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By llilie XklHey
DtUy Netrtiim LiiriEfysrtsr
Vteather permlting, Nebraska
men's basketball team will face
Southern Colorado, a Divhlon II
squad, In Its season opener ton!;;ht
at the Bob Dcvancy SporU Ce nter.
First-year Indian coach Dick
Drangmeister said hb main con
cern about facing the Huskersi b
making It to the arena la time for
the 7;35 tip-off.
The line b 3-1 that we wont
even show up for the game,"
Drangmebtersaid In a telephone
interview Tuesday. "It's snowing
pretty bad up here (in Pueblo)
and when you play in the station
wagon league, you have to worry
about just making it to the games.
"We'll pack up about 6 a.m. on
Wednesday and hit the road"
Drangmeister said. "Hopefully
well be there by game time."
Providing the Indians make it
to Lincoln, Drangmeister's other
concern is finding someone who
can stop All-Big Ei&ht center Dave
Hoppen. The Indian's front line
stands 6-8, 6-4, 6-4.
"We have two kids as tall as
Hoppen," Drangmeister said. "If
you stand two of our forwards
head to toe, they might be as tall
This b definitely a case of
, ovcrscheduling," Drangmeister
said. "With our she and depth, it
should really be a mismatch."
Southern Colorado's lack of size
was evident in a 63-70 loss to
Colors do State, a future Nebraska
Dran gntcbtcr said State's front
line, which stands 6-9, 6-9, 6-8,
scored at will. Drangmeister b
afraid Nebraska may too.
"If our kids try to challange
them, they get Into foul trouble,"
Drangmeister said. "But if they sit
back and relax on defense, they
have the coach on their butts. We
cant play scared."
Drangmeister compiled a 225
118 record and won six Rocky
Mountain Athletic Conference
championships in a 13-year stint
with Western New Mexico Uni
versity. On July 16, he replaced
Don Mcintosh, who coached the
Indians to a 17-11 record last
When Drangmeiste r arrived on .
July 17, he was greeted with a
difficult schedule that includes
six Division One teams. A weak
recruiting program also greeted
Although the tough schedule
shows up in the loss column,
Drangmeister said, it helps the
"Playing Division One teams en
hances a small cello's budget,"
Drangmeister raid. "But that's not
the case here the money we make
has already been spent."
Redshlrt freshman GsryTeylor
is the Indians' all-around threat.
Taylor leads the team in scoring
(17.7)," rebounding (8.3), assists
Husker coach Moe Iba said he
b aware of Taylor's potential.
"We saw him play against Colo
rado State and we were very,
impressed," Iba said.
Iba expects the Huskers to play
a more controlled offensive game
tonight than they did in a 1 1 749
win over Windsor Basketball Club
This will be different than the
Windsor game," Iba said. "South
ern Colorado is a patient team.
Some of the offense they run b a
semi-delay game so they will hold
on to the ball for a long time." the
Indians chose not to use the 45
second clock, an option of all
In order to use their height
advantage, Iba said, the Huskers
must take their time and work
the ball inside for a good shot.
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By Sta Pospisil
Daily Nebr&slcaa Sex&or Reporter
It wasn't planned, but Nebraska's
women's basketball team will play in the
Dial-Minnesota classic thb weekend in
Nebraska coach Kelly Hill found out
thb summer that the Huskers were re
placing Arizona State in the Dial tourna
ment. "I got a letter from the coach at Nor
theast Loubiana (Linda Harper), who we
werent supposed to play, and I called
her," Hill said. "She said we were on her
schedule, and I found out later we were
the replacement for Arizona State.
"Boy was I a little bit surprised"
Nebraska will play Minnesota Friday at
7 p.m. and will be followed by Tennessee
vs. Northeast Loubiana - both top 20
The Huskers will play one of those two
powers Saturday,, either in the consola
tion or the championship game.
"We're trying not to get too nervous
about playing that second game," Hill
said. "Win, lose or draw, it's going to be
Minnesota's front line will tower over
theshorter Huskers. Sophomore center Molly
Tadich is 6-3 and forwards Carol Peterka
and Laura Coenen are also 6-footers.
Those three have scored 141 of Minneso
ta's 169 points in a 1-2 season.
Gopher Coach Ellen Mosher-Hanson
said she was frustrated by her team's
scoring imbalance at Wayland Baptbt's
Queens Classic in Plainview, Texas, last
"We have to have more than three peo
. pie shoot the ball," Hanson said. "Whoever
shoots the ball will play thb week."
Coenen, a senior, was the Big Ten's
Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, but
was sidelined for much of last season by
illness. She finished with a 13.3-point
average, and leads the Gophers with her
20.3 average thb season.
Hill said Nebraska will try to slow down
the tempo against the taller Gophers and
will attempt to pressure their guards
bringing the ball up the court.
Both of Nebraska's possible opponents
Saturday played the 1084 NCAA tourna
ment. Tennessee lost four starters from its
NCAA runner-up team of last season, but
senior Sheila Collins b averaging 13.6
points and 10 assists. , . .
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Nebrssk&8 63-85 less Satcrday. - ' .
Northeast Louisiana has three players,
Ghana Perry, Lba Ingram and Eun Jang
Lee, averaging 18 or more points each.
The Lady Indians were 23-4 last season.
The Huskers have practiced thb week
without freshman Maurtice Ivy and
sophomore guard Stacy Immmg. Ivy b
nursing a deep thigh bruise sustained in
the team's Red-White scrimmage, and
Imming b having problems with incom
ing wisdom teeth. .
Hill allowed herself to do a little day- 7 n "nm "8 a.
dreaming about the Huskers' prospects V 0116 VD Ell 1 ICKOtS
In the Dial Classic. -
"If we win that first game, and if we can
corns close to either team, much less pull
off an upset, we could possibly be' in con
tention for a Top 20 berth," im said.
"I'm not sure if the team would be ready
for that at thb point, but by the end of the
season, who knows. That's when you
want to be there."
Volleyball tickets for the Nebraska-Pitt
NCAA first-round match Saturday are
available now at the UNL Sports Infor
The tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for
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