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    3-pointers halt Nebraska comeback
KU from page 9
Kansas rebuilt its 15-point
advantage 3:46 into the second half
when freshman guard Jennifer
Jackson made a basket to give KU a
51-36 lead.
The Huskers outscored the
Jayhawks 20-10 in the next eight
minutes to cut KU’s lead to five. But
KU responded with a 7-2 run to
regain a 10-point lead.
“They hit some 3-point plays and
it really broke our backs,” Nebraska
senior guard Anna DeForge said.
KU’s lead was cut to four points
again when Nicole Kubik made a
layup with 3:05 remaining.
But the Jayhawks converted
another 3-point play when sopho
more Lynn Pride made a basket and
free throw after being fouled by NU
sophomore Charlie Rogers.
“We got ourselves in a position
to win the basketball game, and on
the road that’s what you got to do,”
Sanderford said. “I’m very disap
pointed that certain people didn’t
step up. Nicole Kubik had a nice
game offensively, but she didn’t have
any assists.”
Kubik, a sophomore, led the
Huskers with 22 points while
DeForge finished the game with 20
points. Other than Kubik and
DeForge, no other players scored in
double figures.
The Huskers return home to face
Texas A&M Wednesday night at
7:05. The game will be a gut check
for NU, DeForge said.
“We have to look to ourselves
and pick each other up and come out
on Wednesday and take out our frus
trations on A&M at home,” DeForge
said. “Our confidence is going to be
a little down and we are going to be a
little frustrated. But with the maturi
ty we have on our team, I don't think
it is going to drag us down any
Van Horn named
new baseball coach
By Shannon Hefteijtnger
Senior Reporter
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill
Byrne announced the hiring of Dave
Van Horn Thursday as Nebraska’s head
baseball coach.
Byrne said Van Horn, a 37-year-old
Kansas City, Mo., native who coached
at Northwestern (La.) State for the past
three years, was a unanimous selection
by NU’s search committee to fill the
position vacated by John Sanders.
Sanders, who posted .628 winning
percentage in 20 years at Nebraska, was
fired Dec. 4.
“The committee set three goals con
cerning the type of person we wanted,”
Byrne said. “First, we wanted someone
who understood Nebraska culture -
someone who understood our values
and what is important to Nebraska.
we wanted someone wno wilt
make sure our student athletes have a
great experience here while committing
to doing things the right way as far as
following NCAA regulations. Third, we
wanted someone who is committed to
excellence. We have found that person
in Dave Van Horn.”
Van Horn met with Nebraska offi
cials Wednesday in Lincoln.
“I hadn’t slept much the past week
waiting for that phone call,” Van Horn
said. “And when I heard the news I was
Saturday, Van Horn announced the
hiring of former Northwestern State
Assistant Coach Rob Childress.
Childress, who turned down the
head coaching position at Northwestern
State, will serve as Van Horn’s pitching
coach for the fourth straight season. The
two also worked together at Texarkana
Junior College in 1991 and 1992.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Dave
for a long time,” Childress s£id, “and we
have a chance to recruit the best talent in
the country and be successful on a
whole new level.”
Van Horn inherits a team that posted
a 89-85-1 record the past three years.
NU’s eighth head coach said he hopes to
take the Cornhuskers to the Big 12
Tournament this season.
But that isn’t his only goal. He said
earning a spot in the NCAA
Tournament and the College World
Series is not unreachable.
I hadn If slept much
the past week
waiting for that
phone call. And
when I heard the
news I was ecstatic."
Dave Van Horn
NU baseball coach
“It’s not a dream but a goal,” Van
Horn said, “and there is a big difference
in my opinion. We just have to give it
some time, and we can’t panic. If we
lose more than I think we should, it will
eat at me unless we’re playing as good
as we can.
it s not a sprint, it s a maratnon.
We’re going to get toe eventually”
NU’s first game, originally sched
uled for Feb. 6 at Minnesota, was
pushed back to Feb 15. In the days
before the season begins, Van Horn said,
recruiting will be his top priority.
This season, Van Horn said, he plans
to fill holes quickly with junior college
transfers. But further down the road, he
said, he hopes to place a greater empha
sis on recruiting Nebraska high school
“We have one of the top three or
four baseball conferences in the coun
try,” Van Horn said. ‘To compete, we
need to keep our kids here instead of let
ting them go south.
“The University of Nebraska is
known across the country. The acade
mics are great here, and we should be
able lo attract the kind of athletes we
need. The kids have to trust you and
trust the program. We have to tell them
that they’re going to love it here.”
NU pitcher Chad Wiles said the
team is excited about the improvements
in the program.
“Everything was really negative this
fall, especially all the stuff that was
going on with John,” Wiles said. “We’re
just relieved to have Coach Van Horn
here and we have really high hopes for
both him and our team.”
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Relaxation Hour
Thursdays, Jan. 15-May 7, 12:10-12:45 p.m.
Health Center, Rm. 43
| Lesbian Bisexual Questioning Discussion Group
| Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
| NU 338, Call 472-2597 for more info.
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Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.,
Call 472-7450 for tnore info.
Students With Children Support Group
Tuesdays, Starting Jan. 13,
12:00-1:00 p.m., ECU 318
Eating Disorders Support Group
Thursdays, 5:306:30 p.m.
NU 338, Call 472-9428 for more info.
Graduate Womens Support Group
Weekly Time TBA
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| Divers pace swim teams
From staff reports
The Nebraska men’s and women’s
swimming and diving teams com
bined for a 5-1 record on their trip to
Florida Atlantic University
Saturday.The women finished 2-0 by
defeating Florida Atlantic 204-85
and Villanova 192-84, while the men
finished 3-1, suffering their first loss
of the season to Purdue 187-111. But
the men did manage to overcome
Villanova 251-50, and Florida
Atlantic 178-104.
Head Coach Cal Bentz said he
was pleased with the performances of
both teams.
“We worked hard while we were
down there, so the performances
were particularly good,” he said. “I
was particularly pleased with the
Divers Amanda Zins and Danny
Bergman both won the one- and
three-meter diving competitions.
The Huskers will compete in a
dual with Iowa State Saturday at the
Bob Devaney Sports Center.
i Men win second straight
HOOPS from page 9
discontent aver the sloppy play.
“I’m really bothered with the
turnovers,” Nee said. “We turned the
ball over in every'sltuation possible
todd& aifd we’fihvelo get better lhan
The Huskbirs did get their most
balanced scoring effort of the season
with all five starters Scoring in double
figures, led by, Lue, who reached the
30-point plateau for the third time this
year. Both Hamilton and forward
Andy Markowski had double-doubles,
with Hamilton recording 12 points
and 12 rebounds and Markowski
adding 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Markowski, who tied his career
high with four steals, said the balanced
scoring attack presents NU’s offense
at its best
“When we get five guys up around
10 points and we get that one guy with
18,19 points - thatis when we’re most
successful,” Markowski said. “If we
stay with that, we’re going to be tough
to beat”
C The Huskers, whci have how won'
two straight conference games after a
67-62 upset of Oklahoma State
Wednesday, do not play again until
Sunday against Oklahoma at the
Devaney Center.
Lue said that time off, plus remain
ing Lincoln, will help NU through die
next stretch of Big 12 play.
“We’re glad to be back,” Lue said.
“We know that we’ve got to take care
of home games and then worry about
the road games.”