Lincoln - The second-ranked Nebraska bowling team posted an undefeated 4-0 record in four sets of five-game Baker format matches on Thursday, and currently sits in second place with a pinfall of 4,367 after the first day of competition at the Big Red Invitational at Sun Valley Lanes.
No. 3 Arkansas State leads the nine-team field with a total pinfall of 4,414, while top-ranked McKendree is third with a pinfall of 4,301.
The Huskers began the evening by taking down Maryville by a score of 1,037-905, and followed that performance with a 1,095-822 win over Lincoln Memorial.
NU closed the evening with a pair of matches against ranked teams, first taking down No. 25 Valparaiso by a score of 1,040-953. The Huskers scored their highest pinfall of the day in a 1,195-1,157 win over Arkansas State.
The Huskers will return to the lanes Friday morning, with the second day of competition set to feature five traditional matches beginning at 10:25 a.m. Combined results from Thursday and Friday will determine the seeding for Saturday's best-of-seven Baker format championship tournament, with play set to get underway at 8:25 a.m.
Big Red Invitational Overall Standings (Pinfall)
1. Arkansas State (4,414)
2. Nebraska (4,367)
3. McKendree (4,301)
4. Wisconsin-Whitewater (3,947)
5. Valparaiso (3,854)
6. Central Missouri (3,688)
7. Maryville (3,635)
8. Lincoln Memorial (3,470)
9. Lincoln (Mo.) (3,412)
Big Red Invitational
Lincoln, Neb. - Sun Valley Lanes
Thursday, March 2 - Five-Game Baker Matches - 4-0 Record
1. #2 Nebraska 1,037, Maryville 905
2. #2 Nebraska 1,095, Lincoln Memorial 822
3. #2 Nebraska 1,040, #25 Valparaiso 953
4. #2 Nebraska 1,195, #3 Arkansas State 1,157