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Kansas here Saturday
Husker cagers meet
iowa State Saturday
By Pete Wegman
In a way, the Big 8 basketball race can be likened to a game of
"king of the mountain." Last Saturday, before playing Missouri,
the Nebraska Cornhuskers had a 4-0 conference mark and were on
top of the hill.
The Huskers, after two consecutive road losses, have been
removed from the top and now Knasas State, 5-1, looks down on
the other seven Big 8 schools. Ironically, K-State's lone conference
loss came at the hands of the Huskers, when they were defeated
74-61 in Lincoln in their conference opener on January 18.
Nebraska will be making another run at the lead, while
attempting to improve its conference mark to 5-2 and overall
record to 12-7, when it hosts the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday
night at 7:35 p.m. in the Coliseum.
Iowa State is under the direction of Coach Ken Trickey, in his
first year with the Cyclones. Trickey coached at Oral Roberts the
past five seasons where his teams won 84 per cent of their games.
He replaces former Iowa State coach Maury John, who died of a
heart attack last fall.
Run and shoot
TrickeyY idea of a good defense is a great offense. He said the
Cyclones "will run and shoot with the idea of being as spectacular
and as exciting as we can possibly be," and statistics reflect
Trickey's coaching philosophy.
The Cyclones have the conference's best offensive and worst
defensive averages. Iowa State is averaging 96.5 points a game while
allowing 93. The Huskers, on the other hand, lead the conference
in defense, allowing 66.5 points a game. Nebraska is seventh in Big
8 scoring, however, averaging 69.7 points a game.
Much of the Cyclones offensive punch comes from junior guard
Hercle "Poison" Ivy. Ivy is leading the Big 8 in scoring and is
among the nation's ten leading scorers. He is averaging more than
25 points per game this season after scoring at a 16.9 clip last year
and being named conference "Newcomer of the Year."
Last season's number three Cyclone guard, junior Jeff
Branstetter, is now the other starting guard. John John, son of the
late coach Maury John also sees considerable action at guard.
Iowa State has one of the Big 8's tallest front lines. Center Larry
Lotts and forwards Steve Burgason and Craig DeLoss average 6'9"
and 220 pounds.
Last year, only 4100 Husker fans were present in the Coliseum
when Nebraska defeated Iowa State, 91-88 in three overtimes.
Ticket officials expect a sellout for Saturday's game, the third
consecutive Coliseum sellout.
Nebraska will be attempting to rebound from their 72-44 loss to
the Kansas Jayhawks Wednesday night in Lawrence. The 44 points
was the lowest Husker output since the 1962-63 season.
The game included the ejection of Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano
after three technical fouls early in the second half. The Husker's
leading scorer, Jerry Fort, managed only six points and center,
Larry Cox, fouled out with 15 minutes remaining.
Cipriano said the Huskers played well for the first ten minutes
but failed to block the Jayhawks out on the boards. Kansas hauled
down 30 more rebounds than the Huskers.
The win vaulted Kansas into a tie with the Huskers for second
place in the conference. Kansas plays at Oklahoma Saturday while
K-State travels to Oklahoma State.
"We can't afford to lose any at home," Cipriano said in
reference to Saturday's game against the Cyclones.
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In a calmer moment, Husker basketball coach Joe Cipriano discusses strategy with junior
guard Steve Willis. The Huskers lost to Kansas Wednesday night 72-44 to drop out of the
UNL swimmer to be tested
By Scott Jones
Husker swim coach John Reta might be
tempted to employ some unusual strategy for
this Saturday's 2 p.m. meet against defending Big
8 champion Kansas in the Coliseum pool.
Although' it probably won't happen, Reta
would like to have the 200-yard breaststroke be
the first race of the meet. Freshman Bryan Moss
is undefeated in that race this year and another
win Saturday, if at the start of the meet, could
inspire his. teammates.
The strategy would probably please Moss also.
The Omaha Northwest graduate set a new varsity
record in the 200-yard breaststroke in each of
the Husker's three meets prior to last Saturday's
65-48 loss to Missouri.
He won again against the Tigers and says he is
anxious for what could be his most serious test
this season from Kansas's Ben Wagoner.
Moss lowered the varsity mark to 2:15.7 but
Wagoner has a 2: 12 to his credit.
If Moss defeats Wagoner, he could achieve a
higher goal than just winning the race.
"I'd like to get well under 2:12 this year
because that's the national qualifying time," he
UNL and Kansas each have competed against
Missouri and Iowa State. UNL lost to the
Cyclones, 82-31. Kansas also lost to Iowa State,
74-39, but defeated Missouri 62-51.
Reta said freestylcrs Paul Duxbury, Steve
Raynor, Ball Davis and Mark Adamson missed
practice Monday with the flu. Several other
swimmers have ear infections, Reta said, and
backstroker John Williams was in the hospital
Tuesday with pneumonia.
Duxbury, Davis and Raynor, along with Jack
Alexander, produced Husker victories in the 50,
100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle events
respectively Saturday against Missouri. UNL won
seven of the 13 events but lacked depth, Reta
"Their overall depth was just too much for
us," he said. "We don't have that much depth
that we can afford to get two or three guys sick."
Diver Dave Watermeir won the optional diving
for the Husker's other win.
Five of eight varsity teams
hosting foes this weekend
Husker sports fans with nothing to do this
weekend may like to know that five of the eight
UNL varsity teams will be competing in Lincoln.
Tonight the Husker wrestlers will host South
Dakota at 7:30 in the Coliseum. The women's
basketball team will play Midland College, since
Wednesday's snow caused the match to be
rescheduled for 7 p.m. in the Women's Physical
Saturday, the Husker gymnastics, swimming
and women's gymnastics teams will host
opponents, while the basketball team will try to
break a two-game losing streak against Iowa State
that evening at 7:30 in the Coliseum.
With a 7-2 dual record this season, wrestling
coach Orval Borgialli is having the best dual
season of his career at Nebraska.
Three of his wrestlers who are still undefeated
in dual competition are heavyweight Bruce
Conger (300 lb.), Tony Jennings (140 lb.) and
Borgialli expressed hope that 190-pounder
Bob Johnson will be able to return after a knee
injury that has sidelined him the past four weeks.
"We'll weigh him in, but it's still to be seen
whether we'll use him," Borgialli said. "Their
190-pounder is also hurt, and they've got a
couple of others hurt, so they may have to
forfeit a couple of matches."
Borgialli said he hopes all of his wrestlers will
be healthy in time for the Big 8 meet.
"We hope to have them all tonight, but they
won't be as healthy as we want them for another
Defending Big 8 champion Kansas will invade
the Coliseum pool Saturday at 2 p.m. for a dual
with John Reta's Husker swimmers.
"The Jayhawks beat Missouri but lost at Iowa
State as we did " Reta said." "But they've got
some real quality people and overall balance."
Coach Francis Allen's gymnastics team will
try to break a two-game dual losing streak against
Kansas State at 2 p.m. in Henzlik gymnasium.
Meanwhile the women gymnasts will meet
Kansas State in a dual starting at 2 p.m. in the
Women's Physical Education Bldg.
Among the teams on the road this weekend
are the women's basketball team, traveling to
Wayne Saturday, trying to avenge a 7242 loss
suffered in Lincoln two weeks ago; the women's
swimming team, competing at the Grinnell
(Iowa) Relay meet; and the Husker track team,
traveling to the Michigan State Relays Saturday
for their second outing of the season.
According to track coach Frank Sevigne, top
Husker entries include junior Chuck Malito in the
440-yard run and Harold Stelzer. Both won at
the Kansas meet last Saturday.
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There's still a question whether junior 190-pounder Bob
Johnson will return to the Husker wrestling lineup tonight
against South Dakota.
friday, february 7, 1975
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