Husker Hoop Teams Have Successful Weekend

So far the season has started out right for Nebraska's men's and women's basketball teams.  On Saturday afternoon, Barry Collier's crew defeated Tennessee 77-62 to improve to 6-1 on the season.  Junior forward John Turek led the way with 21 points, while the Volunteers shot a miserable 28 percent from the field.  The game was highlighted in the second half by a Jason Dourisseau dunk which temporarily took down the basket standard.

Meanwhile, on Sunday the Husker women narrowly defeated Louisiana-Lafayette to improve to 7-1 on the year.  Katie Morse had 15 points while Keasha Cannon-Johnson had 13 points and a career high 17 rebounds to pace Nebraska.  But it was the play of the Husker defense and Margaret Richards down the stretch which sealed the win.  Nebraska blew a 9 point second half lead and trailed by as many as 4 points.  But Richards hit a layup with 1:31 left to cut the deficit to 1.  And then with less than a minute to go nailed a 3 pointer to give the Big Red a 61-59 advantage.  Anna Petrakova missed a potential game tying shot at the buzzer for ULL.