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Hockey gets back on track

UNO hockey came into their weekend series against Minnesota Duluth desperately needing a result to keep their hopes of hosting an NCHC quarter final intact.The Mavericks came off a disappointing series, getting swept by St. Cloud and sliding down the NCHC standings. Head coach Dean Blais’s men stormed into Minnesota to win both games in a shootout and reclaim third place in the NCHC.  Saturday’s shootout win was helped by a fantastic effort by Jake Randolph, who gave Kasamir Kaskisuo no opportunity to save. The Mavericks will host NCHC bottom-feeders Colorado College in the final series of the season this weekend. Depending on how results go this weekend, the Mavericks could finish anywhere from second to fifth in the NCHC.

Softball gets rained out

Omaha softball was 1-1 before rain spoiled their weekend and cancelled the third day of the Citrus Classic in Orlando, FL. The Mavericks had beaten Georgetown and lost to Lehigh previously.

Two win close out men’s basketball conference play

The Mavericks picked up two big victories over Fort Wayne and IUPUI this week to close out their conference season this week. Fort Wayne was no match for the Mavs, who had five different players get into double-digits. Omaha would then go on to beat IUPUI in a double-overtime thriller in Indianapolis. CJ Carter finished off his Summit League career with 29 points in the win. UNO will close their season on Tuesday in Grand Forks against North Dakota.

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