Of all the athletic programs at UNO, wrestling may be the richest in tradition and continued success. Maverick wrestling head coach Mike Denney has been at the helm for 32 years, leading a program that continues to be the envy of many schools across the nation.
Eric Ellington pinned Trent Cox 3:42 into their match, giving St. Cloud State a 19-18 win over no. 1 UNO in a dual Friday at Sapp Fieldhouse.
The Mavericks captured their third straight National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals title on Jan. 9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, overcoming fierce challenges from hungry rivals along the way.
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UNO's women's basketball team fought hard but couldn't make up for a 14-point second-half deficit, losing to Missouri Southern 76-66 Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse.
Bemidji State's Matt Read scored 52 seconds into overtime to give the Beavers a 3-2 win and his team left Omaha taking seven out of a possible eight points in the season series. With the tie on Friday and the loss Saturday, the Mavs are now 3-6-1 in their last 10 games.
Tyler Bullock had a great night on offense, scoring 26 points. Unfortunately for UNO, it needed the senior guard from Lincoln to score 29.