prep 61, Omaha Central 49


Monday’s final
Omaha South 50, Papillion-La Vista 37


Monday’s final
Omaha North 75, Omaha Westside 60


Monday’s final
Bellevue West 77, Papillion-La Vista 53


Tuesday’s final
Lincoln Southeast (7-17) at Millard West (18-5), 7 p.m.


Monday’s final
Lincoln Northeast 66, South Sioux City 63


Class B Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

Class B


Monday’s results

Plattsmouth 58, Lincoln Pius X 57
Norris 42, Waverly 39, OT

Tuesday’s final

Plattsmouth (15-8) vs. Norris (6-16), 7 p.m.


Monday’s results

Gretna 62, Ralston 53
Elkhorn South 64, Omaha Skutt 52

Tuesday’s final

Gretna (23-2) vs. Elkhorn South (18-4), 7:30 p.m.


Monday’s results

Blair 55, Bennington 50, OT
Mount Michael 50, Omaha Roncalli 34

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