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Bowling News USA - November 25, 2014 Nebraska wins 2014 NCAA Kat Klash

Aaron Smith | USBC Communications |

Nebraska defeated Arkansas State in a thrilling championship match at the 2014 NCAA Kat Klash at Emerald Bowl in Houston on Sunday.

The Cornhuskers kicked off the championship tilt with eight consecutive strikes on their way to a 275-197 victory in the first match, and were up 3-1 in the best-of-seven Baker finals entering the fifth game. Arkansas State fought off elimination with wins of 151-149 and 209-180 to force the deciding game for the title.

Nebraska started the final game with six out of the first seven strikes and never looked back, capturing the title, 4-3, with a 226-161 win.    

The Cornhuskers defeated Stephen F. Austin, 4-0, and Central Missouri, 4-2, to meet up with Arkansas State in the championship match. Arkansas State bested Central Missouri, 4-3, in the opening round of bracket play to secure a spot in the final match.  

A total of 18 teams made their way to Houston for the event, hosted by Sam Houston State, which featured six Baker matches Friday and six team game matches Saturday to determine the seeding for Sunday's match-play bracket.

Final Bracket Final Standings


Photo | SpazzMonkey |

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