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Joe’s Sportscast-January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

Svi Mykhailiuk went the length of the court and hit a buzzer-beating layup to give third-ranked Kansas a 90-88 victory over visiting Kansas State. Josh Jackson matched a career high with 22 points and added nine rebounds and six assists as the Jayhawks stretched their home winning streak to 50 games. Dean Wade matched a career high with 20 points for Kansas State but missed a potential tiebreaking three-pointer in the closing seconds.

First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis and Alan Faneca also made the list, as did Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Terrell Owens and Kurt Warner. Seattle safety Kenny Easley was chosen as a finalist by the veterans committee, and the nominees in the contributors’ category are former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The University of Minnesota has announced the firing of head football coach Tracy Claeys. The decision comes just over two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of ten players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The Golden Gophers went 9-4 this season and beat Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.

Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck has left Ohio State for Texas. The Omaha World Herald reports that the Longhorns announced yesterday the addition of Beck their coaching staff. Beck served the last two seasons as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State and will hold the same positions under new Longhorn coach Tom Herman. Beck replaced Herman on the Buckeyes’ staff in 2015 when Herman took the job at Houston. Beck coached at Nebraska from 2008-14, first as a running backs coach for three seasons then taking over as coordinator in 2011.

This week’s Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week goes to Sarah Castaneda of the Bloomfield girls basketball team. At last week’s Verdigre Holiday Tournament, she scored 31 points and collected 19 rebounds in a 55-42 victory over Osmond and then had 24 points and 15 boards versus Niobrara/Verdigre in the championship game in which the Lady Bees won 45-38. Castaneda was nominated by coach Terri Mlady. Congratulations to Sarah Castaneda of the Bloomfield girls basketball team, he is this week’s Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week.

Checking out the local schedule for today, in college basketball, the Creighton men are in Queens, New York to play St. John’s at 7:30, the Nebraska-Omaha men entertain Ft. Wayne at 7:00, the Nebraska women host Maryland at 7:00, and the Creighton women are in Chicago, Illinois to play DePaul at 7:00.

Local Schedule: Creighton at St. John’s at Queens, NY (MBB-7:30); Ft. Wayne at Nebraska-Omaha (MBB-7:00); Maryland at Nebraska (WBB-7:00); Creighton at DePaul at Chicago, IL (WBB-7:00).

Thursday Night: The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team are at Wayne at 7:45. Pregame coverage at 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, the Battle Creek boys host Crofton at 7:45. Pregame coverage at 7:25 on Lite Rock 97.5 & KEXL.com.

Friday Evening: The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams road trip to Lincoln Southwest starting with the girls game at 5:45. Pregame coverage at 5:25 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Local Scores: West Point Guardian Angels CC 65 LHNE 60 (BBB); Winnebago 86 Nfk Cath 62 (BBB); Nfk Cath 45 Winnebago 40 (GBB); Wayne 64 LHNE 37 (GBB).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Sarah Castaneda of the Bloomfield girls basketball team.

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Adams Central 39, Minden 35

Alma 76, Northern Valley, Kan. 73

Arcadia-Loup City 70, Fullerton 48

Auburn 44, Ashland-Greenwood 20

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 74, Cedar Bluffs 30

Battle Creek 66, Stanton 35

Beatrice 53, Norris 40

Burwell 67, Ainsworth 46

Centennial 59, Heartland 43

Columbus 68, Blair 51

Columbus Scotus 54, Boys Town 45

Cozad 46, Ord 44

Crete 51, Waverly 34

Cross County 52, Osceola 31

David City 40, East Butler 38

Dorchester 41, College View Academy 10

Dundy County-Stratton 51, Chase County 50

Elkhorn 65, Ralston 39

Elkhorn Valley 46, Wausa 32

Elmwood-Murdock 50, Syracuse 43

Elwood 78, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 33

Eustis-Farnam 59, Maywood-Hayes Center 43

Exeter/Milligan 40, Diller-Odell 18

Freeman 33, Southern 19

Friend 55, Tri County 43

Gibbon 61, Shelton 42

Giltner 76, Lawrence-Nelson 42

Grand Island Central Catholic 49, Grand Island Northwest 28

Guardian Angels 65, Lutheran High Northeast 60

Hampton 48, Meridian 36

Hastings St. Cecilia 74, Sandy Creek 50

Hershey 44, Broken Bow 43

High Plains Community 44, St. Edward 41

Hitchcock County 66, Southwest 62

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 64, Pender 34

Hyannis 64, Arthur County 43

Johnson-Brock 67, Sterling 36

Kearney 65, Fremont 38

Kenesaw 79, Axtell 45

Leyton def. Banner County, forfeit

Louisville 71, Plattsmouth 35

Marysville, Kan. 50, Falls City 45

Maxwell 71, McPherson County 35

Medicine Valley 66, South Loup 61

Mitchell 57, Bayard 41

Nebraska City Lourdes 53, Fremont Mills, Tabor, Iowa 46

North Bend Central 73, Clarkson/Leigh 39

North Central 53, St. Mary’s 51

Norton, Kan. 47, Cambridge 25

Oakland-Craig 64, Madison 25

Omaha Gross Catholic 41, Omaha Concordia 40

Parkview Christian 48, Mead 45

Pawnee City 49, Weeping Water 20

Pierce 59, Aquinas 54

Plainview 66, Clearwater/Orchard 49

Ponca 55, Crofton 40

Randolph 67, Homer 47

Riverside 69, Heartland Lutheran 39

Shelby/Rising City 59, McCool Junction 35

Spalding Academy 57, Elgin Public/Pope John 53

Superior 39, Silver Lake 29

Sutherland 49, Sandhills/Thedford 37

Sutton 68, Centura 48

Twin Loup 50, Palmer 39

Wahoo 54, Lincoln Lutheran 50

Walthill 73, Winside 37

Wayne 55, O’Neill 53

West Point-Beemer 47, Fort Calhoun 35

Winnebago 86, Norfolk Catholic 62

York 65, Gretna 54

Yutan 86, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 49

Omaha Metro Tournament

Consolation

Bellevue East 70, Papillion-LaVista South 55

Omaha Westside 58, Omaha Northwest 43

Semifinal

Millard West 60, Omaha North 48

Papillion-LaVista 64, Bellevue West 44

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Alma 43, Northern Valley, Kan. 37

Arcadia-Loup City 51, Fullerton 46

Arlington 72, Boys Town 28

Auburn 73, Ashland-Greenwood 27

Axtell 44, Kenesaw 29

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 78, Cedar Bluffs 14

Bloomfield 51, Creighton 30

Boyd County 67, Santee 52

Burwell 59, Ainsworth 32

Cambridge 38, Norton, Kan. 31

Centura 62, Sutton 46

Clearwater/Orchard 32, Plainview 23

Columbus 39, Blair 26

Columbus Scotus 58, St. Paul 53

Crofton 57, Ponca 54

David City 33, East Butler 31

Diller-Odell 46, Exeter/Milligan 44

Doniphan-Trumbull 56, Harvard 16

Dorchester 68, College View Academy 29

Dundy County-Stratton 45, Chase County 41

Elgin Public/Pope John 51, Spalding Academy 44

Elkhorn 42, Omaha Mercy 23

Elkhorn Valley 54, Wausa 41

Elmwood-Murdock 46, Syracuse 38

Elwood 38, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 24

Fort Calhoun 57, West Point-Beemer 43

Freeman 31, Southern 23

Friend 46, Tri County 24

Gibbon 49, Shelton 27

Hampton 63, Meridian 54

Hastings St. Cecilia 47, Sandy Creek 34

Hay Springs 39, Bennett County, S.D. 35

Heartland 42, Centennial 33

Hemingford 56, Crawford 12

Hershey 30, Broken Bow 25

Hitchcock County 51, Southwest 41

Homer 45, Randolph 32

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 49, Pender 41

Johnson-Brock 47, Sterling 31

Lawrence-Nelson 42, Giltner 35

Leyton 41, Banner County 35

Louisville 63, Plattsmouth 39

Madison 37, Schuyler 33

Marysville, Kan. 54, Falls City 38

Maxwell 46, McPherson County 28

Maywood-Hayes Center 43, Eustis-Farnam 41

Minden 41, Adams Central 40

Mitchell 68, Bayard 9

Nebraska City Lourdes 57, Fremont Mills, Tabor, Iowa 33

Norfolk Catholic 45, Winnebago 40

Norris 56, Beatrice 44

North Bend Central 46, Clarkson/Leigh 27

Omaha Roncalli 49, Tekamah-Herman 38

Omaha Skutt Catholic 65, Ralston 15

Ord 51, Cozad 21

Osceola 43, Cross County 33

Pawnee City 50, Weeping Water 47

Pierce 44, Aquinas 41

Pleasanton 54, Wilcox-Hildreth 37

Raymond Central 46, Douglas County West 30

Riverside 54, Heartland Lutheran 28

Sandhills/Thedford 66, Sutherland 36

Shelby/Rising City 54, McCool Junction 29

South Loup 52, Medicine Valley 22

South Sioux City 67, Sioux City, West, Iowa 34

St. Mary’s 65, North Central 53

Stanton 44, Battle Creek 36

Superior 61, Silver Lake 18

Twin Loup 51, Palmer 34

Twin River 50, Humphrey St. Francis 34

Wahoo 50, Lincoln Lutheran 36

Walthill 65, Winside 40

Waverly 40, Crete 33

Wayne 64, Lutheran High Northeast 37

Wilber-Clatonia 54, Fillmore Central 45

York 52, Gretna 44

Yutan 53, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 12

Omaha Metro Tournament

Consolation

Omaha Burke 68, Omaha South 45

Papillion-LaVista 53, Omaha Central 28

Semifinal

Millard South 61, Omaha Northwest 46

Omaha Westside 57, Millard North 38

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 93 Minnesota 91

Final Indiana 121 Detroit 116

Final Boston 115 Utah 104

Final San Antonio 110 Toronto 82

Final Dallas 113 Washington 105

Final Phoenix 99 Miami 90

Final Sacramento 120 Denver 113

Final L.A. Lakers 116 Memphis 102

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Washington 6 Toronto 5

Final Columbus 3 Edmonton 1

Final New Jersey 3 Carolina 1

Final Buffalo 4 N-Y Rangers 1

Final Winnipeg 6 Tampa Bay 4

Final OT Montreal 2 Nashville 1

Final OT L.A. Kings 2 San Jose 1

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3) Kansas 90 Kansas St. 88

Final (6) Kentucky 100 Texas A&M 58

Final OT Texas Tech 77 (7) West Virginia 76

Final (13) Wisconsin 75 Indiana 68

Final OT (14) North Carolina 89 Clemson 86

Final (24) Florida 70 Mississippi 63