Thursday, February 28, 2008

Doc Sadler's Husker Hoopsters

via the OWH, Doc's got the Husker basket ball squad relevant in March for the first time in years. Fresh off upset victories over K-St and Texas Tech, the Huskers crank up the D and smother the Sooners 63-45 at Devaney. The Husker roundballers held OU to a mere 12 first half points enroute to a 17 point halftime lead. After starting the Big 12 schedule 0-4, NU is 6-3, and has now moved into a tie for sixth in the conference, a single game back from fourth.

"Oklahoma (18-10, 6-7) came to the Devaney Center with NCAA tournament dreams and the fancy RPI.

But in front of a noisy crowd of 10,031, Nebraska shot 50 percent from the field for the third straight game, put four players in double figures and held the Sooners to a point total that matched their season low."

NU committed just 8 tunrovers despite missing starting PG Cookie Miller and guard Ryan Anderson picking up a dislocated finger in the first half. Huskers were led by Steve Harley's 17 points, along with C Aleks Maric going for 16 points and 11 boards. Ade Dagunduro and Paul Velander chipping with 13 and 11 respectively. Next up is Okie St, tied with NU in the conference at 6-7 but with wins in its last five in a row, and then #5 nationally ranked UT next Tuesday.

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