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Run - and - gun Huskers stop Mizzou
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Nebraska's Cal Christline (42) and Marvin Stewart (22)
trap Mizzou's Mike Jeffries.
by JIM JOHNSTON
Running, always an important part
of Joe Cipriano's basketball
philosophy at Nebraska, is back in the
Cornhusker game plan for 1971. At
least it was Saturday night at the NU
The Cornhuskers sacrificed the
height of Leroy Chalk and Mike
Peterson for the quickness of Al
Nissen and Tom Gregory in the second
half to record an important 81-72 win
over the Big Eight's second place team,
But Cipriano, who has been going
more with a smaller lineup lately,
doesn't necessarily see the Nebraska
"run-and-gun" attack as the norm for
the remainder of the season.
"We just do what we have to do,"
said Cip. "They (Missouri) forced us
into a running game and we used some
smaller kids and got the fast break
"But that doesn't mean we'll be
running more for the rest of the year.
The situation that greeted the
Huskers Saturday night was a big and
quick Missouri front line headed by
Henry Smith. He led all scorers with
"Smith's a great ball player,"
observed Cipriano. "He's tough to
cover because he can do it all."
But Nebraska countered Smith's
ability with a big man of its
own-Chuck Jura. The 6-10 Schuyler
junior played the big scoring role
during Nebraska's running game in the
second half and finished with 25
He was the only Husker in the
lineup more than 6-5 during most of
the second half.
"It sure makes it easy for us to
work the ball around and for me to get
open in the middle with so many little
guys in there," said Jura. "But we
don't do much rebounding without
Leroy (Chalk) in the lineup."
That's what was sacrificed by
Nebraska using a running game. But it
Nebraska, going with an all
letterman starting lineup, surprised the
Tigers with a zone defense in the first
half and managed a 41-38 halftime a
dvantage. But the Cornhuskers fell
behind S3-S0 with 13:54 remaining
before Cip went to his smaller lineup.
Things quickly changed. The
Huskers started to run. Jura started to
hit hook shots. And Nebraska led
60-55 with 1 1 :09 remaining.
"The smaller kids and the fast
break gave us a little momentum," said
Cipriano. "And Chuck (Jura) had a
great second half."
Jura, No. 3 in the nation in field
goal accuracy, credited his newly
effective hook shot to Cipriano.
"Coach Cipriano has been working
with me all week in practice," said
Jura. "He said I should start hooking
more instead of shooting a
turn-around jumper. Things worked
out pretty good."
Nebraska-with Jura, Marv Stewart,
Tony Riehl, Nissen and Gregory
usually in the lineup- never trailed in
the final 10 minutes as the Tigers
couldn't connect on some crucial
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Nissen 2-5 0-0 1 2
Stewart 6-20 7-8 1 2
Jura .10-17 5-6 IS 3
Chalk 3-7 1-1 13 3
Riehl 4-8 5-5 0 3.
Gregory 2-3 1-5 0 1
Peterson 3-4 M 1 0
Watts 0-0 0-2 0 0
Christline 0-0 0-0 1 0
Bryan 1-1 0-0 2.0
Totals 3147 l-24 34 14
Griffin 2-7 1-3 4
Stock 0-1 0-0 0
Flaker 5-9 V-? 5
Maurer 0-0 0-0 0
Jeffries 2-3 2-2 2
Brown 5-11 3-5 B
Foster 0-1 0-0 0
Allen 5-8 1-3 2
Smith 11-20 5-5 12
Totals 30-40 12-11 3 18
Missouri 38 3472
Nebraska 41 4081
Conf. All Games
Kansas 7-0 18-1
Missouri 5-2 13-6
Oklahoma 5-3 15-5
Nebraska 4-3 14-5
Colorado 4-3 1 3-6
Kansas St. 3-6 8-13
Iowa St. 2-7 5-16
Oklahoma St. j-7 6-14
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NU basketball camp
attracted top freshman
by WARREN OBR
Assistant Sports Editor
Choosing a college from
some 80 schools that offer you
scholarships is a big problem.
But for freshman Brendy Lee,
the 6-9 three-time all-stater
from Brush, Col., the decision
was a matter of going where he
"I got interested in
Nebraska after attending two
summer camps (basketball)
here," Lee said. "I knew that I
didn't want to play in
Colorado, and yet I didn't
want to go too far away.
"Lincoln isn't that far from
my hometown, so now my
parents can see me play often."
Since joining the freshman
team, Lee has led both in
scoring and rebounds.
In Saturday's 97-58 romp
over North Platte Junior
College, Lee threw in 1 7 points
and collected 1 9 caroms.
With his 14 point average,
Lee is one of five freshmen
averaging in double figures.
Moe Iba's yearlings are 6-4 on
"We've got real good team
balance," Lee commented.
"And I know we're all still
learning. I personally need to
improve my shooting."
The three-time all stater in
high school has been
nicknamed Cliff by his
teammates. "Tom Novak and
Dave Rezac started it when
they started calling themselves
Curtis and Sidney after Rowe
and Wicks at UCLA," he
"Rick Brown then picked
up the name Henry (Bibby)
and myself, being from
Colorado, took Cliff after Cliff
As for the future, I-ee has
no delusions about himself.
"I've got a long way to go. I
really can't say what my
chances are for the varsity next
year. I've been real happy with
Nebraska, even though the
weather is a little cold," he
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1971
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