The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 09, 1970, Page PAGE 6, Image 6

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    Hmskers 'stmmble by
Second half splurge replaces
nightmare in opening stanza
Associate Sports Editor
It was the kind of game to go
home, have a six pack of beer
and think about Or better
yet . . . forget about.
Nebraska may have to
search the backwoods of
northern South Dakota to dig
op another team like Northern
Iowa. And Cornhusker coach
Joe Cipriano hopes a first half
like his team played Monday
night is just as rare.
It was just that kind of night.
An official warned Cip he
couldn't remain standing until
the Huskers scored. It's a Big
Eight rule, but it's also a big
tradition for Nebraska basket
ball. The act set the stage for the
entire first half. The Chub
byville Little Fry team provid
ed more thrills during a
halftime show than did the
Huskers in the entire first
Incidentally, Nebraska won
the nightmare. 95-71. But it
wasn't until ' the Huskers
outscored Northern Iowa 57-34
in the secod half that the score
became lopsided.
"I felt the kids would be
ready to play a good game this
time," confided Gpriano. "We
didn't play well against Iowa
and I just felt like we would
have a good one tonight."
But it wasn't a "good one."
And Op was the first to admit
it. "It's probably good for us to
get this kind of thing out of our
system," he said.
But in all things there comes
a little good. And Cipriano was
also quick to point it out "Our
offense didn't hurt us," he said.
"It was just that we weren't
covering them on defense.
"Our full court press had
something to do with breaking
the game open in the second
Nebraska established a 16-7
lead midway through the first
half, but needed a 30-foot
desperation shot by Marvin
Stewart with three seconds re
maining to hold a 33-37 halftimo
Northern Iowa used a trapp
ing zone defense that aided in
producing 10 Nebraska
turnovers in the first half.
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"I'll have to thank my good
friend Dick Schnltz at Iowa
University (head basketball
coach) for that defense," said
Northern Iowa coach W. O.
Hogeland. "We gave them
some real problems with it"
It was the same type of pro
blem Iowa gave the Huskers
Saturday night. And it probably
won't be the last zone Nebraska
sees this year.
"We played well against a
20ne last year," said Cipriano,
"and if teams want to zone us
it's all right with me. I'm sure
we'll get it down."
Although the Panthers
jumped to a 43-42 lead to open
the second half, Nebraska
steadily pulled away to a com
manding 15-56 advantage with
jar ' g ' f s
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Disgusting . . . Chock Jura (54) and the other Hosiers
experienced a rather frnstratlBg first half against Northern
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7:52 remaining. It was partially
due to a full court press and
partially due to the play of
Chuck Jura.
"We concentrated more en
getting the ball inside to Jura
in the second half,' explained
Cip. "They took away our cor
ner area and made it pretty
easy to get the ball to Jura.
And he did a good job when he
got it."
The $-10 product of Schuyler
led the Huskers with 24 points
15 of which came in the se
cond half. Stewart finished the
night with 18 counters.
The Huskers take a swing
South this weekend to play
Texas Christian on Friday and
Southern Methodist Saturday
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Tracksters to run
in Federation meet
The 1970-71 indoor track
season will begin Friday for the
University of Nebraska when
Husker track coach Frank
Sevinge sends his 32 man squad
to Omaha's Civic Auditorium to
compete in the 2nd annual
Omaha Federation Indoor
Track and Field Meet
The Omaha meet, which
drew a number of top athletes
last year, is expected to have a
good field again this weekend.
Mel Gray of Missouri who has
twice swept the Big Eight
sprints is a tentative entry in
the 50-yard dash. Gray has not
yet decided whether he will
forego his senior track season
for some post season all-star
football appearances.
Gray edged Southern Illinois
speedster Ivory Crockett In the
51 a year ago. Crockett, who
won the National AAU 100-year
dash two years ago and
traveled with the VS. track
team this past summer, Is
again entered in this year's
Nebraska's Garth Case will
not try to defend the 600 yard
run title that he won last year.
Case, who has won two Big
Eight indoor 600 cham
pionships, will run only the
anchor leg of Nebraska's mile
relay team.
Busker long jumper Hopetoa
Gordon, who had a top leap of
ti'-t" last year, wiO battle
Kansas' Phil Reaves for long
jump honors. Reaves woa last
year's Omaha meet with a
Other Huskers who are
entered include Horace Levy,
Jim Novak, and Don Dunn in
the 50-yard dash, Gary Gressett
in the 50-yard highs, Wes
Leonard in the 600-yard run,
Roger Chadwich in the half
mile, and Lynn Hall in the
In the field events for the
Huskers, Howard Burns and
Dan Brooks are entered in the
janitor couldn't believe what was
in the first half.
high jump, Larry Cherry is in
the shot put, and Mark Cooper
and Duane Sullivan will com
pete in the pole vault
Nebraska's mile relay entry
will consist of Bob Pierce, John
Mottley, Tim Lebsack and
Garth Case. The Huskers have
entered Jim Hawkins, Jeff
Wisemiller, Larry Cimato, and
Dan Speck in the two-mile
Hnskcr freshmen
avenge early loss
Nebraska's freshman team
avenged their loss to Nebraska
Western last 'Wednesday by de
feating the Cougars 77-55 Moo
day night in the Coliseum.
The Utile Red had a 21 point
lead at the end of the first half
and sustained the margin
throughout the second half in
what Freshman coach Moe Iba
termed a "pleasing
"The team was mentally
ready to play Nebraska
Western," said Iba. "They did
a fine job on both otfense and
Ball handling was the key to
victory, according to Iba. The
yearlings, whose record is now
1-1, controlled the backboards
most el. the game and were
able to get the baQ out to start
fast breaks.
"It's important for us to
run," Iba said. "We ran the
ball against Nebraska Western
and were able to get the ball to
our inside men."
Standouts for the Utile Red
were Dave Itexac, Tom Novak,
and Brendy Lee. Rexac was
high scorer witb. 23 points
followed by Novak with 17 and
Lee with IS. Rexac and Lee
both grabbed 14 rebounds.
The freshmen's next game is
scheduled against York Junior
College Dec II in the