Quite a game by the Nebraska basketball team at the home of UNO hockey this afternoon. That's right...they covered the ice and put down a replica of the Devaney Center floor and played the biggest basketball game in the 5 year history of Omaha's Qwest Center. No, it wasn't a conference game between a couple of mid-majors, but Nebraska playing #18 Oregon...and winning at the Qwest Center. Biggest game simply because Oregon was the highest rated college basketball team to ever enter this arena, and the Huskers beat them 88-79.
Oregon started the game like they were still digging out of a snowdrift from the 6-inches that fell overnight, as the Huskers jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead. They started fast in the second half as well, building a double-digit lead early in the second half. But the Ducks came back and tied the game on a desperation 25 foot off-balance three-pointer with 8 seconds left by Tajuan Porter. Porter was fouled on the play, and fortunately missed the free throw that would have completed a four point play and given the Ducks a 75-74 lead. Nebraska quickly regrouped in overtime, and dominated to get Doc Sadler a signature win.