Huskers take Music City Classic title
March 18, 2012
SMYRNA, Tenn. - Third-rated Nebraska defeated second-ranked Arkansas State, 4-3, to win the eighth annual Columbia 300 Music City Invitational Sunday afternoon at the Smyrna Bowling Center. Host Vanderbilt won two of three games but never found its high gear and finished a disappointing 10th.
Nebraska's Kristi Mickelson averaged an impressive 223 Saturday over demanding lane conditions to win individual and Most Valuable Player honors. Alabama A&M's Addileen Pointer's 277 was the tournament's high game.
The all-tournament team consisted of Nicole Trudell of Sacred Heart, Natalie Cortese of Valparaiso, Sierra Gibbons of Stephen F. Austin, Samantha Hesley of Vanderbilt and Dayna Galganski of Sam Houston State.
The Commodores finished the long three days with a 10-5 won-loss worksheet, highlighted by victories over the top three rated teams - Fairleigh Dickinson, Arkansas State and Nebraska.
The tournament concludes Vanderbilt's regular season. The NCAA will announce the eight teams that advance to the NCAA Championship in Cleveland March 29.
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