Sports News-January 7, 2013

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Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards and a touchdown in helping the Seattle Seahawks win their first road playoff game since 1983 by beating Washington 24-14 yesterday.  The Redskins raced out to an early 14-0 lead before the Seahawks rallied by knocking Redskins QB Robert Griffin III out of the game and moving on to play at Atlanta next Sunday.  Griffin's knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble on the play.  He will have an MRI today.

It was the old-style Baltimore Ravens, who used a suffocating defense to hold Indianapolis to just three field goals in their 24-9 win over the Colts.  That means Ray Lewis & company are next going to Denver to play Peyton Manning and the top-seeded Broncos, who are riding an eleven-game winning streak.

Jared Berggren scored twelve of his 13 points in the second half, teammate Ryan Evans had ten points and 15 rebounds, and Wisconsin held Nebraska to one basket over the last 6:19 in a 47-41 victory yesterday.  The Badgers won their fifth game in a row and held their ninth straight opponent to 60 points or fewer.  The Huskers, coming off a 70-44 loss at Ohio State in their conference opener, have averaged just 42 points the last four meetings with Wisconsin.  Nebraska’s Ray Gallegos and Dylan Talley scored twelve points apiece and Brandon Ubel added ten.  Ubel also had eight rebounds and three blocked shots while Gallegos added three steals.  Ubel hit a three-pointer for the Huskers' only basket after Gallegos had given N-U a 38-37 lead with 6:19 left.  The Badgers improve to 11-4 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten while the Huskers drop to 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

The Nebraska football team has nabbed another recruit.  The Huskers landed 6’2, 285 pound Maliek Collins from Kansas City, Missouri.  The defensive tackle told coach Bo Pelini at the Husker football complex this weekend according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  It’s been no secret Nebraska has been pounding the recruiting pavement for defensive tackles.  They’ve looked at junior colleges, they’ve looked at prep standouts.  On Friday, the Huskers landed defensive tackle Kevin Maurice of Orlando, Florida and less than 48 hours later, Collins became the 19th pledge in this recruiting class.  Collins is rated a three-star player by both Rivals.com and FoxSportsNext.com.  He had offers from schools such as Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Iowa State.  In recent weeks there were several juco defensive tackle recruits who had Nebraska on their short list before ultimately choosing other schools.

The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team routed the Hastings JV 98-68 yesterday in Hastings.  Khapri Alston had 19 points while teammate KJ Bluford added 16.  The 11-5 Hawks have now won three in a row and five of their last six games.

The Omaha World Herald has updated its high school boys & girls basketball rankings for Classes “A” & “B”.  In the boys rankings, Omaha Central remains first in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A” while McCook is the new number one in Class “B”.  In the girls rankings, Bellevue West is the new number one in the “Nebraska Top 10” & Class “A”.  Norfolk High enters the rankings at number ten in Class “A”.  Beatrice is the new number one in Class “B”.

The Norfolk High girls basketball team is ranked tenth in Class “A” according to the Omaha World Herald.  The Lady Panthers appeared in the updated rankings today.  They are 9-2 on the season and winners of five in a row and nine of their last ten games.  Norfolk is outscoring their opponents on average 48.4-40.5.  They beat South Sioux City last Saturday 64-44 for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

Tuesday Evening:  The Norfolk Catholic girls & boys basketball teams are on the road at Columbus Scotus for a doubleheader starting with the girls game at 6:15.  Pregame coverage at 5:55 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Local Scores: NECC 98 Hastings JV 68 (MBB); Wisconsin 47 Nebraska 41 (MBB).  

     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final          Oklahoma  City    104    Toronto            92
      Final          Miami                      99    Washington      71
      Final  OT    Charlotte            108    Detroit          101
      Final          Memphis                  92    Phoenix            81
      Final          Denver                  112    L-A  Lakers    105
    
    
          COLLEGE  FOOTBALL  GODADDY.COM BOWL GAME
    
      Final    Arkansas  State    17    (25)  Kent    13
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  2)  Michigan        95    Iowa                        67
      Final    (  6)  Kansas            69    Temple                    62
      Final    (  7)  Syracuse        55    South  Florida      44
      Final    (  9)  Minnesota      69    Northwestern        51
      Final    (13)  Florida          79    Yale                        58
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  2)  Baylor                      83    (13)  Oklahoma  St.            49
      Final    (  3)  Duke                          90              Boston  College        53
      Final    (  4)  Stanford                  70              Utah                            56
      Final    (  6)  Kentucky                  87              Alabama                      70
      Final    (  7)  California              53    (20)  Colorado                    49
      Final    (  8)  Maryland                  71    (19)  Florida  St.              64
      Final    (  9)  Penn  St.                  76              Michigan  St.            55
      Final    (12)  Tennessee                79    (10)  Georgia                      66
      Final    (15)  North  Carolina      48              Virginia  Tech          45
      Final    (16)  UCLA                          68              Oregon  St.                64
      Final    (18)  South  Carolina      60              Mississippi  St.      46
      Final    (24)  Texas  A&M                63    (23)  Arkansas                    51

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