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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Huskers HQ

No. 15 Nebraska women fall to No. 20 Iowa in OT

IOWA CITY Iowa finally broke its eight-game losing streak to the Nebraska women’s basketball team Monday night. It took overtime and a questionable call at the end of regulation to get a 78-72 win that puts NU two full Big Ten games plus a tiebreaker behind the Hawkeyes.

Recent Headlines

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Omaha Central star Neal to reveal choice as UM makes pus
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:15 am

After considering all of the new pitches, promises and offers, Omaha Central’s star defensive end is ready to end the recruiting process.

DaiShon Neal, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound prospect, wrote on Twitter Monday that he would reveal his final college choice during a radio interview at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday on KOZN 1620 The Zone.

Huskers seeking to end frustration against Michigan
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:21 am

LINCOLN — In four years of Big Ten membership, Nebraska has claimed men’s basketball victories over every available league opponent so far except one.

The sweep would be complete if the Huskers (12-7, 4-3) topple Michigan (12-8, 5-3) Tuesday night at the Crisler Center (capacity 12,707) in Ann Arbor.

Husker coaches shore up commits’ pledges
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:23 am

LINCOLN — No new commits immediately came out of the biggest recruiting weekend of new Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s tenure, but the event hit a crucial mark in impressing two of the players already in the Huskers’ 2015 class.

Carlos and Khalil Davis — the twin defensive tackles from Blue Springs, Missouri, who stand as two key pieces of a class in dire need of defensive linemen — had their first chance to meet all of Riley’s new staff this weekend — a linchpin of finalizing their commitment to NU without taking an additional visit to Missouri next weekend.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 7:53 pm

MOBILE, Ala. — Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.

Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl, punctuating his college career in his home state.

Petteway scores 32, NU holds off Spartans 79-77
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:28 pm

LINCOLN — Nebraska coach Tim Miles told his players last week that if they hoped to make the NCAA tournament, they needed to start their run against Michigan State.

So far, so good.

NU knows it can’t wait to go on run against Spartans
Posted: January 24, 2015


LINCOLN — Since coach Tim Miles arrived at Nebraska three years ago, the stated goal for men’s basketball has been to reach the NCAA tournament and win when you get there.

Friday 01/23/2015
Huskers hold off Illinois , 22-9
Posted: January 23, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – No. 13 Nebraska (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) built an early 10-0 lead and never looked back in a 22-9 win over No. 12 Illinois at Huff Hall on Friday night.

Aaron Studebaker got the Huskers started on the right track with a come-from-behind win over Jeff Koepke at 197 pounds. The sophomore from Raymond, Neb., earned a takedown with 10 seconds left to pick up a 4-3 victory.

Concerns over height doesn't worry Abdullah
Posted: January 23, 2015

LINCOLN — The measurables didn’t lie as players were checked in at the Senior Bowl, and Ameer Abdullah was tagged with an official height that will be a source of conversation until the NFL draft.

The former Nebraska I-back knows it — and also chooses not to hide from it.

No. 16 Huskers roll to win at Wisconsin
Posted: January 23, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — Tear’a Laudermill and Emily Cady combined for 43 points, including 34 in a huge first half to power No. 16 Nebraska to an 89-72 women’s basketball win at Wisconsin on Thursday night.

Laudermill, a senior guard from Moreno Valley, Calif., scored 18 of her game-high 24 points in the first half, including four three-pointers. Cady, a senior forward from Seward, Neb., added her seventh double-double of the year with 19 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Cady hit 8-of-9 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 three-pointers. She scored 16 points in the first half, including a buzzer-beating layup to give Nebraska a 53-31 halftime lead.

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