The UNO baseball team took two road wins at Southwest Baptist on Friday. The Mavs (5-2, 3-1 MIAA) beat the Bearcats 8-2 in game one and 8-3 in game two. UNO rebounded to win the last three games of the four-game series against the Bearcats after dropping Thursday's opener 11-8.
UNO outlasted the Missouri Western Griffons for a 96-84 win Wednesday night at Sapp Fieldhouse, though the game itself was a side note.
The women's basketball team fell just short of another massive upset Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse, losing 62-57 to No. 20 Emporia State.
UNO turned a three-point gap into a 19-point gulf over the final six first-half minutes, coasting to a 93-67 win Saturday over Emporia State.
The Mavericks shocked No. 6 Washburn 87-83 Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse, handing the Lady Blues their second loss of the season. The Mavs' upset victory followed a 98-59 beating at the hands of Pittsburg State on Wednesday.
The Mavericks' rebounding woes continued Friday night with a 98-69 loss to No. 14 Fort Hays State. In their last two games, the Mavericks have been out rebounded 94-51. An injury to sophomore center Josh Lynch continues to hamper UNO's inside presence, forcing the Mavs to start four guards. The injury also puts the rebounding burden on UNO redshirt freshman center John Karhoff.
A buddy and I have a theory about the NBA. There are NBA teams and there are association teams. Association teams typically play exceptional defense, exploit rebounds and can deliver in the half court.