Nebraska-Kearney






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Team: Nebraska-Kearney Lopers [ID #503] Bookmark Nebraska-Kearney Lopers

Location: Kearney, NE (Plains)

Conference: VI.2 [Division 3]

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          [since May 25th 2020 | last seen March 01st 2021]

Coach: Royce Cason

Arena: Health and Sports Center

Rating: 96.55 - Overall Position: #349

Fan Mood: 126.62

Alumni Mood: 81.45

Prestige: 36

Team Notes:

• Nov 15 2017: 3-star prospect D`Marcus Washburn committed.
• Oct 05 2017: Royce Cason was appointed as the new head coach.
• Oct 05 2017: Allan Mitchell was fired as head coach.
• Aug 31 2017: Demoted to conference VI.2.
• Mar 12 2017: Made the division 2 tournament field.
• Mar 12 2017: Won the V.1 conference playoffs.
• Mar 02 2017: 3-star prospect Kent Rooney committed.
• Feb 09 2017: 3-star prospect Nathaniel Farrar committed.
• Nov 04 2015: 2-star prospect Rodney Venable committed.
• Sep 03 2015: Karl Schultz was hired as the new assistant coach.


Record:

Wins: 9 Losses: 4 Pct: .692     Conf Wins: 2 Conf Losses: 1 Conf Pct: .667 Conf Rank: 5     Last10: 7-3 Streak: W2

Pts Ave: 80.8 - 74.8     Pts Diff: +6.1     Team Power Index: 146.7

Press Releases:

Nov 25 2017: Lopers Bounce Back with 92-52 Win Against Charleston - by squad on March 1st, 2021

UNK looked totally different than the night before and totally dominated Charleston. Gabriel Gilbert was Player of the Game with 30 points and steller defense limiting Charleston's leading scorer, Emanuel Tomlin to 8 points. Gilbert was good, but Terry Spears may have even been better with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Coach Cason was delighted with the effort and win. "They were playing so well I was doing the Charleston and the Cha-Cha on the sidelines- get it- Charleston??"


Nov 23 2017: Kearney Starts Conference Play with Loss to UVA- Wise - by squad on February 28th, 2021

UNK started the conference season with a lackluster effort that ended in a 82-76 loss to UVA-Wise. Hal Breen torched the Lopers with 31 points including 6 for 8 from downtown. Mel Peterson lead the way for UNK with 14 points and 10 assists. Coach Casey was not pleased "This is a tough conference and you can't go to sleep against anyone. In this one, our guys were sleepwalking most of the game and I was living a nightmare!". Next up is Charleston who won their opener against Pittsburgh State 82-81.


Nov 15 2017: UNK Solid in 76-64 Win over Schriener - by squad on February 26th, 2021

Gabriel Gilbert again led UNK in scoring with 22 points and was backed up with Terry Spears 12 points and 14 rebounds in their methodical win over the Mountaineers. Mel Peterson also pitched in with 10 assists with only 3 turnovers. Coach Cason was pleased but confused "Since we were in Texas I thought we were playing Shiner, not Schriener, and thought I could kick back a Shiner Bock after the game- Oh well, I will take the win!". Next up is Northwestern who is led by 3 time all conference guard D'Angelo "Filthy" Rich who is averaging 21.9 per game so far this season.


Nov 04 2017: Lopers Stun Salisbury with 98-82 Win - by squad on February 23rd, 2021

Nebraska Kearney played their best game of the year and stunned the high scoring Salisubury Sea Gulls. Division 1 Salisbury had averaged over 102 points per game in their previous contests but UNK's zone defense held them in check. UNK's offense was clicking with Terry Spears leading the way with 25 points and 16 rebounds. The win vaulted the Lopers to Number 17 in the Division 3 ratings. Coach Cason was beyond himself and said "I was surprised by this result as much as the surprize I had when my mom was arrested for streaking during my high school homecoming game. You can Google it". Next up is historically tough Grand Canyon that is entering the game with a three game losing streak. Very dangerous.


Nov 01 2017: Kearney Easily Over Bowling Green 88-71 - by squad on February 22nd, 2021

UNK responded well after their beatdown by Daemen with a solid win over Division 1 Bowling Green. The offence was the best of the year with the team shooting 45.7% from the field and making it to the charity stripe 20 times (making 17). The defense was still a little weak, with the Green shooting 54.7%, Rebounding and turnovers were the difference. Coach Cason was happy "Finally a decent game. Ours bigs played well and as my wife constantly tells me- size matters!". Next up is a tough matchup with 4-1 Salisbury who are averaging 102.4. They may break the scoreboard against the Lopers.