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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1972)
by Jim Johnston
Nebraska basketball coach Joe Cipriano offered a note of
caution before the 1972-73 season opened.
"December could be a long, long month for us," Cipriano
said. "We'll have to establish ourselves in the first games if we
hope to come out of December looking respectable."
Cipriano has not been disappointed with the Cornhuskers'
first four games. Nebraska, which finished third in the
Moutaineer Classic at West Virginia over the weekend, stands
2-2 on the season. The Huskers dropped a 75-50 decision to
tourney champion California in the opener Friday and
bounced back for a 57-53 come-from-behind win over Air
Force in the consolation game Saturday.
But there is no time for Nebraska to relax. The Huskers
host Texas Christian tonight at the UNL Coliseum. Tipoff is
Although Texas Christian may be one of the weaker teams
on Nebraska's December schedule, the Huskers realize the
importance of a win tonight. It's the only home game for
Nebraska this month.
"We have to win our home games," Cipriano said. "Things
are tough enough on the road. We can't afford to lose at
The Huskers travel to the tough Kentucky Invitational
Friday and Saturday and conclude their December schedule
after Christmas with the Big Eight Tournament in Kansas City.
Texas Christian stands 1-2 on the season after dropping a
101-70 decision to Purdue Saturday. The Horned Frogs are a
rather unknown quantity this season. They lost four of their
starters off last year's squad, but are expected to get help from
two junior college transfers and two freshmen, including a
two-time high school all-American.
Lynn Royal, the two-time high school all-American, stands
6-7V2 and averaged 23.9 points per game and 18.5 rebounds
during his senior year. TCU is also counting on 6-8 freshman
Wayne Wayman from Ft. Worth.
Those junior college transfers expected to see action for
TCU are guard Bill Mullen and forward Lawrence Young.
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As usual, Nebraska will have a height disadvantage. But
Cipriano hopes to counter this disadvantage with speed. And
playing in the Coliseum can aid Nebraska's cause.
"We'll be a better running team at home," Cipriano said.
"If we get the students behind us our pressing defense and
fast-break offense can really get going at home. I'll guarantee
you we'll be running at home this year."
It's guaranteed that no team will be able to stall tonight.
For the first time this season, the Huskers will use the
30-second clock which will be experimented with in the Big
Eight Conference this season.
A team in control of the basketball has 30 seconds in which
to shoot. If the offensive teams fails to hit the rim within the
30-second period, the ball will be awarded to the other team.
As in professional basketball-which has a 24-second
clock -the clocks will be located at the ends of the courts.
If the defensive team touches the ball, but the offensive
team doesn't lose the ball, then the 30-second clock continues
to run. If the defensive team causes the ball to go out of
bounds, the 30-second clock is stopped and the offensive team
shall have the unexpired time, or 10 seconds, whichever is
longer, to attempt a try.
The 30-second clock doesn't start until the ball is touched
"It should add some excitement," Cipriano said. "And
then, again, it could add a helluva lot of confusion."
The Nebraska junior varsity meets Nebraska Tech in
tonight's preliminary contest which starts at 5: 15 p.m.
Crowd views ISU
defeat Huskers 48-0
Nebraska wrestling coach Orval Borgialli knew there would
be a good crowd at the UNL Coliseum Friday night watching
defending NCAA champion Iowa State meet the Cornhuskers.
"We just hope we can make a good showing so the people
will come back," Borgialli said.
There was a good crowd-1,500 people. But Nebraska did
not make a good showing, dropping a 48-0 decision. The
Cyclones registered five pins in the 10 matches.
118 libs. - Dan Mallinger, IS, decisioned Gary Harnisch,
126 lbs. - Ron Glass, IS, pinned Monty Halstead, 7:27.
134 lbs. - Don Glass, IS, decisioned Ralph Manning, 18-3.
142 lbs. - Doug Lunt, IS, decisioned Bob Smith, 20.6.
150 lbs. - Pete Galea, IS, pinned Tom Lotko. 3:04.
158 lb?. - John Showalter, IS, decisioned Cliff Myles, 6-2.
167 lbs. Keith Abens, IS, pinned Len Dickinson, 3:11.
177, lbs. Rich Binek, IS, decisioned Bob Johnson, 17-5.
190 lbs. Al Nacin, IS, pinned Tom Tremain, 3:01.
Heavyweight - Chris Taylor, IS, pinned Jeff Class, 1:27. .
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Dance & Concerts
Interviews for chairpersons and ass't
chairpersons trill he held Sunday
Decent her 17, For more in formation,
application forms and interview times
stop into East Union,
monday, december 11, 1972
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