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Joe’s Morning Sports-Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018

The 24-6 Nebraska volleyball team was selected as the seventh overall seed for the NCAA Tournament last night and will host the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds at the Bob Devaney Sports Center next weekend. The defending national champion Huskers, making their 37th straight NCAA Tournament appearance, will open the tournament on Friday at 7:00 against the 25-7 Hofstra Pride, champions of the Colonial Athletic Association. The 4:30 match will feature the 23-7 Missouri Tigers of the SEC and the 22-10 Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-12. Friday’s winners will meet on Saturday at 7:00. The five-time BIG EAST champion 28-4 Creighton volleyball team earned the ninth overall seed and will appear in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight season, and eighth overall, when it takes on 21-9 South Dakota on Friday at 6:00 at D.J. Sokol Arena. The winner of the Creighton/South Dakota match-up will meet the winner of Friday’s 3:30 match between 19-9 Saint Mary’s and 18-12 Washington. Saturday’s Second Round contest takes place at 7:00.

106 KIX & Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM have released their upcoming basketball broadcast schedule. The docket will include games from Norfolk High, Norfolk Catholic, Lutheran High Northeast, & Northeast CC. Norfolk High will have road doubleheaders at Omaha Creighton Prep (boys), Lincoln Southwest, Omaha Burke, Lincoln High, Papillion La Vista, and Lincoln Northeast on tap. Norfolk Catholic will have games showcased versus Hartington Cedar Catholic (girls), Winnebago, Wayne (boys), Columbus Scotus, Humphrey St. Francis (boys), & Riverside (boys). Lutheran High Northeast will have road doubleheaders against Homer, Omaha Nation, & the Shootout on the Elkhorn Holiday Tournament in Wisner covered. The Northeast Hawks will have meetings at Iowa Central CC, Southeastern CC, IA (men) & Iowa Western CC broadcasted. The Norfolk High boys, Norfolk Catholic boys, & LHNE girls will have their postseason run covered.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in basketball, the Northeast Hawks men host Quakerdale Prep of Iowa at 7:00, the Northeast women are in Sterling, Colorado to play Northeastern Junior College at 4:00, the Nebraska men face Clemson in Clemson, South Carolina at 6:00 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and the Nebraska-Omaha men visit Ames, Iowa to play Iowa State at 7:00.

The Norfolk Catholic football team is six days removed from falling in the Class ‘C-2’ State Championship Game to Centennial 29-28 in overtime. The Knights finished the season with an 11-2 record. Dylan Kautz scampered for 125 yards off 31 carries and two touchdowns. He finishes his career as the all-time leading rusher in eleven man football with 7580 yards, surpassing the previous mark of 7478. Teammate Evan Smith, who surpassed 1000 yards rushing this season in the game, ran for 72 yards off 15 carries and a score. He also caught five balls for 123 yards and a touchdown from Nate Brungardt. Norfolk Catholic will lose 16 seniors to graduation.

The Norfolk High boys basketball team gets their season underway on Thursday when they visit Defending State Champion Omaha Creighton Prep in a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM. They will then host either Millard North or Lincoln Southwest on Saturday. The Panthers return one starter in Luke Kluver and two returning letter winners in Connor Clayton and Cameron Eisenhauer from last year’s 12-12 team. Norfolk, who will be competing in their first year of the Heartland Athletic Conference, will showcase home games with Omaha Westside, North Platte, Kearney, South Sioux City, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Pius X, Fremont, Papillion La Vista South, Millard South, Lincoln East, and the upcoming Saturday home game versus Millard North or Lincoln Southwest. The Panthers will compete in the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament December 27-31 in Lincoln.

The Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team gets their season underway on Friday when they host Wisner/Pilger as part of the Northeast Nebraska Tip-Off Classic. They will then play at West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic on Saturday in the second day of the tournament. The Eagles return two starters in Jaxson Kant & Ben Gebhardt along with three other letter winners from last year’s 18-5 team. Lutheran High Northeast’s home schedule includes games with Wisner/Pilger, Twin River, Pender, Norfolk Catholic, Riverside, Walthill, Clarkson/Leigh, Humphrey St. Francis, and David City Aquinas. They will compete in the Shootout on the Elkhorn Tournament in Wisner December 27-29.

The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team gets their season underway on Thursday when they host Omaha Gross as part of the Grand Island Central Catholic Tip-Off Classic. They will then play the second game on Saturday at Grand Island. The Lady Knights return three starters in Anna Kassmeier, Hayden Wolf, & Hanna Neesen from last year’s 8-15 squad. Their home schedule includes games with Omaha Gross, Pierce, Bishop Neumann, Lutheran High Northeast, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic, Battle Creek, Wayne, Gretna, and O’Neill. Norfolk Catholic will compete in the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout at Wayne December 27-29.

The Northeast Hawks women’s basketball team is 5-3 on the season after routing Southeast of Nebraska 89-49 last Tuesday. Northeast this season has beaten Iowa Central, the Concordia JV, Des Moines Area, North Platte Community College, and Southeast of Nebraska while falling to Northeastern of Colorado, Iowa Lakes, and Cloud County of Kansas. Northeast is outscoring their opponents on average through eight games 73.8-63.6. They return to action this afternoon when they visit 6-2 Northeastern Junior College of Colorado at 4:00. The Hawks lost to this team in the opener of the season in Norfolk 71-60.

The Norfolk High wrestling team gets their season underway on Friday when they compete in the Fremont Invitational. They have 55 wrestlers out this season and return Conner Cowling (3rd) & Brayden Splater (5th) from last year’s State Championships. Also returning are three other state qualifiers Weston Godfrey, Aaron Dittmer, & Josh Licking. The Panthers will participate in tournaments at Fremont, the Northeast Nebraska Duals in Columbus, the Grand Island Flatwater Fracas, Sioux City East, the Heartland Athletic Conference Championships at Lincoln, Lexington, and Districts. Norfolk will host their own invite on January 26th. They will also host duals with Columbus & Fremont while visiting Papillion La Vista & Elkhorn.

The Norfolk Catholic wrestling squad gets their season underway on Thursday, December 6th when they visit Wayne for a dual. The Knights backed out of the O’Neill Invite on December 1st after the football season ran long. Norfolk Catholic has returns two wrestlers from last year’s State Championships in Wyatt Smydra (2-2) and Francisco Mendez (0-2). The team will participate in tournaments at Stanton, Boone Central/Newman Grove, Pierce, Wilber/Clatonia, David City Aquinas, Cross County, Oakland/Craig, Plainview, and the Mid State Conference Meet at Wayne. The Knights will host their own invite on February 2nd. They will also host a triangular with Tekemah/Herman & Wisner/Pilger involved and a dual with Madison.

Local Schedule: Quakerdale Prep, IA at NECC (MBB-7:00); NECC at Northeastern JC at Sterling, CO (WBB-4:00); Nebraska at Clemson, S.C. (MBB-6:00); Nebraska-Omaha at Iowa St. at Ames, IA (MBB-7:00).

Local Scores: Nebraska 77 Radford 39 (WBB); Nebraska-Omaha 57 Florida A&M 50 (WBB).

NFL Scoreboard: Baltimore 34 Oakland 17; New England 27 N.Y. Jets 13; Philadelphia 25 N.Y. Giants 22; Tampa Bay 27 San Francisco 9; Cleveland 35 Cincinnati 20; Seattle 30 Carolina 27; Buffalo 24 Jacksonville 21; L.A. Chargers 45 Arizona 10; Indianapolis 27 Miami 24; Denver 24 Pittsburgh 17; Minnesota 24 Green Bay 17.

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 108 L.A. Lakers 104

Final Detroit 118 Phoenix 107

Final Toronto 125 Miami 115

Final Philadelphia 127 Brooklyn 125

Final Atlanta 124 Charlotte 123

Final N-Y Knicks 103 Memphis 98

Final Utah 133 Sacramento 112

Final L.A. Clippers 104 Portland 100

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Calgary 6 Arizona 1

Final Tampa Bay 5 New Jersey 2

Final Nashville 5 Anaheim 2

Final L.A. Kings 5 Edmonton 2

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 34 Oakland 17

Final New England 27 N-Y Jets 13

Final Philadelphia 25 N-Y Giants 22

Final Tampa Bay 27 San Francisco 9

Final Cleveland 35 Cincinnati 20

Final Seattle 30 Carolina 27

Final Buffalo 24 Jacksonville 21

Final L.A. Chargers 45 Arizona 10

Final Indianapolis 27 Miami 24

Final Denver 24 Pittsburgh 17

Final Minnesota 24 Green Bay 17

Tennessee at Houston 8:15 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Villanova 66 (14) Florida St. 60

Final Oklahoma St. 90 (19) LSU 77

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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final Atlanta 3 New York 0

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