Stealing the Summit: Hollins Leads Mavericks with Tenacious Defense, Passion

Gabriel Christensen CONTRIBUTOR Teamwork and passion are among the building blocks to success—According to University of Nebraska at Omaha Basketball player Tra-Deon Hollins. Currently, Hollins leads the...

Senior Kyler Erickson pushes Mavs with energy, optimism

Gabriel Christensen CONTRIBUTOR Without a doubt, there are countless ways to describe exactly what it takes to be a genuine “leader.” Some might say a leader...

UNO introduces Lavar Ball

Joe Franco SPORTS EDITOR DISCLAIMER. THE TOPICS AND ISSUES COVERED IN THIS EDITION ARE NOT REAL NEWS. ... HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY. Lights. Camera. Action. Ladies and...

Mavericks suffer hiccup in Manhattan

By Avery Wenck, Asst. Sports Editor The men’s basketball team suffered another defeat on the road after Kansas State defeated them 66-84, bringing their record...

Omaha suffers first home loss to South Dakota State

Ray Koch SPORTS EDITOR Mike Daum. The name probably brings a scowl and maybe, just maybe a “screw that guy,” phrase to your mouth. Yes, he has...

Simmons adjusts form to improve shots from long range

Junior guard Justin Simmons has filled a role the Mavs have so desperately needed in 2012/13.  The graduation of former leading scorer Mitch Albers left the team without a reliable scorer.
But Simmons has picked up the slack, averaging 14.6 points on the season and 20.5 in his last eight games. Some of that scoring success can be attributed to improving his 3-point shot, something Simmons has been focusing on lately.
Simmons changed his shot back to the form he developed his last year in junior college.
 


Men’s basketball falls again in overtime, women improve to 3-2

Kenneth Pancake CONTRIBUTOR As the UNO women’s basketball team wraps up their road trip in search of a fourth win, the men’s team returns home from...

Grizzlies cool off Mavs, end win streak

Justin Simmons scored 25 points, C.J. Carter netted 21 and John Karhoff added 14 points, but Omaha men's basketball fell 96-81 to Oakland on Saturday at the Ralston Arena.  The loss ended the Mavs' three-game win streak and dropped their record to 8-17 (5-7 Summit League), while the Golden Grizzlies improve to 11-13 (6-4 Summit League).
After battling back and forth for most of the game, Oakland's dominance in getting to the line proved to make the difference.  Omaha made all seven of their free throws, but the Grizzlies were 28-of-38 and drew 23 fouls compared to UNO's 12.