March 1, 2015

Boys basketball scores from 2/26/15

Ainsworth 54, O’Neill 46
Amherst 47, Elm Creek 45
Anselmo-Merna 63, Pleasanton 47
Ansley-Litchfield 51, South Loup 50 (OT)
Aquinas Catholic 54, Cross County 37
Archbishop Bergan 40, Yutan 19
BDS 45, Heartland 41
Bancroft-Rosalie 43, Wynot 38
Battle Creek 61, Twin River 57
Bertrand 70, Elwood 55
Bishop Neumann 68, Wahoo 51
Boys Town 54, Fort Calhoun 52
Bridgeport 59, Hemingford 57 (OT)
Chadron 59, Chase County 43
Clearwater/Orchard 44, Boyd County 38
Cody-Kilgore 51, Sioux County 48
Columbus Scotus 60, David City 41
Exeter-Milligan 58, Lawrence-Nelson 38
Falls City 50, Johnson County Central 41
Falls City Sacred Heart 57, Parkview Christian 53 (2 OT)
Freeman 48, Elmwood-Murdock 41
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Hot shooting Ohio State just too much for Nebraska

Ohio State (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) shot 53 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 from 3-point range. Jae’Sean Tate led all players with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and seven rebounds to pace four Buckeyes in double figures. Sam Thompson added 15 points, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, while Shannon Scott and D’Angelo Russell chipped in 13 and 11 points in an 81-57 win over the Huskers on Thursday night in Columbus, OH.

Ohio State used a 12-0 run to take momentum, as the Buckeyes hit seven of their first 10 shots from the field and turned three Husker turnovers into six points, taking a 15-4 lead after three-pointers from Scott and Russell.

Ohio State extended the lead to 20 before Nebraska scored nine of the next 13 points to pull within 37-21 after three-pointers from Tarin Smith and Terran Petteway, but Kam Williams three-pointer with 55 seconds left in the half pushed the lead back to 18 at the break.

Nebraska was down 16 at 57-41 after a Moses Abraham putback, but the Buckeyes used a 6-0 spurt to put the game well out of reach.

Freshman Tarin Smith had a career-high 13 points.  David Rivers had his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Terran Petteway had 12 points for Nebraska (13-15, 5-11 Big Ten).

Riley hires former Maryland DC as defensive backs coach

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Stewart as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. Stewart brings defensive coordinator experience at both the college and professional levels to the Husker staff. Stewart comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Maryland.  His stop at Maryland continued an impressive coaching resume that includes seven years as a defensive coordinator—five years in college football and two in the National Football League. Stewart also has 15 years of tutoring defensive backs on his coaching resume.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Nebraska football program,” Stewart said. “The opportunity to coach at Nebraska is awesome. My first impression is ‘wow’. From the weight room to walking down the hallway and seeing the national championship trophies, Nebraska is what you think it is…a football powerhouse. The most important thing for me in my coaching career is my family. Coach Riley and his staff have been together so long, and you can just see the loyalty and trust. I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Riley said adding another experienced coach to his staff will provide excellent leadership to a veteran group of Nebraska defensive backs.

“Brian Stewart brings a record of success in both the collegiate and professional ranks and will be a great fit at the University of Nebraska,” Riley said. “He has experience coaching and recruiting in all parts of the country, most recently with experience in the Big Ten Conference. We look forward to Brian getting started with our defensive staff and our secondary.”

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NU’s Boldt named Big Ten Player of the Week

Ryan Boldt (photo/NU Athletics)

Ryan Boldt (photo/NU Athletics)

Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday following a stellar performance during a 3-1 series victory over the BYU Cougars last week in Peoria, Ariz. Boldt hit .625 (10-for-16) in the series, with at least two hits in every game, including a pair of three-hit performances. Boldt slugged .750 in the series and had an on-base percentage of .684, while two of his three walks were intentional.

On the season, Boldt is hitting .520 (13-for-25) with eight runs scored, while walking five times to just two strikeouts.

Monday’s award marks the third time Boldt has earned a weekly award from the conference office, as he was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week last season.

First chance to see Mike Riley’s Huskers will come on April 11th

Mike Riley

Mike Riley

The University of Nebraska and BTN have announced that the Huskers’ April 11 Red-White Spring Game will be televised live on the network, beginning at 1 p.m.

In addition to live coverage on BTN, the game will also be available for fans on their mobile devices through BTN2Go. This marks the fourth straight year BTN has provided coverage of the Nebraska spring game.