Saturday, December 15, 2007

Huskers Win The Biggest Basketball Game Ever at the Qwest Center

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.

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Wow. Nebrasketball is now 1-1 in the Qwest this season. Congrats.

Husker Mike said...

1-0 against ranked opponents this season...

Ryan said...

It was the highest ranked opponent in the Qwest Center because highly ranked teams won't agree to play Creighton. Plus, we all know that Nebraska is never ranked.

Husker Mike said...

Wrong on both accounts. Nebraska has been ranked, though it's been a few years. Heck, they even were a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament once. And they got a few votes in this week's poll.

And you conveniently forget that Altman backed out on playing North Carolina this season in the Vegas Invitational. I suppose you could have said that ranked teams don't want to play Creighton in Omaha.