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Nebraska wins 2014 Prairie View A&M Invitational

Matt Cannizzaro
USBC Communications
Published: February 2, 2014 | Bowl.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - The University of Nebraska won its second consecutive Prairie View A&M Invitational on Sunday, defeating Vanderbilt, 4-2, in the championship match at the International Training and Research Center.

The finale was a rematch of the 2013 NCAA championship match, which Nebraska also won. This time, the Huskers battled back from a 2-1 deficit, winning three consecutive games for the victory, including a 171-154 effort in the deciding game.

Nebraska entered the match-play portion of the event as the No. 2 seed and downed Sam Houston State, 4-3, on the way to the title match. Vanderbilt, the 2012 Prairie View A&M Invitational champion, earned its spot in the title tilt with a 4-1 win against top-seeded and top-ranked Arkansas State.

Arkansas State defeated Sam Houston, 4-3, in the match to decide third and fourth place.

All 12 teams in the field bowled five four-game Baker matches Friday, five traditional team games Saturday and one special best-of-seven Baker match Sunday morning before the march to the title resumed with the best-of-seven match-play brackets. Seeding was based on total pinfall from the 20 Baker games Friday and Saturday's traditional games.

Along with the Prairie View A&M Invitational trophy on the line, each match the teams bowled went toward their overall win-loss records for the 2013-14 bowling season.

Individually, Vanderbilt's Robyn Renslow took MVP honors with a 1,122 total, a 224.4 average, during Saturday's five traditional team games. She was joined on the all-tournament team by Amanda Labossiere from Arkansas State (1,116), Central Missouri's Mary Wells (1,067) and Arkansas State teammates Ashley Rucker (1,065) and Stephanie Mims (1,037).

Final finishing positions for all teams:

1, Nebraska
2, Vanderbilt
3, Arkansas State
4, Sam Houston State
5, Stephen F. Austin
6. Central Missouri
7, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
8, Valparaiso
9, Prairie View A&M
10, Jackson State
11, Norfolk State
12, Texas Southern

The entire event is archived on BowlTV.

Day 1 standings

Day 2 and top individual players

Completed bracket

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