- Bison Red Las Vegas Update
Reebok Big Time Tournament
Team Detroit 54<
Bison Nebraska Red 43<
Bison Nebraska Red (11-7)......22*21-43<
B-N Red-Tyler McManaman (Lincoln Northeast) 8, JC Hall (Omaha Bryan) 2, LC Doss (Omaha Benson) 12, Adam Muehling (Millard North) 1, Tyler Horky (Kearney) 2, Mitch Albers (Papillion-LV) 7, Sam Blake (Centennial) 2, Dijon Smith (Omaha Bryan) 1, Wendell Faines (Lincoln Northeast) 8.<
Highlights: Another cold-shooting performance was too much for Bison Red to overcome as it completed pool play with a 1-2 record. Team Detroit made just 20 of 64 field goals, but Bison Red answered with a 15-for-46 effort. Dijon Smith tied a program record with six blocked shots. Smith, a 6-foot-8 senior at Omaha Bryan, also pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.
Tournament Play - First Round
Bison Nebraska Red 60<
El Dorado, CA. 56<
Bison Nebraska Red (12-7)..............25*35-60<
El Dorado, CA................................26*30-56<
B-N Red-Tyler Petersen (Louisville) 2, McManaman 9, Hall 9, Doss 10, Muehling 6, Albers 12, Blake 5, Smith 5, Faines 2.<
Highlights: After finishing third in its pool, Bison Red advanced to the Round of 64 with a tournament first-round win. Neither team led by more than five points and Bison Red took the lead for good on a free throw by Dijon Smith with 1:40 left in the game. Wendell Faines grabbed 10 rebounds, all in the first half while¬†Sam Blake had eight rebounds. JC Hall had four steals and three assists.
Round of 64
Arkansas Hawks 71<
Bison Nebraska Red 51<
Bison Nebraska Red (12-8)....21*30-51<
B-N Red-Josh Riser (Lincoln High) 1, Petersen 3, McManaman 15, Hall 2, Doss 6, Muehling 5, Horky 2, Albers 5, Blake 4, Smith 2, Faines 6.<
Highlights: Bison Red was eliminated from the Big Time tournament with a 2-3 record, the first losing record in the 26-year history of the program. A more physical and athletic Arkansas squad raced to a 39-point lead with 6:43 left in the game. A 22-3 Bison Red run sliced the lead to 20 at the end. Bison Red struggled again from the field, making just 21 of 49 field goals. Arkansas also took advantage of 25 Bison Red turnovers. Sam Blake had seven rebounds while Tyler McManaman was 7-for-12 from the field.