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DENVER (AP) — LeBron James' 12th triple-double of the season and Anthony Davis' hot hand led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-116 overtime win at Denver. The Lakers snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak and take a four-game lead in the Western Conference over second-place Denver into the All-Star break. Jamal Murray scored 32 points for Denver but Nikola Jokic (NEE'-koh-lah YOH'-kich) was in foul trouble late in the game and had some big turnovers and missed shots down the stretch. The Nuggets had their four-game winning streak snapped.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic (BOY'-ahn bahg-DAH'-noh-vich) added 22 points to lift the Utah Jazz to a 116-101 victory over the Miami Heat. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR') had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead the Heat. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and Jae Crowder chipped in 15 off the bench.

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Phoenix won for just the second time in eight games and goes into the All-Star break with a 22-33 record. The Suns have already surpassed last season's total of 19 wins. Phoenix led 87-76 after three quarters and never trailed in the fourth. Golden State fell to 12-43, the worst mark in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 27 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devonte' Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges scored 20. The Hornets rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D'Angelo Russell's home debut with Minnesota. Russell had 26 points and 11 assists. The Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Harris scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished five assists and Nevada defeated rival UNLV for the sixth straight time, pulling out an 82-79 win in overtime. Harris made the first of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left but Elijah Mitrou-Long's shot from well behind the 3-point line bounced off the backboard as time expired. Bryce Hamilton's jumper with 27 seconds to go tied it in regulation and the game went to overtime after he rebounded Harris' last-second miss. Hamilton led the Runnin' Rebels with 23 points.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) was conscious and alert last night after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester crumpled over after a long shift and during a break in play. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert and moving his arms and legs as he was transported to a hospital before the game was postponed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery. The 31-year-old Newton missed 14 games last season with a Lis Franc injury that led to surgery on Dec. 11. The rebuilding Panthers could save $19 million under next year's salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have made Ron Roenicke (REH’-nihi-kee) their interim manager, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training site. The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball's investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season.

Despite being down one starter and playing its second road game against a ranked opponent in four days, the Nebraska men's basketball team gave No. 9 Maryland all it could handle in a 72-70 loss Tuesday night at the XFINITY Center.
The Huskers, who trailed by 13 after a cold-shooting first half, used a late rally to put themselves in position to pull the upset. NU trailed 71-64 with less than a minute to play before a 6-0 run made it a one-point game. After Maryland missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Nebraska had a chance to take the lead but Cam Mack, who had just knocked down a pair of clutch free throws, had his potential game-winning layup blocked by Jalen Smith, who then made his first free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining before intentionally missing the second, and the clock expired on the rebound.
With the win, Maryland improved to 20-4 on the season and remained atop the Big Ten Conference standings with a 10-3 record in league play. Despite a valiant effort, Nebraska fell to 7-17 on the season and dropped to 2-11 in Big Ten play.
The Huskers, who were without third-leading scorer Dachon Burke Jr. due to illness, outscored Maryland 45-34 in the second half, even though the Terrapins made six of their final seven shots. Nebraska shot 55 percent in the second half but only hit 41 percent of its shots in the game. The Huskers attempted a season-high 33 3-pointers but made just seven of those attempts.
Haanif Cheatham, who was questionable for the game after suffering an injury Saturday at Iowa, led the second-half comeback by scoring 18 of his game-high 20 points in the final period. Thorir Thorbjarnarson added 15 for the Huskers, while Matej Kavas provided a big boost of the bench, chipping in 11 points. Mack dished out eight assists for the Big Red to become the fourth Husker to record 150 assists in a season.
Smith (16 points, 13 rebounds), Donta Scott (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Anthony Cowan (13 points, 10 assists) all had double-doubles for Maryland. Eric Ayala joined that trio in double figures with 16 points, as he knocked down 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
Nebraska scored on a Mack layup on its opening possession before the Huskers' shooting went ice cold. NU missed nine straight shots at one point and opened the game just 3-of-15 from the field and 1-of-10 from the 3-point line. Maryland took advantage with an 8-0 run during a five-minute Husker scoring drought, building a 16-10 lead eight minutes into the game.
The Huskers pulled back within one three minutes later thanks to a 7-0 run, with Thorbjarnarson scoring the final five points of the run. But Nebraska then went scoreless for more than four minutes, as Maryland scored 10 straight points to take a 30-19 lead.
Nebraska quickly cut the lead back to eight but the Huskers didn't make a basket over the final three minutes of the half, and Maryland scored six of the final seven points of the period to take a 36-25 lead into the locker room. NU shot only 27 percent in the first half and had a five-minute stretch and two three-minute stretches without making a basket. The Huskers were just 9-of-33 from the field and 3-of-20 from beyond the arc in the first half.
NU shot the ball better to start the second half, knocking down seven of its first nine shots, cutting the lead to single digits at 47-40 less than five minutes into the period. Following the hot start, the Huskers went scoreless for nearly three minutes as Maryland pushed the lead back to 12.
But Nebraska would not go away as the Huskers scored seven straight points as part of a larger 12-2 run that forced a Maryland timeout with the Terrapins on top 56-54 with 7:28 to play. Maryland responded with an 8-0 run out of the timeout to push the lead back to 10 before Cheatham scored Nebraska's next eight points to help the Huskers cut the lead to 66-62 with 2:24 remaining.
It remained a four-point lead one minute later until Darryl Morsell drilled a clutch 3-pointer, which was answered by Kevin Cross. Nebraska called a timeout following Cross' 3-pointer, the Huskers got a steal on the ensuing possession and Cheatham knocked down a free throw to cut the lead to 71-68 with 35.6 seconds remaining. Maryland then missed the front end of a 1-and-1, giving Nebraska the ball back. Ahead by three, Maryland elected to foul Mack, who went to the line and hit two clutch free throws to make it a 71-70 game with 12.9 seconds left.
Maryland again missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Mack drove into the lane where Smith blocked the shot to seal the win.
Following a pair of road games against top-25 foes, Nebraska returns home on Saturday to take on Wisconsin. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 1:15 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.

Nebraska Post-Game Notes
  • Nebraska fell to Maryland 72-70, as the Terrapins remained perfect at home this season (14-0).  The two-point margin marked the seventh time in the 10 all-time meetings between Nebraska and Maryland that the game has been decided by five or fewer points.
  • The Huskers have played four games at the XFINITY Center, with the four games decided by a total of 10 points, including three straight games by two points.
  • Nebraska went 7-of-33 from the 3-point line in tonight's game. With the seven makes, the Huskers have made 200 3-pointers this season, becoming the 10th team in school history to make 200 3-pointers in a season.
  • With the season-high 33 3-point attempts, the Huskers have shot 611 3-pointers this year, becoming the seventh team in school history to attempt 600 3-pointers in a season.
  • Haanif Cheatham, who was questionable for the game after suffering an injury Saturday at Iowa, scored a game-high 20 points, including 18 in the second half. His 21 points were his second-highest total in Big Ten play and marked his third 20-point game this season.
  • Matej Kavas scored 11 points, marking his first career Big Ten Conference game in double figures. It was his first double-figure effort since Dec. 29.
  • Cam Mack dished out eight assists in the game to give him 156 assists this season. He passed Tyronn Lue (152) to move into fifth place on Nebraska's single-season assists list, while becoming only the fourth Husker to record 150 assists in a season.
  • Freshman Kevin Cross made his first career start as Nebraska utilized its sixth different starting lineup this season. Cross became the third true freshman to start for the Huskers this season, joining Charlie Easley and Yvan Ouedraogo.



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COLBY, Kan. -- The Colby Community College softball team opened its season with a pair of wins over McCook Community College Tuesday. Colby won the first game 5-4 and took the second game 16-8.
MCC falls to 0-8 on the season and will travel to Dodge City Sunday for a pair of games starting at 1 p.m.
Colby will visit MCC Feb. 26 in a pair of games starting at 1 p.m. at the Jaycees Sports Complex.

GAME 1 – Colby CC 5, McCook CC 4: Colby came out with a pair of runs in the first inning to lead 2-0 until the MCC fifth when the Lady Indians scored three times to take the lead.
Freshmen Kassandra Orr, (Victoria, British Columbia) and Camryn Laird, (Pueblo, Colo.) both singled to lead off the inning but Orr was retired on the bases. After an out and a hit batter, Sophomore Jade Hollands (Effingham, Kan.) delivered a two-out, three-run homer to make it a 3-2 game.
Colby pushed across a run to tie the game in the sixth inning on a solo homer but MCC took a 4-3 lead in the seventh with two-out home run by freshman Sidney Sansregret, (Surrey, British Columbia).
Freshman Anna Wilcox, (Victoria, British Columbia) went six innings and allowed three hits, walked four and fanned three. After starting the seventh inning with a walk and a hit batter, was relieved by sophomore pitcher Karleigh Kleinknecht, (Cozad/Gothenburg High School) and after a strikeout, three straight walks gave Colby the win.
Sansregret, Hollands and Orr all had two hits each as the Lady Indians out-hit Colby 9-3.
After averaging five errors per game to start the season, MCC was not charged with an error in the game – nor in Game 2.

GAME 2 – Colby CC 16, McCook CC 8: After MCC scored a run in the first, Colby came back to score four runs of freshman starting pitcher Melanie Fye, (Ault, Colo.). MCC regained the lead in the second with five two-out runs highlighted by a three-run home run from Jade Hollands.
The Trojans scored three more runs in the second to take a 7-6 lead but MCC tied the game with a run in the third.
Colby was able to keep the lead for good with five runs in the third inning and ended the game with five runs in the sixth inning.
MCC had 11 hits in the game including two each from, Sidney Sansregret, Kassandra Orr, Karleigh Kleinknecht and freshman Alice Midiri, (Condove, Italy).
Fye went 2.2 innings in the circle. Kleinknecht came on for 2.1 innings of relief allowing one earned run, and Anna Wilcox pitched the sixth inning for MCC.
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EATRICE – The McCook Community College men came out from the opening whistle Tuesday with intensity and balance, and downed Southeast Community College 88-77.

“It was a great win for us,” said MCC Coach Kyle Drennan. “It was the first time in a long time that we came out ready to play.”

The Indians become the first team in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference to post three wins in the conference standings, but all four teams still have a shot at the title with four conference games remaining.

On Tuesday MCC held the Storm to 27 first-half points in taking a 12-point lead at the half.

Six Indians scored in double-figures – five starters and one player off the bench.

Freshman Rahkiem Petterson (Midland, Texas) and sophomore Raheim Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario), both scored 16 points. Sullivan dished out 10 assists.

“No. 1 (Sullivan) was challenged tonight and he answered the bell,” Drennan said. “The ball movement was great and we took great shots.”

LeTre Darthard (freshman, Denton, Texas) scored 13 points. Sophomore Tyrik Singh (San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago) scored 11 and the Indians got 10 points each from Justin Costello (Omaha) and freshman Catthadious Moore (Memphis, Tenn.) off the bench.

“This was the most balanced game we have played in a long time,” Drennan said.

The Indians shot 48.5 percent from the field, made seven of 15 3-pointers (46.7) and were 17 of 20 from the free throw-line (85 percent). MCC out-rebounded SECC 33-24. Darthard brought down seven rebounds and Petterson had six.

The Storm shot 58.0 percent from the field, made five of 16 shots from the 3-point line (31.3 percent) and were 14 of 22 from the line (63.3 percent). MCC forced SECC into 22 turnovers.

“It’s a great way to start a huge week for us,” Drennan said.

The Indians have a pair of Region IX South opponents coming to the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center this weekend. On Friday MCC (1-7 in Region IX south play) hosts Trinidad State (13-10, 2-4) at 7 p.m. and on Saturday host Otero Junior College (19-4, 3-2) in a 4 p.m. game.

With Tuesday’s win MCC improves to 10-15 overall, and take the lead in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference with a 3-2 mark with one conference game left, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. against North Platte (1-2 in NCCAC with three road games left). Central Community College is 2-2 with two home games remaining and Southeast is 2-2 with a game at home against North Platte and a game at Central CC.

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Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference


McCook CC              3-2

Central CC                2-2

Southeast CC           2-2

North Platte CC        1-2



Dec. 3: McCook CC 95, Central CC 83 (at Columbus)

Jan. 18: McCook CC 89, Southeast CC 80 (at McCook)

Jan. 21: North Platte 81, McCook CC 80 (OT) (at North Platte)

Jan. 31: Southeast CC 91, Central CC 88 (OT)

Feb. 2: Southeast CC 79, North Platte 74 (OT) (at North Platte)

Feb. 7 – Central CC 72, North Platte 68 (at North Platte)

Feb. 8 – Central CC 67, McCook CC 62 (at McCook)

Feb. 11 – McCook CC 88, Southeast CC 77, (at Beatrice)



Feb. 15 – Southeast CC at Central CC, 4 p.m.

Feb 21 – North Platte CC at Central CC 7 p.m.

Feb. 22 – North Platte CC at Southeast CC, 4 p.m.

Feb. 25 – North Platte at McCook, 7 p.m.

BEATRICE – The McCook Community College Lady Indians picked up a 69-54 win over Southeast Community College Tuesday to clinch the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference and finish the road portion of the schedule.

“It was great to get this win on the road and beat a really solid Southeast team,” said MCC Coach Brandon Pritchett.

MCC improves to 5-0 in conference with one remaining NCCAC game left – Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. against North Platte (0-4). Central is 3-2 with one game remaining, Southeast is 1-3 with two NCCAC games left and falls to 7-20 overall.

The Storm led MCC after one period Tuesday 11-10 before the Lady Indians gained a slight advantage in the second quarter to lead 29-26 at the half, but an 18-9 advantage in the third period gave the Indians the momentum to finish off the game.

“We had a slow first half but really turned up the pressure defensively in the second half,” said Pritchett.

Sophomore transfer Paula Rosello Mateu, (Barcelona, Spain) Miles Community College (Mont.) topped all scorers with 20 points, including a four-for-seven showing at the 3-point line. She also had five rebounds, three assists and four steals.

“I thought Paula shot the ball well for us tonight. I really challenged her to get shots up this more and she responded well and knocked down some big 3s tonight,” Pritchett said.

Sophomore Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) had 14 points and five rebounds. Freshman Carla Torrubia Cano (Melilla Spain) had 11 points and six rebounds – which tied for top team honors with freshman Gail Whiting (Montgomery, Ala.) and redshirt freshman transfer Jessika Espinoza, (El Paso, Texas/Western New Mexico University. Whiting and Espinoza both had five points.

Freshman Amiya Dartest (Jennings, La.) went two of five from the 3-point line and had eight points.

Southeast shot 30.4 percent from the floor, 23.5 percent from the 3-point line on 17 shots, and 16-for-26 at the free-throw line (61.5 percent.)

MCC shot 42.4 percent from the field, 31.8 percent on 22 attempts from the 3-point line and made eight of 15 free throws (53.3 percent). The Lady Indians edged the Storm in rebounds 38-36.

“We finally outrebounded our opponent for the first time in the last three games,” Pritchett said. “We need to rebound and take care of the ball as we move forward if we want to be at our best going in the post season.”

MCC improves to 17-7 (3-4 in Region IX south) and returns home Friday and Saturday for a pair of Region IX South division games where the Lady Indians are 3-4. On Friday MCC hosts Trinidad State (3-21, 1-6) at 5 p.m. and Saturday hosts Otero Junior College (16-6, 5-1) at 2 p.m.

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Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference


McCook         5-0

Central           3-2

Southeast      1-3

North Platte   0-4



Dec. 3: McCook CC 89, Central CC 55 (at Columbus)

Jan. 11: Southeast CC 56, North Platte 32 (at North Platte)

Jan. 18: McCook CC 72, Southeast CC 67 (at McCook)

   Central CC 62, North Platte CC 57 (at Columbus)

Jan. 21: McCook CC 58, North Platte CC 43 (at North Platte)

Jan. 31: Central CC 62, Southeast CC 56 (at Columbus)

Feb. 7 – Central CC 68, North Platte 64 (at North Platte)

Feb. 8 – McCook CC 64, Central CC 44 (at McCook)

Feb. 11 – McCook CC 69, Southeast CC 54 (at Columbus)



Feb. 15 – Southeast CC at Central CC, 2 p.m.

Feb. 19 – North Platte CC at McCook CC, 5 p.m.

Feb. 22 – North Platte CC at Southeast CC, 2 p.m.

Senior outfielder Tristen Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Edwards earned the award for the fourth time in her career, with her last Big Ten Player of the Week honor coming on Feb. 18, 2019. She also won the award twice as a sophomore in 2018.
The Murrieta, Calif., native was spectacular in Nebraska's opening weekend at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M last weekend. Edwards started all five games and led the team at the plate going 7-for-16 (.438) with nine runs and five RBIs. She drew five walks to finish with an on-base percentage of .550 and slugged 1.313 with two doubles and four homers. The four home runs brings her career total to 35 which is tied for sixth in school history. Additionally, her six extra-base hits on the weekend brings her career total to 70 which ranks eighth in school history. As a team, Nebraska went 3-2 on the weekend beating UTEP twice and Bradley. The Huskers fell to New Mexico State and No. 20/24 Arkansas.
Edwards and the Huskers are back in action on Feb. 14 when they take on Georgia Tech on Feb. 14 in Atlanta, Ga., as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CT. A live radio stream will be available on 
Big Ten Weekly Awards – Feb. 10
Player: Tristen Edwards, Sr., OF, Nebraska
Pitcher: Sydney Sickels, So., P, Illinois
Freshman: Avery Clark, DP, Ohio State

Sophomore relief pitcher Shay Schanaman earned a spot on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List, announced on Monday. The award is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball each season.

Schanaman, a right-hander from Grand Island, Neb., is one of 70 players on the list. During his first year at Nebraska in 2019, he came out of the bullpen 19 times, tied for the third-most appearances on the team. Schanaman tossed 22.2 innings and compiled a 1-2 mark with a 3.18 ERA and 23 strikeouts.

He earned three saves, second-most on the team behind closer Colby Gomes (13). Schanaman didn't allow an earned run in his first 10 outings, which spanned a total of 9.1 innings.

Nebraska has had a pitcher reach double-digit saves in each of the last six seasons after no Husker pitcher reached the 10-save milestone during the previous seven seasons. As a team, NU has recorded double-digit saves for nine consecutive seasons, including seven straight seasons of 15-or-more saves.

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