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    OSU thrashes NUI
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Special to the Daily Nebraskan
STILLWATER, Okla. — Led by four double
figure scorers, the Oklahoma State women’s
basketball team thundered to a 68-46 w in over
Nebraska Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena, break
ing a three-way tic for first place in the Big
Jodi Fisher led the Cowgirl attack with 16
points and 13 rebounds, and Lisa McGill added
14. Guards Althea Cox and Liz Brown added
10 each.
Nebraska coach Angela Beck said she was
surprised the Comhuskers had so many prob
“I expected us to play a lot better,” she said.
“Wc struggled with ourselves and missed wide
open shots, and couldn’t get the ball inside.”
Karen Jennings led Nebraska with 13 points
and 10 rebounds, while Sara Offringa added a
season-high 12 points and Ann Halsne scored
Oklahoma State jumped to a 9-0 lead to start
the game, holding the Huskers scoreless for the
first 3:58. The Cowgirls pulled to their biggest
lead of the half — 24-10 with 7:02 left —
before Nebraska scored nine unanswered points.
Oklahoma State led 33-23 at halftime.
The second half was much the same, with
the Cowgirls scoring the first eight points. The
closest Nebraska would come was 44-29 with
13:00 left in the game. Oklahoma State led by
as many as 27.
“We just didn’t show up today,” Beck said.
“Our shots didn’t fall in the early going and we
got frustrated. OSU is a good team and they
played well, we got behind and had to play their
Nebraska beat Oklahoma State 67-64 ear
lier this season in Lincoln.
Oklahoma State coach Dick Hallerman said
he was glad to be playing at home.
“Our kids were more ready to play today
than they were earlier this year in Lincoln,” he
said. “The last three to four years, Nebraska has
really struggled in Stillwater.”
The loss dropped the Huskers to 14-7 over
all and 5-3 in the Big Eight. Oklahoma State
improved its record to 17-4 and 6-2. The Cowgirls
still are tied with Kansas State for the confer
ence lead.
Nebraska returns home to the Bob Devaney
Sports Center to face Kansas Wednesday. The
game, which starts at 7 p.m., will be televised
live by Nebraska ETV (Cablevision channel
Nebraska .23 23 — 46
At Oklahoma State. 33 35 — 68
Nebraska—Hesih 0-1 0-1 0, Hubert 0-0 2-2 2,
Jennings 5-10 3-5 13, Dahn 1-9 0-0 2, Yedsena 2-6 1
2 5, Halsne 2-3 6-8 10, R.Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Yancey 0-2
0-0 0, Russell 1-4 0-0 2, S.Taylor 0-2 0-0 0, Offringa 4
9 3-4 12, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-47 15-22 46.
Okla homa State—Fisher 8-130-116, Jackson 2-5
0- 0 4, McGill 6-13 2-5 14, Cox 4-12 1-5 10. L Brown 2
85-6 10, Breeden 0-0 0-1 0, Biessing 1-60-1 3, Rosson
4-60-08, Mahn0-50-00. R.Brown0-20-00, Struckhoff
1- 3 0-1 3. Totals 28-73 8-20 68.
3-point goals—Nebraska 1-8 (Offringa 1-4,
Yedsena 0-3, Dahn 0-1), Oklahoma State 4-21 (Cox 1
5, L. Brown 1-5, Blessing 1-4, Struckhoff 1-2, Mahn 0-2,
R.Brown C-2, Fisher 0-1). Rebounds—Nebraska 41
(Jennings 10), Oklahoma State 51 (Fisher 13) As
sists—Nebraska 8 (Yedsena 5), Oklahoma State 19
(Fisher, Cox 5). Turnovers—Nebraska 32 (Halsne 7),
Oklahoma State 22 (L Brown 5) Total fouls (dq)—
Nebraska 22, Oklahoma State 24 (Jackson) A—875
NU wraps up sooner wrestlers
From Staff Reports
Tim Neumann’s fears last week about how
his Nebraska wrestling team would per*
form after nine days off were dashed early in
Sunday’s dual with Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
The fifth-ranked Comhuskers jumped to a
17-4 lead in the first four matches and never
looked back as they went on to rout the Sooners
The win improved Nebraska’s dual record
to 8-5 on the season. Oklahoma fell to 4-12.
“We wrestled good, solid, aggressive
matches,” Neumann said.
Five of Nebraska’s six wins were either
major decisions or pins.
Todd Enger, Nebraska’s starter in the 150
pound weight class, pinned Oklahoma’s E.K.
Franks in 6:48, and 177-pounder Corey Olson
recorded his eighth pin of the season against
Tony Llanusa at 6:28.
The dual was Olson ’ s f rst competition since
injuring his knee against Clemson on Jan. 17.
Neumann was happy to see the All-Ameri
can return.
“He was a little rusty, but it looks like he’ll
make it through the end of the season,” Neu
mann said.
Senior All-American Jason Kelber, the starter
at 126, extended his winning streak to 11
matches and improved his season record to 23
Layne Billings (150) and Le Andre Ander
son (heavyweight) also recorded major deci
Anderson, a former defensive tackle on the
Husker football team, recorded an 8-0 major
decision over Joe O’Mara in the final match of
the dual.
Nebraska’s next dual is Friday, when the
Huskcrs travel to South Bend, Ind., to take on
Notre Dame.
Clements serves up club team win
By David Moyer
Staff Reporter
The Nebraska volleyball team won again.
This time it wasn’t the Final Four-finishing
women’s varsity team, but rather the Nebraska
men’s volleyball club.
The team came away with a 15-12, 10-15,
15-10, 15-13 victory over Park College of
Kansas City, Mo., Sunday afternoon in front of
about 40 spectators at Mabel Lee Hall. The
match was the first for the Nebraska club
against a varsity opponent other than in a
Nebraska was lead by the setting of Corey
Helle and the attacking of middle blocker Dave
“Preisslcr hits the ball so well in the middle,”
coach Jeff Iverson said. “If Corey Helle sets
really well, we’re pretty tough.”
Nebraska jumped to a 12-7 lead in the first
game on a service ace by outside hitter Eric
Clements and held on to win.
Park College took the second game and
grabbed a 5-0 third-game lead, but Nebraska
fought back with kills from outside hitters
Thom Ludtke and Curtis Rogers to outscore
Park College 13-3 and take a 2-1 lead.
With the final game tied 13-13, Clements
got the serve and used some penetrating jump
serves to help Nebraska finish the match.
Robin Trimarchi/Daily Nebraskan
Nebraska’s Rich King glares down at Oklahoma State’s John Potter (not
pictured) after a first-half collision. Cornhusker guard Jose Ramos was
ejected after the ensuing scuffle for leaving the Nebraska bench.
Cowboys rope Huskers
for share of first place
By John Adkisson
Staff Reporter
Chalk one up for smash-mouth basket
ball and for Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys, playing a rugged game on
each end of the floor, shocked No. 11 Ne
braska 81-68 in front of a near-capacity
crowd at the Bob Dcvaney Sports Center
Saturday afternoon.
The loss knocked Nebraska out of sole
possession of the Big Eight lead into a tic for
first with Oklahoma State and Kansas. The
three teams are each 4-2.
The Cowboys used rebounding muscle
to pull away from a 49-49 deadlock midway
through the second half and hand Nebraska
its first home loss of the season before
14,255 fans.
Oklahoma Slate gathered a 40-27 re
bounding edge in the game, led by Byron
Houston’s game-high 11 rebounds.
Nebraska coach Danny Nee said Okla
homa State’s physical play did not surprise
“We knew that they arc a very fine,
aggressive hard-nosed team and they play
that way,” Nee said.
Nebraska got a dose of that aggressive
ness late in the first half, when Cowboy
forward John Potter got into a heated argu
ment with Cornhusker center Rich King. No
punches were thrown, but Nebraska guard
Jose Ramos was ejected for leaving the
King said the fight was caused by talking
on the court.
“Toward the end of the half, (the Cow
boys) started talking to us on the free throw
line,” King said. “I got a pass down the lane,
and (Potter) tried to foul me really hard.”
The Huskers started the second half with
a 9-5 run to break away from a 37-37 half
time tie. But a Houston jumper with 15:13
remaining gave Oklahoma Slate a 47-46
lead, and the Cowboys never trailed after
Down the stretch, Oklahoma Slate pulled
into a deliberate, slow-down offense run
ning down the clock while protecting their
lead, which grew to as many as six with just
over eight minutes remaining.
Nebraska’s Beau Reid said the Cowboys
were successful in taking Nebraska out of
their game plan.
“We’ve been sucked in by teams that let
us pass the ball wherever we want to, or play
in a running game,” Reid said. “W'c haven’t
~See COWBOYS on 10
Nebraska track teams run away with triangular wins
By John Gardner
Staff Reporter
In ihc first truly competitive meet of the
season, the Nebraska men ’ s and women ’ s track
and field teams sprinted to victories Saturday
at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.
Nebraska’s men won the meet with 67 points
and were followed by Kansas State with 50.
Washington was third with 45. The Nebraska
women had 61 points, beating Kansas State and
Rice, which scored 53 and 35, respectively.
The Comhuskcrs dominated the sprint events,
winning all but three. Stephen Golding, out
recently with an injury, returned to action by
winning the 55-metcr hurdles in 7.25 seconds,
a provisional national qualifying time. An
thony Adkison continued his winning ways in
the 55, taking the event in 6.29.
Junior Mark Jackson won the 400 in 47.87,
Ken Waller won the 600-yard run in 1:10.41
and iravis Grant led the Huskcrs to a 1-2-3
finish in the 200 with a time of 21.91. Both
Adkison and Jackson narrowly missed provi
sional national qualifying times.
Nebraska junior Denise Lucas had provi
sional national qualifying times in the 55 and
the 200. Lucas won the 200 in a time of 24.16.
In the 55, she placed second to Kim Walker in
6.97. Walker won the event in 6.94. Ximena
Restrcpo placed second behind Lucas in the
200 in 24.57, which also was a provisional
nai.oiial qualifying time.
In the field events, freshman Phouphct Sing
bandith, who sat out last week because of an
injured left knee, made one attempt in the triple
jump before pulling out. His jump of 47 feet, 5
3/4 inches was good enough for third place.
Tamas Molnar, who is slowed by a pulled
hamstring, entered the 800 only to pull out after
three laps. Both Singbandith and Molnar are
expected to compete in next weekend’s Frank
Sevigne Huskcr Invitational.
In the final event of the day, the 1,600 relay,
the women’s A team won running away while
die men’s A team looked a little confused.
The women’s team, consisting of Walker,
Restrcpo, Tranquil Wilson and Nikywa Pre
vost, won with a provisional national qualify
ing time of 3:44.97.
In the men’s relay, lead-off man Jackson
came around the final turn, only to find no one
to hand off to. Jackson said that apparently
second man James Cobb wasn’t aware that the
scheduled two heats had been condensed into
“When I came around the comer, I looked
up and saw a Kansas State runner, a Washing
ton runner and another Kansas State runner, but
no James,” Jackson said.
When the race was over, Jackson said, he
didn’t know if they had been disqualified or
not. As Jackson went well past the hand-off
point, Cobb suddenly jumped up, sweats still
on, and took off. Nebraska nearly came back
and won the relay, losing by a half second to
Kansas State.
“Under the circumstances, I’d have to say
James ran quite well,“Jackson said. “He wasn’t
even warmed up. I hope he isn’t hurl.”
Jackson said he hopes he won’t have to run
that far again.
“I guess for the rest of the season, I’ll be
known as the guy who ran a 450-meter leg,” he
Next week, on Friday and Saturday, Ne
braska will compete in the Frank Scvigne Husker
Other Nebraska individual winners:
Men Tyson Smith, high jump, 6-11; Kevin Ramaek
ers, shot put, 53-2 1/4, David Itetfa, 3,000, 8:31.60
Women: Prema Govmdan, long jump, 18-4 3/4,
Lisa Graham, 800, 2 07 81; Fran Ten Bensel, 1,000,
246 79