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Monday, February 27,1995 Page 7
Buffs use hot shooting to beat flat Huskers
By Derek Samson
Nebraska guard Jaron Boone said
he could see it coming.
But neither Boone, Coach Danny
Nee or any of the
why the Huskers
suffered an 80-74
defeat to Colorado
at the Bob
just three days af
ter beating Mis
souri on the road.
Boyce scored a
game-high 28 points to help 13-11
Colorado drop Nebraska’s record to
17-10 and 4-8 in the Big Eight.
The Buffaloes had lost 28 straight
Big Eight road games, dating back to
Feb. 16, 1991, and had lost 99 of its
previous 101 Big Eight road games.
That changed in front of 12,402
fans Saturday, but Boone said the loss
wasn’t a big surprise.
“I could see it in their (Nebraska’s)
eyes yesterday in practice,” Boone
said. “We didn’t have a good practice
yesterday. Then today we came out
flat. You can see it. You can tell when
a person is ready to play and not ready
Colorado came out ready to play,
The Buffaloes led 43-35 at half
time after shooting 61 percent in the
first half, while the Huskers shot 35
“I thought we played poor from the
beginning,” Nee said. “We were try
ing to coach them through it and stay
with them. We felt if we would get
that first half over with Colorado
shooting 61 percent, we thought that
we’d get going. The longer we let
them hang around, then they made a
After Colorado increased the mar
gin to 10 points, Nebraska went on a
16-6 run and tied the game at 51 with
Nebraska center Mikki Moore
scored seven straight points to keep
Nebraska within a five-point range.
Moore, who scored a career-high
18 points, said he wished he had
looked to shoot from the beginning of
“You can see it. You can
tell when a person is
ready to play and not
ready to play. ”
“I wasn’t trying to shoot the ball
like I was later on in the game,”
Moore said. “We were trying to get
more touches so that each player on
the team would get the ball and get
into the flow of the game.”
Down the stretch, however, it was
Colorado’s Mack Tuck who made the
Tuck dunked a missed shot by
Boyce with 2:06 remaining to give
the Buffaloes a 72-66 edge.
After Jason dock’s layup cut the
lead to 72-68, Tuck hit a 3-pointer
with 1:24 left to increase Colorado’s
lead to 75-68.
Boone followed by hitting two con
secutive 3-pointers to cut Colorado’s
lead to 76-74 with 49 seconds left.
After Boyce made one of two from
the free-throw line, Nebraska was
down only 77-74.
On Nebraska’s next possession,
Jason Glock hit Tom Wald on a
backdoor pass, but Wald missed a
Colorado then put the game away
at the free-throw line..
Nee said the Huskers didn’t neces
sarily need a 3-pointer on that posses
“They took away the 3-point line,
and we attacked the basket,” he said.
“We had a couple timeouts left, and
there was plenty of time. We were
trying to get a three, but they took
away the three and Tommy
Nee said he didn’t know why the
Huskers played poorly in a must-win
“We just didn’t play well and I
can’t tell you why,” Nee said. “It’s
very disappointing to come home af
ter a very good road win and just not
play at the potential you need to win
a Big Eight game.”
Nebraska’s Chris Sallee goes up to the basket as Colorado’s Donnie Boyce and Mack Tuck
defend. Sallee scored seven points in the loss.
Comhuskers make comeback,
finish first in Masters Classic
By Trevor Parks
Trailing UCLA by .35 points
going into the final event, Nebraska
women’s coach Dan Kendig told
his team they could come back.
The Comhuskers did, winning
the Masters Classic for the first
time since 1990 with a score of
192.050 in front of 1,305 fans at
the Bob Devaney Sports Center
Nebraska scored48.6 in the floor
exercise while UCLA struggled in
its last event, the balance beam,
i with a score of 47.425.
Kendig said he thought the floor
\ would be the difference.
“Beam was the tightest event
score-wise, so we knew going in if
• we hit five out of six routines we
win,” Kendig said. “I said there is
no way we’re walking out of here
nothing but champions.”
The Bruins led Nebraska 143.8
143.45 after three events, but fin
ished second with a score of
North Carolina State finished
third with a score of189.025, and
George Washington finished fourth
Four Huskers placed in the top
five in the floor exercise.
Junior Joy Taylor, who finished
in a tie for first in the event with
North Carolina State’s Christi
Newton, led Nebraska with a per
sonal-best of 9.8.
Senior Nicole Duval and sopho
more Kim DeHaan tied for third
with a 9.75, and sophomore Shelly
Bartlett finished fifth with a 9.725.
UCLA was performing without
All-American Kareema Marrow,
who sprained an ankle against Utah
earlier this year.
Stella Umeh picked up the slack
for the Bruins by winning the all
around with a 38.75.
' Bartlett finished second with a
UCLA coach Valorie Kondos
said her team picked things up
“It’s hard because of the mo
mentum,” Kondos said. “When
you’re used to having people like
Leah Homma and Kareema Mar
row in there that you know are ,
goingto hit, there’s just a different
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air amongst the team.”
The Huskers began the day with
a 48.10 in the vault.
Martha Jenkins finished third
in the vault. Jenkins competed for
the first time since suffering a hy
perextended elbow Jan. 27.
Bartlett said even though the
Huskers scored more than 48 points
in the event, they were a little flat.
“Our vault wasn’t as dynamic
as it usually is,” Bartlett said. “We
really picked it up, and it wasn’t a
liability for us at all.”
Nebraska followed that with a
47.85 in the uneven bars and a 47.5
in the balance beam.
Bartlett and Umeh tied for the
balance-beam title with scores of
Kendig said he was pleased with
the outcome, even though the Bru
ins weren’t at full strength.
“It’s a big win for us,” Kendig
said. “They did the smart thing.”
Husker track teams win
indoor championship meet
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska men’s and women’s
track and field teams did it again —
they both won the Big Eight Indoor
Championships for the second straight
The Comhusker women won their
16th consecutive indoor title, and they
had three individual champions Sat
urday todefeat runner-up Kansas State
by 58 points. The men had four indi
vidual champions in the two-day meet,
held in Manhattan, Kan.
Junior Paulette Mitchell won her
second straight shot put title, and also
won the first 20-pound weight throw
with a school- and Big Eight-record
toss of 59 feet, 5 inches.
Also, junior Nicola Martial won
her fifth straight Big Eight triple
jump crown with a leap of 42-2 1/2,
which set a Big Eight meet record.
Martial is the reigning NCAA out
door triple jump national champion.
Nebraska senior Jenny Johnson
won her second straight 600-yard run
with a time of 1:22.65.
On the men’s side, the Huskers
ousted Iowa State 168 1/2-148. In the
1,000-meter run, the Huskers took the
top two spots as seniors Renier Henning
and Chad Jansen finished 1-2.
Junior Riley Washington won the
55-meter dasli title for the second
straight year with a 6.22 mark. Senior
Greg Armitage won the 35-pound
weight throw with a toss of 60-4 1/2.
Three other Huskers placed in the
Senior Marlon Jones won the 800
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