LINCOLN - Another top-seed has fallen at the Nebraska State Basketball Tournament.

The latest victim? Previously unbeaten Millard South, who fell to five-seed Lincoln Southwest Wednesday evening 53-46.

After ending top-seeded Millard South's previously unbeaten season, Lincoln Southwest will have a chance to avenge at least one loss from earlier this season.

The Silver Hawks will take on either Fremont or Lincoln High, both of which have beaten Southwest this season, with Fremont doing so twice.

Southwest moves into the championship round for the third time in school history. 

LSW will aim for its second girls' basketball title in school history. The Silver Hawks have played for the crown twice, winning in 2017 before finishing as runners-up in 2019.

The Silver Hawks had to survive a late flurry by the Patriots. After trailing by double-digits for most of the second half, Millard South pulled within four inside of a minute, but three consecutive turnovers sealed the Patriots' fate.

LSW's win means both teams in the Class State Championship will be from the Heartland Athletic Conference for the third straight year.

Millard South drops into the third-place game to play the loser of the Fremont-Lincoln High matchup.



Millard South (26-1): 17  13  7  16  53
Lincoln Southwest (25-1): 8  9  11  18  46