Sports News-December 24, 2013

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The Nebraska women's basketball team moved up from 19th to 18th in the Associated Press poll after routing South Dakota 87-53 last Saturday. The 9-2 Huskers return to action this week when they host Oral Roberts on Sunday at 2:00. Connecticut remains first followed by Notre Dame, Duke, Stanford, & Tennessee.

Nebraska’s Kelsey Robinson, Haley Eckerman of Texas, Washington’s Krista Vansant, and Stanford’s Carly Wopat are the four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for Volleyball as announced by The Collegiate Women Sports Awards yesterday. The Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in twelve NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics". A native of Illinois, Robinson earned first-team AVCA All-American honors this season after having been recognized by the AVCA for the past two years. She was named the 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year and earned All-Big Ten first-team honors. She averaged 4.45 kills and 3.33 digs per set while posting 19 double-doubles. The outside hitter transferred to Nebraska from Tennessee where she was the 2011 SEC Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-SEC member.

The Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference basketball tournament brackets have been announced. The tournament will be played in Scottsbluff from January 2nd-4th. The 5-0 Norfolk boys drew the one seed and will play Class ‘B’ 1-5 Columbus in the opening round on January 2nd at 7:15. Other match ups in the bracket have Lexington meeting Kearney, Hastings taking on North Platte, & Scottsbluff facing McCook. The 3-2 Norfolk girls are also the one seed and will face Class ‘B’ 1-4 Scottsbluff on January 2nd at 5:30. Other pairings have Columbus playing McCook, Lexington meeting Kearney, and North Platte battles Hastings.

NFL Scoreboard: San Francisco 34, Atlanta, 24.

NBA Scoreboard

Final Detroit 115 Cleveland 92

Final OT Charlotte 111 Milwaukee 110

Final New York 103 Orlando 98

Final OT Miami 121 Atlanta 119

Final Indiana 103 Brooklyn 86

Final Dallas 111 Houston 104

Final Memphis 104 Utah 94

Final San Antonio 112 Toronto 99

Final Golden State 89 Denver 81

Final Phoenix 117 L-A Lakers 90

Final New Orleans 113 Sacramento 100

NHL Scoreboard

Final Anaheim 3 Washington 2

Final Columbus 4 Carolina 3

Final OT Buffalo 2 Phoenix 1

Final 2OT N-Y Rangers 2 Toronto 1

Final Philadelphia 4 Minnesota 1

Final N-Y Islanders 3 Detroit 0

Final Ottawa 5 Pittsburgh 0

Final Tampa Bay 6 Florida 1

Final Boston 6 Nashville 2

Final Chicago 5 New Jersey 2

Final 2OT Calgary 4 St. Louis 3

Final Edmonton 6 Winnipeg 2

Final 2OT San Jose 5 Colorado 4

Final Dallas 5 Los Angeles 2

Top-25 Women’s College Basketball

Final ( 1) Arizona 77 N. Arizona 44

Final (14) Iowa St. 83 Akron 60

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