BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Aquinas 50, Columbus Scotus 35
Bennington 62, Ralston 60
Chadron 52, Ogallala 34
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, Iowa 63, Bellevue East 53
Grand Island Northwest 60, Lexington 57, OT
Lincoln Northeast 85, Fremont 67
McCook 61, Cozad 18
Omaha Gross Catholic 50, Nebraska City 43
Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 88, South Sioux City 65
Wahoo 81, Blair 46
Waverly 61, Beatrice 52
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Fremont 59, Lincoln Northeast 47
Lincoln East 48, Norfolk 40
Omaha Roncalli 52, Omaha Concordia 34
Louisville 51, Ashland-Greenwood 36
West Point-Beemer 62, Winnebago 43
North Bend Central 65, Wahoo 61, OT
Lincoln Christian 49, Malcolm 42
Syracuse 34, Fairbury 30
Norfolk Catholic 35, Pierce 15
St. Paul 38, Columbus Scotus 33
Broken Bow 45, O'Neill 39
Adams Central 42, Kearney Catholic 32
Chase County 47, Gothenburg 32
Chadron 52, Ogallala 34
Nebraska City Lourdes 42, Elmwood-Murdock 31
Oakland-Craig 52, Yutan 39
Freeman 33, Southern 14
Guardian Angels 47, Ponca 33
Clarkson/Leigh 41, Howells/Dodge 39
Centennial 32, Bishop Neumann 21
Crofton 53, North Central 38
Superior 72, Fillmore Central 41
Hastings St. Cecilia 52, Grand Island Central Catholic 33
Wood River 47, Ravenna 37
South Loup 51, Elm Creek 36
Bridgeport 59, Morrill 50
Archbishop Bergan 54, Pender 34
Weeping Water 53, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 35
Hartington Cedar Catholic 57, Hartington-Newcastle 38
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 52, Elkhorn Valley 47
CWC 60, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 51
Twin River 41, Palmer 33
Diller-Odell 46, Meridian 41
Pleasanton 55, Shelton 21
Alma 38, Franklin 32
Maywood-Hayes Center 36, North Platte St. Patrick's 31
Cambridge 49, Dundy County-Stratton 34
South Platte 45, Kimball 17
Falls City Sacred Heart 35, Sterling 31
Wynot 53, Randolph 10
Dorchester 28, Exeter/Milligan 18
Bloomfield 45, Stuart 39
Humphrey St. Francis 71, Riverside 10
Lawrence-Nelson 59, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 54
Anselmo-Merna 41, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 34
Loomis 64, Silver Lake 48
Mullen 55, Arthur County 34
Wauneta-Palisade 34, Medicine Valley 28
Crawford 54, Sioux County 46
Leyton 34, Minatare 32
With the loss, Nebraska slipped to 16-11 overall and 6-10 in the Big Ten, while Ohio State notched its sixth straight win to improve to 17-9 overall and 10-5 in the conference.
Kate Cain led the Huskers with 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, while Sam Haiby added 12 points. Leigha Brown contributed nine points, including NU's first three of the game to open the fourth quarter. Trailing 53-33 at the end of three quarters, Brown helped spark a 12-3 Nebraska surge that included a three-pointer from Haiby that cut OSU's lead to 56-45 with six minutes left. The Huskers had multiple possessions to trim the Buckeye lead to single digits by holding Ohio State scoreless for more than five minutes in the fourth period.
But led by 16 points and 16 rebounds from Dorka Juhasz for the game, the Buckeyes maintained a double-digit lead for the second half. Braxtin Miller added 13 points for the Buckeyes, while Aaliyah Patty pitched in 11 points and seven boards.
Nebraska hit just 34.4 percent (21-61) from the field, including 2-for-20 from three-point range, while hitting 8-of-9 free throws. Ohio State connected on 40.9 percent (27-66) of its shots, including 8-of-21 threes. OSU out-rebounded NU 44-38 and won the turnover battle 16-14.
In a possession game early, the two defenses dominated to send the teams to the second quarter tied at 12. The Huskers got back-to-back buckets from Haiby and Cain to take a 16-14 lead with 8:14 left, before Juhasz took over on offense and the Ohio State defense silenced Nebraska for five minutes. The Buckeyes took full advantage with a 14-0 run fueled by by nine points from Juhasz during the surge.
Trailing 28-16, Nebraska stopped the run with a jumper from the elbow by Hannah Whitish as the shot clock expired. The Huskers then cut the margin to 28-20 after a jumper by Haiby, but the Buckeyes scored the final five points of the half to take their biggest lead at 33-20.
Juhasz led the Buckeyes with 12 points, all in the second quarter, 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal in the half. Rebeka Mikulasikova and Kierstan Bell each had five points off the bench in the half to help OSU, which hit 38.9 percent (14-36) of its first-half shots including 60 percent (9-15) in the second quarter. Ohio State out-rebounded Nebraska 26-23 in the half and won the turnover battle, 7-5, in the first 20 minutes.
Nebraska shot hit just 28.6 percent (10-35) of its first-half shots, including 0-of-13 three-pointers. The Huskers also did not shoot a free throw. Cain led Nebraska with four points, six rebounds and a block in the half, while Brown and Haiby each contributed four points.
The Huskers return to Pinnacle Bank Arena to celebrate Senior Day on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off against Illinois is set for 2 p.m. with tickets available now at Huskers.com.