Coach Moe Iba of Nebraska announced his resignation Friday night after the first NCAA basketball tournament game in the school's history--a 67-59 loss to Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regional at Charlotte, N.C.
"I've resigned the coaching position at the University of Nebraska in order to pursue another head coaching job," Iba said after watching his team whittle an 18-point lead in the final 10 minutes to four points down the stretch. "The resignation was effective right after the game. I have no other comment to make."
Iba coached six seasons at Nebraska.
Western Kentucky will meet Kentucky in Sunday's second round. Western beat the Wildcats, 107-83, in their only previous meeting--in the 1971 NCAA tournament.
Western Kentucky is 23-7, while Nebraska closed its season at 20-10.
Kentucky 75, Davidson 55--Kenny Walker scored 20 points as third-ranked Kentucky (30-3) overcame a sluggish start to defeat Davidson (20-11). Kentucky's 12th victory in a row was slow to develop as Davidson built a 16-11 lead in the first seven minutes and still led, 20-17, with 10 minutes left in the opening half.