KGFW Sports – Jays Roll, Huskers Fall, Lopers Ranked and High School Update

KGFW Sports – Jays Roll, Huskers Fall, Lopers Ranked and High School Update

The 13th ranked Creighton Bluejays showed no ill affects from a 12 day layoff last night, they crushed DePaul 77-53. With the win, they keep pace with Villanova for first place in the Big East. The Bluejays travel to Cincinnati, Ohio Saturday for a game against Xavier. The Jays topped the Musketeers earlier this season in Omaha. Tipoff is this Saturday at 4:00.

Minnesota topped the Nebraska women’s basketball team last night in Minneapolis, 73-63. The loss snaps the Huskers two game winning streak. The Husker women’s final home game of the regular season is Saturday, they’ll host Michigan State. The Huskers topped the Spartans earlier this season in East Lansing. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for Saturday afternoon at 1:00.

The Nebraska men’s basketball team is on the road tonight with a game at 5th ranked Illinois. The Huskers have lost four in-a-row after falling at home to Penn State Tuesday. The Fighting Illini saw their seven game winning streak come to an end Tuesday at Michigan State. In their first meeting in Lincoln, the Huskers lost to the Fighting Illini in overtime. Tipoff is tonight at 6:00.

The UNK volleyball team moved up five spots to No. 11 in the latest AVCA Division II Top-25 Poll. Hillsdale still tops the rankings, followed by Lewis, Angelo State, Metro State and Colorado Mesa. The Lopers are now one of only two MIAA teams in the poll, Washburn enters the rankings this week at No. 20. The Lopers continue their season opening 8-game road swing this weekend with matches against Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist in Wichita, Kansas.

The UNK women’s basketball team is ranked 14th in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) poll, and 28th in the latest D2 Sports Information Directors of America rankings. The Lopers close out the regular season this weekend at Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western State. The eight-team MIAA Tournament starts next Wednesday (March 3) with the top four seeds hosting first round games.

High School Schedules;

2021 State Swimming/Diving Championship Schedule @ Bob Devaney Sports Center

Thursday
– 9:30 a.m. Girls Diving Competition
– 2:00 p.m. Boys Diving Competition
Friday
9:00 a.m. Girls Swimming Prelims
2:00 p.m. Boys Swimming Prelims
Saturday
9:00 a.m. Girls Swimming Finals
2:30 p.m. Boys Swimming Finals

Boys Basketball C1-11 Subdistrict @ Kearney Catholic
Thursday – #1 Kearney Catholic vs. #2 Cozad – 7:00

Boys Basketball C1-9 Subdistrict @ Adams Central High School
Thursday – #1 Adams Central vs. #2 Gibbon – 6:30

Boys Basketball C1-10 Subdistrict @ St Paul High School
Thursday – #1 St Paul vs. #2 Central City – 7:00

Boys Basketball C2-7 Subdistrict @ Sutton High School
Thursday – #1 Sutton vs. #2 Hastings St. Cecilia – 7:00

Boys Basketball C2-8 Subdistrict @ Grand Island Central Catholic
Thursday – #1 Grand Island Central Catholic vs. #3 Centennial – 7:00

Boys Basketball C2-10 Subdistrict @ Amherst Public School
Thursday – #1 Amherst vs. #2 Cambridge – 6:30

Boys Basketball D1-7 Subdistrict @ Kenesaw Public School
Thursday – #1 Kenesaw vs. #3 Blue Hill – 7:00

Boys Basketball D1-9 Subdistrict @ Elm Creek High School
Thursday – #1 Elm Creek vs. #2 Southern Valley – 7:00

Boys Basketball D1-10 Subdistrict @ Burwell High School
Thursday – #1 Burwell vs. #2 Ansley-Litchfield – 7:00

Boys Basketball D2-7 Subdistrict @ Giltner
Thursday – #1 Silver Lake vs. #3 Heartland Lutheran – 7:00

Boys Basketball D2-8 Subdistrict @ Loomis
Thursday – #1 Loomis vs. #2 SEM – 7:00

Boys Basketball A-3 District
Friday – #4 Omaha Bryan vs. #5 Omaha Northwest – @ Omaha Bryan
Saturday – #1 Creighton Prep vs. Bryan/Northwest Winner – 2:00 @ Creighton Prep
Saturday – #2 Kearney vs. #3 Elkhorn South – 5:30 @ Kearney High
Monday – District Final – 7:00 @ Highest Seed

Boys Basketball District Finals

B-6 District @ Beatrice
Saturday – 2:00 Beatrice (#6) VS Aurora (#11)

B-7 District @ Elkhorn
Saturday – 3:00 Elkhorn (#7) VS Northwest (#10)

Girls Basketball District Finals

C1-2 District @ Crete
Friday – 6:00 Grand Island Central Catholic (#2) VS Louisville (#15)

C1-3 District @ Aurora
Friday – 7:30 Lincoln Lutheran (#3) VS Gothenburg (#14)

C1-4 District @ York
Friday – 6:00 Hastings St. Cecilia (#4) VS Bishop Neumann (#13)

C1-5 District @ Northwest
Friday – 7:00 Broken Bow (#5) VS Columbus Scotus (#12)

C1-6 District @ Hastings College
Friday – 7:00 Syracuse (#6) VS O’Neill (#11)

C1-8 District @ Kearney High
Friday – 6:00 Auburn (#8) VS Sidney (#9)

C2-2 District @ Wood River
Friday – 7:00 Wood River (#2) VS South Loup (Callaway/Arnold) (#15)

C2-4 District @ Aurora
Friday – 5:00 Lourdes Central Catholic (#4) VS Ravenna (#13)

D1-2 District @ North Platte Community College
Friday – 7:00 Pleasanton (#2) VS Dundy County Stratton (#15)

D1-7 District @ Brady
Friday – 5:00 South Platte (#7) VS Shelton (#10)

D2-2 District @ Diller-Odell
Friday – 7:00 Falls City Sacred Heart (#2) VS Lawrence-Nelson (#15)

D2-3 District @ Ord
Friday – 6:00 CWC (#3) VS Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (#14)

D2-4 District @ Brady
Friday – 7:15 Mullen (#4) VS Loomis (#13)

D2-7 District @ Minden
Friday – 6:00 Maywood-Hayes Center (#7) VS Diller-Odell (#10)

D2-8 District @ Kearney Catholic
Friday – 6:30 Sterling (#8) VS Wauneta-Palisade (#9)