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Missouri upset third-ranked
Kansas Monday 74-73 at the
Heames Center in Columbia, Mo.
The Tigers were led bv sophomore
Albert White’s career-high 23
Kansas State forward Manny
Dies was named the Big 12 player
of the week for his performance in
the Wildcats' last two games. Dies
had 26 points and 11 rebounds in a
69-62 loss to Kansas, and he scored
27 points in a win over Iowa State.
"Manny plays within himself pretty
well when he's down in the blocks.”
KSC Coach Tom Asbury said.
"He's improved a lot ”
The Big 12 freshman of the j
week wa; Texas swingman Luke j
AxteH. who a\ eraged 15 points and j
8 5 rebounds last week. Axteli j
recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds |
in a 89-73 loss to Oklahoma.
Nebraska's 53-43 victory over
Oklahoma Sunday was the
Comhuskers" lowest point total in a
victory since a 53-5! win over
Wisconsin on Dec. 12, 1984. "I was
pleased with our defense against
them." OU Coach Kelvin Sampson j
NC ranks second in the Big 12
Conference and fifth in the nation
in field uoal defense - boldine j
opponents to .39.4 percent shootimz !
trom the flo'or ;
■'Vve'\ - near, aide to come.-: ..
.men ■ - o. ..
The Kansas basketball team
will spend it.' 12consecutive ■
week in The Associated Press Top
25 this week. The Jay hawks have ;
spent 55 straight weeks in the top
five. Both streaks are currently tops I
in college basketball.
The Colorado basketball team
spent some time at Camp Patton
after losing 87-72 to Nebraska Jan
11. CU Coach Ricardo Patton, who I
used to be in the army, had the team
spend three nights in the Coors
Events Center on cots. The disci
pline paid off as the Buffaloes
defeated Missouri 81-78 Saturday.
Big 12 men's basketball standings:
(through 1 uesdav 1
Cnnferene.' ' >\ erail
kanv. i 2•
‘ >1:1.them . 4
\ , . ;■
Big 12 Notebook Cblbbiku m
senior reporter Sam McKesson.
To retire or not to retire
By Mike Kluck
Special Projects Reporter
Wilt Chamberlain returned to
Kansas on Saturday, and now his jer
sey will never leave Allen
who last played
for the Javhawks
in a thrilling,
loss to North
Carolina in the
game, had his jer
Sampson sey hung from the
rafters of Allen
Fieldhouse in a halftime ceremom
Kansas had officially retired
Chamberlain’s jersey, but because of
a KU rule, a jersey can't be hung until
the player has officially returned to
The retirement of Chamberlain’s
jersey posed a question to other Big
12 coaches. What should be required
to retire a jersey or number?
“Today, everybody wants it
defined why a player’s name is up
there," Missouri Coach Norm
Stewart said. The Tigers have retired
five jerseys, while Kansas leads the
Big 12 with eight retirements.
Dave Hoppen and Stuart Lantz
are the only Cornhusker basketball
players to have their jerseys retired.
Please see RETIRE on 8
Huskers vary honors
By Mike Kluck
Special Projects Reporter
The rules on the retirement
of a Nebraska jersey are just as
different as the sports NU
“(Retirement) is not the Ten
Volleyball Coach Terry Pettit said.
“It’s different for every program
and is done on what’s best for that
For athletes to have their jer
seys retired, Athletic Director
Bill Byrne said, they must be rec
ommended by the current coach
of the sport they played. Byrne
said he receives the recommen
dations and meets with the senior
athletic administrators for final
“However, it's really up to the
coaching staff,” Byrne said.
Pettit said when he arrived at
Nebraska in 1977, he immediately
wanted to recognize outstanding
Please see NU on 8
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I Ryan Soderlin/DN
DANNY BERGMAN dives off the 3-meter board Saturday in a dual against Iowa State at the Devaney Center.
Husker diver defies odds
B'- Sakah Dose
said ",n.nd Danny's the same. Think
about it You have to be nuts to get on
that board and do what tiiev do ”
! tie soon ma\ loot; marm on
Bemm m am he ■> never uad am
. : \ nee'; 1 no . ne • ' ;
.1! ■ _ ■ ni \ "Uni' ’ !l!”k in
' ' ' If., i . v\ d* U *1 ’J v,\
him in perfect concentration.
“It's not ar. inborn talent.”
Bergman said "i had to grow into
Hooking -aid Bcgniar. still has
g~-»w mg ; u. oat so far ne's
er’i >\.-d watoning Bergman become
■ w.-.if >u, t her. a nine ■: ... :
rdoo.aI.;- BERGMAN on v
By Shannon Heffelfinger
MANHATTAN, Kan. - For two
weeks, the Nebraska women’s basket
ball team failed to cash in when pre
sented with opportunities in the paint.
That wasn’t the case last week in
I two important wins over Texas A&M
and Kansas State.
In Manhattan Saturday, the
Comhuskers' post players rebounded
from two weeks of lackluster perfor
j mances behind a nearly flawless offen
i sive showing by sophomore Charlie
“We really had that strong presence
i in the post that we haven’t had the oast
four o: five 2am.es “ V.' Coach Raul
Sanderiom >vd. “It ;:uc us tremcn.
QOUS ''aiiiilv- -
“learns are reaU keying or- •
Deforge and Nicole Rubik, so we need
to get that production from the post"
Rogers, who recently earned a
position in NU's starting lineup, led
the Huskers in scoring for the first
time this season Saturday in their 78
47 win over RSU.
The 6-foot-2 native of South Sioux
City made 7 of 9 shots and scored 18
points in 29 minutes.
“My role is rebounding and
defense,” Rogers said. “As for scoring,
if it comes, it comes.”
Said Sanderford: “Charlie Rogers
really went to war for us. She was the
The Huskers dominated the boards,
outrebounding RSU 38-27. DeForge
totaled eight rebounds while 6-foot-1
forward Con McDili added five.
“Their post players were catching
the ball at will,” Patterson said. ”The\
had our defense spread out, and we
couldn't crowd the lane to stop them.”
Strong play in the post was missing
in NU's two road losses two weeks ago.
Center Emiis Thompson and
Rogers collided during a practice drill
tne day before NCI's Jan 7 loss to
Colorado, and neither proved very
effective after the accident. Thompson
suffered a strained nee.-, and Roger
Jan l‘i a’ kansur. icoger-. \;cl V
and Th.-mpso! accounted m* ms;
noinm ■” n . Rushers' v-~a
. ... r':c • -. ;v " ■ m'in' a- . . .
Re ■ v. V.- eded a road n
R.ogets said.' aiucoac’.' told us \vc ea.l
had to mcln ’dually step up to get it."
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