Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Remain Unbeaten After Day 1 of the Mid-Winter Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

Jonesboro, Ark.- The top-ranked Nebraska bowling team returned to the lanes on Friday at the Mid-Winter Invitational with a 5-0 record and a total pinfall of 5,053 in five sets of five-game Baker format matches, a performance good for second place in the overall standings. 

The Huskers kicked off the tournament with a win over Louisiana Tech University, 1,016-893. The Huskers followed that victory with another over No. 2 McKendree by a score of 975-872.

The Huskers continued their winning ways, taking down third-ranked Arkansas State 1,046-952 and No. 9 Tulane, 981-952.

 In their final match of the day, the Huskers cruised to victory over Drury 1,035-843. 

The Huskers continue play on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. (CT) with a match against Lincoln University. NU will then play Alabama A&M, No. 5 Sam Houston State, No. 20 Maryville and No. 11 Central Missouri to finish out the traditional style matches. Friday and Saturday’s combined results will determine the seeding for Sunday’s bracket-play championship tournament, in which each team will play three rounds of best-of-seven Baker matches, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CT).  

Mid-Winter Classic Overall Standings (Pinfall after one day of competition) 

1. Sam Houston State (5,111) 
2. 
 Nebraska (5,053)
3. 
  Arkansas State (4,976)
4. Vanderbilt (4,962)

5. Stephen F. Austin (4,939)

6.  McKendree (4,918)

7.  Louisiana Tech (4,780)

8. Tulane (4,780)

9. Valparaiso (4,755)

10. UAB
 (4,747)
11. Maryville (4,730)

12. Alabama State (4,701)

13. Jackson State (4,694)

14. Central Missouri (4,648)

15. Drury (4,512)

16.
 Texas Southern (4,432)
17. Lincoln Memorial (4,219)

18. Lincoln (Mo.) 
(3,811)
19. Alabama A&M (3,608)

20. Grambling (3,593)

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