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Nebraska guard Dachon Burke Jr. (11) loses the ball as he is defended by Indiana's Joey Brunk (50) and Armaan Franklin (2) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Indiana builds big second-half lead, beats Nebraska 82-74

Jan. 18, 2020 11:22 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It took a second-half spurt to build a 19-point lead and then tough defense during an eight-minute scoring drought for Indiana to collect a rarity on Saturday night, an 82-74 Big Ten Conference road win over Nebraska. Trayce Jackson-Davis had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Indiana...

Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski (11) celebrates his game winning three point shot with 3.2 seconds remaining alongside Damien Jefferson during the second half against Providence at the CHI Health Center in  Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Zegarowski's late 3 lifts No. 25 Creighton past Friars 78-74

Jan. 18, 2020 9:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski was so dizzy before the game that he was held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. Ty-Shon Alexander hurt his knee late in the first half and was so stiff that he could barely move. The two ended up making the biggest shots of the game to rally No....

Townsend has career-high 32, leads Denver past Omaha 91-76

Jan. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jase Townsend had a career-high 32 points as Denver snapped its 10-game losing streak, beating Omaha 91-76 on Saturday. Townsend made 8 of 10 3-pointers and the Pioneers were 11 of 20 from 3-point distance. Ade Murkey had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Denver (5-15, 1-5...

Nebraska man in Kansas officer-involved shooting arrested

Jan. 18, 2020 3:08 PM EST

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska man who escaped injury early Saturday after a Kansas sheriff's deputy fired shots at him has been arrested, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. Authorities said the shooting happened following a traffic stop near the west-central Kansas town of Larned....

2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Jan. 18, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ELWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that James Pollock, 28, and Austin Vanburen, 19, were charged Jan. 7 after the office received calls...

Winter storm blamed for at least 1 Nebraska crash fatality

Jan. 18, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) — A winter storm that raked the state Friday snarled traffic for hundreds of drivers and caused at least one death on Interstate 80, the Nebraska State Patrol reported Saturday. The patrol said that driver was killed around 11:30 a.m. Friday when the pickup he was driving eastbound near...

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

Jan. 18, 2020 10:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution. UNL's Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering that equipment for rent to the public. The rentals had previously been offered...

Lubick replaces Walters as Nebraska's offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 8:09 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired Matt Lubick to replace Troy Walters as offensive coordinator. The addition of Lubick was announced Friday, hours after coach Scott Frost said Walters was leaving the program by mutual agreement. Lubick worked as an Oregon assistant with Frost from 2013-16, and he was...

Lake McConaughy patrons oppose changes to limit visitors

Jan. 17, 2020 5:17 PM EST

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up for a meeting at the Lake McConaughy Visitor Center in Ogallala to protest proposed changes that would drastically limit overnight campers and beachgoers at the lake. The proposal discussed at Thursday's meeting came from the Nebraska Game and Parks...

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Jan. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, federal authorities said Friday. A news release from the federal Transportation Security Administration said the .45 caliber gun —...