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monday, march 8, 1976
Fifty years of Comhusker basketball in the Coliseum
incA Saturday night as the Huskier Hofaot.j n
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hapless Iowa State University Cyclones 82-66 before a crowd i
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Amid a chorus of Auld Lang Syne played by the UNI pep i
band under the direction of Jack Snider, the Coliseum was1
firH with the Huskers holding a 328-184 record far
games played in the old barn.
Next season the Huskers will move into the new sports
complex. It had been hoped the $14.2 million structure
would be ready this season, but strikes delayed its
It only seemed fitting that Jhe Huskers were led in the
finale by Jerry Fort and center Larry- Cox with 25 points
apiece. Cox and guards Fort and Steve Willis, all seniors,
made their final home appearance in the Coliseum.
Fort, a three-time All-Big 8 Conference selection from
Chicago, hit 10 of 16 shots from the field and five of six
chnr frnm the free throw line. He is the most nrnlific unr..
T" .r" in the school's history with 1,882 points-17.9 a came for
t b i f 105 games,
tiff J J Cox, a two-time Academic All-Big 8 selection from
f m : Denver, rut 1U oi l j snow irom me nem ana nve oi seven
U" j from the free throw line to account for his career high of
S"J 25 points. Cox and junior Allen Holder of Las Vegas led the
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