Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Refuse to Lose at the Crusader Classic

By NU Athletic Communications

Richton Park, Ill.- The top ranked Nebraska bowling team sits in first place after going undefeated Saturday at the Crusader Classic in Richton Park, Ill. with a 4-0 record in five traditional matches (one bye).


Through two days of competition, the Huskers have an overall record of 9-0 and a total pinfall of 9,842.


In their first match of the day, the Huskers beat Lincoln Memorial by a score of 970-891. After a bye in which the Huskers posted a pinfall of 1,054, Nebraska cruised to a win over Lincoln (Mo.) by a score of 911-688.


The Huskers closed the day with consecutive wins over Wisconsin-Whitewater in a close 998-992 contest and a 1,034-930 win over the hosts Valparaiso.


The individual standings from Saturday’s competition will be announced  Sunday, following the All-Tournament Team and MVP awards announcement.


Due to the weather conditions in Richton Park, the format of Sunday’s championship round will be changed. In place of the usual bracket-style play, there will be three five-game Baker matches played Sunday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the pinfall leader over the three days will be tournament champion. The Huskers will face Augustana and Alabama A&M in the first two matches.


Crusader Classic Individual Standings (total pinfall after two days of competition)

  1. Nebraska (9,842)
  2. Wisconsin-Whitewater (9,489)
  3. Central Missouri (8,986)
  4. Youngstown State (8,926)
  5. Valparaiso (8,838)
  6. Lincoln Memorial (8,690)
  7. Monmouth (8,676)
  8. Maryville (8,613)
  9. Drury (8,454)
  10. Elmhurst (8,194)
  11. Augustana (7,805)
  12. Lincoln (Mo.) (7,391)
  13. Alabama A&M (6,867)



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