Cochran's Honors
2002 Jack Moore Award
2002 All-Big 12 Honorable-Mention (Coaches)
2002 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2002 Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
1999 Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12

Cochran's Career Highs
Points: 27, vs. Baylor, 2/27/02
Rebounds: 9, vs. Kansas State, 3/2/02
Assists: 8, three times
Steals: 5, vs. Oklahoma State, 2/17/99
Blocks: 1, two times

Senior (2001-02)
Cary Cochran etched his name into the record books throughout his collegiate career, as he finished his playing days as the NU career, single-season and single-game leader for three-pointers. Cochran was just as deadly from the free throw line, where he lead the nation as a senior.

Cochran quickly emerged as the Huskers' long-range threat as a rookie, hitting 39 three-pointers in his first season at Nebraska. The Minden, Iowa native then added 62 as a sophomore and 78 as a junior before setting the single-season mark as a senior. Cochran had 89 three-pointers in 2001-02 - including a single-game record eight in the final home game of his career - as he led NU to a team season record 267 three-pointers.

For his career, Cochran scored 1,081 points to become the 23rd Husker in history to top the 1,000-point plateau. He also recorded his 100th career steal as a senior and finished his career ranked 15th in NU history with 110 steals.

Cochran ranked third in Big 12 Conference history for three-pointers, as he was just the fifth player in league history to record at least 200 treys.

Cochran led the team in scoring as a senior at 14.0 ppg, and earned honorable-mention all-conference honors from the coaches.

Junior (2000-01)
Cochran entered the season as the team's top long-distance threat and proved why, as he tied the Nebraska single-season record with 78 three-pointers. He also ranked third in the nation in three-point field-goal percentage, as he hit 47.3 percent (78 of 165) from behind the arc. Cochran improved that mark to 48.3 percent in Big 12 action as he hit 43 of 89 to rank second in the conference.

Overall, Cochran started 23 games while playing in all 30 of the Huskers' contests. He was fourth on the team with 9.6 points per game, while ranking second with 67 assists and third with 27 steals.

Cochran shot 46.0 percent from the floor overall to rank third on the team, trailing Kimani Ffriend's 62.3 and Steffon Bradford's 60.3 percent shooting. Both Ffriend and Bradford ranked among the top 10 nationally in shooting percentage.

Cochran finished the season hitting at least one three-pointer in 23 straight contests, and in 29 of his 30 games played. He hit a season-high six three-pointers against Murray State and added at least three three-pointers in a contest 13 other times during the year.

Cochran had 14 double-digit scoring contests, including a season-high 20 points against Murray State. He hit 6-of-10 shots from the floor, including 6-of-8 from three-point range, with two rebounds and three steals against the Racers. The scoring outburst came in a seven-game stretch from Dec. 28 to Jan. 20 when Cochran recorded double-figure scoring totals in six of those contests.

Cochran recorded a career-high tying eight assists without a turnover while contributing 13 points against Alaska-Fairbanks in Nebraska's second game of the Husker Team Classic. On the year, he had three games with at least four assists and zero turnovers.

Cochran had a perfect shooting day in a loss at conference foe Missouri, as he finished 5-for-5 from behind the arc. It was the second time in three games in which he hit at least five treys.

Sophomore (1999-00)
Cochran started 11 games and was Nebraska's top perimeter threat for the second straight season. He knocked down a team-high 62 three-pointers, then the fourth-best single-season total in Husker history. Cochran also connected on a team-best 39 percent from beyond the arc.

Cochran as at his best from long distance in Big 12 Conference action, when he hit 42 percent of his three-point attempts to rank fourth in the league. In the season's final 18 games, Cochran knocked down 44 percent from three-point range, after hitting just 29 percent before the New Year. He had 12 games with three or more three-pointers, including seven of the final 11 games. He had a streak of eight straight made three-pointers beginning with the second half at OSU and stretching to the second half against Kansas.

Cochran averaged 7.9 points per game to rank sixth on the team. During Big 12 play, he put in 8.5 points per contest which tied for the fourth-best total on the squad. Cochran scored a season-high 17 points on three occasions - vs. Monmouth in the Ameritas Classic, at Kansas State and at Kansas. Overall, Cochran had eight double-figure scoring games as a sophomore.

An off-guard by trade, Cochran saw spot duty at the point throughout the season. Late in the year, he shared the starting duties at the point with Danny Walker and produced good results. Cochran finished second on the team with 78 assists. His 52 assists in league play (3.3 per game) was best on the team. Cochran posted a career-high eight assists without a turnover vs. Baylor and matched that total in the regular-season finale at Texas A&M.

Cochran ranked second on the team in steals with 37, including a season-high four at Creighton. He set a season rebounding high with six vs. Colorado in Lincoln, and averaged 2.5 boards per game, the most for an NU guard. Cochran was one of 47 members of the Student Basketball Council, a group established by the NABC.

Freshman (1998-99)
Cochran played in 32-of-33 games as a redshirt freshman and scored a total of 172 points, with a career-high 23 points in the season finale at TCU in the NIT. He was NU's top three-point threat, hitting nearly 40 percent from the field (39 of 98) and was among the Big 12 leaders in conference games, also at a 40 percent clip. Cochran hit 7-of-9 three-pointers in the TCU contest, tying the NU school record for three-pointers made in a game.

Cochran scored a Big 12-best 14 points against Baylor, including four three-pointers in six attempts. He scored 13 points and hit 3-of-4 from long range in NU's win over Kansas in Lincoln. He scored 10 points against Colgate in the Ameritas Classic championship game and was one of three Huskers named to the all-tournament team.

Cochran reached double figures six times for the season and hit two or more three-pointers 12 times. Nebraska was 5-1 when Cochran reached double figures and was 9-3 when he made two or more three-pointers. He knocked down a three-pointer at Kansas to put Nebraska ahead to stay with 2:54 left in the Huskers' 64-59 upset victory. When Cochran was at his best, Nebraska was extremely difficult to beat, as the rookie averaged 10.6 points per game and shot 60 percent in Nebraska's five-game winning streak from Jan. 13 to Jan. 27.

Cochran knocked down 29-of-31 attempts (94 percent) from the foul line, including his final 18 free throws of the 1998-99 campaign. He grabbed five rebounds in the win at Kansas and matched that total at Texas Tech. Cochran also had five steals vs. Oklahoma State. For his efforts in the classroom, Cochran was tabbed an honorable-mention academic All-Big 12 selection.

Cochran's Career Stats

116-277 .419