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    Tuesday, February 20, 1951
ierce Scores 25;
Mercier Sparkles
By Bob Banks
The Scarlet and Cream cagers
were forced to mane & last-min-ute
goal-line stand in order to
cnuplrh the Missouri Ticers. 54-
62, on the local maples Monday
The victory enabled Nebraska to
take over sixth place in the tag
Seven race, and it shoved Colo
rado into the cellar spot.
Bob "Buckets" Pierce racked
up points to continue his assault
on Whitehead's scoring record.
The effort was easily the best ex
hibition the veteran has put on
all season. Unhampered by the
niroa of civdn Lovelette. the Ne
braska senior really came into his
own. His biggest moments were
in the first half when he got the
major portion of his tallies.
But offense wasn't 'his only de
partment. He coutrolled the
backboards throughout the en
tire game, something which Ne
braska hasn't been able to do in
their last few tilts.
The game proved one thing.
The Huskers are capable of play
ing the brand of ball which pro
duces victories despite their
mediocre season. The wraps were
completed off in this encounter.
They had no conference titles to
worry about, no win streaks to
protect, and no national ratings
to crowd their style.
The Missouri Tigers entered the
contest as slight favorites. And
they jumped into the lead as
though they intended to prove
they deserved that role.
The Stalcup men, who early in
the season were given ' a good
chance of winning the Big Seven
title, led Nebraska by two points
With three minutes gone. But
they soon waved a sad adios to
this lead and never regained it.
Fired by Pierce, the Huskers
gradually gained momentum and
led 17-13 with nine minutes gone
in the first half.
The lead remained at six points
Until shortly before the first half
ended when Joe Good and Jim
Buchanan both hit field goals to
give the Huskers a 35-27 halftime
During the first half, the Husk
ers exhibited a smoother passing
game than they had in most of
their earlier contests. They pos
sessed a definite touch of sharp
ness and poise which had pre
viously been absent.
But if the first half was rather
tuiet,.Jtben J,hesecond proved to
be woolier than a kid's matinee on
The Tigers, evidently licking
their wounds over a fair-to-middling
season, appeared to be com
pletely lost at sea during the
opening minutes.
The Huskers combined their
talents to manufacture a 41-29
margin. This was the widest lead
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First Champ
i Kentucky became the first con
ference champion over the week
end. The Wildcats captured their
eighth straight Southeastern title
and an automatic bid to the
NCAA playoffs by whipping Ten
nessee, 86-61 Saturday night.
Three other teams are ex
pected to join the Wildcats short
ly in the championship fold. The
three are Brigham Young, Co
lumbia and Arizona.
Columbia, the only major team
with an unbeaten record, trounced
Harvard. 90-63, to clinch at least
a tie for the Ivy League crown.
Cornell fanned its flickering
Ivy hopes with a 59-55 victory
over Princeton. But if the Big
Red stumbles against Penn or
Harvard this week, it'll be all
Brigham Young, although it lost
a 54-49 decision to Utah Satur
day, is a virtual shoo-in for sky
line honors The same goes for
Arizona in the Border confer
ence. Louis Fights
Walker Friday
Joe Louis, still hoping to get
another crack at heavyweight
champion Ezzard Charles, will
sharpen his punches against
Andy Walker in a ten round bat
tle in San Francisco's Cow Palace
It will be the Brown Bomber's
fourth test since he was conquer
ored by Charles last September.
Walker boxed a four-round ex
hibition with Louis in San Jose
13 months ago. After that the
Gslirornian neld Rex Layne to a
drav and won the Cal heavy
weignt crown by outpointing
Frar.fcJe Buford.
Sin losing the heavy crown
to Ezztrrd, Louis has beaten Cesar
Brion, Freddy Beshore, and Ome
lio Agramonte. ..
Buckeyes Pick
Head Coach
Wayne "Woody" Haynes was
appointed head football coach at
Ohio State Sunday evening. He
formerly coached at Miami Col
lege, Ohio.
He succeeds Wesley Fesler who
la now head coach at the Univer
sity of Minnesota.
Coach Hayes signed a one-year
contract at a salary of $12,500.
He was appointed a full profes
sor in physical education and will
be permitted to name his own
staff of assistants.
BOB PIERCE Husker center
scored 25 points as Nebraska
defeated Missouri.
during the entire game. Nebraska
appeared to be safer than a com
munist behind the iron curtain.
The Tigers, however, began to
lick their wounds a little harder.
The. Huskers were in for a lot of
rugged basketball before they fi
nally took home the bacon.
If they had gained momentum
during the first half, the Tigers
literally passed Flash Gordon in
the second. Fortunately, the
Huskers managed to stay a cou
ple of steps ahead of Flash.
With nine minutes remaining,
the scoreboard read 49-43 in favor
of the Scarlet and Cream. And
the two teams crowded more
basketball into that final nine
minutes than a lot of teams do
in an entire- game.
Don Zimmerman hit a field goal
with a seven minutes left to cut
the Husker lead to four points.
Pierce, always handy when need
ed, scored on a tip in.
Dippold Scares.
The clock showed three minutes
and a half left when Don Dip
pold, an unsung substitute, threw
a mid-winter chill Into the Ne
braska machine with his only
field goal of the evening. But
he couldn't have picked a better
time to make it. The scoreboard
read 51-50. The general attitude
seemed to be that the Huskers
would run out of steam again
and drop another heart-breaking
ball game, something they have
done so often in the past.
Joe Good let one fly which
bounced off the rim. But Good,
equal to the occasion, tipped the
ball in for the final Husker
fielder of the evening.
A double foul was called by
the referee. Paul Kipper sank
his for Nebraska while the Mis
sourian missed. That gave Ne
braska their 54 points.
The Nebraskan employed a
stalling game which proved to
be effective against the Tigers
in the latter moments of the
Bob Mercier played a brilliant
game. His floor game was
superb, his ball handling smooth,
and he got 7 points to boot. Only
a sophomore, Mercier could pro
vide Nebraskans with many sat
isfying moments unless Uncle
Sam steps in.
The starting Husker five would
have gone the whole route if
Buchanan hadn't gone out on
The side show to the whole
affair was "Sparky" Stalcup, the
Tiger coach. Perhaps he doesn't
have St. Vitus Dance, but the
Missouri master jumped up and
down enough to convince quite
a few observers that something
was wrong. He ended up with a
technical foul.
George Lafferty, a boy who
specializes in a right-hand jump
shot, and Bud Heineman. who
uses a converse left-hand jump
shot, led the Missouri scoring
with 12 and 11 points respec
tively. In a freshman tilt, the Reds
defeated the Greens, 54-45.
Seger led the losers with 12
tallies while Kuska of the win
ners bagged 21.
The HuEkers make their nevt
home appearance on Saturday
night when they entertain the
University of Colorado cagers.
Player KO FT
Heineman ( . 4 3-4
Lafferty I 8 0-0
Rubin t . 0 0-1
Hamilton f 0 0-0
Wilt, f 1 0-0
Dippold f 1 0-0
Stauffer e 3 2-5
Adami g 0 0-2
Landolt c 2 2-3
Goten , c i ..2 0-0
Zimmerman f 3 1-2
22 8-17
Player FO FT
AkronMa f 2 3-7
Good f 3 1-1
Pierce 7 11-14
Mercier 2 3-3
Buchanan ( 3 1-1
Kipper f 0 1-1
17 20-27 17 54
Score at Halftime: Nebraska 35, Mla
lourl 27
Official!: Ronald Oibbt (St. Thomaa)
and Waldo Wagner (Iowa State).
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From The
Sports Desk
by Bill Mundell
Sporta Editor, Dally Nebraskan
College Basketball hit the scandal headlines again
this week for the second time within a month. This
time five basketball players were arrested for throw
ing cage games in the New York area.
Three floor stars from CCNY, last year's grand
slam champions, headed the list of men nabbed for
"fixing" contests. Another was a player of NYU and
the fifth was a former LIU eager.
The arrests came on the heels of a similar episode
concerning three Manhattan university players a month
Of particular interest to the local cage fan was
the fact that one of the games "thrown' by the CCNY
cagers was the contest in which Missouri upset the
New York titans.
The Tigers felt pretty proud of that win until Sun
day. Now their tremendous upset lacks luster. In fact,
it is probably a victory they would just as soon for
get. On the same line, the Cornhuskers felt pretty
proud of their win over the Tigers in the Big Seven
Tourney in Kansas City because it came on the heels of
the CCNY defeat at the hands of Mizzou. Now the Hus
ker win is just a victory over another team.
It is really too bad that basketball has grown so
big as to come into contact with "big-league" gamb
ling. Before the cage sport was moved to Madison
Square Garden and the games scheduled and promoted
by individuals not connected with the competing teams,
basketball was never threatened as it is today.
It all makes the victors of contests in the Garden
wonder which games they won and which games they
were given.
It's good to see the sport getting cleaned up; but
just how much can the game stand?
ATO B' Defeats Fiji Bees;
Stars Roll; Warriors Win
Intramural basketball reached a
new zenith last Saturday. In one
of the top games of the day, Jerry
Strasheim led his Warriors to a
28- 25 verdict over the Pluggers.
The game was closely fought all
the way. At the end of the third
quarter the Warriors led, 22-21.
Then Strasheim, Stockfeldt and
Co. pulled away in the fourth
frame by scoring seven points and
limiting the Pluggers to four.
Strasheim plucked off the even
ing's scoring honors with 11
In another thriller, the Dorm A
Comets defeated Nebraska Coop
29- 25. The Comets led, 16-12 at
the half and were never headed
from that point of the game. Al
Curtas was high for the Comets
with 10 points, but Charles
Broughton of the Coop took high
honors for the evening with 13.
Geologists Caper.
Still another encounter found
the Geologists racking up 56
markers as they blasted the meek
Pirates, 56-18. The Geologists
were in the driver's seat through
out the entire contest. Jack Yel
ken led the winners with 17
The Gunners evidently ran out
of powder in their tilt. The City
YM.JA blasted them right off the
court, 44-26. The losers were be
hind by a 19-17 count at the half.
C. Hanson led the winners with 12
Phillips 33 proved their worth
by hitting the hoop for 48 points
while limiting the Dusters to 31.
Martin led the winners to victory
with 14 points.
Stars Roll
In the battle of the Dorms, A
was better than B and C com
bined. Dorm A scuttled Dorms B
and C, 70-21. Caley piled up 22
points for the winner's cause. .
Another low scoring affair
found the Pill Rollers going in re
verse as they dropped a '29-20 de
cision to the Rinkydinks. Bill
Giles, of the winners, was high
man for the game with 15 points.
Fraternally speaking, the top
ranked Phi Gamma Delta "B5'
team met with its first defeat Sat
urday. The high-flying Fiji Bees
ran into a determined band of
ATO juniors and fell by the slim
margin of 27-28.
Overcome Lead. -
The Taus overcame a large
margin to defeat the eighth team
in the university. The ATO cag
ers laggged 6-13 at the quarter
and 12-19 at intermission. The
gap was narrowed a little in a
slow moving third quarter, but in
the final stanza the Taus broke
out of holding and emerged the
Maupin of the losers topped the
evening's scorers with 14 but it
wasn't enough. Ted James scored
seven to lead the Taus.
The Phi Delta Theta "B" team
bounced back from there loss to
the Fijis last week, to hand SAE
"B" a 32-23 lacing Saturday.
The junior Phi Delts also had
to come from behind to win. They
hurried their trick, however, and
after trailing 7-8 at the quarter,
grabbed a second period lead and
kept it.
NU Wrestlers
Rally To Beat
IS Cyclones
Coach Al Partin's Husker
wrestlers downed Iowa State
14-11 Saturday night when Heo
Reese, the Huskers' undei'e 1
heavyweight, decisioned i i
Jensen to break an 11-11 d. -lock.
The win extended the
fending Big Seven champ's sf J
to nine straight victories.
Nebraska grapplers won i
first two matches of the mc. r?
gain an early lead over the -clones.
Lewis Caniglia and -old
Gilliand both earned th ' t
over their opponents in tb '! !
and 130 pound events.
Bob Russell lost a toutJi I
battle to Bob Wilson, Iowa SU; o
Big Seven champion in the ! 1
pound class.
In his first appearance on the
mat this year, Al Johnson,
Husker letterman, fought to a
draw with Howard Snider in the
167 pound class.
The dual meet featured no
pins. Only the tie between John
son and Snider interrupted th
parade of decisions.
123 pounds Lewis CaniglU
(N) decisioned Darwin McDon
ald, 9-3.
130 pounds Harold Gilliland
(N) decisioned Bob Lewis, 12-6.
137 pounds Bob Wilson (ISC)
decisioned Bob Russell, 6-2.
147 pounds Ed Jones (ISC)
decisioned Kenny Fisher 6-2.
157 pounds Dave Maxkie (N)
decisioned Bill Bollinger, 31.
167 pounds Howard Snider
(ISC) drew with Al Johnson,
177 pounds Bob Wlrds (JSC)
decisioned Harley Richardson,
Heavyweight Herb Heese (N)
decisioned Don Jensen, 9-1.
Keene and Jensen
Pete Keene topped the victor's
scoring with 11 while Paul Gus
tafson added eight. Bob Jensen
of SAE took scoring honors with
12 margers.
In another clash of the Greeks,
the Sigma Nu kept on the win
ning beam by smashing Beta Sig
ma Psi, 31-20. Bob Roesar and
Bill Beal topped the Nu scoring
column with 12 points apiece.
Dean Sheer potted seven for the
Beta Sigs.
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LEONARD KEHL . . . Husker vaulter, has been consistently
bringing home points for the Nebraska tracksters in that event.
Coach Good loins
Popular Sport Club
By Shirley Murphy
When Coach Harv Good complained after Lovelette .s
30-point performance against Nebraska that it was just
a case of too much Lovellette, Big Seven coaches wel
comed him into their organization. The group is better
known as the "We Just Can't Stop Lovellette Club.".
"Athlete of the Week" at Iowa State last week was none
other than Bob Brown, the record-breaking swimming star.
He proved his prowess at Nebraska Saturday by setting a
new pool record and surpassing the Big Seven record.
Brown's time in the 50-yard was 22.9 seconds
Bud Heineman, Missouri sharpshooter, had an inter
esting scoring record during the first 15 basketball games
this winter. He was about five points better at home than
away, averaging 14.3 points on the home court and 9.3 on
enemy floors. Lucky for Nebraska!. . .
Ted Owens' feat of sinking nine long field goals dur
ing the Nebraska-Oklahoma game is believed to be with
out parallel in Sooner basketball history. He fvered the
crowd by firing 13 times long range; hitting nine and com
ing close on three others, though one missed entirely. Last
year Owens barely made the traveling squad and played
so little that he took only 14 field goal shots all year, hit
ting four for 2S.6 percent. He made 47 percent this year
in mostly long shots. Wonderful success story!. . .
Bob Jones of Kansas State has solved the mystery, to
the Lovellette success. He says "Lovellette, who is not 'an
enormous scoring machine,' but is merely a foot taller i
than most folks, has been labeled and libeled by most of
the newspapers in this part of the country." His latest and
top title is "the leaning tower of Kansas.". ..
I Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests
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elancholy and dejected, this gloomy miss
found little to titillate her in the recent deluge of quick
trick cigarette tests! She was not enthralled by the idea of
judging cigarette mildness with just a fast puff or a single sniff.
But, joy of joys! . . . happiness came to her when she
discovered one test that left no doubt in her mind.
It was the sensible test! ... the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test,
which simply asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke
on a pack after pack, day. after day basis. No snap judgments
Deeded. After you've enjoyed Camels and only
Camels - for 30 days in your "T-Zone" (T for Throat,
T for Taste) we believe you'll know why ...
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