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The Hastings College Men's Soccer team is in California for the Round of 16 in the NAIA National Tourney. The Broncos (17-2-3) play #3 Westmont, CA (13-2-1), the host team Tuesday night at 6:30 PT. 

Here's an interview with the head coach




Tim Bohnenkamp Interview

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LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team was selected as the No. 5 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night and will host the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds at the Bob Devaney Sports Center next weekend.

The Huskers, making their 38th straight NCAA Tournament appearance, will open the tournament on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. against the Ball State Cardinals (20-11), champions of the Mid-American Conference. The 4:30 p.m. match will feature the Northern Iowa Panthers (24-10) of the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Tigers (21-7) of the SEC. Friday's winners will meet on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Baylor, Texas, Stanford and Wisconsin received the top four seeds from the NCAA Tournament committee. Should those teams all advance past the first weekend, they would host an NCAA regional the following weekend. Nebraska is in Wisconsin's region along with No. 12 national seed Hawaii and No. 13 Texas A&M. The Huskers would only have an opportunity to host an NCAA regional if they advance past the opening two rounds and Wisconsin gets upset in the first or second round.

Tickets to the first and second round in Lincoln will be available to purchase online at Huskers.com/tickets Sunday evening, or by calling 800-8-BIG RED beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. Streaming and broadcast information will be announced later this week. 

The Huskers, who have been to the last four NCAA Semifinals and won National Championships in 2015 and 2017, finished the regular season 25-4 overall and 17-3 in the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska is 2-0 all-time against Ball State with the last meeting on Sept. 11, 2004 in Lincoln. The Cardinals are making their first tournament appearance since 2011. Missouri was Nebraska's NCAA second-round opponent at the Devaney Center last year. The Huskers played Northern Iowa in 2017 during the regular season in Omaha, dropping a 3-1 match.

The 2019 season marks the 35th time that Lincoln has hosted NCAA first and second round competition. Nebraska is 113-32 (.779) in 37 previous NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2019 Husker squad is looking to become the first Nebraska volleyball team to reach five consecutive final fours. This year's NCAA Championship is set for December 19-21 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

NCAA First and Second Round Schedule
First Round – Friday, Dec. 6
4:30 p.m. – Northern Iowa vs. Missouri
7 p.m.* – Ball State vs. Nebraska
*or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the 4:30 p.m. match, but no sooner than 7 p.m.

Second Round – Saturday, Dec. 7
7 p.m. – First Round Winners





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Lincoln - Nebraska rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and held Iowa to 133 total yards over the final three quarters, but Keith Duncan hit a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining, lifting Iowa to a 27-24 victory over the Huskers on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
 
It marked the second straight year Iowa won the annual Heroes Trophy game with a last-second field, as the Hawkeyes won their fifth straight game in the border rival series.
 
Iowa (8-3, 6-3 Big Ten) began its winning drive with 41 seconds remaining in regulation at its 26 yard-line. The Hawkeyes used consecutive passing plays of 22 yards from quarterback Nate Stanley to set up the game-winning field goal.
 
Nebraska (5-7, 3-6 Big Ten) ends its season for the second straight year after rallying in the second half to tie Iowa, only to fall at the end on a field goal.
 
Iowa held Nebraska to 284 yards of offense, yet the Huskers were able to overcome a 24-10 halftime deficit.
 
Nebraska cut Iowa's lead to 24-17 with a touchdown on its second drive of the third quarter. Junior running back Dedrick Mills, who led the Huskers with 94 rushing yards, had rushes of six and nine yards to help the Huskers drive from their 41-yard line to the Iowa 39.
 
Then freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey, entering the series at quarterback, lofted a 39-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver JD Spielman, igniting the Memorial Stadium crowd. Spielman had three catches for 34 yards and extended his streak to 33 games with at least one reception.
 
The Blackshirts responded with a 3-and-out, and Nebraska, with sophomore Adrian Martinez back at quarterback, drove 60 yards in 13 plays for a game-tying touchdown. Martinez converted a key 4th-and-6 play with an 11-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver Kade Warner over the middle, and senior running back Wyatt Mazour scored three plays later on a nine-yard run up the middle, forcing a 24-24 tie heading into the fourth quarter.
 
Nebraska, which held Iowa to seven total yards in the third quarter, and to 17 total yards over the second and third quarters, forced 3-and-outs on Iowa's next two possessions. The Hawkeyes drove to the Nebraska 34 on their next series but pooch punted into the end zone, and used a 30-yard run from running back Mekhi Sargent to get to the Nebraska 33 the next time they had the ball.
 
But on the next play from scrimmage, senior linebacker Collin Miller forced a Sargent fumble that senior safety Cam Taylor-Britt recovered at the Nebraska 30-yard line with 2:52 remaining in regulation. The Huskers, though, couldn't muster a drive and punted, giving Iowa possession at its 26 yard-line with 41 seconds remaining in regulation, setting up the Hawkeyes' game-winning drive.

Iowa led 24-10 at halftime after scoring three long touchdowns, while Nebraska amassed only 114 yards of total offense, with five plays of negative yardage, all on first down. Iowa, which entered the game averaging 131.7 rushing yards, had 152 yards on the ground after one quarter, but only 73 over the rest of the game.
 
Iowa receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 45-yard run on a reverse play on the Hawkeyes' second play of their second series, and the Hawkeyes jumped in front 7-0 with 11:04 to play in the first quarter.
 
Nebraska's ensuing drive stalled in Iowa territory, but senior punter Isaac Armstrong pinned the Hawkeyes on their 4-yard line. The Blackshirts then forced a three-and-out, giving Nebraska possession at the Iowa 38-yard line. That led to walk-on Matt Waldoch's 41-yard field goal that cut Iowa's lead to 7-3 with 4:03 remaining in the first quarter.
 
Iowa responded in two plays, with running back Tyler Goodson busting a 55-yard touchdown run up the middle for a 14-3 lead.
 
The Hawkeyes drove to the Nebraska 19-yard line on their next series before the Blackshirts bowed up and collected back-to-back plays of negative yardage. Junior defensive lineman Ben Stille had a tackle for a 9-yard loss, and senior defensive lineman Darrion Daniels followed with a tackle for a loss of 3 yards. Junior linebacker JoJo Domann then came up with a third-down tackle of no gain.
 
Iowa, though, salvaged the drive with a 49-yard field goal by Duncan, tying his career high for a 17-3 lead with 11:37 remaining in the second quarter.
 
Nebraska went 3-and-out on offense and punted, but on Iowa's second play of its ensuing series, Domann tipped a Stanley pass that Taylor-Britt intercepted and returned 38 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Nebraska's third defensive touchdown of the season cut Iowa's lead to 17-10.
 
The momentum swing was short-lived, however, as Smith-Marsette returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and a 24-10 Iowa lead. The scored was Iowa's first non-offensive touchdown of the season.



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George Town, Grand Cayman – Haanif Cheatham scored a career-high 26 points while Dachon Burke Jr. hit two crucial 3-pointers in the final 3:34, as Nebraska took third place in the Cayman Islands Classic with a 74-67 win over South Florida Wednesday afternoon.

Cheatham hit 8-of-11 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line as he eclipsed his precious career best of 24 set as a freshman at Marquette. Cheatham, who averaged 19.3 ppg on 70 percent shooting in three games, earned a spot on the all-tournament team.

 

While Cheatham enjoyed a career night, Burke stepped up after South Florida ran off seven straight points to trim an eight-point Husker lead to 63-62. The junior guard hit a long 3-pointer from the wing to snap the run and stretch the lead to four.   South Florida was within 66-63 before Burke’s second 3-pointer with 1:59 left made it a six-point cushion, capping a season-high 21-point performance for the junior guard.

 

USF made one last charge and was within 71-67 before the Huskers iced the game by going 3-of-4 from the line with Cheatham icing the game with a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left. In all, the Huskers were 14-of-19 from the foul line in moving to 4-3 on the season.

 

Nebraska shot 55 percent from the floor, including 6-of-14 from 3-point range, while holding South Florida (3-4) to 39 percent, including 36 percent in the second half.

In the first half, the Huskers used a quick start and withstood a USF run to trail 35-33 at the break. Cheatham had 11 first-half points on 4-of-5 shooting to pace the Big Red, as Nebraska shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half.

Nebraska hit four of its first six shots from the floor to build an early 10-5 lead after a Burke slam less than four minutes in before the Bulls charged back. South Florida used a 9-2 spurt of their own to take a 14-12 lead after a basket from Michael Durr.

Nebraska led 19-18 before South Florida, which shot 41 percent in the half, hit three straight 3-pointers, the last of which by Justin Brown gave the Bulls their largest lead of the half at 27-19 with 7:59 left in the half.

Nebraska rallied behind the play of Cheatham, who scored nine of his 11 first-half points in the final eight minutes of the half.  The Huskers trailed 35-27 before consecutive 3-pointers from Jervay Green and Cheatham pulled NU within two at the break.

The teams traded the lead over the first five minutes of the second half before Davis Collins scored six straight points to give the Bulls a 51-46 advantage with 13:05 left. Collins finished with a team-high 16 points in a losing effort.

The Bulls eventually pushed the margin to seven before the Huskers rallied. Cheatham and Burke combined for 11 straight points before Thorir Thorbjarnarson’s basket capped a 13-0 blitz and gave the Huskers a 59-53 lead with 9:10 left.

Nebraska eventually stretched the lead to eight before the Bulls came back with seven straight points to pull within one and forced a Husker timeout with 3:49 left.

The Huskers will return to Lincoln and begin preparing for the matchup at Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge next Wednesday, Dec. 4. Tipoff is at 6:15 p.m. and will be carried on ESPNU and available on the IMG-Learfield Husker Sports Network.





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The Nebraska men's basketball team looks to bounce back after a disappointing loss, as the Huskers take on South Florida in the third-place game of the Cayman Islands Classic Wednesday afternoon.
Tipoff between the Huskers and Bulls is slated for 4 p.m. (central) 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.

Nebraska (3-3) has a quick turnaround after an 85-66 setback to George Mason Tuesday evening. In that game, the Patriots shot 61 percent in the second half, and pulled away down the stretch after the Huskers got within six points with 11:15 to go. On the evening, Nebraska shot just 39 percent and was out-rebounded 49-26 in seeing their three-game win streak snapped.
  
GAME 7: Nebraska vs. South Florida
Date:        Wed., Nov. 27
Time:        4 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: 3-3 (1st year)
    Career NCAA Record: 118-59 (6th year)
 
SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
2019-20 Record: 3-3
Head coach: Brian Gregory
    Record at South Florida: 37-39 (3rd year)
    Career Record: 285-219 (16th 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.
 
Dachon Burke led four Huskers in double figures with 14 points and a season-high five steals in a losing effort. Burke, who scored NU's first 12 points to keep the Huskers in striking distance, has been a solid contributor in his first season as a Husker, reaching double figures in four of the last five games. He is second on the team in scoring at 12.3 ppg and is tied for the team lead in steals with 1.5 spg per game. Burke's five steals against GMU was the most by a Husker since Thorir Thorbjarnarson had five in last year's Big Ten Tournament win over Maryland.

South Florida is 3-3 on the season following a 65-45 loss to New Mexico State in the semifinals. LaQuincy Rideau had 11 points but the Bulls shot just 34 percent from the field, including 5-of-16 from 3-point range. Rideau, the reigning American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 13.0 points and 3.3 steals per contest.  Junior guard David Collins joins Rideau in double figures, as he averages a team-high 14.2 points per game. Collins had a game-high 21 points in the first-round win over Loyola (Chicago).
 
NUMBERS TO KNOW 
3 - Nebraska and South Florida split the two previous meetings, a 65-60 Bulls win in Tampa in 2002, and a 75-52 Husker win in Lincoln in 2003. Nebraska is 17-24 all-time against teams from the American Athletic Conference.
 
4 - Double-digit performances from Kevin Cross, which is the most by a Husker freshman since 2016-17 (5-Jeriah Horne and 4-Jordy Tshimanga). Cross has averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during the Cayman Islands Classic.
 
5 - Three-pointers this season for Thorir Thorbjarnarson, as he is 5-of-10 from 3-point range. In his first two seasons, he went a combined 6-of-28 from long range.
 
9- Nebraska tied its season high with nine steals, which also happened in the double overtime loss to Southern Utah.
 
50- Returning point total from last season, all by Thorir Thorbjarnarson. That is the lowest by any power conference team since the 2009-10 season.
 
81.8 Nebraska's scoring average since the opening-night loss to UC Riverside. NU saw its streak of 80-point efforts end with a 66-point performance against George Mason\
 
LAST TIME OUT
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. 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 left. 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.
 
STEVENSON DENIED NCAA WAIVER
Nebraska Athletics announced Nov. 26 that men's basketball player Shamiel Stevenson has been denied a waiver and will not be eligible to compete until the start of the 2020-21 season.  Stevenson, a junior guard/forward from Toronto, Canada, will have two full years of eligibility remaining beginning next season.

Nebraska's initial waiver request on Stevenson's behalf was denied.  NU also filed a request for reconsideration of the waiver, which was recently denied.  On Monday, Stevenson and NU staff participated in a telephonic appeal hearing; the appeal request has also been denied.

Stevenson will join fellow transfers Dalano Banton and Derrick Walker as being eligible for the start of the 2020-21 season.

"I am disappointed and hurting for Shamiel." Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "We believed we presented a strong case on his behalf. We appreciate all the hard work that Jo Potuto and our Compliance staff put into advocating for Shamiel.

"Although this is a setback for Shamiel, we feel confident we can continue to provide him an opportunity to have a successful year developing alongside Derrick Walker and Dalano Banton. We had a similar situation in Ames with four sit-out transfers in my first season at ISU and every one of them made major contributions the following season in helping us start our run of NCAA tournament appearances."
Stevenson transferred to Nebraska in May of 2019 from Nevada after Head Coach Eric Musselman took the Arkansas head coaching position. Stevenson began his career at Pittsburgh, where he played as a freshman, as well as four games as a sophomore before transferring at the end of the 2018 fall semester. Stevenson averaged 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 36 games at Pittsburgh, and did not play at Nevada.
 
WORTH NOTING
• Hannif Cheatham has played well during this week's tournament, averaging 16 points per game on 68 percent shooting and four rebounds per game. Cheatham has regained his 3-point touch, going 4-of-7 from beyond the arc after not hitting a 3-pointer in NU's first four games. Prior to this year, he was a career 37 percent shooter from 3-point range. Cheatham went over 900 career points with his final basket last night and is now 99 points away from 1,000 career points.

• Nebraska has put at least four players in double figures in each of the last four games since Nov. 15, while seven different Huskers have scored double figures through the first six games. Nebraska's five double-figure scorers against Washington State marked the first time the Huskers accomplished the feat since a win over Creighton last December.

• Nebraska has shot the ball better from 3-point range in recent games. The Huskers are shooting 45 percent from 3-point range over the last three contests, including 50 percent vs. Southern and Washington State, after shooting just 23 percent in the first three games of the season.
 
3-Point Improvement
CategoryFirst 3 GamesLast 3 Games
3 Pt. Pct..231.449
3-Pointers/Gm6.010.3
Att./Gm26.023.0
 
• Entering Wednesday'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 four times, which eclipses the entire team total of double-figure performances by Nebraska freshmen over the past two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19).

• Dachon Burke needs only 13 points to reach 900 for his career. Burke  has scored 14 points in each of his two games in the Cayman Islands. Burke's five steals against George Mason marked the fourth time he has had five or more steals in a game. He led the Northeast Conference with 2.1 steals per game at Robert Morris in 2017-18.

• Through the first six games, 78.5 percent of the Huskers' offense has come from players who were added in the offseason, including six of Nebraska's top seven scorers.

• Entering Wednesday'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 four times in the last five contests.

• Cam Mack saw his streak of double-figure games end at five on Wednesday, but still leads the Huskers in scoring (13.8 ppg), assists (5.8 apg) and rebounding (5.0 rpg).



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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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
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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.





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