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Waverly 36, Platteview 30
Omaha Skutt Catholic 82, Ralston 60
Omaha Roncalli 70, Bennington 57
Elkhorn Mount Michael 68, Wahoo 59
Norris 43, Beatrice 31
Aurora 45, York 33
Hastings 61, Lexington 53, OT
Scottsbluff 58, Alliance 49
Auburn 59, Falls City 50
Fairbury 48, Wilber-Clatonia 27
Lincoln Christian 58, Raymond Central 27
Malcolm 60, Milford 59, OT
Boys Town 72, Conestoga 61
Fort Calhoun 60, Omaha Concordia 59
Ashland-Greenwood 67, Douglas County West 56
Bishop Neumann 72, Arlington 44
Aquinas 60, Columbus Lakeview 45
North Bend Central 66, Columbus Scotus 54
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 59, Winnebago 51
Wayne 59, West Point-Beemer 52
Battle Creek 57, Boone Central/Newman Grove 54
Pierce 58, Norfolk Catholic 42
Adams Central 65, Fillmore Central 27
St. Paul 62, Central City 55
Holdrege 69, Gibbon 64
Kearney Catholic 67, Wood River 29
Broken Bow 44, Ord 34
O'Neill 57, Valentine 48
Chase County 59, Cozad 38
Gothenburg 44, Hershey 39
Johnson County Central 55, Nebraska City Lourdes 44
Palmyra 65, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 23
Centennial 34, Freeman 24
Tri County 51, Lincoln Lutheran 44
Oakland-Craig 63, Guardian Angels 55
Yutan 50, Archbishop Bergan 24
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 65, Wakefield 25
Ponca 67, Omaha Nation 54
Hartington Cedar Catholic 74, Crofton 41
Wisner-Pilger 53, Lutheran High Northeast 45
Ainsworth 49, North Central 30
Creighton 51, Neligh-Oakdale 39
Shelby/Rising City 75, Nebraska Christian 28
Twin River 62, Cross County 53
Centura 57, Ravenna 42
Grand Island Central Catholic 73, Arcadia-Loup City 31
Doniphan-Trumbull 52, Sandy Creek 44
Sutton 34, Hastings St. Cecilia 28
Dundy County-Stratton 75, Perkins County 54
Sutherland 49, Hitchcock County 43
Bridgeport 63, Bayard 34
Kimball 57, Morrill 41
Elmwood-Murdock 58, Pawnee City 42
Southern 36, Weeping Water 30
East Butler 68, Cedar Bluffs 31
Omaha Christian Academy 68, Cornerstone Christian 45
Howells/Dodge 57, Elkhorn Valley 54
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 71, Clarkson/Leigh 40
Hartington-Newcastle 60, Allen 43
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 66, Homer 26
Osmond 52, Boyd County 41
West Holt 56, Niobrara/Verdigre 38
Fullerton 70, Central Valley 53
Heartland 54, Riverside 44
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 50, Harvard 32
McCool Junction 64, Thayer Central 23
Axtell 62, Shelton 59
Pleasanton 53, Kenesaw 25
Anselmo-Merna 60, South Loup 31
Burwell 75, Ansley-Litchfield 72
Maxwell 48, Maywood-Hayes Center 28
North Platte St. Patrick's 83, Sandhills/Thedford 44
Diller-Odell 59, Lewiston 25
Falls City Sacred Heart 79, Meridian 17
Johnson-Brock 60, Mead 44
Parkview Christian 63, Sterling 31
Friend 37, Exeter/Milligan 30
Osceola 32, Dorchester 20
Randolph 61, Emerson-Hubbard 24
Wynot 41, Pender 38
Bloomfield 55, Santee 40
Humphrey St. Francis 74, Wausa 22
Elgin Public/Pope John 35, Stuart 24
St. Mary's 70, Spalding Academy 37
Giltner 36, High Plains Community 24
Heartland Lutheran 52, Hampton 36
Deshler 47, Red Cloud 13
Silver Lake 49, Lawrence-Nelson 42
Mullen 45, Medicine Valley 44
Wallace 56, Brady 38
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Lincoln Northeast 54, Norfolk 41
Lincoln Pius X 52, Kearney 40
Millard South 67, Bellevue East 36
Omaha Northwest 68, South Sioux City 46
Millard North 55, Omaha Marian 47
Omaha Westside 62, Omaha Benson 40
Lincoln East 63, Bellevue West 37
Lincoln High 62, Omaha Burke 38
Millard West 60, Elkhorn South 45
North Platte 64, Omaha Central 46
Papillion-LaVista 56, Columbus 26
Papillion-LaVista South 67, Elkhorn 62
Fremont 74, Lincoln North Star 41
Lincoln Southwest 37, Gretna 24
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Platteview 62, Nebraska City 48
Waverly 40, Plattsmouth 29
Ralston 62, Omaha Gross Catholic 46
Omaha Roncalli 68, Blair 35
Elkhorn Mount Michael 65, Schuyler 30
Beatrice 48, Crete 31
York 60, Seward 54
Hastings 76, McCook 46
Lexington 76, Grand Island Northwest 51
Alliance 66, Gering 51
Scottsbluff 86, Sidney 36
Falls City 57, Syracuse 35
Conestoga 54, Louisville 34
Columbus Scotus 47, David City 30
West Point-Beemer 59, Tekamah-Herman 45
Boone Central/Newman Grove 80, Madison 75
Wood River 51, Minden 44
Archbishop Bergan 53, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 43
Wakefield 56, Walthill 51
Crofton 40, Stanton 35
Neligh-Oakdale 62, Summerland 40
Arcadia-Loup City 65, Palmer 57
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Superior 31
Bayard 48, Hemingford 41
Boyd County 50, Plainview 38
Central Valley 75, Nebraska Lutheran 49
Thayer Central 41, Blue Hill 33
Kenesaw 42, Franklin 37
Overton 52, Arapahoe 41
Burwell 68, Twin Loup 34
Creek Valley 44, Minatare 33
Emerson-Hubbard 58, Winside 28
Wausa 70, St. Edward 47
Spalding Academy 53, CWC 45
Hampton 55, Elba 37
Medicine Valley 50, Sandhills Valley 30
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Kearney 61, Omaha North 21
Bellevue East 51, Lincoln Southeast 34
Omaha Benson 62, Grand Island 32
Bellevue West 63, Omaha Bryan 24
Omaha Central 66, Omaha South 24
NU was held to three hits as a team, as Cam Chick, Ty Roseberry and Leighton Banjoff each managed one hit apiece for the Big Red.
Sophomore left-hander Cade Povich, making his second start of the season, threw 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, while recording eight strikeouts and only one walk. Kyle Perry tossed 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings out of the bullpen before Max Schreiber held Arizona scoreless for the final 1.0 inning.
In the first inning, Arizona managed a leadoff single, but a flyout and strikeout-caught stealing double play ended a scoreless frame for the Wildcats. In the bottom half, Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before three consecutive outs.
The Wildcats drew a one-out walk in the top of the second, but a fielder's choice and flyout kept them from scoring. In the bottom of the second, NU scored one run to take the early lead. Banjoff blistered a one-out single before advancing to third on Mojo Hagge's bunt. Joe Acker's sacrifice fly brought in Banjoff before a strikeout ended the frame.
Povich retired all three Arizona batters in the top of the third. NU also went down in order in the bottom of the third on two flyouts and a groundout.
In the top of the fourth, Blake Paugh launched a solo home run to tie the score at 1-1, but Povich struck out the other three Wildcat hitters. Roseberry hit a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth, but was left on base after back-to-back strikeouts.
Arizona managed one hit in the top of the fifth, but Povich added two strikeouts as the other three Wildcat batters were retired. The Huskers were retired in order in the bottom half.
Paugh blasted another home run in the top of the sixth, a two-run shot, to put Arizona up by a 3-1 margin. NU put runners on second and third in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn't add to its score. Spencer Schwellenbach was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before Luke Roskam reached on a one-out walk, but back-to-back strikeouts kept the Huskers from scoring.
The Wildcats were retired in order with a flyout and two groundouts in the top of the seventh. In the bottom half, NU also went down 1-2-3 with two groundouts before a foul pop-out.
In the top of the eighth, Perry retired all three Arizona hitters with three flyouts. Chick blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth to trim the deficit to 3-2 before three consecutive outs ended the frame.
Arizona managed one base hit in the top of the ninth, but each of the other three batters produced outs. In the bottom of the ninth, the Huskers went down in order.
The Huskers return to action next weekend for a three-game series against Arizona State in Phoenix, Ariz., starting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
Nebraska had several opportunities to make some noise, scoring the first run and hitting the only home run of the game. However, NU surrendered one unearned run and left two runners on third to give the Gators the edge. Tristen Edwards went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer. Cam Ybarra hit her first triple as a Husker and Samantha Owen also had one hit.
Olivia Ferrell dropped to 2-4 on the season. She started and pitched 4.0 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. She also had one strikeout. Courtney Wallace pitched 3.0 innings of relief. She gave up three runs - two earned - on three hits and had two strikeouts.
Florida's Natalie Lugo (6-1) pitched started and pitched 5.0 innings. She was pulled in the middle of the game but pitched the final inning for a total of 6.0 innings. She gave up three runs on four hits and had eight strikeouts.
Nebraska got right to work, scoring one run in the bottom of the first. Edwards hit a leadoff single and Unzicker bunted to move her over. Edwards reached third on a fly out and scored on a wild pitch.
Florida took a 2-1 lead in the third, scoring two runs off three hits.
In the fourth, Ybarra hit a one-out triple to put the tying run on third, but the Gators got back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.
The Gators extended their lead in the fifth, scoring three runs on two hits and one Husker error.
In the sixth, the Huskers cut the lead to 5-3. Wallace drew a walk and Edwards hit a two-run homer, which forced a Florida pitching change. Unzicker drew another walk and stole second. She moved to third on a ground out but would get stranded there as the Huskers couldn't score her.
In the final inning, Florida added an insurance run after a hit batter and a double. Nebraska attemped the comeback in the bottom of the inning. Owen hit a leadoff single and Bree Boruff pinch ran for her. However, the Gators retired the next three batters to end the game.
The Huskers are back in action on Feb. 29 when they travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on Missouri. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com.