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League-leading Wildcats to test Husker mettle
by Dave Sittler
Nebraska's basketball team will try to break a two
game losing streak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when it
hosts league-leading Kansas State at the Coliseum.
Coach Joe Cipriano's Huskers last win was Jan. 15
when they whipped Oklahoma 74-67. Since then
losses to Missouri (78-65) and Iowa State (81-60)
have left the team with a 1-3 conference record.
Cipriano saw some improvement in his young team
despite last Tuesday's loss to the Iowa State Cyclones
"We started getting more of a team effort against
Iowa State and really played good team defense,"
Cipriano said. "We still must improve our offensive
output and our rebounding if we want to be
Kansas State enters the game tied with Colorado
for the Big Eight lead with a 3-1 conference mark.
The Wildcats boast an impressive 13-3 record for the
season, compared with Nebraska's 6-10.
Center Steve Mitchell and forward Ernie Kusnyer
pace Kansas State scoring. Mitchell, 6-10, averages
16.1 points a game while Kusnyer, 6-5, is hitting 14.5
points a game.
Cipriano has a great deal of respect for the
Wildcats, whose only conference defeat came at the
hands of Oklahoma, 81-69.
"Kansas State is definitely the best team that will
play in Lincoln this year, and they probably are the
best team we will face all season," Cipriano said.
Cipriano will depend heavily on freshman Jerry
Fort and junior Lee Harris to the scoring punch. Fort
and Harris are tied for the team lead in scoring. Both
average 13 points a game.
Nebraska's Coliseum has not been a friendly place
for Wildcat Coach Jack Hartman. Hartman has an 0-2
record in Lincoln since he's had head job at
Last year was especially frustrating for Hartman.
His team led 51-39 midway in the last half before a
frantic Nebraska finish gave the Cornhuskers a 61-60
Hartman's starting lineup will include Lon Kruger,
5-11, and Bob Chipman, 6-2, at guard and Larry
Williams, 6-9, and Kusnyer at forward. Mitchell will
handle post duties.
Cipriano will counter with Fort and senior Tony
Riehl at guards along with Harris and 6-7 Don
Jackson at forwards. Junior Brendy Lee will again
open at center for Nebraska.
This will be the 132nd meeting between the two
schools with Kansas State holding a 76-55 winning
A junior varsity game between the two schools will
precede the varsity game with tipoff time set a 5:20
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Lee Harris . . . awaits league-leading Wildcats.
Coach Frank Sevigne's track
team hosts Colorado and
Kansas Saturday at Memorial
Stadium's indoor track. Field
events start at 1 :30 p.m. Track
events get underway at 2 p.m.
Nebraska's swim team will
be in action twice this
weekend, first taking on
Northern Iowa at 7 p.m.
Friday, and then Colorado
State at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both
meets will be at the Coliseum
The Cornhusker wrestling
and gymnastics teams will be
on the road. Orval Borgialli's
wrestlers, with three wins in
their last four meets, travel to
Missouri Friday, and to
Omaha's Largest And Finest
ONE NIGHT SPECIAL
C. C. Ryder & Wayne Cochran
Sunday, February 4, 1973
TWO BIG SHOWS
Doors Open At 7:00
First Show At 8:30
72nd & Pacific
OmfiHA'S LARGEST; FINEST
Sun thru Thur
Francis Allen's Husker
gymnasts, after winnning their
opening dual meet last
Saturday at Colorado, travel to
Ames, Iowa for a Saturday
afternoon encounter with
defending Big Eight champion
The UNL ice hockey team
will meet Creighton University
at 1 p.m. Saturday. The free
match will be held at
Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha.
MARTIN F. HERZ - February 2 at 12:30,
Centennial Room, Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State in the Bureau of International
Organization Affairs, Topic: "Role of the
United States in the UN and the World
Sponsored by Nebraska Union Talks & Topics
Committee & Model UN Committee,
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