The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 23, 1974, Page page 10, Image 10

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Man-to-man defense leads Wildcat comeback
By Dennis Onnen
Kansas State, led by the hot
shooting of Larry Williams, pulled
ayay from Nebraska late in the second
half and defeated the Huskers, 73-65,
in the Coliseum Tuesday night.
The Huskers held their biggest lead
of the night, 48-43, when the Wildcats
called a time out with 13:04 left in the
game. Kansas State then switched to a
man-to-man defense, which the
Huskers had trouble adjusting to.
During the next nine minutes, the
Wildcats outscored Nebraska, 22-6, to
take a 65-54 lead, their largest of the
"We didn't adjust after they went
to the man-to-man," Husker Co'jch
Joe Cipriano said, "and their clutch
players really came through."
Williams was one of those clutch
players, as he scored 15 points in the
second half and 25 for the game to
lead Kansas State. Lon Kruger, All-Big
8 guard, added 16 total points.
Kansas State made 53 per cent of
its shots from the floor, while
Nebraska made 40 per cent.
Another factor Cipriano mentioned
that might have contributed to the
second half Wildcat surge was the
fatigue of his players. Nebraska used
only seven players in the game.
One of the players the Huskers
missed was freshman forward Bob
Siegel, who was hospitalized with
Guard Tom Novak led Nebraska to
its second half lead with six points
after the Huskers trailed at halftime,'
35-32. Neither team led by more than
four points during the entire first half.
Novak said he though he had the
normally cool Kruger rattled early in
the game.
"He was telling me that he was
trying to get me out of the game real
quick (by forcing Novak to foul),"
Novak said. He tied a career high with
10 points.
Jerry Fort led Husker scorers with
21 points. He and Brendy Lee tied for
rebounding honors with 1 1 each.
In the preliminary game, Nebraska's
junior varsity defeated Kansas State's
junior varisty, 86-83.
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Jerry Fort (14) led the Huskers in scoring and
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Optimistic outlook holds
Husker matmen together
Talk to a Husker wrestler about UNL's
wrestling program. Odds are he'll have a
pretty optimistic outlook.
Members of this year's predominantly
freshman and sophomore Husker mat team
honestly think they soon will be of
championship caliber.
Wrestling at Nebraska takes a distant
second to the programs at Iowa State
University and Oklahoma State University,
perennial Big 8 and national powers.
However, the optimism of the youthful
Huskers is reflected in freshman Mike
Vranich's statement, "Give us a couple
years, and we'll be right up there with Iowa
Blessed with an outstanding crop of
underclassmen as a result of Coach Orval
Borgialli's most successful recruiting year
ever, one obvious characteristic of this team
is its attitude.
"This team is as close as any I've ever
had," said Borgialli. "There's a feeling of all
for one, one for all throughout the squad."
Marshall Oliver, a freshman from Omaha,
described the team attitude as "the feeling
that when going out to wrestle, you know
the whole team is behind you."
One important part of the team's attitude
is that each member has set high goals for
himself and the team. Each seems to
recognize that he must improve and that it
will take hard work.
According to Brogialli, this attitude alone
won't be enought to build the Huskers into
future Big 8-and possibly
"We've got the talent," said Borgialli.
"Believing you can win is 80 per cent of it.
But we'll also need another bunch of top
notch recruits, more hard-working kids that
will stay with it."
Sophomore team co-captain Bob Johnson
also said attitude will be the key.
"Everybody must come back," he
commented, "and we've got to keep
Sophomore Mark Borer is one of a few
wrestlers on the team who thinks larger
crowds would help the effort. Borer said,
"We'll have to give them a show before
they'll come back. I wouldn't want to watch
a loser."
orry stunkel
On fQH
Despite talk of the future, this season is
not being overlooked. Coming off three
straight dual meet wins, the Huskers are
looking toward their conference opener
Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Coliseum with
Kansas State.
Borgialli described the Wildcats as the
most improved team in the Big 8. "They've
got some outstanding individuals and an
energRtic new coach in Fred Fozzard,"
So while the Huskers will strive for what
they can this season, they'll have one eye
looking toward the future. However, what
that future holds depends on too many
things that can't be controlled or foreseen.
Even though a Big 8 championship, much
less a national title, mav seem like an
impossible dream, the Huskers believe they
can do it.
Hansen's appearance distinctive
in victory for women cagers
By Steve Taylor
Twenty-eiciht-vear-old Nancy Hansen is not
what you'd call your typical college student.
Besides her age, Hansen has achieved distinction
that sets her apart from the qirl next door.
Saturday night at the Coliseum, Hansen led
the UNL girl's basketball team to a resounding
52 to 12 triumph over Concordia. Spearing
rebounds, the 5 ft. 10 in. Hansen exhibited
incredible stamina that kept her sprinting all
the way. Few, if any, in the crowd could have
guessed her life also includes a husband and
5-year-old son.
It's not as if she wears bobby socks and
lipstick, yet Hansen admits her situation puts
her in a position without any peers.
"At the beginning of the year everyone in
my classes thought I was a junior or senior, but
they soon found out how old I was," Hansen
said. "Now I have the reputation as the o'd lady
of the P.E. (Physical Education) department. In
fact, I think I'm older than some of my
The crowd at the women's game Saturday
night was impressive, larger than any single
game attendance at the World Invitational
daily nebraskan
(basketball) Tournament played in Omaha a
few yveeks ago. But Hansen couldn't care one
way or another.
"I'm conscious of the crowd only for the
first few minutes," she said. "After that, I get
so wrapped up in the game I sometimes can't
even hear my coach shouting."
Hansen said her long-range goal is to be a
physical education instructor or women's
basketball coach. The Bettendorf, Iowa, native
says she would like to work someplace where
she could play golf, a sport in which she scores
consistently in the 80s.
Hansen's heroics Saturday night are all the
more impressive when you consider it was only
the fourth game of basketball she had played in
her life. When Hansen was in high school, girls'
basketball was about as prominent as X rated
"There just wasn't the money or the room
or the time," Hansen said. "Now that I'm back
in school, I'm taking advantage of the
opportunity to play."
Hansen's next opportunity to play before a
home crowd will be Jan. 29 against the
University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Wednesday, january 23, 1974
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