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This past December GI Family Radio filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska State Fair for violating Nebraska's Open Meetings Act as well as public records requests. Last month the board filed a response saying that because the board is a private corporation, both the open meetings rules and public records request compliance doesn't apply.The State Fair Board meets Friday February 14th in Lincoln. GI Family Radio CEO Alan Usher joined KRGI News.


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A Hastings man initially charged with murder has been given 38 to 40 years in prison. Adams County District Court records say 21-year-old Deante Mullen was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony after prosecutors dropped the murder charge. Prosecutors have said Mullen and another man, Daniel Harden, tried to rob Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017, and Hansen was shot in the back. Harden was acquitted of murder and weapons charges but convicted of robbery conspiracy. He was sentenced in January to 40 to 44 years. 

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The Northwest school board held their monthly meeting last night that drew special attention to many with the item agenda posted to close Chapman school. Last Monday the board held a special meeting hearing public comments. After public comment last night, each board member spoke  on their own behalf on how they felt about the matter if the district needed to go forward eliminating the Chapman as one of the feeder schools. 

Chapman currently has 68 total students. 42 of which are resident students, with 26 being option students. With the closure of Chapman, Northwest will now have three feeder schools including 1-R, Cedar Hollow, and St Libory.

KRGI News - Chapman School Closes Report

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Robert Keith Hopkins, age 39, of Central City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 9, 2019.  The offense carries a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence and a maximum possible penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about December 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment.    

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January 28, 2020 (McCook, Neb.) An inmate was apprehended shortly after jumping the fence at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook this morning. The escape occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Ryan Lykens #76263 (37) was taken into custody near the facility around 45 minutes later.

Staff members noticed that razor wire along the fence line at the facility had been pushed aside and followed tracks in the snow to a nearby canyon. While Lykens moved through the canyon, staff members from WEC continued their search. When they found him, he refused multiple directives to stop and surrender. Staff members then deployed chemicals (oleoresin capsicum) to gain his compliance. Shortly thereafter, deputies arrived on the scene and took Lykens into custody.

Lykens was taken to an area urgent care facility for stitches resulting from an injury he received during the escape. Two staff members received scrapes and bruises when they accidentally ran into a snow-covered fence during the search.

Lykens is currently sentenced on charges out of Dodge County including possession of a deadly weapon, terroristic threats and domestic assault. He has a tentative release date of October 31, 2020. In April 2019, Lykens was released on parole. In December he violated his parole and was returned to the custody of NDCS.

Lykens will be moved to the Red Willow County jail. Authorities will determine if he will face additional charges resulting from the escape.

The Work Ethic Camp is a minimum security facility. Inmates are able to work in the community with intermittent supervision.



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The Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept is still in efforts to locate Larry Hardenbrook. 78 years old, 6-1 tall and 190 lbs. If you have any information about Mr. Hardenbrook please call 911 or the Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept at 308-268-2245.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals. The Wolverines, who barely got into the NCAA Tournament after a poor finish to the regular season, are seeking the school's first baseball championship since 1962. Ohio State is the last Big Ten school to take home the title, winning it all in 1966.





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Mets Runs Away With Early Lead In Victory

First Central Bank Royals fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 8-3 loss to Mets on Monday. Mets scored on a double by Tristan Campbell, a double by Gabe Roberts, and a double by Noah Mashek in the first inning. First Central Bank Royals lost despite out-hitting Mets ten to four.

Landon Kmoch got the start for Mets. He allowed three hits and one run over three innings, striking out four and walking one. Reid Loop led things off on the hill for First Central Bank Royals. He went two innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out five. Nathan Haddix threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. First Central Bank Royals tallied ten hits on the day. Cole Walter, Jalen Collicott, Beckett Heskett, and Loop each had multiple hits for First Central Bank Royals. Loop, Heskett, Collicott, and Walter each collected two hits to lead First Central Bank Royals. Walter led First Central Bank Royals with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.

 

 

CrossFit McCook White Sox Falls To Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals got on the board in the first inning when Cason Waugh grounded out, scoring one run. CrossFit McCook White Sox knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning, when CrossFit McCook White Sox scored one run on a stolen base. After Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the third, CrossFit McCook White Sox answered with two of their own. CrossFit McCook White Sox then answered when Jude Schmick singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals pulled away for good with one run in the second inning. In the second Ryan Werkmeister drew a walk, scoring one run. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals scored three runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals came thanks to a triple by Bryson Gullion and a single by Cason. Josiah Wilkinson led things off on the pitcher's mound for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals. He went five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out eight. Zach Hinze was on the hill for CrossFit McCook White Sox. He lasted four innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out ten. Schmick threw two innings out of the bullpen. CrossFit McCook White Sox collected five hits. Hinze and Schmick each managed multiple hits for CrossFit McCook White Sox. Schmick and Hinze each collected two hits to lead CrossFit McCook White Sox. Espn Hall led CrossFit McCook White Sox with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 11 stolen bases. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals racked up nine hits in the game. Bryson, Cason, and Josiah all had multiple hits for Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals. Bryson went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals in hits. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals stole 13 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Jackson Siegfried led the way with four. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home Cardinals was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Jackson had the most chances in the field with 11.

 

 





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The Nebraska volleyball team opened its stay in China on Monday with a five-set victory over Shanghai Bright Ubest, 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11. Shanghai finished in third place in the Chinese Super League in 2018-19.

Capri Davis led the Huskers, now 3-2 on their Asia trip, with 14 kills. Madi Kubik had 13 kills. Lauren Stivrins added seven kills on .600 hitting, and Callie Schwarzenbach had five kills while hitting .571.

"I believe this is the first time we’ve ever won at the Shanghai gym," Head Coach John Cook said. "Everybody played in the match, and it was a great team effort. Nicklin Hames set the first two sets, and then Nicole Drewnick set the last three. We were really solid in every area to win the match."

The Huskers had a 12-6 advantage in blocks. Stivrins had six, Schwarzenbach had five and Riley Zuhn had four. NU also served 10 aces with just seven errors.

"Kenzie Knuckles and Megan Miller did an exceptional job digging balls," Cook said. "They made several big plays to keep rallies alive, and we won some big rallies."

The teams will play again on Tuesday.





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Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps Claims Victory Over Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats

Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps was victorious over Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats, 4-2 Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats got things started in the first inning. Asher Wilson drew a walk, scoring one run. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Lee Davidson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Rylee Eaton singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Caleb Sughroue was on the mound for Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. He lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing one hit and one run while striking out one. Grady Lentz was on the hill for Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats. He allowed six hits and three runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Asher threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps racked up eight hits. Davidson, Jackson Hartwell, and Eaton all managed multiple hits for Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. Eaton, Hartwell, and Davidson each managed two hits to lead Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Eaton had the most chances in the field with 13. Bortner Pioneer Seeds Tin Caps tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Davidson led the way with four. Spencer Snyder led Pinnacle Bank Mud Cats with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.

 

 

My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts's Two Pitchers Combine In No-Hitter To Defeat Sports Shoppe Iron Birds

My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts's two pitchers didn't allow a single hit, as My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts defeated Sports Shoppe Iron Birds 2-0 on Monday. Wyatt Benes struck out Tripp Raile to get the last out of the game. The pitching was strong on both sides. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts pitchers struck out 11, while Sports Shoppe Iron Birds pitchers sat down nine. Kooper Rakes was on the hill for My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts. He went two and a third innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits and striking out seven. Trevan Rundle started the game for Sports Shoppe Iron Birds. He allowed one hit and one run over two innings, striking out three. Tripp threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts hit one home run on the day. Rakes put one out in the fourth inning. Rakes went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts in hits. My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Benes had the most chances in the field with eight. Drayvin Rammage led My Family Vision Clinic Lug Nuts with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.

 

 





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Quentin Of Team Pollmann Pirates Shuts Out CrossFit McCook White Sox

Quentin Terry didn't allow a single run as Team Pollmann Pirates defeated CrossFit McCook White Sox 10-0 on Thursday. Terry allowed just two hits.

Team Pollmann Pirates got things started in the first inning. Trenton Raile drove in one when he doubled. Team Pollmann Pirates tallied three runs in the sixth inning. Team Pollmann Pirates batters contributing to the big inning included Terry and Carter Hartwell, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. One bright spot for CrossFit McCook White Sox was a double by Espn H in the fourth inning. Terry was on the pitcher's mound for Team Pollmann Pirates. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Zach H was on the mound for CrossFit McCook White Sox. He lasted three innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out eight. Trey T threw three innings in relief.

Team Pollmann Pirates hit two home run on the day. Terry put one out in the fourth and sixth innings. Team Pollmann Pirates had 12 hits in the game. Terry, Coleman Chism, and Raile all managed multiple hits for Team Pollmann Pirates. Terry led Team Pollmann Pirates with four hits in four at bats. Chism led Team Pollmann Pirates with eight stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 13 stolen bases.

 





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Isaiah Roby became the highest drafted Nebraska men’s basketball player in 21 years, as he was a second-round selection during Thursday’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Roby was originally picked by the Detroit Pistons before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

Roby, a 6-foot-8 forward from Dixon, Ill., was taken with the No. 45 overall pick, becoming the 27th Husker basketball player drafted and the first since Venson Hamilton in 1999. At No. 45, he was the highest Husker selected since Tryonn Lue was the No. 23 overall pick in 1998. Roby is just the sixth Husker basketball player selected in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft, joining Marvin Stewart (2nd, 1971), Rich King (1st, 1991), Eric Piatkowski (1st, 1994), Lue (1st, 1998) and Hamilton (2nd, 1999).

Roby was a mainstay in the Husker lineup for the past three years, helping the Huskers to consecutive postseason appearances in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He totaled 786 points, 530 rebounds and 154 blocked shots during his Husker career, as he finished sixth in school history in blocked shots.

He enjoyed a breakout 2018-19 campaign as Nebraska won 19 games and reached the second round of the NIT. Roby established career highs in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game. He made 35 starts last season and finished among the Big Ten leaders in blocked shots (third), steals (ninth) and rebounding (14th). Roby was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both blocked shots and steals. Roby tallied three double-doubles – all in Big Ten action - and had a career high 28 points in Nebraska’s first-round NIT win over Butler. It was one of five 20-point games during his junior campaign. Roby’s 66 blocked shots tied for ninth in school history, and he joined Hamilton (1997-98 and 1998-99), as the only Huskers to put together consecutive seasons of at least 50 blocked shots and 50 assists.

Roby moved into the starting lineup midway through his sophomore season, sparking the Huskers to a 10-2 Big Ten finish, as Nebraska set a school record with 13 conference wins on its way to a 22-11 mark. He averaged 8.7 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game while ranking fourth in the Big Ten in blocked shots at 2.0 per game. He also shot 40 percent from 3-point range, including 52 percent in conference action. Roby had four double-doubles as a sophomore, including three in conference play.

Roby will begin his professional career next month in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 5-15.

 





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Nebraska fans wishing to become a season ticket holder are encouraged to do so before Monday, June 24 by visiting Huskers.com. Currently, a limited number of season tickets for Nebraska’s outstanding 2019 home schedule remain, but those sales will close at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 24.

 

The remaining ticket inventory will be sold on a single-game basis for games with tickets available. Purchasing a season ticket by Monday morning will be the only way for fans to guarantee a ticket to Husker games against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa. The remaining tickets are located throughout Memorial Stadium and are expected to sell quickly, so fans are encouraged to act fast. Tickets may be purchased at Huskers.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-8-BIG RED. Prices for single-game tickets vary by game and start as low as $60. The 2019 home schedule at Memorial Stadium is one of the best in recent years, featuring games against Big Ten Champion Ohio State, and West Division rivals Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin.





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Mac's Drive In Marauders Grabs Lead In Third Inning To Defeat Sports Shoppe Iron Birds

Mac's Drive In Marauders stole the lead late in the game in a 9-2 victory over Sports Shoppe Iron Birds on Wednesday. The game was tied at one with Mac's Drive In Marauders batting in the top of the third when Bo Schlegel doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs. Mac's Drive In Marauders secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught by Mac's Drive In Marauders was led by Cruz McCarty and Theron Erickson, all knocking in runs in the inning. Mac's Drive In Marauders got things moving in the first inning. Erickson drew a walk, scoring one run. Sports Shoppe Iron Birds evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning when Tripp Raile singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Mac's Drive In Marauders notched six runs in the fourth inning. Mac's Drive In Marauders offense in the inning was led by McCarty and Erickson, who each had RBIs in the inning. Schlegel led things off on the mound for Mac's Drive In Marauders. He surrendered two runs on three hits over three and a third innings, striking out nine. Cale Graham started the game for Sports Shoppe Iron Birds. He allowed three hits and five runs over two innings, striking out four. Tripp and Trevan Rundle entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one-third of an inning respectively. Mac's Drive In Marauders tallied seven hits. McCarty and Schlegel all collected multiple hits for Mac's Drive In Marauders. Schlegel and McCarty each managed two hits to lead Mac's Drive In Marauders. Mac's Drive In Marauders tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Tad Puckett, Jr led the way with two. Tripp went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Sports Shoppe Iron Birds in hits. Cale led Sports Shoppe Iron Birds with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.

 





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Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Will Bolt announced the addition of Jeff Christy and Lance Harvell to his coaching staff on Wednesday. Christy will serve as the pitching coach for the Huskers, while Harvell will be the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.

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Christy, who played a key role on Nebraska’s 2005 College World Series team, brings nine years of collegiate coaching experience to the Husker staff.

“I am excited to bring Jeff and his family back home to Lincoln,” Bolt said. “I’ve been able to coach with Jeff for five seasons and have seen first-hand his knowledge and passion for the game and recruiting. His experiences as a player and coach will allow him to excel in handling a pitching staff and developing pitchers here at Nebraska.”

Christy spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M under former NU assistant Rob Childress. The Aggies qualified for NCAA Regionals during both seasons, winning 40 games in 2018 and 39 games in 2019.

Before his time in College Station, Christy spent two years as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma and helped the Bronchos to a 67-43-1 record during that span. In 2017, Central Oklahoma went 37-21-1 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Central Regional final after taking runner-up honors at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference tournament.

Christy served as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska from 2012 to 2015 on Darin Erstad’s staff. The Huskers qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2014, the team’s first appearance since 2008. NU took runner-up honors in the Big Ten in 2013 and 2014, and qualified for the conference tournament during all four years when Christy was on staff. The Huskers made it to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament in 2013 and 2014.

Christy spent the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant at Wichita State. The Shockers went 39-26 overall and made it to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament.

During his playing days, Christy was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He reached Triple-A in 2008 and 2009, playing for the Rochester Red Wings. Christy spent the 2010 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and was named an All-Star.

A two-year letterwinner for the Huskers, Christy caught a school-record 64 games as a junior in 2005 to help NU earn a spot in the College World Series and win a school-record 57 games. In 2006, he earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors and helped NU to 42 wins and a No. 6 national seed. Prior to his Husker career, Christy played at Barton County Community College and was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection in 2004 and an honorable-mention pick in 2003.

Christy earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in December 2008. He and his wife, Michelle, were married in 2007 and have three children, Quinn, Griffin and Stella.

“I am extremely excited to be coming back to Nebraska,” Christy said. “This University holds a special place in my heart and can’t thank Coach Bolt and the University enough for this opportunity. I am ready to get to work and excited to meet the players.”

Lance HarvellHarvell has spent the last five seasons at Sam Houston State as the team’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. 

“I feel very fortunate that Lance and his family have joined us in Lincoln,” Bolt said. “Lance brings a wealth of experience and excellence both on the coaching and recruiting side of the game and will be a tremendous asset to our staff. He has coached and recruited some of the best offenses in the nation and I look forward to seeing his continued success for the Huskers.”

During Harvell’s time at Sam Houston State, the Bearkats captured four Southland Conference regular-season titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017. Harvell established himself as the top recruiting coordinator in the Southland Conference by D1Baseball.com in 2016.

Sam Houston State enjoyed a Division I program-record 44-win season in 2017 to advance to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. The Bearkats stormed through the Southland Conference Tournament with four consecutive wins to capture the crown and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. In the Lubbock Regional, the team knocked off No. 5 Texas Tech twice and won both of its games against 16th-ranked Arizona to earn a spot in the Tallahassee Super Regional.

In 2016, the Bearkats swept the Southland regular-season and tournament titles to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Sam Houston State went 42-22 overall and posted a 24-6 mark in conference play.

Harvell spent two years as the volunteer assistant at Louisiana in 2013 and 2014. Harvell helped guide the Ragin' Cajuns to national prominence and the best offense in the country two straight years. The 2014 team finished the season with a 58-10 record, the third-best record in NCAA history, and the best record and most wins in school and Sun Belt Conference history. At the end of the regular season, the Cajuns were the consensus No. 1 team by every poll, earned the No. 6 national seed and led the nation with three first-team All-Americans. The Cajuns offense finished in the top three nationally in 26 of the 29 offensive categories.

Harvell spent three years at Texarkana College, including two under Bolt, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2010 to 2012. In his time at Texarkana, the Bulldogs produced some of the best offenses in their conference and region in terms of production, leading the conference in batting in 2011 and 2012.

Harvell spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M. During the 2009 season he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. In 2008, he served as the pitching assistant, helping the Aggies to a Big 12 regular-season crown, NCAA Regional title and an NCAA Super Regional berth.

During his playing days, Harvell walked on at Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006 after leading Richland Community College to back-to-back NJCAA national titles in 2003 and 2004.

Harvell earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 2006 and his master’s degree in 2009. He and his wife, Courtney, have one son, Bodie.

“This is such a great opportunity for me and my family,” Harvell said. “The University of Nebraska has such a proud baseball tradition and I feel very blessed to be able to be a part of that. Coach Bolt and Coach Christy, having played and coached here, have blood, sweat and tears invested into this program. Their passion for Nebraska baseball is contagious and our expectations are high. I’m excited to hit the ground running and get to work with them and our players.”

 





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Huskers to Face Washington State in Cayman Islands Classic Opener

Lincoln – Nebraska will face Washington State in the opening round of the Cayman Islands Classic, as the tournament bracket was released was released Wednesday afternoon by Caymax Sports LTD.

The Huskers will face Washington State in its quarterfinal matchup on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m. (Central) at John Gray Gymnasium, just minutes away from world famous Seven Mile Beach. It will be a matchup of new coaches as the Huskers are led by Fred Hoiberg, while Washington State is coached by Kyle Smith, who was hired after leading San Francisco to three straight 20-win seasons. The Cougars are led by CJ Elleby, who averaged 14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Nebraska has won six of eight meetings between the schools, but the November matchup will be the first meeting since the 1998-99 season. The winner of the NU-WSU game will play either Old Dominion or George Mason the following evening. The other first-round matchups and times include Colorado State-New Mexico State (10 a.m. CT), Loyola-South Florida (12:30 p.m. CT) and George Mason-Old Dominion (4 p.m. CT).

Semifinal round games are slated for 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (CT), while Tuesday’s consolation bracket will play at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (CT).

The seventh-place game will open the final day of competition on Wednesday, Nov. 27 starting at 10 a.m. (CT), followed by the fifth-place game (12:30 p.m. CT), third-place game (4 p.m. CT) and title game (6:30 p.m. CT) to crown the Cayman Islands Classic champion.

Five of the eight teams reached postseason play in 2018-19, as New Mexico State and Old Dominion advanced to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, while Loyola of Chicago and Nebraska played in the NIT and South Florida captured the 2019 College Basketball Invitational championship.

Fans can purchase tickets online at www.caymanislandsclassic.com/ot/tickets.html


 

 

Roby Highlights Huskers’ Pro Prospects

Lincoln – Husker basketball players Isaiah Roby and James Palmer Jr. have been crossing the country over the past month as they prepare for the start of their start of their professional careers.

The NBA Draft takes place at the Barclays Center Brooklyn on Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. (central). The event will be carried live on ESPN.

Roby has worked out for nearly a dozen teams during the pre-draft process, and most of the NBA Drafts have the 6-foot-8 forward pegged as a second-round pick. Of the seven mock drafts linked by NBA.com, Roby is listed in six of them, with projections ranging from 36th to 46th overall. If Roby is picked in that range, he would be the highest Husker taken in the NBA Draft since Tyronn Lue in 1998.

A three-year performer for the Huskers, Roby turned in a solid junior campaign, as he set career highs in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (6.9 rpg), assists (1.9 apg) and steals (1.3 spg), while averaging 1.9 blocks per game. He was the only Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both steals and blocked shots, and Roby became just the second person in school history to have at least 50 steals and blocks in consecutive seasons.

Palmer has worked out for eight teams (Minnesota, Dallas, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Portland, Memphis, Golden State and Los Angeles Lakers) over the last three weeks. If he is not drafted Thursday, he would be a strong candidate to play in the NBA Summer League, following in the footsteps of recent Huskers Terran Petteway, Andrew White III, Shavon Shields and Tai Webster.

Palmer was a two-time All-Big Ten performer, averaging 18.5 points per game during his Husker career to rank second on NU’s career scoring chart. As a senior, he averaged 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game to earn all-district and All-Big Ten honors. Earlier this spring, he played in the Reese's College All-Star Game and was named to the Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament team.

Glynn Watson Jr. is the third Husker who could make an NBA Summer League roster, as he finished his career with 1,531 points and ranked in the top 10 on NU career lists in steals (177, fourth), assists (382, seventh) and 3-pointers (184, fourth). As a senior, he started all 36 games and averaged a career-high 13.6 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He worked out for Sacramento earlier this month.

Isaac Copeland Jr. continues his rehab after tearing his ACL in January against Ohio State, and hopes to return to the court later this year to begin his professional career. Prior to his injury, Copeland averaged 14.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game and was second on the Huskers in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots (0.9 bpg). The 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., started 53 straight games in his two years at Nebraska before the injury. 





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