Nebraska finishes ninth at Columbia 300 Music City Classic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nebraska finished in ninth place at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic.

Nebraska began bracket play by bowling against No. 7 Stephen F. Austin. The first game ended in a 173-197 Husker loss, but NU came back with a 153-141 win to tie the series at 1-1. NU fell again in game three 163-172. In the fourth game, the series was tied at 2-2 after the Huskers won 204-194. Game five ended in a 186-237 loss for NU while game six led to a 211-205 victory. In the final game, the Huskers fell 194-234 to lose the first matchup 3-4.

The bowling team proceeded on to face No. 10 North Carolina A&T. The Huskers fell in the first game 191-197 but came back to win the next two games 226-172 and 219-191 to claim a 2-1 lead. The fourth game was a strong 259-214 Husker victory. The fifth game ended in a 229-229 tie to put the series at 3.5-1.5 with NU still leading. The Huskers lost the sixth game 195-247 and the seventh game 179-210. The two teams went to a roll off where the Huskers fell 75-98, losing the matchup.

Nebraska moved on to the ninth-place match to verse No. 21 UAB. NU fell 202-225 in the first game to fall behind in the series 0-1. The Huskers rebounded by taking game two 214-189 and game three 227-169 to earn a 2-1 lead. NU kept the momentum rolling as they claimed a 192-189 win in the fourth game and finished off the match by winning the fifth game 225-163. The Huskers won the matchup 4-1.

Nebraska has concluded regular season play and will await regional field announcements.

Music City Classic Final Standings

1. No. 1 McKendree
2. No. 5 Arkansas State
3. No. 4 Vanderbilt
4. No. 11 Louisiana Tech
5. No. 6 Maryland-Eastern Shore
6. No. 7 Stephen F. Austin
7. No. 10 North Carolina A&T
8. No. 13 Central Missouri
9. No. 3 Nebraska
10. No. 21 UAB
11. No. 24 Lincoln Memorial
12. No. 2 Sam Houston State
13. No. 20 Tulane
14. No. 14 Sacred Heart
15. No. 19 Maryville
16. No. 25 Long Island-Brooklyn
17. No. 16 Wisconsin Whitewater
18. No. 7 Youngstown State
19. No. 18 Adelphi
20. Tusculum
21. Drury
22. Lewis
23. Valparaiso
24. Kentucky Wesleyan
25. Upper Iowa
26. Aurora
27. Elmhurst
28. North Central
29. Spalding