The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 09, 1988, Page 5, Image 5

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Tubbs is hoping for more Lincoln games
Probable Starters:
Nebraska (12-10, 3-3)
Henry T. Buchanan G
Eric Johnson G
Rich King C
Jeff Rekcweg F
Derrick Vick F
Oklahoma (20-2, 6-1)
Ricky Grace G
Mookie Blaylock G
Stacey King C
Dave Sieger F
Harvey Grant F
By Tim Hartmann
Senior Reporter
Oklahoma men’s basketball
coach Billy Tubbs isn’t looking for
ward to playing at the Bob Dcvancy
Sports Center tonight, but he said he
wouldn’t mind playing there in
Tubbs said he hopes Oklahoma
w il 1 get a chance to play in the NCAA
Midwest Regional March 18-20 at
the sports center. But the Sooners
must first contend with the Nebraska
Cornhuskers there at 7:35.
The sports center is a difficult
place to play Nebraska because of the
fans, but it could give the Sooners an
edge in the NCAA regional, Tubbs
“1 would hope it would be some
what of a home-court advantage,” he
said. “Any team in the Big Elight
that’s put in the regional would bene
fit because 1 feel confident that the
Nebraska fans would be behind
Nebraska fans cheered for Kansas
when the Jayhawks played in the
NCAA regional in Lincoln in 1984.
Tubbs said if the Sooners receive
an NCAA bid, they will continue to
employ the same running game that
has allowed them to score an average
of 106 points per game this season.
Nebraska coach Danny Nee, who
watched his team lose two games to
Oklahoma by a combined total of 50
points last season, said the Com
huskers have had litde success
against the Sooners’ running game in
the past.
“We didn’t run with them, we ran
after them,” Nee said.
• Nee wouldn’t say if the Huskers
would try to run with Oklahoma this
season, but he said the 20-2 Sooners
are one of the nation’s top teams this
“Right now, if I had to pick a coach
of the year or a team of the year, I
would pick Oklahoma,” he said.
“Billy Tubbs has done a great job.”
Tubbs has done an excellent job of
blending in new talent with returning
players, Nee said. Oklahoma has six
newcomers on this year’s squad, in
cluding five junior college players.
Mookie Blaylock, a 6-foot guard
from Midland, Texas, Junior College,
is the only starter among the newcom
ers. He averages 17.5 points and 3.9
rebounds per game.
The remaining four starters at
Oklahoma returned from last
season’s team, which finished with a
24-10 record and advanced to the
third round of the NCAA tournament.
Forward Harvey Grant, the brother
of Horace Grant of the National Bas
ketball Association’s Chicago Bulls,
leads the Sooners in scoring and re
bounding with averages of 22.1
points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
Center Stacey King is second with
averages of 20.4 points and 8.8 re
bounds per game.
Oklahoma’s remaining starters are
senior Dave Sieger at forward and
Ricky Grace at guard.
Nee said Oklahoma has showed its
power by posting victories against
such highly regarded teams as Pitts
burgh and Missouri. The Sooners
defeated Missouri 120-101 Saturday
in Norman, Okla.
Tubbs said the Sooners will not
overlook Nebraska even though they
are coming off a big win against
Missouri. He said he was impressed
by the Huskers’ 70-68 victories
against Missouri and Kansas earlier
this season.
“They’ll play good at home,”
Tubbs said.
Beck expects tight NU-OU matchup
Probable Starters:
Nebraska (17-3, 7-1)
Amy Stephens * G
Amy Bullock G
Kim Harris C
Maurtice Ivy F
Ann Halsnc F
Oklahoma (11-9, 4-4)
Margaret McKeon G
Pam Zachery G
Terry Willis C
Kelli Epps
Jo Mosley F
By Mark Derowitsch
Senior Reporter
Experience doesn’t necessarily make the
task easier.
Despite defeating Oklahoma 94-H2 in Nor
man, Okla., earlier this year, Nebraska
women’s basketball coach Angela Beck said
she doesn’t expect a 12-point margin in
tonight's game against the Sooners. The game
will be played before the Nebraska-Oklahoma
men’s contest at 5:15 p.rn. in the Bob Dcvancy
Sports Center.
“I don’t expect things to be as easy the
second time around,” Beck said. “It (the first
game) was probably our best road game of the
Oklahoma coach Valeric Goodwin-Colbert
said the team needs to get into its rhythm to beat
“I think wc need to play better than wc did
the last time,” Goodwin-Colbert said. “Wc
need to go with our game plan, and the first
thing we need to do is establish a game in the
Goodwin-Colbert said Oklahoma will try to
establish its low-post game by working the ball
inside to Jo Mosley. Mosley, a 6-foot forward,
is averaging 15.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per
Beck said the Cornhuskers need to stop
Mosley to win the game.
Beck said Nebraska must also stop the
Sooners’ perimeter shooting and the three
point shots by Oklahoma guard Margaret
“Defensively, we need to run a combination
of mar.-to-man and a zone (defense),” Beck
said. “The last time we played them, McKeon
hit 7 of 9 shots from three-point range. Wccan’t
leave her open.”
Goodwin-Colbert said the Sooners also need
to limit Nebraska’s outside shooting. Senior
forward Maurtice Ivy, Nebraska’s all-time
leading scorer, is averaging 18.9 points per
game, and guard Amy Stephens is averaging
“Their perimeter scoring is good,” Good
win-Colbert said. “We need to play good pres
sure defense in order to take them out of their
Beck said playing before the Ncbraska
.Oklahoma men’s game could help the women’s
“I think the last time we played a double
header, we had like 3,600 fans,” Beck said. “It
was a major help for us. It is atmosphere, and
any time you have atmosphere, you have great
effort. I expect to have about 5,000 fans for the
second half.
“That’s why we moved the game to Tuesday
— so we could have more fan support,” she
Good win-Colbert said the fans could also
help the Sooners.
“I think it will help us a lot,” Goodwin
Colbert said. “Since we play before the men, we
will have some OU people down there. It will
be Oklahoma night at Nebraska.”
Setback may give Huskers competitive edge
It\ Mike Kluck
Staff Reporter
Allhough Nebraska dropped a 65
63 decision to Kansas Stale Saturday i
in Manhattan, Kan., it may have been
the setback that showed the Corn
huskers how to be competitive in the
Big Eight.
Nebraska basketball coach Danny
Nee said Monday the key to the rest
of the Huskers; season is to take it one
game at a time and to give the type of
effort they gave at Kansas State.
“We are going to have to play at a
level of concentration and intensity
like we played at Kansas Slate,” Nee
Nee said the Huskers will need
that intensity in preparation for
tonight’s game against Oklahoma.
Nebraska will face the Sooners at <
7:35 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports '
Center. i
Nee said Nebraska hasn’tchanged ’
ilsgoal of compiling a 7-7 mark in the ,
Big Eight even though it is 12-10 i
overall and 3-3 in the conference.
Nee said the Huskers will have to ,
lace Oklahoma without freshman i
forward Beau Reid. He said Reid, '
.vho left the Kansas State game
nidway through the second half with
jack spasms, is out indefinitely.
“The injury to Beau Reid is going
o affect our basketball team because
he was one of our sixth men and he
relieved Jeff Rekeweg,” Nee said.
“We had established continuity in
our substitutions and rotations in our
patterns and we had it going.”
J sifflgL A special gift for a
1 special valentine.” ^ ▼
<1 Y_ Nsy Y Pamper Youitolf Basket _J22!L
|| 11# J f ine collection of toiletries so she can relax and enjoy!
T SweeLChemjB«flne_Bouguet- ’20"
B [ ^ Luscious imported french chocolates and balloons above!
Sweetheart "Snack fpr Jwo’L- *80”
Hi gr*. *''; i Have a romantic snack vtth this basketful of flour net goodies!
Valentine "Balloon Bouquet”_!fi!l
a JQQ.r^lpT A mylar and latex balloon bouquet with chocolates betonrl
M Wii/Mwiloird Clfywlda delivery or shipped anywhere
m Oohvery lee $2 25 Gifts On The Go displayed at E-Z Mall 70th & A Clocktower
a_ Call Now! We1[dothere8tj__
: $20 CA$H I
) paid for new donors on first donation at Lincoln Plasma {>
' Corp. Read, relax, or study while donating the life-saving o
> substance used for medical research and routine medical 'J
) care. New donors accepted daily 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and ;>
j 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. <j
|) No appointment necessary and 2 hours free parking at ail Park 4 Shops. J )
!' For more information on our new fees for new donors, <j
;! call The Friendly Professional at: jj
!< Lincoln Plasma Corp. <|
126 N. 14th Suite 2 474-2335
| i Between Ted & Wally’s and the Zoo Bar (*
Lincoln Plasma Corp. is pleased to announce our new {>
Sunday hours effective February 14th with a Valentine’s o
Day special V V Adrawing will beheld foraportable
B/W TV and special Valentines prizos.
Come on in and join in on the festivities. <j
|» Hours: 9 AM-2 PM New donors accepted 9:30 AM-1 I'M (*
This Valentine’s Day
Break Up the Old Routine
With a Cookie Bouquet
Year after year thousands of people send flowers and candy
to their Valentine. This Valentine's Day, choose to be different
and combine both the beauty of flowers and the sweetness of
candy by sending a beautifully boxed Cookie Bouquet from
The Cookie Company, Lincoln’s first and finest.
Remember, same-day service and delivery help to make The
Cookie Company a delicious, unique way to say, "I Love You."
SideTrips • Lower Level Downtown
Montgomery Wards 138 North 12th Street
Gateway • 465-7292 | | | | | | | | 475-0625