THURSDAY: Boys State Basketball scores and highlights

Players from SEM and Osceola kneel to pray after the game at midcourt on Thursday.
Players from SEM and Osceola kneel to pray after the game at midcourt on Thursday.(10/11 NOW)
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 9:21 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 10:56 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The 2023 NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament is underway in Lincoln with games at Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Devaney Center. The tournament runs March 8-11 with champions crowned on Saturday.

View the bracket for the 2023 NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament below and check back throughout the day for scores and highlights.


FINAL: Skutt Catholic 56, Bennington 40

FINAL: Crete 66, Elkhorn 61. After leading by as many as 19 points, Crete held on to earn its first win at the State Tournament since 2007. The Cardinals advance to face top-seeded Omaha Skutt in the Semifinals on Friday.

FINAL: Platteview 60, Norris 50. Connor Millikan erupted for 36 points to lead Platteview into the Class B Semifinals. Three Norris players scored in double figures: Chris Garner, Jr, Barrett Boesiger, and Dakota Klein. The Titans’ season ends with a 17-10 record.

FINAL: York 67, Scottsbluff 54. York surged ahead of Scottsbluff early late Thursday night and never looked back in a 13-point win in the Class B Quarterfinals. Ryan Huston led the Dukes with 16 points, while Garrett Ivey added 15 points. The Bearcats made a surge in the 3rd quarter by hitting four 3-pointers, but York remained steady while raising its record to 17-6.


FINAL: Freeman 52, Gordon-Rushville 20. The top-seeded Falcons started hot and cruised to a 32-point win in quarterfinal round at the Class C2 State Tournament. Freeman outscored Gordon-Rushville 18-4 in the opening period behind an offensive surge from Carter Ruse. The record-setting senior scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter. Taylan Vertrovsky added 15 points for the Falcons.

FINAL: Cedar Catholic 59, Elkhorn Valley 50.

FINAL: Amherst 57, Norfolk Catholic 49 (OT).

FINAL: Tri County 56, Doniphan-Trumbull 41. Behind 30 points from Carter Siems, Tri County wins at the State Tournament for the first time since 1988. The Trojans pulled away in the second half to advance to the Class C2 Semifinals.


FINAL: Wynot 57, Paxton 47. It was Fox versus Foxhoven in the first round of the Class D2 State Tournament. Zack Foxhoven scored 19 points to lead Wynot to a win over Isaiah Fox and the Paxton Tigers. Fox finished with a game-high 22 points for the Tigers.

FINAL: Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 62, Osceola 54. Jace Rosentreader scored 25 points to lift Sumner-Eddyville-Miller to its first win at the State Tournament since 1976. Osceola’s senior duo of Isaiah Zelasney and Kale Gustafson combined for 45 points.

FINAL: Shelton 72, Santee 68. A controversial technical foul was called with :07 remaining in regulation. The call awarded Shelton a pair of free throws, which gave the Bulldogs the lead. Shelton improves to 23-1 on the season.

FINAL: Parkview Christian 62, Falls City Sacred Heart 42.

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