Bernie Sanders gets 2 wins over Hillary Clinton -- but Clinton grabs the biggest prize of the night

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Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders fought Saturday's Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses to what seems likely to be a virtual tie.

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Of the three nominating contests held on Saturday, Sanders won Kansas and was projected by NBC News and CNN to win in Nebraska.

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Bernie Sanders gets 2 wins over Hillary Clinton -- but Clinton grabs the biggest prize of the night
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) walks through downtown Concord on election day on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders, who is expected to win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, greeted voters before taking a short walk where he was mobbed by members of the media. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waits for his arrival into downtown Concord on Primary Day on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders, who is expected to win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, greeted voters before taking a short walk where he was mobbed by members of the media. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Supporters of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrive for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A Bernie Sanders supporter waits for the Democratic presidential candidate's New Hampshire Primary Night watch party to begin February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Supporters of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer watching the result on television as they arrive for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: People cheer polling results at a primary-night watch party for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: People cheer polling results at a primary-night watch party for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks onstage after the New Hampshire primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara (L) greets supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is kissed on the cheek by his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders after winning the New Hampshire primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the first in the nation primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A Bernie Sanders supporter waits for the Democratic presidential candidate's New Hampshire Primary Night watch party to begin February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) addresses supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) supporters watch election returns of the Democratic New Hampshire primary at a primary night watch party February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primary, defeating rival Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles while speaking during a primary watch party at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, while real estate mogul Donald Trump was projected to win in the crowded Republican field with the final finishing order yet to be settled. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a primary watch party at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, while real estate mogul Donald Trump was projected to win in the crowded Republican field with the final finishing order yet to be settled. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE-FEBRUARY 9 : Bernie Sanders is thrilled as he greets his supporters at Concord HS after winning NH. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE-FEBRUARY 9 : Bernie Sanders supporters yell in excitement as they spot him coming to visit the Ward Five Polling Place at the Green Street Community Center in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes pictures as she arrives for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and political novice Donald Trump won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteer Tyrell Cooper waits for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ahead of an primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a primary night rally at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Rev. Al Sharpton walks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane as they arrive for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Clinton was projected to win the Louisiana primary, a contest worth just under the number of delegates of Nebraska and Kansas combined.

Shortly after several news outlets called Kansas for Sanders, the senator reiterated that the win proves he still has a path to securing the nomination.

"We have the momentum. We have a path toward victory," Sanders said in a statement.

Clinton has easily won states across the South, which has been attributed to her campaign's strength among African-American voters.

Though his wins could inject some perceived momentum into his bid following a string of losses earlier this week on "Super Tuesday," Sanders faces an increasingly difficult electoral map going forward.

Sanders may pick up a victory in the Democratic caucuses in Maine on Sunday. But Clinton led in almost every reliable recent poll of states voting on March 8 and March 15, when another substantial chunk of delegates will be awarded.

And Sanders still appeared to fall short of picking up the delegates needed to put a dent in Clinton's significant pledged delegate lead.

In a speech on Saturday night in Detroit, Clinton congratulated Sanders on his wins, but quickly shifted focus toward the next set of delegate-heavy contests.

"Now all eyes turn to Michigan," Clinton said. "And I can tell you -- we're going to work for every vote."

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Bernie Sanders gets 2 wins over Hillary Clinton -- but Clinton grabs the biggest prize of the night
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Chuck Todd appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016. The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016. / AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: José Díaz-Balart appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MSNBC - ELECTION COVERAGE -- MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall -- Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the 'MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall' on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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