Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Call it a winning tribute. The Houston Texans doubled up the Tennessee Titans 34-17 last night. In the first game since founder and owner Robert “Bob” McNair died on Friday, the Texans honored him by wearing decals on the back of their helmets in the shape of a football with white block letters bearing his initials of “RCM.” Deshaun Watson threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third as Houston won its eighth consecutive game.
John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131. Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with eleven assists.
James Palmer Jr. scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, as Nebraska picked up a crucial road win with a 68-66 victory over Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Palmer hit 8-14 shots from the field and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, while Isaac Copeland Jr. totaled 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, as Nebraska broke away from the Tigers down the stretch and withstood a frantic finish. The Huskers led 64-56, after a three-pointer from Thomas Allen with 2:22 left and was up 66-59 after a Palmer reverse dunk with 1:29 left. Clemson would claw back, scoring five straight points to get to within 66-64 after a David Skara basket with 57 seconds left. The Tigers got within two on a basket from Aamir Simms with one second left, but Glynn Watson preserved the win by catching the in-bounds pass and dribbling out the clock. Watson finished with twelve points and four rebounds. Nebraska is now 6-1 while Clemson falls to 5-2.
Marial Shayok scored 18 points with seven rebounds and five assists to lead five players in double figures and Iowa State cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 82-55 last night for its third straight win. Teammate Michael Jacobson scored 13 points with ten boards for his first double-double with the Cyclones, who never trailed in disposing of the Mavericks. JT Gibson scored 16 and Zach Jackson had 13 to lead UNO. The Mavericks drop to 3-4 while Iowa State improves to 6-1.
The Nebraska volleyball team remains sixth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. They won two home matches in the last week after beating Ohio State 3-0 last Friday and Maryland 3-0 on Saturday. The 24-6 Huskers return to action on Friday night when they host 25-7 Hofstra in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at 7:00. The 28-4 Creighton Bluejays are once again ninth after winning the BIG EAST Tournament with two home wins over Villanova 3-0 last Friday and 3-1 over Marquette on Saturday. The Bluejays return to action on Friday when they host 21-9 South Dakota in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Stanford is the new number one followed by Minnesota, Illinois, BYU, and Texas.
The Norfolk High bowling team is the District VI Champion and advances to the NSAA State Championship. The Panthers won the event yesterday at Norfolk’s Kings Lanes. The team bowled a 991 and won the event by 193 pins. The team is made up of Dawson Reiman, Kaden Sager, Tristan Severson, Daniel Thomson, & Brian Worrell. The State Championship will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln on Monday at 10:00 AM.
Local Schedule: Nebraska-Kearney at WSC (MBB-7:00).
Local Scores: Nfk High 66 Wayne 52 (BBB Jamboree Game); NECC 122 Quakerdale Prep, IA 64 (MBB); NECC 79 Northeastern JC, CO 71 (WBB); Iowa St. 82 Nebraska-Omaha 55 (MBB).
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Charlotte 110 Milwaukee 107
Final OT Washington 135 Houston 131
Final Minnesota 102 Cleveland 95
Final San Antonio 108 Chicago 107
Final Boston 124 New Orleans 107
Final Indiana 121 Utah 88
Final Golden State 116 Orlando 110
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Washington 4 N-Y Islanders 1
Final N-Y Rangers 4 Ottawa 2
Final OT Florida 4 New Jersey 3
Final Toronto 4 Boston 2
Final Columbus 7 Detroit 5
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Houston 34 Tennessee 17
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (1) Gonzaga 102 N. Dakota St. 60
Final Texas Southern 89 (18) Oregon 84
Final (25) Mississippi St. 88 Alcorn St. 65