LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The NSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament is underway in Lincoln. The tournament has an expanded format this year with games spanning 5 days from March 9-13.
Follow along throughout the day for highlights, results, and analysis. Watch 1011 NOW at 6 and 10 p.m. for a recap of the Boys State Tournament.
Friday, March 12
FINAL: St. Francis 56, St. Mary’s 39.
FINAL: Auburn 39, Omaha Concordia 37 (2 OT). Cam Binder converted a go-ahead 3-point play at the start of double overtime to help Auburn advance to the Class C1 championship for the third straight year. Binder finished with 11 points, including a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Ryan Binder added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who extended their winning streak to 61 games.
FINAL: Adams Central 52, Wayne 40.
FINAL: NPSP 69, Burwell 56.
FINAL: Elkhorn 49, Norris 33. Norris made one field goal in the first half and could not overcome the large deficit as Elkhorn moves into the Class B final. The Titans beat Elkhorn twice in the regular season but the Antlers, led by future Nebraska baseball player Drew Christo, got the momentum early and didn’t look back.
FINAL: Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur 59, Cedar Catholic 48
FINAL: Beatrice 41, Waverly 29
FINAL: Millard North 69, Millard West 62. Saint Thomas made 5 three-point shots and finished with 26 points to lead Millard North back into the Class A Championship game. Hunter Sallis added 11 points for the Mustangs, who turned away a second-half charge by the upset-minded Wildcats. Millard West had four players score in double figures, including future Husker football player Evan Meyersick.
FINAL: Bellevue West 95, Creighton Prep 94 (3 OT). Not only does the day begin with a game going to overtime it ends with one too. Bellevue West and Creighton Prep went late into Friday night as the Thunderbirds were able to make their free throws to send them back into the championship game. It will be a rematch of last year’s Class A title game as the defending champ will take on Millard North.
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