Nebraska cut 17 points off a 21-point second-half deficit, but the Huskers could not complete the comeback in an 88-81 loss to unbeaten TCU on Saturday in the championship game of the St. Pete Showcase.
The Heroes Game was created to honor the rich football traditions of the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska football programs while also annually honoring community heroes in both states.
Davion Evans finished the game with 22 points and seven rebounds, but No. 15 Moberly Area Community College earned the 91-70 victory on the final day of the State Fair Classic. Emmanuel Oladeru chipped in 13 points, while Parker Baumann tallied 12 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor.
Alexis Markowski scored a game-high 24 points and Darian White notched her first Husker double-double, but a big first quarter was enough to propel No. 22 Creighton to a 79-74 women’s basketball win over Nebraska on Sunday afternoon.
Behind another brace from Eleanor Dale, the fifth-seeded Nebraska soccer team punched its ticket to the Elite Eight with a convincing 4-0 shutout of UC Irvine in a third-round NCAA Tournament match Sunday in front of 1,717 fans at Barbara Hibner Stadium.
KNOP’s Athlete of the Week is junior Sandhills-Thedford football players Kyle Cox. He plays quarterback and safety for the Knights. He’s already been a part of many long playoff runs with the team and says that the experience they’ve gained over the past few years has helped them to reach this point of the season.
The fifth-seeded Nebraska soccer team scored late in both halves to defeat Tennessee 2-1 in a thrilling second-round NCAA Tournament match Friday night in front of the second-largest crowd (2,318) at Barbara Hibner Stadium.