Maddie Simon scored a career-high 20 points to lead a balanced Nebraska attack, as the Huskers rolled to a 81-55 women's basketball victory over San Jose State at the Event Center on Sunday afternoon.
Nebraska's late-dual comeback attempt fell short Sunday afternoon, as North Carolina won a pair of decisions in the final two matches to seal a 22-14 victory over the Huskers at the Devaney Center.
Veteran Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook turned what was supposed to be a rebuilding season into a feel-good national championship story.
The Nebraska volleyball team won its fifth national title on Saturday night, defeating the No. 2 seed Florida Gators, 3-1, in front of an NCAA-record 18,516 fans at the Sprint Center, most of whom were wearing red.
James Palmer Jr. scored 14 points, including a go-ahead basket with 41 seconds to play, but 13th-ranked Kansas sunk the Huskers with a three-pointer with 21 seconds left, as the Husker upset bid fell just short in a 73-72 defeat on Saturday in the Shelter Insurance Showcase in front of a sold-out crowd of 15,207 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The No. 12 Nebraska wrestling team (2-1) fell to No. 6 NC State, 29-3, at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
The fifth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team will face No. 2 seed Florida in the NCAA Championship at 8 p.m. (CT) on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The match will be televised live by ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.
Kansas' first trip to PBA, Nebraska's quest for a fifth championship in volleyball, a 60-year reunion and visiting football recruits make for a big weekend.
The Nebraska men's gymnastics team is scheduled to appear on the Big Ten Network twice this season, including the Huskers' away meet against Iowa on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. (CT).