When the college basketball season tipped off last weekend, the UNO men's basketball team stepped into the big time. Like the rest of the university's athletic programs, men's basketball is entering its first season in Division I competition.
Last Wednesday the UNO men's basketball team played their final game at the Sapp Fieldhouse before moving to the Ralston Sports and Event Center next season. Alumni were in town to be honored and in-state rival Nebraska-Kearney was on the court trying to ruin all the festivities.
From a conference tournament championship in 2010 to reclassification and road games against the likes of Wisconsin and Michigan State, senior Alex Welhouse has been through more than the typical Maverick basketball player. A role player who saw little time on the floor at the beginning of his career, Welhouse quickly developed into one of the team's key weapons.