Around Husker Nation - Track Gets a Hot Start, No. 7 Wrestling Loses

Spring semester at Nebraska started last week, and with the first full week a wrap, there’s a lot to catch up on throughout Husker Nation. Husker Corner keeps you informed.

Men’s Basketball (9-8, 1-5 Big Ten) – Last Game: 45-50 L at Wisconsin

The Huskers shot only two free throws all game in a very low-scoring loss. The Badgers didn’t make a single field goal in the final seven minutes, but hung on by nailing nine free throws.

Women’s Basketball (15-2, 4-1) – Last Game: 73-93 L vs. Penn State

The No. 15 Huskers had their nine game win streak snapped this weekend in a loss to Penn State, a team they beat earlier in the season. Read more about the game here.

Wrestling (10-1) – Last Match: 9-24 L vs. No. 2 Iowa

Nebraska, which sat at No. 7 entering the meet, was overcome by the Hawkeyes, who didn’t trail in the match. Senior heavyweight Tucker Lane provided a bright spot in the Huskers’ dark defeat, when he beat No. 8 Bobby Telford 3-1 to improve to 17-2 on the season.

Track and Field – Holiday Inn Invitational (Fri. Jan 13 and Sat. Jan 14)

In their first action of the season, the men’s and women’s track and field teams took to the Devaney Center and earned 22 first place finishes. Ashley Miller (1 mile run), Kara Mostoller (long jump), Taylor Jensen in the (weight throw) and Maggie Maher(pole vault) all set personal records in the meet.

Women’s Swimming and Diving (3-1 in dual meets) – Last Meet: 145-155 L at Kansas

The Husker swimmers fell to Kansas in a tight match. Each team won eight events, but in the end a Jayhawks 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard individual relay gave them the win.

Women’s Bowling (4th Place) – Mid-Winter Classic (Jonesboro, Ark.)

After earning the fourth seed in Sunday’s finals, the Husker bowlers dropped their first match 3-4, a narrow defeat against No. 3 Central Missouri. In the consolation bracket, however, Nebraska was able to topple No. 1 Maryland Eastern Shore 4-3 in a match that came down to the 10th frame of the seventh game. In the third place game, the Huskers were matched up with Central Missouri again, this time falling victim in a 4-0 defeat, which left them with a fourth place finish.

Men’s Gymnastics (3rd Place) – Rocky Mountain Open (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Twelve-time defending champion No. 1 Oklahoma claimed another title in the Rocky Mountain Open. The Huskers finished third behind OU and Air Force. The shining moment of the meet was when Husker Eric Schryver tied OU’s Chris Stehl in the parallel bars.

By Chris Peters

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