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North Platte is moving to add vaping and e-cigarettes to its public no-smoking ban. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to give first-round approval to ban alternative nicotine products and electronic nicotine delivery systems to its tobacco regulations. 

The measure also would raise the minimum age from 18 to 19 for using, buying or possessing such products. Minors could possess them in their home under “direct supervision” of a parent or guardian, as they now can with tobacco products. 

The proposed ordinance must be approved twice more to be enacted.

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  The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here and soon families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. In addition to the turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and all the other fixings, the Grand Island Fire Department encourages residents to put fire safety on their Thanksgiving menu.


   According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. In 2017, more than three times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving as on a typical day with U.S. fire departments responding to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on the holiday. 


   Along with NFPA, the Grand Island Fire Department offers the following tips to keep families safe this holiday season:


  • Be sure to remove previous food and grease buildup from burners, stove top, and oven before starting Thanksgiving cooking.

  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food. If leaving the kitchen, turn off the stove.  

  • When simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly and remain in the home while the food is cooking. 

  • Keep children at least three feet away from the stove as steam or splashes from vegetables, gravy, and other dishes can cause serious burns.

  • Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing while cooking and if wearing long sleeves roll them up. 

  • Keep the number of people in the kitchen to a minimum, including children and pets, to avoid injuries from hot spills or causing tripping hazards. Crowded kitchens can cause confusion and result in burns.

  • Be sure electrical cords from appliances such as electric knives, coffeemakers, plate warmers, and mixers are not dangling off the counter or within easy reach of children. 

  • Keep anything that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels, and wrappers away from stoves and ovens.

  • Never leave children alone near lit candles. Furthermore, matches and utility lighters should be kept in a locked cabinet out of the reach of children.

  • Test smoke alarms to ensure alarms are working properly.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency and know how to use it.


   As noted above, many safety tips involve kids. The Fire Department suggests having activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during the busy food preparation time.  Games, puzzles, or books centered on Thanksgiving will keep kids busy, but still allows them to be included in the holiday celebration.


   Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says, “The GIFD wants you have a safe Thanksgiving that is free from fire or accidents.  Remember to stand by your pan and keep a close watch on your cooking and baking this holiday season.”       


   For more information about the Grand Island Fire Department visit us atwww.facebook.com/GI.FireDepartment.   



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Two people already charged with kidnapping two people have been accused of killing one, whose body was found in a drainage pipe in southwest Nebraska.

Chase County Court records say 24-year-old Kevin German, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 22-year-old Keonna Carter, of Taylorsville, Utah, are charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and other crimes. 

The two were arrested Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Court records say they’re suspected leaving 22-year-old Annika Swanson, of Imperial, in a drainage pipe in a Chase County pasture on Nov. 14. The records say Carter told investigators that German beat up Swanson and, accompanied by Carter, forced Swanson down into the pipe on Nov. 14. Using Carter’s information, authorities found and recovered Swanson’s body in the pipe on Sunday. Her father had reported her missing three days earlier.

German, Carter and a third person are also suspected of kidnapping a 20-year-old woman. Authorities have said she’s safe now.


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Stuhr Museum

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Lincoln – Dachon Burke Jr. had 14 points to pace four Huskers in double figures, but Nebraska was unable to slow down George Mason in the second half as the Huskers fell 85-66 In the semifinals of the Cayman Islands Classic Tuesday evening. 

George Mason (7-1) shot 60 percent in the second half, including 7-of-12 from 3-point range, to pull away from the Huskers down the stretch. 

With the win, George Mason advanced to Wednesday's title game against New Mexico State, while the Huskers (3-3) saw their three-game win streak snapped and will play in the third-place game against South Florida on Wednesday at 4 p.m. (CT).

The combo of Jamal Hartwell II and Jordan Miller combined for 43 points for the winners, as GMU shot 49 percent from the field, including 11-of-25 from 3-point range. 

Haanif Cheatham had 13 points, while Kevin Cross (11 points) and Matej Kavas (10 points) came off the bench to give Nebraska a pair of double-figure scorers in the setback. 

The Huskers trailed 45-30 early in the second half before Cheatham and Cross led the Huskers on a comeback. NU went on an 11-2 run to get within 47-41 after Cheatham's 3-pointer with 15:01 left. 

Nebraska continued to battle and was within 57=51 with 11:15 left after a Thorir Thorbjarnarson basket with 11;15 remaining, but could not complete the 3-point play to get Nebraska within five. George Mason responded with 3-pointers from Hartwell and Gonar Mar to quickly stretch the lead back to 12 with 10:27 remaining. 

The Huskers made one last run and was within 71-63 after Cam Mack's 3-pointer with just over six minutes remaining, but the Patriots put the game out of reach with seven unanswered points, taking a 79-63 lead after Javon Green's 3-pointer with 4:37 left, and NU was unable to pull within 15 the remainder of the contest. 

In the first half, Nebraska shot just 32 percent from the floor and were out-rebounded 29-12, as George Mason took a 37-28 lead into the break. 

Burke and Kavas combined for 19 of the Huskers' first-half points, while Jamal Hartwell II and Jaron Greene had 10 apiece for George Mason in the opening stanza. 

Burke single-handedly kept the Huskers in the game early after falling behind by seven in the first six minutes of the contest. The junior had Nebraska's first-12 points, including five straight as part of a 9-0 spurt that saw the Huskers take a 16-14 lead after a Jervay Green basket with 10:44 left in the half. 

The Huskers' lead would be short-lived, as the Patriots ran off 10 straight points of their own with five points coming from Jamal Hartwell II to push the advantage to 24-15 at the under-8 timeout. 

The Huskers, who got 10 points from the bench in the first half, cut into the lead and pulled within four on two occasions, the last being at 30-26 after a Samari Curtis 3-pointer with 5:27 left in the half, but were outscored 7-2 over the last five minutes as the Patriots stretched the lead back to nine at the break

Nebraska will face South Florida, a 65-45 loser to New Mexico State, in the third-place game. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. (CT) and will be carried on the IMG-Learfield Husker Sports Network, Huskers.com and the Huskers app. Live video will be available on FloHoops.com, a subscription is required. 



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MONDAY PREP FOOTBALL

Class B=

State Championship=

Omaha Skutt Catholic 21, Scottsbluff 20

Class D1=

Championship=

Osceola-High Plains 40, Burwell 34

Class D2=

Championship=

Humphrey St. Francis 70, Pleasanton 16


TUESDAY

Class A=

State Championship=

Bellevue West 35, Omaha Westside 0

Class C1=

State Championship=

Wahoo 38, Pierce 0

Class C2=

State Championship=

Oakland-Craig 19, Sutton 0





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The Nebraska men's basketball team looks for their fourth straight win Tuesday evening when the Huskers take on George Mason in the semifinals of the Cayman Islands Classic.

Tuesday's game between the Huskers and Patriots is slated for 6:30 p.m. (CT) and fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the Learfield-IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, the Huskers app and TuneIn radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tipoff. 

Fans can watch all of the Cayman Islands Classic action online, as FloHoops is video-streaming all 12 tournament contests with Scott Galetti and Kyle Youmans on the call. To sign up for a monthly subscription, visit FloHoops.com. It is available on laptops, desktops, laptop, tablet or mobile devices. 
GAME 6: vs. GEORGE MASON
Date:Tues., Nov. 26
Time: 630 p.m. (CT) 
Location:  George Town, 
    Grand Cayman
Arena:     John Gray Gymnasium

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
2019-20 Record: 3-2
Head coach: Fred Hoiberg
    Record at Nebraska: 3-2 (1st year)
    Career NCAA Record: 118-58 (6th year)

GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS
2019-20 Record: 6-1
Head coach: Dave Paulsen
    Record at George Mason: 71-68 (5th year)
    Career Record: 467-282 (26th year)

BROADCAST INFO
Television: None
Online Broadcast: FloHoops.com
    Play-by-play: Scott Galetti          
    Analyst: Kyle Youmans
Radio: Learfield-IMG Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington)
    Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka    
    Analyst: Jake Muhleisen
Online Radio: Available on Huskers.com, Huskers App, TuneIn.com/Huskers and TuneIn App.
SiriusXM (Internet): TBA
Nebraska (3-2) comes into the semifinals after beating Washington State, 82-71, on Monday. Senior Haanif Cheatham led five Huskers in double figures with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds, as NU shot 64 percent in the second half. Jervay Green scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, including eight points in a 13-2 Husker run which turned a 40-36 deficit into a seven-point lead. 

Cheatham, who missed the second half of last season at Florida Gulf Coast following shoulder surgery, has rebounded from a slow start and is averaging 13.7 on 69 percent shooting and 6.7 rebounds per game over NU's last three contests. 
The Huskers will be tested against a George Mason team which is 6-1 on the season following a 60-53 win over Old Dominion. Javon Green and AJ Wilson combined for 37 points and 16 rebounds, as the Patriots held Old Dominion to 29 percent shooting in the second half. Green leads a balanced attack with 13.6 ppg as the Patriots have four players averaging double figures. GMU's only loss is a setback at No. 5 Maryland last Friday.

With a win, the Huskers will advance to Wednesday's championship game against the winner of the South Florida/New Mexico State contest. Tipoff for the title game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (central). A loss on Tuesday puts NU in the third-place game against the loser of the USF/NMSU matchup at 4 p.m.

Numbers to Know
0 - Previous meetings between the Huskers and George Mason, as Tuesday's game will be the first between the two teams. NU is 11-11 all-time against the current members of the Atlantic-10 Conference. 

2 - Under Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State won two in-season tournament titles in his five-year tenure, including the 2011 South Padre Island Invitational and the 2013 Diamond Head Classic. 

5 - Double-figure scorers for Nebraska against Washington State, marking the first time this season the Huskers have had five double-figure scorers.

5 - Three-pointers this season for Thorir Thorbjarnarson, as he is 5-of-9 from 3-point range. In his first two seasons, he went a combined 6-of-28 from long range. 

50- Returning point total from last season. That is the lowest by a power conference team since the 2009-10 season.

85.8- Nebraska's scoring average since the opening-night loss to UC Riverside. NU has scored at least 80 points in each of the last three games. 

2000- The last time Nebraska won an in-season tournament, as the Huskers won the 2000 San Juan Shootout, defeating Iona, Kent State and SMU en route to the title. Last season, NU lost in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic to eventual national runner-up Texas Tech.

LAST TIME OUT
Haanif Cheatham's 19 points led five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska used a strong second half to pull away from Washington State, 82-71, Monday evening. 

Cheatham had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds, as Nebraska shot 64 percent in the second half, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Jervay Green had 14 of his 16 points after halftime, as
Nebraska (3-2) out-scored Washington State, 48-34 in the second half. 

Dachon Burke Jr. and Kevin Cross added 14 points while Cam Mack tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Nebraska, which won its third straight game.

Nebraska trailed 40-36 early in the second half before Green scored eight of his points in a 13-2 Husker spurt that gave the Huskers a 49-42 lead with 13:47 left. Washington State (2-3) pulled to within 56-51 before Nebraska put the game away with a 13-3 surge behind six points from Cheatham, taking a 59-53 lead following a Cross 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining and led by double figures the rest of the contest.

CJ Elleby lead Washington State with 27 points and six boards, while Isaac Bonton totaled 17 points and seven boards. 

DID YOU KNOW
• Nebraska has shot the ball better from 3-point range in recent games. The Huskers are shooting 43 percent from 3-point range over the last three contests, including 50 percent or higher in each of the last two games. That marks the first time since Feb. 2-6, 2009 that NU has shot 50 percent or better from 3-point range in consecutive games. The Huskers are now eighth in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 33.3 percent.

• Nebraska is averaging 78 points per game, including 85.8 ppg since the loss to UC Riverside on Nov. 5.  NU put up 90-or-more points against South Dakota State (90) and Southern (93), marking the first time that the Huskers have scored 90 or more points in consecutive games since the 1999-2000 season.

• Cam Mack is one of only four power conference players in the nation averaging at least 14.0 points, five rebounds and five assists per game as of Nov. 25.

Power Conference Players Averaging 14.0 Points, 5.0 Rebounds and 5.0 Assists Per Game (as of Nov. 25)
PlayerSchoolPPGRPGAPG
Cam MackNebraska14.85.66.4
Payton PritchardOregon19.45.45.6
Marcus CarrMinnesota14.56.36.7
Kira Lewis Jr.Alabama21.56.55.0

• Entering Tuesday's action, Kevin Cross is one of four true freshmen in the Big Ten averaging double figures, as he is at 11.0 ppg on 52 percent shooting. Cross has been in double figures three times, which matches the entire team total of double-figure performances by Nebraska over the past two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19).

• Nebraska has put at least four players in double figures in each of the last three games, while seven different Huskers have scored double figures through the first five games. Cam Mack is the only Husker to reach double figures in scoring in each of the first five contests. Nebraska's five double-figure scorers marked the first time the Huskers accomplished the feat since a win over Creighton last December. 

• Nebraska enters Tuesday's game sixth in the Big Ten in turnover margin at +3.4 per game, as the Huskers have committed an average of 11.8 turnovers per game - an average which is third in the Big Ten - despite playing at the fastest pace in the conference. 

• Through the first five games, 77.4 percent of the Huskers' offense has come from players who were added in the offseason, including six of Nebraska's top seven scorers. 

• Nebraska has two overtimes games in its first four contests. The school record for OT games is four, set most recently during the 2007-08 campaign. 

• Beginning with Monday's Cayman Islands Classic opener against Washington State, the Huskers are in a stretch of playing five non-conference games away from home (3 in Cayman Islands Classic, at Georgia Tech and at Creighton), the longest stretch of non-conference games away from home since the 2000-01 season. The Huskers' next home game is Dec. 15 against Purdue.

• Nebraska's 14 first-year players on the roster matches TCU for the most in the nation in research done by the Utah SID John Vu. Only four teams (TCU-14, Nebraska-14, East Carolina-13 and Utah-12) have at least 12 newcomers on their 2019-20 rosters. Nebraska returns a national-low 1.9 percent of its scoring from last season. 

Fewest Returning PPG from 2018-19
No.SchoolReturning PPGPct. of Scoring
1Nebraska2.0 PPG1.9%
2.Tulane10.8 PPG12.2%
3.South Dakota St.15.8 PPG16.9%
4.Virginia Tech13.3 PPG18.1%
5.Washington13.9 PPG19.8%

Courtesy: Virginia Tech SID office

SETTING A FAST PACE
Not only are the Huskers adjusting to a whole new roster, but playing at a significantly faster pace than in previous years. The Huskers are 64th nationally in adjusted tempo, averaging nearly 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes. NU leads the Big Ten in tempo after ranking eighth in the Big Ten and 238th nationally in 2018-19. 

• Hoiberg's first Iowa State team in 2010-11 jumped from 93rd to 34th nationally in tempo and ranked in the top 40 nationally in tempo in four of his five seasons in Ames, including top-15 nationally in his last two campaigns.

• In the KenPom era (1997-present), only one Husker team has ranked among the top 100 nationally in tempo - the 1999-2000 Huskers under Danny Nee.



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GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The Garden City Community College men’s basketball team took advantage McCook Community College miscues on the way to a 108-80 win Monday.

MCC committed 15 first-half turnovers leading to 22 Broncbuster points in a 44-35 deficit at the half. The Indians turned the ball over eight more times in the second half leading to 19 more in a 64-point Garden City second half.

All five Garden City starters scored at least 15 points led by Traylynn Spencer who scored 21 points.

The Broncbusters shot 59.4 percent from the field scored 45 points from the 3-point line (15 of 25 for 60 percent) and out-rebounded MCC 28-27.

Sophomore Justin Costello (Omaha) led MCC with 17 points. Sophomore Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario) scored 16.

Freshman Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) led the Indians with eight rebounds to go along with 11 points. Sophomore Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago) scored 13 points and had seven rebounds.

Despite losing by 28 points, the Indians shot 54.7 percent from the field and made 10 of 25 3-point shots and were 12 of 25 from the free-throw line (48.0 percent).

Garden City improves to 6-3 on the season.

MCC falls to 3-5 and will try to snap a three-game losing streak at the three-day Foss Motors Thanksgiving Classic in Casper, Wyo. The Indians take on Dakota College at Bottineau (4-4) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. (CT); Casper College (6-2) Friday at 8:30 p.m. (CT) and Colorado Northwestern (1-8) at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Indians close out the pre-holiday schedule with a Dec. 3 game at Columbus against Central Community College then a weekend road trip Dec. 6 and 7 at Laramie County Community College and Eastern Wyoming.

For more information on MCC basketball and all MCC sports, visit the official site of MCC Athletics at  https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball




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Lincoln – Haanif Cheatham's 19 points led five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska used a strong second half to pull away from Washington State, 82-71, Monday evening.

Cheatham had 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds, as Nebraska shot 64 percent in the second half, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Jervay Green had 14 of his 16 points after halftime, as Nebraska (3-2) out-scored Washington State, 48-34 in the second half.

Dachon Burke Jr. and Kevin Cross added 14 points while Cam Mack tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Nebraska, which will meet George Mason on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (CT). George Mason downed Old Dominion, 60-53, earlier Monday.

Nebraska trailed 40-36 early in the second half before Green scored eight of his points in a 13-2 Husker spurt that gave the Huskers a 49-42 lead with 13:47 left.

Washington State (2-3) pulled to within 56-51 before Nebraska put the game away with a 13-3 surge behind six points from Cheatham, taking a 59-53 lead following a Cross 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining and led by double figures the rest of the contest.

CJ Elleby lead Washington State with 27 points and six boards, while Isaac Bonton totaled 17 points and seven boards.

In the first half, the Huskers built an early lead, only to see Washington State battle back and eventually take a 37-34 lead into the locker room. Both teams shot 44 percent in the first half, but NU was unable to take advantage at the line, hitting just 2-of-7 from the charity stripe.

Nebraska got off to a quick start, hitting eight of its first 12 shots of the field, in taking an early 20-14 lead, as Burke had seven of his nine first-half points in the spurt.

Nebraska led 25-21 before the Cougars ran off 10 unanswered points, taking a 31-25 lead after a Bonton 3-pointer with 6:44 left in the half. The Huskers fought back and got to within 33-31 after a Burke layup, but the Cougars stretched the lead back to 37-31 after a 3-pointer from Jervae Robinson.

Nebraska eventually closed the margin to three before halftime and took over in the opening moments of the second half.





NEBRASKA vs IOWA
NOV. 29, 2019 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 1:30 P.M. (CT)

BROADCAST INFO
TV - BTN (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Lisa Byington)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg SharpeMatt DavisonBen McLaughlin
SATELLITE RADIO - XM 195/Sirius 135
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com, TuneIn.com
APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App

HUSKERS
2019 Record: 5-6, 3-5 Big Ten
Last Game: Maryland (W, 54-7)
Rankings: NR
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 28-21 (4th Year)/9-14 (2nd Year) 
vs. Iowa: 0-1

HAWKEYES
2019 Record: 8-3, 5-3 Big Ten
Last Game: Illinois (W, 19-10)
Rankings: AP-19; Coaches-20
Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Career/Iowa Record: 172-125 (24th Year)/160-104 (21st Year)
vs. Nebraska: 5-5

The Matchup
Nebraska completes its 2019 regular season on Friday afternoon with its traditional Thanksgiving Friday matchup with Big Ten West rival Iowa. Game time from Memorial Stadiium is set for 1:30 p.m. CT with television coverage provided by BTN. The game can be heard on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG. 

Nebraska will enter the game witih a 5-6 record, following a 54-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday in College Park. The 47-point margin of victory was Nebraska's largest against a Big Ten opponent in its nine seasons in the conference. The Husker offense continued to find a late-season stride, rolling up more than 500 yards, including more than 200 yards both rushing and passing for the third time in four games.

Nebraska needs a victory in the Heroes Game matchup in order to become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2016 season. The Huskers will also be looking for their first win over Iowa since a victory in Iowa City in 2014.   

Iowa will come to Lincoln with an 8-3 overall record and a 5-3 record in Big Ten Conference play. The Hawkeyes are ranked 19th in the Associated Press Poll and No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Iowa has won its past two games heading into the regular-season finale, including a 19-10 victory over Illinois on Saturday in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes boast one of the nation's top defenses, allowing just 306.1  yards and 12.2 points per game. Iowa has not allowed an opponent to score more than 24 points and has limited five teams to 10 points or fewer.

Series History
Nebraska and Iowa will meet for the ninth straight year in the regular-season finale on Friday at Memorial Stadium. 

• Before Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, the teams met 41 times as non-conference opponents, including 14 games between 1930 and 1946. Nebraska and Iowa also met four straight years from 1979 to 1982, and the final matchups as non-conference opponents were in 1999 and 2000. 

• This year's meeting will mark the ninth straight year that Nebraska and Iowa will meet on the day after Thanksgiving. After a two-year break from the Black Friday matchup between the schools in 2020 and 2021, Nebraska and Iowa are scheduled to resume their post-Thanksgiving matchup in 2022.

• Nebraska had an eight-game win streak in the series and a pair of five-game win streaks. Iowa's current four-game win streak is its longest in the series.

Nebraska-Iowa to Compete for Heroes Trophy
Nebraska and Iowa will battle for the Heroes Trophy when they hit the field at Memorial Stadium on Friday. The Heroes Game is the annual trophy game between Nebraska and Iowa. 

While both teams aim to win the trophy on the field, both Nebraska and Iowa wished to make their annual meeting about more than just winning a football game. With that in mind, the schools partnered together to not only create a trophy, but to use a national stage to honor a citizen hero from each state. In addition to the trophy that will be claimed by the winner of the game, both an Iowa and Nebraska native will be honored for extraordinary acts. Those individuals will be announced later this week. 

Nebraska Continues Thanksgiving Friday Tradition
Nebraska will continue its long-standing tradition of playing on the day after Thanksgiving. This Friday's game with Iowa will mark the 30th consecutive season the Huskers have played on Thanksgiving Friday.

NU met Oklahoma in the final six seasons of the Big Eight Conference (1990 to 1995), then played Colorado in all 15 of the Huskers' Big 12 Conference years (1996 to 2010), before taking on Iowa each of the past nine seasons. 

Nebraska will close the 2020 and 2021 seasons against Minnesota on Black Friday, before Iowa returns as the opponet for the regular season finale beginning in 2022. 

•     Nebraska owns a 19-10 record since 1990 in games on the day after Thanksgiving, including a 5-1 record against Oklahoma, an 11-4 mark against Colorado and a 3-5 mark against Iowa.
 
•     Nebraska is 10-5 at home in Black Friday games since 1990, including 1-3 against the Hawkeyes. 

•     In addition to the past eight years, Nebraska and Iowa also closed the regular season against each other nine times from 1892 to 1916. ??????

Huskers to Honor Seniors on Friday
Nebraska will hold its Senior Day festivities before Friday's game, honoring 22 players who will appear in Memorial Stadium for the final time against Iowa. 

The group includes 14 fifth-year seniors, including seven players who will likely leave Nebraska as four-year letterwinners. 

• The 2019 senior class has players from 12 states, including seven native Nebraskans. 

• The 22-man senior class has accumulated a total of 219 starts in their collegiate careers. The group has six players with at least 15 starts at Nebraska including defensive lineman Carlos Davis (35), cornerback Lamar Jackson (35), linebacker Mohamed Barry (25), long snapper Chase Urbach (21), linebacker Alex Davis (20) and punter Isaac Armstrong (18). 

• Seniors on the Nebraska offense have made a total of just 13 career starts at Nebraska. 

• Linebacker Mohamed Barry will finish his career in the top 15 on the Nebraska career tackles chart.

• Cornerback Lamar Jackson will end his career in the top 10 in school history in pass breakups. 

• Twin brothers, Carlos and Khalil Davis, are the seventh set of brothers in NU history to each record at least 100 career tackles. 

• Fifteen of Nebraska's 22 seniors are playing the 2019 season as graduate students, with another five players set to graduate in December. 

2019 Nebraska Football Senior Class
• Avery Anderson, S, Surprise, Ariz.
• Fyn Anderson, DL, Lincoln, Neb.
• Isaac Armstrong, P, Lincoln, Neb.
• Mohamed Barry, LB, Grayson, Ga. 
• Darrion Daniels, DL, Dallas, Texas
• Alex Davis, LB, Riviera Beach, Fla.
• Carlos Davis, DL, Blue Springs, Mo.
• Khalil Davis, DL, Blue Springs, Mo. 
• Austin Hemphill, RB, Gretna, Neb.
• Lamar Jackson, CB, Elk Grove, Calif.
• Reid Karel, S, Seward, Neb. 
• Eric Lee Jr., S, Milton, Mass.
• Wyatt Mazour, RB, Albion, Neb. 
• DaiShon Neal, DL, Houston, Texas
• Kanawai Noa, WR Honolulu, Hawaii
• Jeramiah Stovall, CB, Omaha, Neb. 
• Chase Urbach, LS, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 
• Vaha Vainuku, DL, Salt Lake City, Utah
• Nick Virka, OL, Morse Bluff, Neb.
• Jackson Walker, P, Overland Park, Kan. 
• Mike Williams, WR, Lake City, Fla. 
• Jaron Woodyard, WR, Gaithersburg, Md. ?

Nebraska Joins 900-Win Club
Nebraska reached a major milestone in the history of its program with its win at Illinois on Sept. 21, becoming the fifth program in the country with 900 all-time victories. Nebraska joined Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Alabama in the 900-win club. Oklahoma and Notre Dame joined the 900-win list a week later on Sept. 28.

Rk. School (Wins)
1. Michigan (962)
2. Ohio State (922)
3. Alabama (915)
4. Texas (914)
5. Oklahoma (906)
    Notre Dame (906)
7. Nebraska (902)

Husker Offense Hits Late-Season Stride
The Nebraska offense has been at its best in the past four games, averaging 478.3 yards per game, including 231.5 rushing yards per game and 246.8 passing yards per contest. 

Nebraska is coming off a 531-yard effort at Maryland, its second-best output of the 2019 season. The offense also produced a season-high 54 points against the Terps, tying Nebraska's most points in a Big Ten Conference game (since 2011). 

• Nebraska rushed for 305 yards against Maryland, while passing for 226 yards. It marked the fifth time this season, and third time in four games the Huskers have topped 200 yards both rushing and passing. 

• The previous week against Wisconsin, Nebraska totaled 493 yards of offense against a Badger defense that was allowing 231.4 yards per game entering the contest. The Huskers rushed for 273 yards, which was 189 yards more than the Badgers' average allowed prior to the game. 

• Nebraska produced 12 plays of 20 yards or more against Wisconsin. The Badgers had allowed 25 plays of 20 yards or more in their first nine games. Nebraska topped 200 yards both rushing and passing against Wisconsin, the fourth time this season the Huskers reached that milestone.

• Nebraska began its recent offensive surge on Oct. 26 against Indiana. The Huskers tallied 514 total yards, including 294 passing yards and 220 on the ground. 

• In the past four games, Nebraska has crossed midfield on 40 of 49 drives.

2019 Husker Offense Shows Versatility
The 2019 Nebraska offense has shown the versatility to both strike quickly and drive the length of the field. Nebraska has 20 scoring drives that have covered 75 yards or more.

• Against Colorado, Nebraska had two touchdown drives of 95 yards or longer (95 and 96). That marked the first time the Huskers have had two 95-yard scoring drives in the same game since the 2000 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee (97- and 99-yard touchdown drives). 

• Nebraska had two long scoring plays at Colorado with touchdown passes of 65 (Martinez-Spielman) and 75 yards (Martinez-Washington). That marked the first time the Huskers had multiple 65-yard pass plays in the same game since 2006 against Kansas. 

• Nebraska flashed its quick-strike ability and explosiveness against Northern Illinois. Nebraska produced nine plays of 20 yards or more against the Huskies, including eight before halftime. The eight first-half chunk plays matched Nebraska's combined total in its first two games. 

• The Huskers had a season-high 14 plays of 20 yards or more against Illinois. In the process, Nebraska topped 300 yards in both rushing and passing to mark just the second time in school history the Huskers have reached that milestone. 

• Nebraska's 674 yards of total offense at Illinois was its most against a conference opponent since posting 710 yards against Kansas State in 2007. 

Balance a Key for Husker Offensive Success
Nebraska has had five games this season when it has totaled 200 yards both rushing and passing, including three of the past four games.  Nebraska has accomplished the offensive double against Northern Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Maryland. While Nebraska has five 200-200 games this season, the other six Big Ten West teams have combined for just five such games, including two by Iowa. 

A balanced attack has been a staple of Scott Frost's Nebraska offenses, as the Huskers have produced 11 games with 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing since 2018, seven more than any other Big Ten West team.

200 Yards Rushing & Passing Games by Big Ten West Teams in 2019
Nebraska – 5
Iowa – 2
Wisconsin – 2
Minnesota – 1

200 Yards Rushing & Passing Games by Big Ten West Teams Since 2018
Nebraska – 11
Wisconsin – 4
Iowa – 3
Illinois – 2
Purdue – 2
Minnesota – 2
 

Frost Offenses Traditionally Impressive on Opening Drives
One common theme of a Scott Frost-led offense has been a fast start, and that has held true for Frost's tenure in Lincoln. Nebraska has scored points in four of 11 games on its opening drive in 2019.

Nebraska scored touchdowns on its opening drive against both South Alabama and Colorado to open the season. The Huskers opened with a field goal on the game's first drive against Northern Illinois, and added a touchdown on the game's opening drive against Indiana. The opening-drive success has continued a theme throughout Frost's head coaching tenure. 

• Nebraska scored on its first possession seven times in 12 games in 2018, including six of the final seven games. All seven of NU's opening scoring drives resulted in touchdowns. In Frost's two seasons, Nebraska has scored on its opening possession 11 times in 22 games (10 TD, 1 FG).

• Over the last three seasons - 2018-19 at Nebraska and 2017 at UCF - Frost's offenses have scored a touchdown on their opening possession 19 times in 36 games (53 percent). The average length of the touchdown drive in that span is 74 yards.

• In three-plus years as a head coach, Frost's offenses have scored on their opening drive 24 times in 49 games, with 22 touchdowns and two field goals. In 89 games over seven seasons as a play-caller, Frost's offenses have scored on their first possession of the game 45 times, putting points on the board in more than half of their opening possessions.

• NU received the opening kickoff nine times in 2018 and scored touchdowns on six of those drives while punting only once. The Huskers had a game-opening touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead in five straight games during the Big Ten Conference season.

• The Huskers scored on nearly 60 percent of their opening possessions in 2018, even with a pair of drive-ending turnovers in opponent territory. Nebraska's average touchdown drive covered more than 74 yards, including one 80-yard touchdown march and five 75-yard scoring drives..

• Frost's Opening Drive Scoring Percentage: 51% (45 of 89 drives)    
• Frost's Opening Drive Touchdown Percentage: 44% (39 of 89 drives)


Spielman Continues to Climb Husker Charts
Junior wide receiver JD Spielman has made Husker history as the only player in program history to have a 200-yard receiving game. Spielman enters the regular-season finale with 167 career catches for 2,512 yards, ranking third at Nebraska in both receptions and receiving yardage. 

• Spielman reached 2,000 and 1,000 career receiving yards faster than any other Husker. He hit 2,000 yards at Illinois on Sept. 21, breaking the 2,000-yard barrier in 25 games. He reached 1,000 career yards in only 15 games, eclipsing Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers (16 games).
 
• Spielman needs 23 catches and 233 yards to become NU's all-time leader in both categories. In his 32-game career, Spielman averages 5.2 receptions and 78.5 receiving yards per game.

• With seven catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns at Maryland, Spielman increased his season totals to 46 catches for 864 yards and four touchdowns. His 864 receiving yards rank seventh on the NU single-season list. The junior now owns the No. 7, 9 and 10 single-season receiving totals in school history. Spielman is the only player in school history with three 800-yard receiving seasons. Stanley Morgan Jr. and Johnny Rodgers are the only other players to have a pair of 800-yard receiving seasons. 

• Spielman needs four receptions on Friday to top the 50-catch mark for the third straight season. Spielman is one of only four players with a pair of 50-catch seasons at Nebraska, joining Johnny Rodgers, Kenny Bell and Stanley Morgan Jr. No Husker has ever had three 50-catch seasons. 

• Spielman has four 100-yard recieving games this season and eight career 100-yard receiving games. Both of those totals rank second on the respective Nebraska charts.

• Spielman opened the 2019 season with a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against South Alabama, marking his second career punt return score. He had a 77-yard punt return touchdown last season against Bethune-Cookman. He also had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his first career touch against Arkansas State in the 2017 season opener. Spielman is one of only eight players in program history to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown.

• Spielman had a 65-yard TD reception at Colorado, his sixth career touchdown of at least 65 yards. The 65-yard catch at Colorado was one of seven Spielman receptions of at least 40 yards in 2019. His seven catches of 40-plus yards ranks 10th nationally.  

• Spielman had seven catches for 160 yards at Illinois, his third-highest receiving total at Nebraska. 

•     Spielman is averaging 18.8 yards per reception, a mark that ranks third in the Big Ten. His yards per catch average ranks fifth in NU history among players with 40 or more catches in a season. 

• Spielman owns the only two 200-yard receiving games in Husker history (200 yards vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 209 yards at Wisconsin in 2018).

• Spielman is the only wide receiver in school history to have two career games with double-digit receptions (11 vs. Ohio State in 2017 and 10 vs. Purdue in 2018). Running back Marlon Lucky is the only other Husker to have two career games with double-digit catches.

Martinez at His Best Against Big Ten West
Adrian Martinez has put up big numbers in 10 career games against Big Ten West foes. 

• Martinez owns the Nebraska record with four career games with 400 yards of total offense. Each of those games has come against a Big Ten West Division opponent, as Martinez has recorded 400 yards of total offense in four of his 10 career games against West Division teams.

• Martinez has posted four of the top 16 total offense games in Nebraska history, with each of those marks coming against a Big Ten West opponent. Martinez had 446 yards at Illinois on Sept. 21 for the No. 3 total offense mark in school history, 441 yards last year at Wisconsin (5th), 409 yards in 2018 against Purdue (12th) and 401 yards against Minnesota in 2018 (16th).

• Martinez averages 335.6 yards of total offense in 10 career games against Big Ten West teams. He is completing 65.2 percent of his passes (219-of-336) with 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions, while averaging 272.4 passing yards per game. Martinez has rushed for 632 yards and six touchdowns against the Big Ten West, averaging 63.2 rushing yards per game.

• Twenty-three of Martinez's 39 career total touchdowns have come against West Division opponents (59 percent), including 20 of 25 touchdown passes (80 percent).

• Last season at Iowa, Martinez completed 26-of-38 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed 17 times for 76 yards and a touchdown, for 336 yards of total offense.





MADISON, Wis. - The No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 5 Wisconsin, 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 21-25), in its final Big Ten road match this season on Sunday afternoon at UW Field House. 

Lexi Sun had 16 kills on .316 hitting to lead the Huskers, who dropped to 23-4 overall and 15-3 in the Big Ten with two matches to go. 

The Badgers (21-5, 17-1 Big Ten) won their third match in a row against the Huskers and fifth in the last seven meetings. Wisconsin hit .333 and had a 4-0 edge in aces, 8-4 advantage in blocks and 48-44 edge in digs. It was the first time this year that Nebraska was out-dug by its opponent. The Badgers also had 15 more kills than the Huskers, 54-39. 

The Huskers hit .241 with Nicklin Hames providing 32 assists and seven digs. Lauren Stivrins had eight kills and a pair of blocks. Madi Kubik had five kills and a team-high 15 digs, and Jazz Sweet also had five kills. 

Molly Haggerty had 16 kills to lead Wisconsin. Dana Rettke added 12 kills and five blocks. 

The Huskers finish Big Ten Conference play at home next weekend. Nebraska will host Maryland on Friday at 7 p.m. and Ohio State on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the regular-season finale. 

Set 1: Both teams flashed great defensive plays early in the set, and Nebraska took a 9-7 lead after kills by Stivrins and Sweet. The Badgers scored four points in a row to go up 12-10 after back-to-back kills by Rettke, and Wisconsin led 15-12 at the media timeout. A UW service error and kill by Callie Schwarzenbach cut it to one, 15-14, but the Badgers pushed their lead to four, 19-15, after a block and kill by Danielle Hart and ace by Lauren Barnes. Wisconsin pulled away to take the set, 25-19. 

Set 2: Sun produced three kills for the Huskers as the teams split the first 10 rallies, 5-5. Wisconsin claimed an 11-8 lead, but the Huskers fought back with a kill by Kubik and two Wisconsin errors that tied the score at 11-11. But two Badger kills and a block by Rettke and Haggerty restored a three-point Badger lead, 14-11. A couple kills by Sweet helped the Huskers trim it to 17-16, but Wisconsin went ahead 20-17 after a kill and an ace, and Nebraska could get no closer than two the rest of the way as Wisconsin claimed the 25-22 win. 

Set 3: Nebraska rallied from 10-8 down to go up 12-10 after a kill by Stivrins and a stuff block by Stivrins and Hames. But the Huskers' eighth net violation of the match allowed Wisconsin to score three in a row and go back ahead, 13-12. The Badgers made it 16-14 on a solo block by Rettke, but Nebraska drew even at 16-16 after a kill by Sun and a block by Sweet and Schwarzenbach. With the match tied 18-18, Wisconsin scored via a kill and a block to go up 20-18, but Sweet terminated for sideout. But the Badgers scored four of the final five points of the set to win 25-21. 



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The McCook Community College women’s basketball team rolled to a 108-33 win Saturday over the MCC All-Stars to improve to 9-1 heading to the Thanksgiving break.

Every player on both rosters tallied points with all 10 MCC players scoring at least six points, a rebound, and an assist. Six Lady Indians scored in double figures.

Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) led all scorers with 16 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) had 14 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore transfer Paula Rosello Mateu, (Barcelona, Spain/Miles Community College) scored 13 points and had a team-high seven assists.

Freshmen Niamh Kelshaw (Manchester, England) and Gail Whiting (Montgomery, Ala.) both scored 12 points and sophomore transfer Achock Gumwel, (Sydney, Australia/Independence Community College) scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Freshman Amiya Dartest (Jennings, La.) popped in nine points, freshman Kelly Snelling (Gering, Neb.) had eight, redshirt freshman transfer Jessika Espinoza, (El Paso, Texas/Western New Mexico University) scored seven and sophomore Sydney Sandford (Missouri City, Texas) had six points.

MCC shot 62.2 percent from the floor, 50 percent from the 3-point line on 20 shots and six-for-six from the free-throw line. MCC won rebound battle 51-22 and turned the ball over 10 times.

Shelby Hemmann (Amherst, 2012-2013) led the All-Stars with 14, points. Sadiyyah Guilford (Aurora, Colo., 2005-2007) scored eight points, and Amber Morris (Benkelman, 2004-2006) scored four.

Other former MCC players returning for the game included: Sydney Taubenheim (Amherst, 2015-2017); FayLee Sanford (Benkelman, 2016-2018); Kamilla Brown (Kansas City, Kan., 2005-2007); Bridgette Riddick, Denver, 2006-2008; and area all-star Shelby Ferguson, Elm Creek.

MCC has three games left this semester – all on the road. On Dec. 3 the Lady Indians will travel to Columbus for a game against Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference opponent Central Community College.

On Dec. 6-7 MCC heads to Wyoming for a pair of rematch games. First stop is Cheyenne for a game with Laramie County Community College (MCC won 62-59 on Nov. 8 at home); then it’s on to Torrington where the Lady Indians look to avenge the lone loss on the season against Eastern Wyoming, a 73-61 loss at home on Nov. 9

For complete coverage of MCC Lady Indian basketball including, schedule, photo galleries, statistics and more, visit the MCC Athletics web page at https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball

If you can’t make it to the games watch MCC basketball home games at https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch

For more photos from tonight’s game please visit the McCook Community College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/




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College Park, Md. – Junior receiver JD Spielman caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez compiled 288 yards of total offense, and a smothering, opportunistic Blackshirt defense led Nebraska to a dominating 54-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday afternoon.
 
Nebraska (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten Conference) won for the first time since Oct. 5, producing its largest margin of victory in a Big Ten game, while Maryland (3-8, 1-7) remained winless since the same date with its sixth consecutive loss.
 
The 54 points were the most the Huskers have ever scored in a Big Ten road game, and tied for their most in any Big Ten game. In playing at Maryland for the first time in school history, Nebraska collected its first November road victory since 2015, when it won at Rutgers.
 
Spielman, with his fourth 100-yard receiving game this season, increased his season total to 864 receiving yards, making him the first player in Nebraska history with three 800-yard receiving seasons. He also moved into third place on the school charts in career receptions (167, tied with Jordan Westerkamp) and receiving yards (2,512).
 
Martinez, 16-of-25 passing for 194 yards and two touchdowns, also ran for 94 yards, as Nebraska finished with 531 total yards, including 305 rushing. The Huskers committed only one penalty and gained 31 first downs.
 
The Nebraska defense, meanwhile, forced and recovered four fumbles, including one on special teams, and held Maryland scoreless until running back Javon Leake's 58-yard touchdown run with 3:13 remaining in the game. Prior to that, the Terrapins had run only two plays in Nebraska territory, none beyond the 48-yard line.
 
Nebraska collected a season-high six sacks and held Maryland to 206 total yards, the fewest the Huskers have allowed in a game this season, and narrowly missed its first shutout in 10 years.
 
Nebraska led 34-0 at halftime behind two touchdown passes from Martinez, a pair of 29-yard field goals by walk-on kicker Matt Waldoch and a Blackshirt defense that forced two turnovers and twice stopped Maryland on fourth down in Nebraska territory.
 
The first forced turnover came on Maryland's first place from scrimmage. Junior cornerback Decaprio Bootle jarred the football loose from Leake, and junior safety Marquel Dismuke caught the ball in the air, giving Nebraska possession at the Maryland 18-yard line.
 
Junior running back Dedrick Mills scored two plays later on a 6-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead with 11:50 remaining in the first quarter. Mills rushed 12 times for 65 yards, all in the first half.
 
On their next possession, the Huskers drove 77 yards in 11 plays and scored on a quarterback sneak by Martinez from the 1-yard line for a 14-0 lead. Martinez completed a 30-yard pass to tight end Austin Allen for a key play in the series.
 
Isaac Armstrong delivered a pooch kick on the ensuing kickoff that Leake fumbled and lost, and sophomore cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt recovered, giving the Huskers the ball at the Maryland 22-yard line. Nebraska settled for Waldoch's first field goal for a 17-0 lead with 3:28 remaining in the first quarter.
 
The Blackshirts forced a three-and-out, and Nebraska began its next drive at its 27-yard line. The Huskers needed only seven plays to score again, with Spielman making a highlight-reel touchdown catch that deflected off two Maryland defenders in the end zone. The 25-yard pass from Martinez on a third-and-11 play pushed the lead to 24-0.
 
A third-down sack by blitzing junior linebacker JoJo Domann forced another three-and-out, and on Nebraska's next series, freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey, playing wide receiver on the play, connected with Spielman on a reverse pass for a 28-yard gain to the Maryland 24. Martinez gained 20 yards on an option keeper to the 4-yard line, but on the next play, Martinez underthrew his receiver, and Maryland intercepted the pass in the end zone.
 
The Blackshirts responded by forcing Maryland's third fumble of the game, a ball senior cornerback Lamar Jackson forced loose and senior linebacker Mohamed Barry recovered at the Nebraska 31-yard line.
 
Nebraska punted, but senior defensive lineman Khalil Davis and junior defensive end Ben Stille teamed for a fourth-down sack that gave Nebraska possession at the Maryland 36-yard line with 5:42 remaining.  That led to a 16-yard touchdown pass from Martinez to Spielman for a 31-0 lead.
 
Senior defensive lineman Darrion Daniels and Stille teamed for a fourth-down stop on fourth-and-1 that gave Nebraska the ball at the Maryland 40 with 2:03 remaining, and it led to Waldoch's second field goal that ended the half.
 
The 34-0 halftime lead tied Nebraska's largest halftime lead in a Big Ten Conference game, matching a 34-0 lead at Minnesota in 2011. The last time Nebraska had a bigger halftime lead in a conference game was a 41-0 lead over Iowa State in Lincoln in 2001.
 
Waldoch added yet another 29-yard field goal in the third quarter, and another walk-on, Harrison Martin, kicked an 18-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
 
The Huskers scored two second-half touchdowns. Freshman running back Rahmir Johnson capped a 10-play, 60-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and McCaffery led a 10-play, 50-yard series that he ended with a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
 
McCaffrey, who also caught a pass, rushed for 83 yards on 10 carries.
 
Nebraska concludes the regular season Friday with a 1:30 p.m. game against Iowa at Memorial Stadium on Senior Day.



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Two weeks ago at home, The McCook Community College men came out and took charge of the games from the opening tip in a couple of home wins. On Friday it was the exact opposite as the Indians got behind early, trailed by 23 in the first half, and fell 84-66 to Western Wyoming in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

“You can’t get down by 20, I don’t care who you are, it means you have to play a perfect second half after you haven’t played a perfect first half,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan.

The Indians trailed by 23 points with 3:01 left in the first half, trailed 50-33 at the half, but cut the deficit to eight points and did not play a perfect second half.

“The problem with this team right now is that we seem to be worrying about something bad happening and then it carries over to the next two or three possessions,” Drennan said.

He pointed out that his team cut the 20-point deficit to eight points. Then Western came down and hit a 3-pointer to make it an 11-point game.

“That’s fine, but we went back down the court and turned the ball over and the lead went from 11 to 13, then we get a quick shot because somebody wants to be a hero, and they counter, and we don’t. Now all of a sudden we’re down 18.”

The Mustangs, a team now 6-1 on the season, shot 63.3 percent in the first half and made seven of nine shots from the 3-point line. They finished shooting 55.4 percent for the game and made 52.4 percent of its 21 shots from beyond the arc.

Sophomore transfer Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario) led MCC with 16 points and five rebounds. Sophomore transfer Justin Costello (Elkhorn South High School) had 13 points on a four-for-eight night from the arc, and freshman LeTre Darthard (Denton, Texas) scored 10 points.

MCC shot 44.4 percent from the field, and made 33.3 percent of its 24 long-distance shots. The Indians turned the ball over 22 times and were out-rebounded 41-19.

“When we play hard and do what we are supposed to do we’re pretty good and when we don’t, we’re bad,” Drennan said. “We’ve got to get it figured out.”

MCC falls to 3-4 with four games next week starting Monday at Garden City for a 6 p.m. game Monday against the Broncbusters, before heading to Casper, Wyo. for three tournament games in the Foss Motors Thanksgiving Classic, Thanksgiving Day, Friday and Saturday.

For more information on MCC basketball and all MCC sports, visit the official site of MCC Athletics at:  https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=mbball

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