Not Just a Football School

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has folks believing it's possible for a program with scant basketball tradition to succeed.

With less than a month left in the regular season, Nebraska (15-7, 5-4) is fourth in the Big 12 and making a run at its first NCAA tournament bid since 1998.

Last weekend's 58-55 victory over then-No. 16 Texas has created a buzz in a state where the small private school Creighton in Omaha has dominated basketball conversation the past decade.

Andy Markowski played for the Huskers in the late 1990s. He says Sadler is way ahead of schedule in building the program.

Markowski says when Sadler took over in 2006, there was a lot of apathy about Nebraska basketball and the team was not competitive. Now the program is starting to get national attention.

Courtesy: Associated Press