By: Ethan Petrik and Will Wilson
When was the last time the Nebraska basketball team beat a No. 1 ranked team in the country? It’s OK if you don’t know the answer because it was all the way back in 1982. Nebraska was coached by Moe Iba at the time and the Missouri Tigers, ranked first nationally at the time, were the last undefeated team in the country at 19-0.
Ethan Petrik and Will Wilson sat down with Jerry Shoecraft, who was the starting forward for the Huskers, and Kent Pavelka, who was on the call for that game, to talk about their own experiences that day. The Missouri Tigers were known for the “The Antlers” — a loud and relentless student section. Ethan and Will also talked with Terry Harris, a member of The Antlers who was at that game in 1982.
Go back to Feb. 6, 1982 and relive the last time a Nebraska men’s basketball team beat a No. 1 ranked team in the nation.