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NU takes flight for Music City Classic


Lincoln, Neb- The Nebraska bowling team will be looking for their sixth title of the season as they head to the Music City Classic this weekend. The event takes place at Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, beginning Friday, March 18. The competition will begin in the Baker format at 9:40 a.m. on Friday. Saturday will feature two-position rounds and traditional-format play starting at 9:30 a.m., while Sunday’s baker-style slice will begin at 9 a.m.

The Huskers will be streaming their games live on the Nebraska Women’s Bowling Facebook page all weekend.

“The team is delighted to be back in action this weekend,” said the head coach Paul Klempa. “Vanderbilt is hosting a top-notch event and with 33 teams in attendance, it’s the biggest field we’ve seen all season. It’s a great final test of the regular season before the playoffs start in a few weeks. We we welcome the challenge and have prepared well in the days leading up to this tournament. It should be a fun weekend of competition.”

The Huskers, who rose to second place in the latest NTCA poll released last week, are set to face one of the most heated competitions of the year, with 19 of the top 25 teams in the 33-team field. The field includes nine of the top 10 teams in the country, as this weekend’s event marks NU’s last competition before the playoffs.

Nebraska has won its last two events, taking first place at the Mid-Winter Invitational and the Big Red Invite. all american Ray Cassidy led the Huskers in the past two tournaments, finishing sixth at the Mid-Winter Invitational and third at the Big Red Invite. Ray has competed exceptionally this season with six top-ten finishes across eight tournaments, including four top-five finishes. Over the season, it is on average 207.1 per game. In the last tournament of the Huskers, second All-American Kayla Verstraetewho placed fifth with a total pinfall of 1,143, was also named to the All-Tournament Team.

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Teams competing at the Music City Classic
No. 1 McKendree

No. 2 Nebraska
#3 Sam Houston
No. 4 Vanderbilt
No. 5 North Carolina A&T
No 6 Arkansas St.
No. 7 Louisiana Tech
No. 8 Stephen F. Austin
No. 9 Youngstown
No. 12 Maryville
#15 Tulane
No. 16 Sacred Heart
No. 17 Maryland Eastern Shore
No. 18 Wisconsin Whitewater
No. 20 LIU
No. 21 Lewis
Lincoln Memorial No. 22
No. 23 Central Missouri
No. 24 Monmouth
Alabama A&M
Alabama St.
Jackson St.
Kentucky Wesleyan
North Central College