April 9, 2009

Updated Qualifying Standings | 2009 Tournament Bracket

Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

- The Nebraska bowling team topped the first day of the NCAA Bowling Championship tournament at Super Bowl Lanes in Detroit, Mich., on Thursday afternoon. The Huskers rolled a total pinfall of 8,335 and will enter tomorrow's double-elimination bracket as the No. 1 seed.

Nebraska took an early lead in the morning session with a pinfall of 4,142, which was 47 pins over defending national champion Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Huskers were able to extend the lead by the end of the qualifying rounds with a pinfall of 8,335, nearly 300 pins above No. 2 New Jersey City.

Nebraska will return to action Friday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. to compete against eighth-seeded Arkansas State. Four bracket-play rounds will be conducted on Friday, with the winners advancing to the championship games on Saturday, April 11. ESPNU will broadcast the championships live at 7:00 p.m. Central.

Standings after Day One:
1. Nebraska (8,335)
2. New Jersey City (8,079)
3. Maryland-Eastern Shore (7,973)
4. Vanderbilt (7,969)
5. Fairleigh Dickinson (7,892)
6. Central Missouri (7,737)
7. Delaware State (7,729)
8. Arkansas State (7,598)