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usker coders continue nosedive with CU loss
Nebraska continued its basketball nosedive
Saturday by losing to Colorado, a team the Huskers
had previously swamped 85-59 in Lincoln.
Nebraska's fourth loss in five games was due to
excessive fouling and hideous shooting (19 of 73)
from the field.
The Buffalos, clearly the worst team in the
conference, were equally bad in those two
departments, but had the advantage (?) of a roaring
crowd behind them.
Nebraska had the upper hand throughout the
second half of the regionally televised game, but
found themselves trailing by one point with four
seconds left and the ball out of bounds.
In those four seconds they could manage no better
than a desperate midcourt shot and the loss was in
the books. Nebraska's record now stands at 12-9 and
54 in the conference.
Tonight they journey to Manhattan, Kan. to face
Last year Nebraska surprised the Wildcats on their
home court, dimming their hopes of a Big 8 title.
However, unflappable Rick Marsh, who engineered
the upset, is gone and Steve Willis is hurt. It might be
a long night.
It's getting more difficult by the week to figure
out the actions of the lunatics who comprise the
United Press International coaches panel.
In their latest poll, they've moved Kansas into the
number 18 spot, while ejecting Creighton right out of
the Top 20.
The brawny Jayhawks have lost six games and
lucked out in many others. Creighton is riding a
13-game winning streak in their 19-4 season.
The incredible thing is that, three weeks ago, they
were ranked 14th. Now, six wins later, the Bluejays
are nowhere to be found.
The Doane Caiuns kept rolling along Monday night
with a 71-51 conquest of UNL's previously unbeaten
Schramm 2 intramural squad.
The contest was at Doane College and, according
to Schramm coach Terry Salerno, was a bruising
"It was like a street fight out there, Salerno said.
"They are good but I think we could beat them at
The Schramm team started a lineup averaging 6 ft.
4 in., but couldn't cope with the tireless Cajun fast
break. At the end of the first quarter, Doane led 23-7
and the outcome was all but decided.
A sample of the rough play came in the second
half when Schramm forward Percy Eichelberger,
who'll be playing linebacker for the Husker football
team this fall, decided to stop a fast break with his
It left Tim Jasnoch dazed but conscious as the
Cajuns continued on to their 20-point win.
For Doane, a series of challenges looms on the
horizon. Included is a match with Abel 8, UNL's
top-ranked intramural team.
Husker Big 8 title possible
but unlikely combination needed
By Pete Wegman
Last season, enroute to a fourth place finish in
the Big 8 conference with a 7-7 record, the
Nebraska basketball team won three of its last
five conference games. A similar finish would do
the Huskers little, if any, good this season.
When Nebraska lost 62-61 to Colorado last
Saturday afternoon to lower their conference
mark to 5-4, the Huskers' championship
aspirations seemingly went out the window.
However,, that same night Oklahoma upset
conference leading Kansas State, 78-71, to keep
the Huskers' title hopes alive, if only dimly.
Kansas State and Kansas, both 7-2 in
conference play, and Missouri with a 6-3 mark,
all lead the Huskers. With the "correct"
combination of wins and losses in remaining Big
8 play, Nebraska could, however, finish 104 and
win the conference by two games.
Should Kansas State beat Nebraska when the
two teams play tonight, it is conceivable that the
Big 8 title could to go Nebraska with a 9-5
However, it is doubtful the Huskers will have
championship thoughts in mind when they
invade Manhattan. More likely, Nebraska will be
thinking of ways to stop the Wildcats' guard duo
Chuckie Williams and freshman Mike
Evans, who scored 30 points in his collegiate
debut, and Williams have a combined average of
about 40 points a game together and are scoring
about 50 per cent of the Wildcats' points.
Nebraska's attempt to stop the two may be
hampered by the absence of starting guard Steve
Willis. Husker coach Joe Cipriano has listed Willis
as a doubtful participant following a severe ankle
sprain in the Colorado game. Cipriano will start
sophomore Phil Chambers or freshman Eric
Coard in his place.
K-State will be attempting to avenge a 74-61
loss they absorbed in Lincoln Jan. 18. The
Wildcats will also be trying to pick up
momentum for their showdown Saturday in
Manhattan against Kansas.
Meanwhile, Nebraska will be attempting to
break a three week slump during which they have
lost four of five conference games.
Junior Guard Jerry Fort leads the Huskers in
scoring with an 18.5 average. In the last three
outings he has scored an average of 29 points per
game, and needs only 58 more points to become
the Huskers all-time leading scorer.
L a, ':'f fx.
Photo by Ktvin Hifjley
Senior forward Steve Erwin (4) passes the ball to a
teammate against Oklahoma last Wednesday. Tonight
Erwin and the Huskers will be hosted by Kansas State, a
team they beat 74-61 in Lincoln on Jan. 18.
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