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NU skid to
The Nebraska baseball team’s
losing skid continues.
NU lost twice on Tuesday at
Kansas State, losing to the Wild
cats 19-9 and 11-3 in a double
header at Frank Meyers Field in
In the first game, the
Comhuskers (5-13 and 0-6 in the
Big 12 Conference) battled back
from a 7-1 deficit to trail 9-8 be
fore Kansas State (10-6 and 1-5)
erupted for 10 runs in the seventh
and eighth innings. Todd Federay’s
grand slam in the eighth broke the
NU committed seven errors as
Spencer Van Linge (1-2) took the
In the night cap, KSU used a
six-run fifth inning to build a 9-1
lead before holding on to win 11
3. Right-hander Derek Adair (0-1)
took the loss for the Hdskers.
The games do not count in the
conference standings. NU is the
only Big 12 team not to have won
a conference game this season.
Huskies ready for Huskeis
HUSKIES from page 10
chances, as they finished seventh pi
the Big 12 with a 7-9 record.
Sophomore forward Larry Flo
rence will be
back in the start
against the Hus
kies, and guard
will be available
off the bench.
The two were
Nebraska’s 78-72 loss to Missouri in
the first round of the Big 12 tourna
Fourth-year UW Coach Bob
Bender said facing Nebraska in Lin
coln is an exciting challenge.
“We’re playing the defending NIT
champions,” Bender said. “They are
a great example of what you can do
with this tournament at the end of the
Nebraska, who won five straight
games to claim the 1996 NIT title, is
making its fifth NIT appearance —
11th in school history—under Coach
Under Nee, the Huskers are 11-3
in NIT games and unbeaten in six
opening-round games in Lincoln. At
home, NU is 11-1 in all NIT games.
To continue its first-round success
— Nebraska has not lost in the first
round of the NIT since 1980 — the
Huskers will have to Contain
MacCullough, who was recruited by
Nebraska in 1993. **“
MacCullough, a Winnipeg,
Manitoba native, ranks second nation
ally in shooting percentage at 67 per
cent per game. Against USC, he
scored 18 points and grabbed 14 re
Along with MacCullough, the
Huskies will rely cm Wooden Award
finalist Mark Sanford.
Bender said Sanford, a 6-9, 210
pound junior forward, and
MacCullough will be crucial in set
ting the tone for the game.
“We’ve got to make sure that we
get our big guys a lot of touches and a
lot of opportunities to score,” Bender
Sanford leads the Huskies averag
ing 16.9 points and 7.9 boards per
Washington is 15-0 in games when
it out-shoots its opponent this season,
but Bender said the Huskies shooting
percentage will not be as important as
stopping Nebraska’s point guard
Lue, a second-team All-Big 12 se
lection, has the potential to take over
a game with his scoring and ball con
trol, Bender said.
“Trying to contain his transition
and the way he pushes the ball will
definitely be our priority.”
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I Bergman makes big splash
DIVE from page 10
Assistant Head Coach Jim
Hocking, who works with NU’s
divers, said Bergman’s consistency
is his greatest asset.
“Danny’s a real steady per
former,” Hocking said. “The thing
that he’s got going for him is that
he’s a fierce competitor. He can
have a disastrous takeoff and come
back. He’s a real magician as far
as that goes.”
Bergman’s career marks
couldn’t have come at a better time.
He is one of eight Huskers divers
—what is believed to be a school
record —to qualify for the NCAA
Zone Diving Meet, which begins
At the zone meet, scores are
combined from the one- and three
meter competitions, with the top six
scorers advancing to the NCAA f
Championship meet March 27-29
at Minneapolis. Bergman expects
the momentum he gained at the 1
league meet to give him a mental
edge over his competitors at the
“I think of myself as a better
meet diver,” Bergman said. “I step
it up during competition. Diving is
a really big mental sport. The more
you practice, the more confident
you’re going to be. And if you go
into meets with confidence, you’re
going to dive really well.”
DeForge selected to team
From Staff Reports
Anna DeForge, who helped lead
the Nebraska women’s basketball
team to a 19-9 season, was named
an honorable mention All-Ameri
can by The Associated Press on
DeForge, a junior forward from
Niagara, Wis., led NU in sewing,
averaging 17.5 points per game.
The first-team was Stanford se
nior Kate Starbird, Kara Wolters,
a senior from Connecticut, Tennes
see sophomore Chamique
Holdsclaw, Old Dominion senior
Ticha Penicheiro and Florida se
nior DeLisha Milton.
Kansas’ Tamecka Dixon, the ?
Big 12 Conference’s player of the
year, was named to the second
team. Dixon led the Jayhawks to
the first-ever Big 12 regular-sea
Three other Big 12 players also
were selected as honorable men
tion. Kansas State’s Andria Jones,
Colorado’s Erin Scholz and Alicia
Thompson of Texas Tech join
DeForge as honorable mention se
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