Husker Update: Basketball, Rifle Sports, Golf & Baseball – February 11

Basketball

The Nebraska men’s basketball team concludes its two-game road trip on Tuesday night, as the Huskers travel to No. 9 Maryland. Tipoff from the XFINITY Center is slated for shortly after 7:30 p.m. (central) and will be broadcast on Big Dog Country, 98.9 FM and 1340 AM with the Husker Sports Network.

Rifle Sports

The Husker Rifle team has risen to No. 4 in the nation after the team’s record-setting match against Akron on Saturday. This marks the second time this season the Huskers have been ranked in the top five and the first time the team has been in the top four. The team’s ranking in the new NCAA standings comes after the Huskers tied the second-highest score in program history over the weekend, with a combined team score of 4,687.

The current NCAA standings see Kentucky overtake the top spot from TCU, who are now in second. TCU is followed by West Virginia at No. 3 and NU at No. 4.

The team’s score of 4,687 against Akron is second in program history, behind only the team’s score of 4,690 at the NCAA Qualifier from February 22, 2015. This season, the Huskers have shot two scores in the top five all-time program scores—the other was 4,686 against TCU on January 25. The team also shot 4,685 on February 2 against North Carolina State, which which was good enough for a tie for fourth on the all-time list until the Huskers topped it a week later.

Golf

Leah Herzog and Kate Smith each put up rounds of 73 to lead the Nebraska women’s golf team on the second day of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on the River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club on Monday.

Herzog, a freshman from Red Wing, Minn., closed the second round in a tie for 12th overall at 145. Smith, a senior from Detroit Lakes, Minn., climbed nine spots on the individual leaderboard to a tie for 34th at 149.

The Lady Puerto Rico Classic concludes Tuesday with the final 18 holes beginning with a shotgun start at 5:30 a.m. (CT).

Baseball

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.

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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