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Bowling News USA - November 28, 2014 USBC Collegiate Ticker - Nov. 26, 2014

Matt Cannizzaro | USBC Communications | bowl.com

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 a seventh game for the title.

Nebraska started the finale with six strikes in the first seven frames and never looked back, capturing the crown with a 226-161 win.    

The Cornhuskers defeated Stephen F. Austin (4-0) and Central Missouri (4-2) before meeting 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. The tournament featured six Baker matches Friday and six traditional team-game matches Saturday to determine the seeding for Sunday's match-play bracket.  

Final Bracket | Final Standings  

BOWL.com's BowlTV provided wire-to-wire coverage of the 2014 Kat Klash.

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University of Nebraska Women, Arkansas State University Women, Stephen F. Austin State University Women and University of Central Missouri Women are proud members of Storm Products Collegiate Bowling Program.


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