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