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Huskers Sweep High Point

LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team opened the Ameritas Players Challenge on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-8) win over High Point. 

Nebraska (5-0) hit .349 and held High Point to a .033 hitting percentage. The Huskers posted eight blocks and were blocked only once by the Panthers (2-6).

NU was led by 14 kills on .650 hitting from junior Lexi Sun. She also added eight digs and three blocks. Madi Kubik had nine kills and seven digs, and Lauren Stivrins had seven kills and four blocks. Callie Schwarzenbach chipped in six kills and four blocks while hitting .364. 

NU had a 41-30 edge in digs with Kenzie Knuckles and Nicklin Hames recording eight each. Hames had 31 assists for the Big Red. Anezka Szabo sparked the Huskers in the dominant third set with a pair of kills and a block. In the 25-8 third-set win, NU hit .462 with 13 kills and just one error on 26 swings, while High Point hit -.125. 

Set 1: The Huskers doubled up the Panthers, 10-5, with five kills by five different players. High Point pulled within four at 13-9, but the Huskers reeled off a 5-1 run to go up 18-10, sparked by a solo block and kill by Stivrins. NU led by as many as 10 at 23-13 before High Point strung together three points in a row. The Huskers earned the first-set win at 25-16 with four kills apiece from Kubik and Stivrins. High Point was held to a .065 hitting percentage. 

Set 2: A kill by Stivrins on the slide broke an 8-8 tie in the second frame, and Sun hammered a kill before Schwarzenbach and Hames posted a block for an 11-8 lead. High Point cut it to one, 13-12, but a kill by Schwarzenbach and an error by the Panthers led to a 15-12 Husker advantage at the media timeout. The Panthers scored three in a row after the break, including back-to-back aces by Maggie Salley, to tie the set at 15-15. Sun produced three kills for the Huskers to put NU ahead 20-17 and force a timeout by High Point. But the Panthers roared back to tie the set at 21-21 with their fourth ace of the set. A service error by High Point, and back-to-back Panther attacking errors gave NU set point at 24-21. Kubik terminated a kill to finish off the set, 25-22. 

Set 3: The Huskers got off to their best start of the match, taking a 5-1 lead on a Szabo kill. Another kill by Szabo, and a combined block between her and Stivrins increased NU's lead to 7-2. The Huskers continued their strong play with Stivrins and Hames stuffing a High Point attack following two kills by Sun for a 14-4 lead. Schwarzenbach and Hames blasted kills, and Sun and Schwarzenbach teamed up for a block before Sun's 13th kill made it 21-6. Nicole Drewnick subbed in to set for the Huskers, and she assisted Sun's 14th kill of the match, as the Huskers finished the sweep, 25-8.  

Up Next: Nebraska faces Denver on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Denver defeated Loyola Marymount, 3-2, in the early match on Friday. 

Amherst def. Ravenna, 27-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-15

Aquinas def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 22-25, 15-5

Axtell def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-19, 25-19, 25-17

Bertrand def. Hi-Line, 25-20, 25-13, 19-25, 25-18

Bloomfield def. Wausa, 25-19, 25-19, 25-17

Boyd County def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-14, 27-25, 25-21

Burke, S.D. def. St. Mary's, 25-8, 25-11, 25-14

Central Valley def. Elba, 25-6, 25-15, 25-1

Chadron def. Gering, 25-15, 25-16, 25-8

Cheyenne Central, Wyo. def. Scottsbluff, 25-23, 28-26, 22-25, 20-25, 15-8

Clarkson/Leigh def. Pender, 25-19, 25-16, 30-28

Cross County def. Friend, 25-12, 25-13, 25-9

Diller-Odell def. Lewiston, 25-8, 25-4, 25-13

Douglas County West def. Omaha Concordia, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21

Elkhorn def. Blair, 3-0

Elkhorn Valley def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-7, 25-10, 25-15

Fillmore Central def. Tri County, 25-17, 25-7, 25-8

Gordon/Rushville def. Bayard, 25-7, 25-9, 29-27

Guardian Angels def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-22, 25-18, 25-21

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Gibbon, 25-17, 25-11, 25-10

Hershey def. Lexington, 25-7, 11-25, 25-21, 25-13

Johnson County Central def. Palmyra, 25-13, 17-25, 25-12, 25-19

Johnson-Brock def. Auburn, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23, 25-17

Lawrence-Nelson def. Deshler, 25-19, 25-18, 25-13

Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln East, 25-15, 25-13, 25-23

Lincoln Southwest def. Omaha Westside, 25-20, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Maxwell, 25-5, 25-13, 25-18

McCook def. Holdrege, 25-11, 25-16, 27-25

Mead def. Osceola, 25-13, 25-2, 25-18

Medicine Valley def. Dundy County-Stratton, 28-26, 23-25, 25-27, 25-22, 15-10

Millard North def. Bellevue East, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19

Nebraska Christian def. High Plains Community, 25-13, 25-11, 25-14

Nebraska City Lourdes def. Freeman, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14

Norris def. Plattsmouth, 25-19, 25-12, 25-11

North Bend Central def. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18

North Platte def. Grand Island Northwest, 25-19, 25-15, 22-25, 25-16

O'Neill def. Crofton, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17

Omaha Burke def. Lincoln Northeast, 25-21, 25-18, 18-25, 25-18

Omaha Central def. Omaha South, 3-0

Omaha Duchesne Academy def. Omaha Roncalli, 25-17, 25-13, 25-14

Omaha Gross Catholic def. Bennington, 25-19, 25-19, 25-0

Omaha Marian def. Omaha North, 3-0

Overton def. Cambridge, 25-16, 25-20, 25-10

Papillion-LaVista def. Elkhorn South, 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 17-15

Phillipsburg, Kan. def. Minden, 25-20, 11-25, 14-25, 29-27, 15-7

Platteview def. Omaha Northwest, 25-11, 25-12, 25-13

Seward def. Nebraska City, 25-13, 25-16, 25-13

Silver Lake def. Shelton, 25-22, 14-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8

South Loup def. Gothenburg, 15-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-15

South Platte def. Wallace, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18

South Sioux City def. Sioux City, West, Iowa, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18

Southern Valley def. Southwest, 25-18, 25-15, 25-16

Sterling, Colo. def. Alliance, 3-0

Stuart def. Creighton, 25-5, 25-13, 25-15

Superior def. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17

Syracuse def. Lincoln Christian, 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 25-15

Thayer Central def. Heartland, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19

Wahoo def. Norfolk Catholic, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20

Wilcox-Hildreth def. Red Cloud, 13-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-15, 16-14

Wisner-Pilger def. Oakland-Craig, 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-14

Wynot def. Viborg-Hurley, S.D., 25-6, 25-22, 25-12

Adams Central Triangular
Blue Hill def. Adams Central, 25-21, 25-15

Kearney Catholic def. Adams Central, 25-19, 25-18

Kearney Catholic def. Blue Hill, 25-14, 25-15

Bishop Neumann Triangular
Bishop Neumann def. York, 17-25, 32-30, 25-23

Bishop Neumann def. Ralston, 25-14, 25-13

York def. Ralston, 25-11, 25-27, 25-17

Burwell Triangular
Burwell def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 25-17

Fullerton def. Burwell, 29-27, 19-25, 25-18

Fullerton def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-22, 25-11

Cedar Bluffs Triangular
Cedar Bluffs def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-17, 17-25, 25-14

Heartland Lutheran def. Nebraska Lutheran, 12-25, 25-15, 27-25

Centura Triangular
Centura def. Ord, 25-20, 25-23

Centura def. Wood River, 25-19, 25-27, 25-13

Ord def. Wood River, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21

Dorchester Triangular
Dorchester def. Hampton, 25-20, 25-21

Giltner def. Dorchester, 25-17, 25-19

Giltner def. Hampton, 25-17, 25-11

Falls City Triangular
Falls City def. Sterling, 25-21, 24-26, 25-15

Sterling def. Pawnee City, 25-20, 16-25, 25-16

Garden County Triangular
Garden County def. Paxton, 25-14, 25-13

Garden County def. Minatare, 25-15, 25-10

Minatare def. Paxton, 25-18, 26-24

Malcolm Tournament
Pool Play
Pool 1
Centennial def. Fort Calhoun, 25-14, 25-23

Fairbury def. Centennial, 20-25, 25-22, 26-24

Malcolm def. Milford, 25-23, 25-21

Malcolm def. Fort Calhoun, 25-21, 25-20

Milford def. Fairbury, 25-22, 25-17

Pool 2
Ashland-Greenwood def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-21, 25-23

Ashland-Greenwood def. Louisville, 25-20, 25-17

Elmwood-Murdock def. Conestoga, 25-11, 25-17

Lincoln Lutheran def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-12, 25-9

Louisville def. Conestoga, 25-16, 25-16

McCool Junction Triangular
Exeter-Milligan/Friend def. McCool Junction, 25-15, 25-10

Meridian def. McCool Junction, 25-19, 25-10

Meridian def. Exeter/Milligan, 25-12, 25-11

North Central Triangular
Ainsworth def. North Central, 25-22, 27-25

CWC def. North Central, 25-10, 25-11

North Platte St. Patrick's Triangular
Broken Bow def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-17, 25-20

Broken Bow def. Cozad, 25-15, 25-11

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Cozad, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16

Omaha Brownell-Talbot Triangular
Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. Boys Town, 25-18, 25-13

Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. Yutan, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16

Yutan def. Boys Town, 25-21, 25-13

Osmond Triangular
Osmond def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-12, 25-18

Osmond def. Randolph, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18

Plainview Tournament
Battle Creek def. Madison, 25-13, 25-3

West Holt def. Plainview, 25-18, 25-22

Plainview def. Madison, 2-0

Battle Creek def. West Holt, 25-16, 25-11

Potter-Dix Triangular
Mitchell def. Kimball, 25-13, 25-17

Mitchell def. Potter-Dix, 25-10, 25-9

Potter-Dix def. Kimball, 25-18, 20-25, 25-12

Santee Triangular
Omaha Nation def. Santee, 25-13, 17-25, 25-20

Spalding Academy def. Santee, 20-25, 25-19, 30-28

Sutton Triangular
Doniphan-Trumbull def. Sutton, 20-25, 26-24, 25-17

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-10, 25-21

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Sutton, 25-19, 25-13

Twin River Triangular
Twin River def. Schuyler, 25-17, 25-15

West Point-Beemer def. Twin River, 25-22, 25-14

Wakefield Tournament
Pool Play
Pool A
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Wakefield-Allen, 15-25, 25-13, 25-22

Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 2-1

Wakefield-Allen def. Pierce, 25-23, 25-22

Pool B
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge def. Homer, 25-23, 25-20

Lutheran High Northeast def. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 25-18, 25-11

Ponca def. Lutheran High Northeast, 25-21, 25-19

Ponca def. Homer, 25-16, 25-20

Weeping Water Triangular
Southern def. Weeping Water, 25-20, 25-14

Southern def. Heartland, 25-18, 25-15

Winnebago Triangular
Omaha Christian Academy def. Walthill, 25-11, 25-21

Winnebago def. Walthill, 25-12, 25-19

Lincoln – For the second straight year, Nebraska will be on the road for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as the Huskers will travel to Atlanta, Ga., for a matchup with Georgia Tech.  The game at McCamish Pavilion will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The game will be televised on ESPNU with a 6:15 p.m. (central) start time, as ESPN announced start times for all 14 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games Thursday morning.

This will be only the second-ever matchup between the Huskers and Yellow Jackets, as the teams have not played since a 66-49 win by Georgia Tech on Dec. 28, 1983.

The Huskers have played well on the road in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, posting a 3-1 mark following a 68-66 win at Clemson last season. NU also posted road wins at Wake Forest (2013) and at Florida State (2015).

Nebraska is 5-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge since joining the conference in 2011-12. Five of Nebraska’s eight games have been decided by five points or less, including all three losses. In all, Nebraska is 9-6 all-time in conference challenge games, including the Gavitt Games and the former Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Challenge. The Big Ten is 5-12-3 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, but is an impressive 5-2-3 over the last 10 years. Last year, the teams split the 14 games which allowed the ACC to keep the Commissioner’s Cup.

Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg is no stranger to conference challenge events in his time at Iowa State, going 2-1 in three such events, including a perfect 2-0 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Fans can get their first look at the 2019-20 Huskers under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg at the Opening Night with Husker Hoops on Friday, Sept. 27. As of Thursday morning, just 400 tickets remain for the event which will include a 20-minute scrimmage, introductions of the Husker men’s and women’s teams and a special performance by hip-hop superstar Rick Ross.

Archbishop Bergan def. Arlington, 3-0

Aurora def. Columbus, 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17

Bellevue East def. Omaha Benson, 25-8, 25-5, 25-10

Beloit, Kan. def. Red Cloud, 25-9, 25-10

Bertrand def. Amherst, 25-22, 25-17

Blue Hill def. Silver Lake, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21

Centennial def. Sandy Creek, 25-14, 25-20, 25-13

Chadron def. Alliance, 25-12, 25-15, 28-26

Cheyenne East, Wyo. def. Scottsbluff, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19

Clarkson/Leigh def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20

Columbus Lakeview def. York, 25-11, 25-20, 25-15

Creighton def. Plainview, 18-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 15-8

Crofton def. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 24-26, 27-25, 25-22

Cross County def. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley, 25-23, 26-24, 25-19

CWC def. St. Mary's, 25-18, 25-8, 25-15

David City def. East Butler, 25-18, 25-19, 25-10

Deshler def. McCool Junction, 25-15, 25-15, 25-19

Diller-Odell def. Falls City Sacred Heart, 25-20, 25-9, 25-17

Douglas County West def. Raymond Central, 25-15, 23-25, 25-11, 25-22

Elkhorn South def. Bellevue West, 25-10, 23-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-9

Fillmore Central def. Milford, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 14-25, 15-12

Fort Calhoun def. Omaha Brownell-Talbot, 3-1

Freeman def. Sterling, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22

Fullerton def. High Plains Community, 28-26, 25-14, 25-23

Grand Island def. Hastings, 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-22

Gretna def. Omaha Westside, 3-0

Guardian Angels def. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, 25-18, 25-16, 25-12

Hartington-Newcastle def. Wausa, 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-15

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Adams Central, 25-18, 25-9, 25-14

Hershey def. Cozad, 25-15, 25-15, 12-25, 27-29, 15-11

Johnson-Brock def. Pawnee City, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17

Kearney def. Fremont, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19

Kearney Catholic def. South Loup, 26-24, 25-13, 25-18

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge def. Homer, 25-10, 25-20

Lincoln East def. Lincoln North Star, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21

Lincoln High def. Lincoln Northeast, 32-30, 25-20, 26-24

Lincoln Lutheran def. Lincoln Christian, 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 25-22

Lincoln Pius X def. Papillion-LaVista South, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19

Lincoln Southeast def. Norfolk, 25-14, 25-22

Nebraska Christian def. Nebraska Lutheran, 25-13, 25-13, 25-9

Nebraska City Lourdes def. Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16

Neligh-Oakdale def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-13, 14-25, 25-19, 25-22

Norfolk Catholic def. Lutheran High Northeast, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24

Norris def. Nebraska City, 25-15, 25-5, 25-8

Ogallala def. McCook, 25-13, 25-16, 25-6

Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Beatrice, 25-12, 25-17, 25-18

Osmond def. Bloomfield, 25-13, 13-25, 25-19, 25-18

Papillion-LaVista def. Omaha South, 25-8, 25-8, 25-14

Pine Bluffs, Wyo. def. Leyton, 25-21, 14-25, 25-17, 25-22

Ponca def. Randolph, 25-15, 25-20, 25-8

Republic County, Kan. def. Red Cloud, 25-21, 25-18

Santee def. Marty Indian, S.D., 25-18, 8-25, 14-25, 25-22, 15-9

Shelton def. Palmer, 21-25, 25-18, 18-25, 27-25

Sidney def. Mitchell, 25-11, 25-12

Sioux City, East, Iowa def. South Sioux City, 25-13, 25-9, 25-11

Southwest def. Sutherland, 17-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-23

Thayer Central def. Fairbury, 26-24, 25-13

Wahoo def. Platteview, 25-15, 25-14, 25-14

Waverly def. Blair, 25-5, 25-9, 25-11

Wayne def. Columbus Scotus, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24, 25-23

Wisner-Pilger def. West Point-Beemer, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7

Wood River def. Central City, 3-2

Wynot def. Winside, 26-24, 25-22, 25-19

Yutan def. Weeping Water, 25-15, 25-17, 25-10

Arthur County Triangular
Arthur County def. Morrill, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22

Arthur County def. Creek Valley, 26-24, 25-20

Creek Valley def. Morrill, 2-0

Brady Triangular
Brady def. Paxton, 25-8, 25-15

Brady def. Sandhills Valley, 25-8, 25-16

Sandhills Valley def. Paxton, 25-21, 25-22

Bridgeport Triangular
Bridgeport def. Kimball, 25-17, 25-18

Garden County def. Bridgeport, 26-24, 25-16

Garden County def. Kimball, 25-15, 25-9

Conestoga Triangular
Mead def. Palmyra, 25-20, 25-20

Mead def. Conestoga, 25-10, 25-9

Palmyra def. Conestoga, 25-23, 25-19

Dundy County-Stratton Triangular
Cambridge def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-19, 25-21

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Cambridge, 17-25, 25-14, 25-21

North Platte St. Patrick's def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22

Elm Creek Triangular
Elm Creek def. Franklin, 28-26, 25-14

Southern Valley def. Franklin, 25-13, 25-10

Southern Valley def. Elm Creek, 23-25, 25-17, 25-11

Exeter-Milligan Triangular
Exeter/Milligan def. Osceola, 25-10, 25-20

Giltner def. Exeter/Milligan, 27-25, 25-20

Giltner def. Osceola, 25-12, 25-21

Heartland Lutheran Triangular
Heartland Lutheran def. Elba, 25-13, 25-22

Riverside def. Elba, 25-12, 25-22

Riverside def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-23, 25-19

Hemingford Triangular
Crawford def. Hay Springs, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23

Hay Springs def. Hemingford, 28-25, 18-25, 25-13

Hitchcock County Triangular
Hitchcock County def. Wallace, 25-16, 25-21

Wallace def. Perkins County, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21

Howells-Dodge Triangular
Howells/Dodge def. Pender, 25-22, 25-21

Howells/Dodge def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-3, 25-11

Pender def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-19, 25-17

Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Triangular
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder def. Twin River, 25-20, 27-25

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder def. Tekamah-Herman, 25-27, 25-20, 25-14

Tekamah-Herman def. Twin River, 25-15, 25-18

Loomis Triangular
Loomis def. Arapahoe, 25-19, 25-16

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Arapahoe, 25-16, 25-12

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Loomis, 25-14, 25-11

Madison Triangular
Wakefield-Allen def. Spalding Academy, 25-6, 25-16

Wakefield-Allen def. Madison, 25-17, 25-15

Millard South Triangular
Millard South def. Omaha Duchesne Academy, 25-19, 25-15

Millard South def. Elkhorn, 25-22, 25-12

Mullen Triangular
Hyannis def. Sandhills/Thedford, 22-25, 25-10, 25-19

Mullen def. Hyannis, 25-19, 25-18

Mullen def. Sandhills/Thedford, 25-10, 25-15

Northern Valley, Kan. Triangular
Alma def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-20, 25-13

Alma def. Northern Valley, Kan., 25-8, 25-8

Wilcox-Hildreth def. Northern Valley, Kan., 25-17, 25-12

Omaha North Triangular
Omaha Burke def. Omaha North, 25-20, 25-16

Omaha Gross Catholic def. Omaha Burke, 25-23, 20-25, 25-16

Omaha Gross Catholic def. Omaha North, 25-13, 25-23

Overton Triangular
Axtell def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-11, 25-14

Overton def. Axtell, 25-21, 25-16

Overton def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-16, 25-11

Pleasanton Triangular
Anselmo-Merna def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-19, 25-19

Pleasanton def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-11, 25-14

Pleasanton def. Anselmo-Merna, 25-14, 25-23

St. Edward Triangular
Burwell def. Humphrey St. Francis, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23

Burwell def. St. Edward, 25-6, 25-20

Humphrey St. Francis def. St. Edward, 25-10, 25-9

St. Paul Triangular
Arcadia-Loup City def. Ravenna, 25-22, 25-17

St. Paul def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-15, 25-15

St. Paul def. Ravenna, 25-13, 25-10

Stuart Double Triangular
Elgin Public/Pope John def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-15, 25-21

Stuart def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-11, 25-16

Summerland def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-12, 25-15

Summerland def. Stuart, 25-16, 25-20

Superior Triangular
Doniphan-Trumbull def. Kenesaw, 25-14, 23-25, 25-15

Superior def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-18, 25-19

Superior def. Kenesaw, 25-10, 25-19

Tri County Triangular
Cornerstone Christian def. Lewiston, 25-19, 27-25

Tri County def. Lewiston, 25-23, 25-9

Valentine Triangular
O'Neill def. Valentine, 25-12, 16-25, 25-20

O'Neill def. West Holt, 25-15, 25-15

Valentine def. West Holt, 25-11, 25-13

Wilber-Clatonia Triangular
Johnson County Central def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-21, 25-11

Syracuse def. Johnson County Central, 25-17, 25-19

Syracuse def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-10, 25-12

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The night started with Oakland Raiders fans derisively chanting at former disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown and ended with coach Jon Gruden celebrating a victory in the Black Hole.

The saga that consumed the football world for days didn't hamper the Raiders a bit.

Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the season, rookie Josh Jacobs ran for two scores and the Raiders responded to a tumultuous week surrounding Brown by beating the Denver Broncos 24-16 on Monday night.

"As much as people talked about it, I mean my god. I feel like somebody was smashing my temple on the side of the head," Gruden said. "Get over it, man. It's over. We were good this preseason without him. We were fine without him. We wish him the best. We gave it a shot. Now New England gets their turn. Good luck to them. I can't deal with it anymore."

The Raiders (1-0) took out any frustration over the drama surrounding Brown with a convincing win over the AFC West rival Broncos (0-1). The offensive line cleared holes for Jacobs and protected Carr, and the defense harassed Joe Flacco into three sacks and kept Denver out of the end zone until 2:15 remained in the game.

The win spoiled the Denver debuts for Flacco and coach Vic Fangio and ended the NFL's longest opening weekend winning streak at seven games.

"Disappointed but we're not discouraged," star edge rusher Von Miller said. "First game of the season. Hats off to the Raiders, they outplayed us today. Killed us on third down in the first half."

The final scheduled home opener at the Coliseum before the Raiders planned move to Las Vegas next season began with derisive chants from the boisterous fans toward Brown. Those only grew louder after each successful pass play as both the fans and Raiders players seemed relieved to have the monthlong saga over Brown in the past.

He arrived with optimism following a trade from Pittsburgh in March. But a bizarre foot injury, fight with the NFL over his helmet, skipped practices, multiple fines, a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock and odd social media posts ultimately led to the decision to release the game's most prolific receiver two days before the opener.

Brown agreed to a deal with New England just hours after being granted his wish to be released by Oakland on Saturday and the Raiders wasted little time proving they had moved on.

"He's gone. I wish him the best," Carr said. "There's no hurt feelings. There's no anger in me. It stung as a friend seeing him go somewhere else, but I wish him the best."

The Raiders took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in 10 plays. Carr completed all five passes to four receivers, capped by an 8-yard TD to Tyrell Williams.

Oakland added another score in the second quarter when Jacobs capped a 95-yard drive with a 2-yard run to make it 14-0. Jacobs scored again in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Raider to run for two TDs in his debut.


Carr completed 22 of 26 passes for 259 yards and wasn't sacked once after going down 51 times last year. ... Jacobs had 23 carries for 85 yards and a 28-yard reception. ... Wiliams had six catches for 105 yards, including a game-sealing 10-yard catch on third down after the two-minute warning. ... Flacco was 21 for 31 for 268 yards with a 1-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders in Sanders' first game back from a ruptured Achilles' tendon.


After recording an NFL-low 13 sacks last year following the trade of Khalil Mack, the Raiders got off to a much better start this year with the pass rush, sacking Flacco three times. Benson Mayowa had two sacks, becoming the first Oakland player to record more than one in a game since Mack had two against Denver on Dec. 17, 2017. Rookie Clelin Ferrell also had one.


Denver's comeback attempt fell short in part because the Broncos had to settle for field goals on three red zone trips in the second half. A pair of third-down sacks by Mayowa and Ferrell stalled two drives and DaeSean Hamilton dropped a potential TD in the end zone.


Broncos: RT Ja'Wuan James left the game in the first half with a knee injury. ... WR Tim Patrick left in the second half with a hand injury.

Raiders: CB Gareon Conley was taken off the field strapped to a stretcher with a neck injury after being hit in the head by teammate Johnathan Abram.

Conley was down on the ground for several minutes with players on both teams kneeling on the ground out of concern. Conley was taken off the field on a stretcher but was able to give a thumbs-up to the crowd.

Gruden said reports on Conley were positive.


Broncos: Host Chicago on Sunday. Fangio spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator for the Bears.

Raiders: Host Kansas City on Sunday in a second straight division matchup. The Chiefs have won eight of the past nine games in the series.


TV - FS1 (Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis, Shane Vereen)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Ben McLaughlin
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APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App

2019 Record: 1-1, 0-0 Big Ten
Last Game: Colorado (L, 34-31 OT)
Rankings: NR
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 24-16 (4th Year)/5-9 (2nd Year) 
vs. Northern Illinois: 0-0

2019 Record: 1-1, 0-0 MAC
Last Game: Utah (L, 35-17)
Rankings: NR
Coach: Thomas Hammock
Career/NIU Record: 1-1 (1st Year)/Same
vs. Nebraska: 0-0

The Matchup
Nebraska returns home to Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, as the Huskers will complete non-conference play against Northern Illinois. Kickoff under the lights in Lincoln is set for shortly after 7 p.m. CT, with national television coverage on FS1 and radio coverage available on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG. 

Nebraska will come into the game against Northern Illinois with a 1-1 record, after a tough 34-31 overtime loss at Colorado last Saturday.  The Huskers jumped to a 17-0 lead in the game, and led by a touchdown in the final moments before a Colorado score forced overtime, where the Buffs prevailed. The Huskers will look to rebound against Northern Illinois and extend their winning streak at Memorial Stadium to six games. 

Northern Illinois will also bring a 1-1 record to Lincoln on Saturday. The Huskies opened the season with a win over Illinois State, before dropping a 35-17 contest at No. 14 Utah last Saturday. Northern Illinois is under the directon of first-year head coach Thomas Hammock, who took over at his alma mater after spending the previous five seasons on the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff. 

Saturday's meeting is the second game in a four-game series with Northern Illinois. The Huskies won in Lincoln in 2017 and have two additional future visits to Memorial Stadium.

Series History
Nebraska and Northern Illinois will meet for the fourth time on Saturday evening, with the Huskers owning a 2-1 edge. All three previous games were played at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska posted victories in 1989 and 1990 while NIU won in Lincoln in 2017. 

•     In addition to Saturday's game, Northern Illinois is scheduled to visit Lincoln in 2021 and 2023. 

•     Nebraska is 5-1 all-time against members of the Mid-American Conference, with the lone loss being the 21-17 setback against NIU in 2017.

•     Including the two future games with NIU, Nebraska has five future games scheduled with members of the Mid-American Conference (NIU-2021, 2023; Central Michigan-2020; Buffalo-2021; Akron-2025).

Huskers Hope to Shine Under Memorial Stadium Lights
The Huskers have a long history of success under the lights in Lincoln. 

•     The Huskers have won 20 of their last 22 home night games at Memorial Stadium. NU is 46-7 all-time in Memorial Stadium night games. 

•     Nebraska's dominance at night in Lincoln has been impressive, as 33 of the home night wins have been by at least 13 points. 

•     The seven losses in home night games have all come against teams that won at least 10 games in that season (Washington, 1991; Texas, 2002; USC, 2007; Virginia Tech and Missouri, 2008; Wisconsin and Ohio State, 2017). 

•     Nebraska will be playing its first home night game since the 2017 season. The Huskers were scheduled to play Akron in a prime-time season opener in Lincoln last fall, but the game was canceled because of inclement weather. The 2018 season marked the first time since 1995 that Nebraska did not host a home night game.

Frost in Second Season with Huskers
Scott Frost is in his second season at Nebraska in 2019. The 2017 consensus national coach of the year, Frost boasts a 24-16 career record as a collegiate head coach.

•     Although Nebraska finished with a 4-8 record in 2018, five of the eight losses came by a combined 21 points. NU lost five games by five or fewer points, including a trio of three-point defeats. Nebraska won four of its final six games, and the two losses were a five-point loss at an Ohio State team that ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation and a three-point loss at Iowa, when the Hawkeyes kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired. Iowa finished with a No. 25 ranking.

• As the head coach at UCF, Frost improved from 6-7 in his first season to 13-0 in year two. A similar turnaround at Nebraska could be historic. A nine-win season by Nebraska in 2019 would tie for the second-largest win improvement from one season to the next in school history (five games), while a 10-win campaign would tie the largest win improvement (six games).

• In 12 seasons as a full-time assistant or head coach, Frost's teams have posted a 127-33 record, averaging nearly 11 wins per season. Frost has been a part of seven conference championship teams and coached in two national championship games in his 12 seasons. 

• Frost's teams have been ranked in the top 15 in 10 of his 12 seasons, including eight final top-10 rankings and six final top-five rankings.

• Each of NU's last five head coaches won at least eight games in their second season, and the four head coaches prior to Frost all produced their best winning percentage at Nebraska in year two.

Frost Offenses Impressive on Opening Drives
One common theme of a Scott Frost-led offense has been a fast start, and that has held true for Frost's tenure in Lincoln. Nebraska has scored on its opening drive in each of the first two games in 2019. NU received the opening kickoff against South Alabama and drove nine plays and 81 yards for a touchdown to a take a 7-0 lead. At Colorado, Nebraska drove 96 yards in five plays on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead. The opening-drive score continued a theme from 2018. 

• Nebraska scored on its first possession seven times in 12 games last season, including six of the final seven games. All seven of NU's opening scoring drives resulted in touchdowns.

• NU received the opening kickoff nine times in 2018 and scored touchdowns on six of those drives while punting only once. The Huskers had a game-opening touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead in five straight games during the Big Ten Conference season.

• The Huskers scored on nearly 60 percent of their opening possessions in 2018, even with a pair of drive-ending turnovers in opponent territory. Nebraska's average touchdown drive covered more than 74 yards, including one 80-yard touchdown march and five 75-yard scoring drives.

• Over the last three seasons - 2018-19 at Nebraska and 2017 at UCF - Frost's offenses have scored a touchdown on their opening possession 18 times in 27 games (67 percent). The average length of the touchdown drive in that span is 74 yards.

• In three-plus years as a head coach, Frost's offenses have scored on their opening drive 22 times in 40 games, with 21 touchdowns and one field goal. In 80 games over six-plus seasons as a play-caller, Frost's offenses have scored on their first possession of the game 43 times, putting points on the board in more than half of their opening possessions.

• Frost's Opening Drive Scoring Percentage: 54% (43 of 80 drives)
• Frost's Opening Drive Touchdown Percentage: 48% (38 of 80 drives)

Huskers Continue Streaks into 2019 Season
Nebraska continues a pair of long team streaks in the 2019 season, while a pair of Huskers are also riding impressive individual streaks.

• Saturday's game against Northern Illinois will mark Nebraska's 370th consecutive sellout. The sellout streak began in 1962 and is in its 57th year in 2019.

• Nebraska has scored in 297 consecutive games. The streak is the longest in school history, the eighth-longest in FBS history and the fifth-longest active streak.

• Junior wide receiver JD Spielman has made at least two catches in each of his 23 career games. His streak of 23 straight games with a reception is tied for the sixth-longest streak in school history.

• Sophomore place-kicker Barret Pickering has made 10 consecutive field goals, 26 consecutive extra points and 36 straight kicks overall. His streak of 10 straight made field goals is the seventh-longest streak in program history. Pickering has not played in the first two games because of injury.

Spielman Continues to Climb Husker Charts
Junior wide receiver JD Spielman has already made Husker history as the only player in program history to have a 200-yard receiving game. In only two-plus seasons and just 23 games, Spielman is also leaving his mark on Nebraska's career record book. He has 128 career catches for 1,796 yards, ranking sixth all-time at Nebraska in receiving yards and eighth in receptions.
• Spielman needs 62 receptions and 952 yards to become Nebraska's all-time leader in both categories. He averaged 61 catches and 842 receiving yards per season in his first two years. On a per-game basis in his 23-game career, Spielman averages 5.6 receptions and 78.1 receiving yards. 

• Spielman reached 1,000 career receiving yards in only 15 games. He reached the mark faster than any other Husker, eclipsing Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers (16 games).

• Spielman is the only player in school history to record 100 catches prior to his junior season.

• Spielman owns the only two 200-yard receiving games in Husker history (200 yards vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 209 yards at Wisconsin in 2018).

• Spielman is the only wide receiver in school history to have two career games with double-digit receptions (11 vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 10 vs. Purdue in 2018). Running back Marlon Lucky is the only other Husker to have two career games with double-digit catches.

• Spielman had more than 800 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only Huskers with two 800-yard receiving seasons. No Husker has ever had three 800-yard receiving seasons.

• Spielman had more than 50 catches in each of his first two seasons, joining Johnny Rodgers, Kenny Bell and Stanley Morgan Jr. as the only players in program history with multiple 50-catch seasons. No Husker has ever had three 50-catch seasons.

• Spielman opened the 2019 season with a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against South Alabama, marking his second career punt return score. He had a 77-yard punt return touchdown last season against Bethune-Cookman. He also had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his first career touch against Arkansas State in the 2017 season opener. Spielman is one of only eight players in program history to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown.

• Against Colorado, Spielman recorded his fifth career 100-yard receiving game with five catches for 112 yards. He opened the scoring with a 65-yard touchdown reception, marking the sixth touchdown of his career that has covered at least 65 yards. 

Boulder, Colo. - In a game that was dominated by the Nebraska defense for nearly three quarters, Colorado's offense erupted for 31 points in the final 17 minutes of regulation to force overtime before the Buffaloes hit a 34-yard field goal on the opening possession of OT to claim a 34-31 win over the Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon at Folsom Field.

Nebraska won the overtime coin flip and elected to defend. The Blackshirts came through by holding the Buffaloes to a James Stefanou field goal to give Colorado its only lead of the game.

The Huskers took their overtime possession 25 yards from victory, but were shut down on first and second down, before a third-down sack of Adrian Martinez put Nebraska at 4th-and-16 from the CU 31. Nebraska elected to try a 48-yard game-tying field goal with Isaac Armstrong, who earlier in the game kicked his first career field goal. Armstrong, Nebraska's regular starting punter, was making his first career collegiate appearance at place-kicker as a replacement for injured returning starter Barret Pickering. 

Armstrong's attempt was short and right, as Colorado escaped with the win. Prior to that kick, Armstrong was outstanding during regulation, going a perfect 4-for-4 on PAT kicks. His 26-yard field goal with 2:47 left in the second quarter staked Nebraska to a 17-0 halftime lead. Armstrong also boomed five punts for an average of 46.2 yards in the game.

Nebraska completely controlled the first half in front of nearly 53,000 fans  - well over half of which were covered in Husker red - building a 17-point lead while out-gaining Colorado 266-84. The Blackshirts shut down the Buff running game in the half, holding CU to 0 yards on 14 carries. 

After halftime, the Blackshirts continued to play well in the third quarter but the offense was unable to get anything going. Colorado finally broke into the scoring column late in the third quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run from Jaren Mangham with 1:42 left to cut Nebraska's lead to 17-7. Mangham finished the game with a team-high 44 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns to lead the Buff running game, which finished with just 89 yards on 37 carries.

Nebraska started the fourth quarter with the ball, but was forced to punt. Armstrong pinned the Buffs at their own 4 to start the drive in the shadow of their own goal line. However, Colorado set the tone for the final quarter with a flea-flicker on its first play, and Steven Montez connected with K.D. Nixon on a 96-yard touchdown pass to pull the Buffs within 17-14 with 14:22 left. Dixon finished with game highs of six receptions and 148 yards.

Montez finished the game by completing 28-of-41 pass for 375 yards and two scores. He also threw one interception and was sacked three times.

While Colorado had momentum, Nebraska's offense quickly answered on its next offense play, with Maurice Washington taking a short pass from Martinez and racing 75 yards for a touchdown to put the Big Red back up 24-14 with 14:09 left. Washington produced 196 all-purpose yards, including four receptions for a team-high 118 yards, while adding 15 carries for 77 rushing yards to help the Husker offense.

Colorado kept coming, producing an answer of its own with a five-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by Mangham's second touchdown run - this time from seven yards out to pull back within three points at 24-21.

Colorado then came up with a big defensive play, forcing a Martinez fumble to start a potential go-ahead drive on a short field at the Nebraska 35. The Blackshirts stiffened and held Colorado to a 20-yard Stefanou field goal to tie the game for the first time at 24 with 8:30 left.

Martinez and the Husker offense then found an answer of their own, covering 75 yards in eight plays and 2:55, capped by Martinez's six-yard touchdown run to move back in front at 31-24 with 5:49 left.

For the game, Martinez completed 16-of-26 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He also threw an interception on a deep pass on Nebraska's final play of regulation. Martinez was 9-for-9 for 180 passing yards and a touchdown in the first half. For the game, he added 19 carries for 66 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground to account for 356 yards of total offense. 

On the ensuing kick-off, Laviska Shenault Jr. broke into the open on the return for Colorado, but Cam Taylor-Britt came up with a big individual special teams play by forcing a fumble that was recovered by walk-on Luke Reimer near midfield. However, an unsportsmanlike penalty on Nebraska during the recovery and an intentional grounding call on first down put Nebraska at its own 21 facing 2nd-and-17.

The Buffaloes forced a punt and took over 75 yards from a tie. Colorado completed the comeback to force overtime with Montez's 26-yard touchdown pass to Tony Brown with 46 seconds left. Brown finished with five receptions for 60 yards.

Junior wide receiver JD Spielman made Nebraska's first big play of the game with his 65-yard touchdown catch on NU's opening drive. Spielman finished with five catches for 112 yards, while adding one carry for eight yards.

Defensively, Nebraska got big games across its defensive line, led by five tackles, including two for loss from Khalil Davis. Ben Stille and Alex Davis both added two tackles for loss, while Carlos Davis added a 12-yard sack. Will Honas led the Blackshirts with a career-high nine tackles, while Mohamed Barry, Collin Miller and Marquel Dismuke all pitched in six stops. Lamar Jackson added a first-half interception, while Cam Taylor-Britt forced two fumbles while coming up with five tackles.

Nebraska (1-1) will look to bounce back next week at home with another tough test from Northern Illinois. Kickoff between the Huskers and the Huskies is set for 7 p.m. in what will be the 370th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The game will be televised by FS1.

SAN DIEGO – The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team pulled off a thrilling 3-2 (22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11) comeback win at No. 25 San Diego on Saturday night at Jenny Craig Pavilion at the SDSU/USD Invitational.

The Huskers trailed the match 2-1 and were down 22-21 in set four to the Toreros, but scored the final four points of the fourth set and then never trailed in set five, capping the victory with a 15-11 final set. Nebraska improved to 4-0 on the season and returns home to host the Ameritas Players Challenge next weekend.

Lexi Sun tied her career high with 21 kills and had 12 digs and four blocks while hitting .318. Lauren Stivrins added 14 kills on .393 hitting with eight blocks. Madi Kubik contributed 11 kills and 16 digs, and Jazz Sweet had nine kills and four blocks.

The Huskers out-blocked San Diego, 12.5 to 7.0. Callie Schwarzenbach added four blocks for the Big Red, and Nicklin Hames had three to go with her 49 assists and a team-high 17 digs.

Nebraska had a .252 to .235 edge in hitting percentage. Kenzie Knuckles chipped in 14 digs, and Megan Miller had 11.                

Katie Lukes and Grace Frohling each had 17 kills for the Toreros (2-3).

Set 1: San Diego held an 8-6 lead despite committing four early service errors. The Toreros led 11-8 with eight kills on .500 hitting, but a kill by Schwarzenbach started a 6-0 Husker run, highlighted by back-to-back blocks by Sweet and Stivrins. A back-row kill by Sun and an ace by Knuckles gave the Huskers the 14-11 advantage. After USD ended the run, Stivrins and Kubik combined for another block, and a USD error made it 16-12 Big Red. But the Toreros put together a 3-0 run to tie the set at 17-17. Sun's fourth kill put the Huskers up 18-17, but the Toreros scored five of the next six points to go up 22-19. San Diego earned set point at 24-20. Kubik notched back-to-back kills, but the Toreros held on for the 25-22 win. USD out-hit NU .237 to .097 in the set.   

Set 2: The Toreros committed five errors early on to give the Huskers a 6-2 lead. A kill by Kubik and another USD error made it 8-3 Huskers. Schwarzenbach and Sweet teamed up for a block, and Sun terminated from the back row for a 16-10 Husker lead. But USD cut NU's lead to three, 19-16, forcing a Husker timeout. Kubik then crushed a kill from the back row to restore a four-point lead, and USD hit wide to make it 21-16 Huskers. After San Diego used a timeout, Sun hammered down an overpass to make it 22-16, and a kills by Sweet and Sun gave NU set point at 24-16. After USD scored the next three points, Hames dumped a kill to end the set at 25-19 and tie the match at 1-1.

Set 3: A couple of highlight-reel plays gave the Huskers some energy early in set three. Stivrins kicked a ball to a teammate to keep a rally alive, which Sweet terminated to tie the set at 2-2. Then a sprawling dig by Miller resulted in a block by Hames and Stivrins that put the Huskers up 3-2. But San Diego regained an 11-9 lead on an ace by Thana Fayad. Stivrins and Kubik strung together back-to-back kills, and USD hit long for a 12-11 Husker lead. Stivrins tipped a kill and then teamed with Sun for a stuff block to keep NU in front, 14-13. With the score tied 16-16, Zuhn posted her third kill of the set to make it 17-16, but the Toreros scored the next two to go ahead 18-17. The Toreros went ahead 21-19 after a Husker passing error led to a USD kill, and the lead increased to 24-20 after a Husker attacking error and a kill by Roxie Wiblin. Sun posted a pair of kills to slice the deficit in half, 24-22, but the Toreros finished it off at 25-22 on a kill by Frohling. NU hit .316 in set three but allowed San Diego to hit .325.

Set 4: San Diego scored the first two points of the set and led early on, but Sun terminated a long rally and USD committed an attacking error to give NU its first lead at 7-6. With Hayley Densberger still serving the run, Schwarzenbach and Sun posted back-to-back blocks to put the Big Red up 9-6 and force a San Diego timeout. Sweet tipped a kill off a block to make it 11-9 after San Diego had pulled within one, but the Toreros tied the set at 11-11 after two Husker breakdowns. The teams traded sideouts for 10 rallies before San Diego went up 17-16 on a kill by Wiblin. Sun answered with a kill for the Huskers and then served NU's second ace of the night for an 18-17 lead. After an NU service error, Schwarzenbach produced a kill to make it 19-18, but another service error tied the set again at 19-19. USD went up 20-19 after NU hit long, but the Toreros did the same on the next rally to make it 20-20. Stivrins notched her 10th kill to put NU back in front, but Frohling answered for USD and the Toreros went up 22-21 after NU was in the net. After a timeout, Sun posted back-to-back kills to put the Big Red back on top, 23-22. Stivrins and Hames then combined for a stuff block for set point at 24-22. Sun clinched the set for the Huskers on the next rally with her 19th kill. NU finished the set on a 4-0 run that Kubik served.  
Set 5: Sweet opened the set with a kill to the far corner, and a kill by Stivrins and an ace by Kubik made it 3-1 Huskers. Stivrins put down her 12th kill for a 4-2 lead, but USD answered with two kills to tie the set at 4-4. NU went back ahead after a USD hitting error and Schwarzenbach kill made it 6-4. The Toreros tied the score again before Sweet pounded her eighth kill of the match to give NU a 7-6 lead. Sweet and Schwarzenbach then made it 8-6 with a stuff block. The Toreros committed a bad set, and Kubik tapped a kill to the floor for a 10-7 Husker advantage. USD sided out after a timeout, but Sweet posted a big kill to keep NU up by three, 11-8. Stivrins connected on the slide for a 12-9 lead, and Sun posted her 20th kill to increase the lead to four at 13-9. The Toreros recorded a kill out of a timeout, but Stivrins smashed her 14th kill for match point at 14-10. Sun sealed the match for the Huskers at 15-11 with her career-high-tying 21st kill. The Huskers hit .440 in the final set.

Up Next: Nebraska hosts the Ameritas Players Challenge next weekend at the Devaney Center. The Huskers will play High Point on Friday at Noon and Denver at 7:30 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Huskers will finish the weekend against Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m.

Auburn def. Fairbury, 27-25, 22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-7

Aurora def. York, 25-27, 25-15, 25-27, 26-24, 15-11

Axtell def. Elm Creek, 3-2

Battle Creek def. Creighton, 25-13, 25-17, 25-4

Bishop Neumann def. Ashland-Greenwood, 18-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13

Bridgeport def. Kimball, 25-15, 25-15, 16-25, 23-25, 15-13

Broken Bow def. Gothenburg, 26-24, 27-25, 25-14

Centura def. Central City, 20-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-22

Chadron def. Gordon/Rushville, 25-15, 25-20, 25-15

Columbus def. Crete, 25-17, 25-19, 25-21

Columbus Lakeview def. Seward, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21

Cross County def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 25-20

Douglas County West def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-9, 25-20, 25-20

Elkhorn South def. Millard South, 25-20, 27-25, 21-25, 25-17

Fillmore Central def. David City, 25-14, 15-25, 25-17, 25-15

Garden County def. Leyton, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20

Gretna def. Bellevue West, 24-26, 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 15-13

Hastings def. McCook, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Grand Island Central Catholic, 25-16, 26-24, 22-25, 25-21

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge def. Randolph, 25-19, 25-10, 25-17

Lincoln Lutheran def. Omaha Concordia, 25-13, 25-10, 25-9

Lincoln North Star def. Fremont, 25-17, 25-18, 18-25, 25-18

Lincoln Southeast def. Lincoln Northeast, 27-29, 25-18, 25-13, 25-9

Lincoln Southwest def. Kearney, 17-25, 25-19, 25-15, 16-25, 17-15

Maxwell def. Brady, 21-25, 27-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-11

Milford def. Centennial, 25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 25-18

Millard West def. Omaha Benson, 25-15, 25-7, 25-6

Mitchell def. Hemingford, 25-15, 25-13, 25-8

Morrill def. Bayard, 20-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17

Norfolk Catholic def. Pierce, 25-14, 25-17, 25-17

Norris def. Bennington, 25-23, 25-16, 25-14

O'Neill def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 22-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-12, 15-13

Omaha Burke def. Omaha Northwest, 25-13, 19-25, 25-16, 29-27

Papillion-LaVista def. Millard North, 27-25, 25-21, 25-22

Platteview def. Arlington, 25-15, 25-16, 25-13

Plattsmouth def. Blair, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13

Schuyler def. Cornerstone Christian, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19

Sedgwick County, Colo. def. South Platte, 25-16, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23

St. Paul def. Ord, 25-18, 25-11, 25-10

Superior def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23

Sutherland def. Paxton, 25-12, 25-16, 25-11

Thayer Central def. Tri County, 25-10, 25-17, 25-16

Twin River def. Osceola, 25-18, 25-20, 25-15

Vermillion, S.D. def. South Sioux City, 17-25, 25-15, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13

Wahoo def. Raymond Central, 28-26, 25-13, 25-17

Wauneta-Palisade def. Cheylin, Kan., 23-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-22

Yutan def. Cedar Bluffs, 25-17, 25-15, 25-17

Anselmo-Merna Triangular
Anselmo-Merna def. Twin Loup, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17

Anselmo-Merna def. Ansley-Litchfield, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17

Twin Loup def. Ansley-Litchfield, 18-25, 25-17, 25-17

Bertrand Triangular
Alma def. Cambridge, 8-25, 25-23, 25-17

Bertrand def. Alma, 25-20, 25-22

Cambridge def. Bertrand, 18-25, 25-14, 25-13

Boyd County Triangular
Boyd County def. Santee, 25-16, 25-9

Neligh-Oakdale def. Santee, 25-18, 25-7

Central Valley Triangular
Central Valley def. Riverside, 25-17, 25-15

Central Valley def. Fullerton, 16-25, 25-15, 25-21

Fullerton def. Riverside, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19

Clarkson/Leigh Triangular
Clarkson/Leigh def. Madison, 25-17, 25-11

Stanton def. Madison, 25-7, 25-12

Stanton def. Clarkson/Leigh, 19-25, 25-13, 25-20

Doniphan-Trumbull Triangular
Blue Hill def. Wood River, 27-29, 25-19, 25-16

Blue Hill def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-22, 24-26, 28-26

Wood River def. Doniphan-Trumbull, 25-19, 25-19

Elgin/Elgin Pope John Triangular
CWC def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 25-17, 25-5

CWC def. Stuart, 25-11, 25-14

Stuart def. Elgin Public/Pope John, 16-25, 26-24, 25-20

Emerson-Hubbard Triangular
Homer def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-15, 25-19

Ponca def. Homer, 25-18, 25-17

Ponca def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-14, 25-11

Freeman Tournament
Pool Play
Pool A
Deshler def. Pawnee City, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16

Freeman def. Pawnee City, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23

Pool B
Diller-Odell def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-15, 25-10

Diller-Odell def. Johnson-Brock, 25-7, 25-20

Elmwood-Murdock def. Sterling, 25-22, 26-24

Johnson-Brock def. Sterling, 25-12, 25-16

Gibbon Triangular
Adams Central def. Ravenna, 21-25, 25-12, 26-24

Gibbon def. Ravenna, 26-24, 25-22

Hampton Triangular
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Hampton, 25-11, 25-15

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Exeter/Milligan, 25-9, 25-8

Exeter/Milligan def. Hampton, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21

Harvard Tournament
Franklin def. Shelton, 25-13, 25-22

Franklin def. Red Cloud, 25-20, 25-16

Franklin def. Harvard, 25-16, 25-18

Harvard def. Red Cloud, 25-20, 25-22

Shelton def. Harvard, 25-20, 25-16

Shelton def. Red Cloud, 25-14, 22-25

Heartland Triangular
Heartland def. Sandy Creek, 25-16, 25-12

Heartland def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-14, 25-21

Sandy Creek def. Wilber-Clatonia, 23-25, 25-9, 25-23

Hi-Line Triangular
Hi-Line def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 21-25, 25-8, 25-19

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Hi-Line, 25-23, 25-18

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-20, 25-17

High Plains Community Triangular
Giltner def. High Plains Community, 25-17, 24-26, 25-11

Giltner def. East Butler, 25-9, 25-7

High Plains Community def. East Butler, 21-25, 25-11, 25-8

Hitchcock County Triangular
Dundy County-Stratton def. Arapahoe, 25-16, 28-26

Hitchcock County def. Arapahoe, 25-10, 25-17

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer Triangular
Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Falls City, 25-18, 25-17

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Johnson County Central, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17

Johnson County Central def. Falls City, 25-14, 25-20

Kenesaw Triangular
Arcadia-Loup City def. Amherst, 25-10, 25-17

Arcadia-Loup City def. Kenesaw, 27-29, 25-13, 25-14

Kenesaw def. Amherst, 25-16, 25-21

Malcolm Triangular
Louisville def. Omaha Brownell-Talbot, 25-18, 25-12

Malcolm def. Louisville, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18

Malcolm def. Omaha Brownell-Talbot, 24-26, 25-7, 25-16

McCool Junction Triangular
Nebraska Lutheran def. McCool Junction, 25-20, 26-24

Sutton def. McCool Junction, 25-21, 25-16

Sutton def. Nebraska Lutheran, 25-21, 22-25, 25-11

Minden Triangular
Lexington def. Holdrege, 2-1

Minden def. Lexington, 25-18, 25-17

Minden def. Holdrege, 25-11, 25-13

Northeast Nebraska Tournament
Pool Play
Pool A
Oakland-Craig def. Pender, 25-14, 25-14

Wayne def. Pender, 25-8, 25-10

Wayne def. Oakland-Craig, 25-20, 25-23

Pool B
Guardian Angels def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20

Lutheran High Northeast def. Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, 25-18, 25-18

Lutheran High Northeast def. Guardian Angels, 13-25, 27-25, 25-19

Pool C
West Point-Beemer def. Wakefield-Allen, 25-18, 25-17

Wisner-Pilger def. West Point-Beemer, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22

Wisner-Pilger def. Wakefield-Allen, 25-18, 25-17

Pool D
Archbishop Bergan def. North Bend Central, 25-22, 28-26

North Bend Central def. Tekamah-Herman, 25-15, 25-15

Ogallala Triangular
Ogallala def. North Platte, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16

Sidney def. North Platte, 29-27, 25-20

Sidney def. Ogallala, 25-21, 25-19

Palmer Double Triangular
Heartland Lutheran def. St. Edward, 25-14, 25-12

Nebraska Christian def. Palmer, 25-5, 25-12

Nebraska Christian def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-13, 25-14

Palmer def. St. Edward, 25-8, 25-17

Palmyra Triangular
Palmyra def. Weeping Water, 25-7, 25-10

Palmyra def. Dorchester, 25-23, 25-11

Plainview Triangular
Plainview def. St. Mary's, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17

Summerland def. Plainview, 25-9, 25-15

Summerland def. St. Mary's, 25-14, 25-12Pleasanton Triangular

Overton def. Loomis, 25-15, 25-16

Pleasanton def. Loomis, 25-10, 25-21

Pleasanton def. Overton, 25-9, 25-12

South Loup Triangular
Mullen def. Wallace, 25-13, 25-13

South Loup def. Mullen, 25-10, 25-16

South Loup def. Wallace, 25-11, 25-13

Southern Triangular
Lewiston def. Parkview Christian, 25-17, 25-13

Southern def. Lewiston, 25-21, 25-8

Southern def. Parkview Christian, 25-3, 25-12

Southwest Triangular
Maywood-Hayes Center def. Southwest, 25-8, 25-9

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Rawlins County, Kan., 25-16, 25-17

Rawlins County, Kan. def. Southwest, 25-20, 25-23

West Holt Triangular
Burwell def. North Central, 25-16, 26-24

North Central def. West Holt, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16

West Holt def. Burwell, 21-25, 25-13, 25-18

Winner Triangular
Winner, S.D. def. Ainsworth, 25-23, 25-16, 25-21

Winner, S.D. def. Valentine, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18

Winside Triangular
Elkhorn Valley def. Wausa, 25-10, 25-19

Winside def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-21, 25-17

Winside def. Wausa, 25-18, 25-14

Wynot Tournament
Wynot def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-17, 22-25, 25-15

Hartington-Newcastle def. Bloomfield, 25-18, 25-13

Wynot def. Crofton, 25-19, 25-17

Lincoln – The Husker basketball team will make at least 26 national television appearances during the 2019-20 season, as the Big Ten Conference announced its television schedule and start times on Thursday.

The Huskers make four appearances on FS1, including a non-conference matchup at Creighton (Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m.), as well as conference tilts at Ohio State (Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m.); vs. Michigan State (Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.) and at Michigan (March 5, 5:30 p.m.).

The Huskers will make three appearances on the ESPN family of networks, including Big Ten home games against Michigan (Jan. 28, 6 p.m.) and Ohio State (Feb. 27, 8 p.m.). The other appearance is the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at Georgia Tech (Dec. 4), with that start time and network determined at a later date.

The Huskers will make 19 appearances on BTN, including the season opener against UC Riverside (Nov. 5, 8 p.m.) and Big Ten opener at Indiana (Dec. 13, 7 p.m.). The robust BTN schedule includes two other non-conference games, as well as 15 Big Ten regular-season matchups. For the second straight season, the first three days of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis will be exclusively on BTN with the semifinals and finals carried nationally on CBS.

In addition to the 26 national television appearances, Nebraska will have four games available online BTN+, including the exhibition game against Doane (Oct. 30, 7 p.m.) and non-conference games against Southern Utah (Nov. 9, 1 p.m.), Southern (Nov. 22, 7 p.m.) and North Dakota (Dec. 21, p.m,). Broadcast information for the Huskers’ games in the Cayman Islands Classic will be announced at a later date.

All of Nebraska’s 2019-20 games will be available across the state on the Leafield IMG Husker Sports Network and available online on the Huskers’ app, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn app.

Fans can get their first look at the 2019-20 Huskers under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg at the Opening Night with Husker Hoops on Friday, Sept. 27. As of Tuesday, around 1,500 tickets remain for the event which will include a 20-minute scrimmage, introductions of the Husker men’s and women’s teams and a special performance by hip-hop superstar Rick Ross.