Coach Inverviews

INTERVIEW: Omaha Central Head Coach Eric Behrens

LINCOLN, NE — The Omaha Central Eagles held top-seeded Bellevue West to 29 points in the first three quarters and cruised to a 71-57 win in the Class A semifinals. The Eagles (22-5) imposed their will from the start.  They owned a 17-10 lead after the first quarter… They increased their lead in the second…

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INTERVIEW: North Bend Central Head Coach John Baehr

LINCOLN, NE– The North Bend Central Tigers never trailed and beat Ogallala 64-44 in a Class C-1 semifinal game on Friday. The Tigers (25-3) grabbed control in the first quarter behind solid play from senior Tanner Wietfeld.  The guard scored … and blocked an Ogallala (27-1) shot just before the buzzer to keep it 17-14.…

Jim Weeks: "We stayed with what we wanted to do…"

LINCOLN - Jim Weeks and the Auburn Bulldogs are on to the program's first state title game in history. Check out what Head Coach Weeks had to say after the historic victory over Wahoo in the video above! C1 Championship: Auburn vs. North Bend Central When: 9 a.m. Saturday Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena Radio: B103…

Coach Leininger: "Once We Settled Down And Took It Inside, It Turned The...

LINCOLN - Once the Aurora Huskies started implementing their game plan, there was no stopping their offensive firepower. Head Coach Tom Leininger spoke after the Huskies' 71-49 Class B Quarterfinal win over Alliance about his team's big second quarter run, and how getting the ball inside really turned the momentum for Aurora. Check out the…

INTERVIEW: North Bend Central Coach John Baehr

LINCOLN, NE — Tanner Wietfeld scored 16 points and the North Bend Central Tigers beat Adams Central 42-37 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The victory gives the Tigers (24-3) their first state tournament win since 1927. North Bend Central dominated the first quarter.  They held the Patriots (17-8) scoreless for over seven minutes and…

Ogallala Coach happy with win - "You just have to survive and advance"

By Tommy Rezac LINCOLN – It all seemed to be coming together for Milford. The Eagles (21-6), who led No. 1 Ogallala 19-7 after the first quarter, built on that momentum throughout the game, and led 43-36 entering the final period at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Indians (27-0) came all the way back,…

Jim Weeks: "Results do matter…"

LINCOLN - Auburn Head Coach Jim Weeks said Auburn's first playoff win in more than 30 years will go a long way in changing his program's culture. Check out his full interview after defeating GICC thanks to a buzzer-beater in the video above!

INTERVIEW: Millard North Coach Dave Diehl After 3OT Win

HIGHLIGHTS PLAYER INTERVIEW LINCOLN, NE -- The Millard North Mustangs navigated an unthinkable emotional rollercoaster to beat Lincoln Pius X 64-57 in a triple overtime Class A semifinal game at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With tears in her eyes, Kaylee Kessler made the most important free throws of her life.  The sophomore gave Millard North a…

Lincoln Southwest Head Coach Jeff Rump talks to NCN after semifinal win

LINCOLN -Lincoln Southwest defeated Lincoln East 53-43 to advance to the state title. Head Coach Jeff Rump talked to NCN after the game… Check out his interview above!

INTERVIEW: Northwest Head Coach Russ Moerer

LINCOLN, NE –The Northwest Vikings trailed 18-6 after the first quarter but rallied to beat Waverly 48-41 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday. Northwest (20-5) controlled the game after the first quarter, outscoring Waverly (23-3) 42-24 over the final 24 minutes.  They used defense and rebounding to take over.  Northwest gathered 42 rebounds in the game.…

Crete Head Coach John Larsen talks about second half adjustments in win

LINCOLN - Crete had only 6 points on the board at the halfway point in the semifinal matchup with Elkhorn SOuth, but the Cardinals were able to put together a big second half and come out on top. Head Coach John Larsen talks about the halftime adjustments in the interview above.