Carolyn Blair-Mobley had one year of eligibility left and a decision to make.
The 5-foot-10-inch forward, originally from St. Paul, Minn., had already played for Cloud County (Kan.) Community College for one season and then at Oklahoma State for two seasons. Her senior season, Blair-Mobley took a break from basketball to earn her degree. But she wasn't quite ready to walk away from basketball.
Despite being near the top of The Summit League all season, UNO women's basketball has struggled to find conference success on the road. Prior to Saturday the Mavs had gone 1-4 in league road games, last winning 61-44 at Kansas City over a month ago.
But a 67-63 win at Oakland has pushed UNO back into fourth in The Summit League standings with six games to go. The Mavs get four of those at home, only having to play two more away from the Sapp Fieldhouse.
The UNO men's basketball team beat the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves 65-49 Saturday in front of 473 fans at Sapp Fieldhouse. It was the first regularseason game for the Mavs, who were coming off a 102-72 exhibition loss to Michigan State last Monday. UNO senior guard Tyler Bullock led the Mavs with 24 points on 9-16 shooting from the field. The 2010-2011 First-team All- MIAA selection also added seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes of play.