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defense takes wine
■ The Huskers proved
poor hosts again Saturday,
holding ISU to 49 points.
By Sam McKewon
Could be the gym. Could be
Whatever it is, it’s working
for the defense of the Nebraska
men’s basketball team at home.
The Cornhuskers put together
another defensive gem Saturday,
holding a second consecutive
visiting team to fewer than 50
points. Nebraska downed Iowa
State 63-49 in front of 10,565
fans at the Bob Devaney Sports
“Iowa State had different
offenses they like to run, and we
thought we checkmated them a
few times with the things they
wanted to do,” NU Coach Danny
Nee said .
After giving up a season-high
105 points to Texas last
Wednesday, Nebraska (13-6 over
all and 4-2 in the Big 12
Conference) seemed determined
to not let history repeat itself.
NU played a two-three zone
for much of the first half, pulling
guard Cookie Belcher down to
help defend ISU forward Marcus
Fizer, the Cyclones leading scor
Fizer, who had been averaging
20 points per game in conference
play, was stymied in the first
half, scoring only two.
The rest of the Iowa State
offense didn’t fare much better.
The Cyclones (9-10 and 2-4) shot
only 32 percent from the field in
the first half and scored 22
Nebraska’s defensive effort
was keyed by stopping Fizer,
“It was our plan to come in
and double-team Fizer,” Belcher
said. “We knew we had to limit
his chances inside.”
The Huskers jumped out to an
early 23-8 lead after a layup by
guard Tyronn Lue with seven
minutes remaining in the first
half. But the Cyclones were able
to cut the deficit to 29-22 by
Iowa State came within five
with 14:23 remaining before NU
put the game away with a 13-3
run, keyed by six points from
Nee said Belcher, who had his
first double-double of the year
with 15 points and 10 rebounds,
played his most complete game
“He did a little bit of every
thing today,” Nee said. “Cookie
was there all day. He’s starting to
become our next star.”
Nee said the Huskers played a
complete game as a team. NU,
which snapped a three-game
home losing streak to the
Cyclones, outrebounded ISU 45
31 and had only eight turnovers.
“I thought we put together two
solid halves,” Nee said. “The
kids got over each hurdle as it
came to them.”
Offensively, the Huskers were
again led by Lue, who scored 24
points in 38 minutes - despite a
left groin injury. Junior Venson
Hamilton added 13 points to go
with his 11 rebounds. Fizer led
the Cyclones with 13 points.
Lue said the groin pull is a|
recurring injury he’s had lipc?
high school and not one that will
keep him out of the lineup.
“I’m fine,” Lue said. “It’s no
big deal. By Mofldaj^UX^»ll
to 10-0, Nebraska returns to me
road again to face Kansas State
Wednesday before playing
Kansas at home next Sunday.
NEBRASKA GUARD Cookie Belcher fights foraloese Ml with Iowa State geard Brad Johnson Saturday. The Haskers
downed the Cyclones 63-49 at the Bob Devaaey Sports Ceater.
claim honors at Open
By Andrew Strnad
The Nebraska track team intro
duced some new faces this weekend
at the Bob Devaney Sports Center as
seven newcomers claimed honors in
their first meet at the Nebraska Open.
In addition to claiming more than
a dozen events, five Comhusker ath
letes set NCAA provisional marks
during the all-day meet
Sophomore Vincent Brown, in his
second meet as a Husker, ran the
third-fastest 55-meter dash time in
school history, finishing second with
a time of 6.18 seconds-just ahead of
senior Byron Topps (6.19).
Brown, who recently came to
Nebraska from Bakersfield College,
said he joined the Huskers to win a
national championship. So far, Brown
isofftoagoodstart, but he said he has
not reached his full potential.
“I can do better. I will do better,”
Brown said. “I was kind of nervous
out there and didn’t get a good start. I
said I was going to break the (school)
record, but I’ll have another day.”
The record Brown refers to is
shared by Riley Washington and Bill
Trott with a time of 6.17.
In other action, freshman distance
runnerAmy Wiseman turned in a per
sonal-best time of 9:54.93 in the
3,000-meter run. The Huskers top
cross country runner won the race fin
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ishing nearly 35 seconds ahead of
teammate Melinda Mohr- but shy of
a NCAA provisional mark.
“I’m happy to win, but I only have
five more opportunities to qualify for
nationals—which is what I want to do
more than anything,” Wiseman said.
But Wiseman wasn’t the only
freshman winning for the Huskers on
Saturday. Erin Wibbels won the 20
pound weight throw, setting an
NCAA provisional mark with her
throw of 55-10 lA.
NU senior Doreen Heldt also set a
provisional marie with her toss of 55-2
Heldt finished third in the shot,
behind freshman Brandy Trofolz and
Tressa Thompson, who competed
Thompson’s throw of 59-5 Vz won
the event by more than 12 feet.
Junior Charmaine Burton won
two events by claiming the 55-meter
hurdles and the 200-meter dash.
Senior teammate La’Tisha
Croora won the 40Q~meter dash.
On the men’s side/freshfoan Matt
Hielsen cruised to vkgdryds the 400^
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The men also had several other
winners, including All-American
junior Shane Lavy in the high jump
and senior Scott Warren in die 35
pound weight throw.
Warren’s heave of 67-0 V* broke
his old school record by more than
Senior Chris Wright faced litde
competition in the long jump as he
won the event by more than 10 inches
with a jump of 24-10 Vi.
Wright won easily, despite using a
13-step approach instead of his usual
“I just wanted to see where I’m at
and work on my mechanics of my
jump, concentrating on my jump
through the air,” Wright said.
Other NU winners included:
sophomore high jumper Carrie
Braness, freshman Angie Prebyl in
the long jump, sophomore Stella
Klassen in the 800, sophomore triple
jumper Dahlia Ingram, and senior
Meka Rembert in the 55-met
I said I was going to break the (school)
record\ but I'll have another day
Broncos, Elway, AFC
snap Super Bowl jiwc
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The old
dude finally did it
John Elway and the Denver
Broncos won a Super Bowl for them
selves and the AFC by beating the
Green Bay Packers 31-24 Sunday in
one of the most exciting NFL title
It gave die 37-year-old Elway his
first win in four dies and the AFC its
first in 14.
Sure, he had help.
He got it from MVP Terrell Davis,
who gained 157 yards in 30 carries
and scored on three 1-yard runs,
including the winner with 1:45 left in
the game. Davis did it despite a
migraine that caused him to miss
most of die second quarter.
For Elway, carried off the field by
his teammates, this was vindication
in perhaps his last shot at a tide. He
rode off as die oldest quarterback
ever to win a Super Bowl.
“For all the Broncos fans who
never had this feeling, we finally got
it done,” Elway said.
“You wonder if you’re going to
win or if you’re going to run out of
The victory kept Denver from
becoming the first team ever to lose
five - it lost one in 1978, before
The win meant vindication for die
AFC, which hadn’t won since the
Raiders, then in Los Angeles, beat
Washington 38-9 in 1984, Elway s
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