Simmons adjusts form to improve shots from long range

Junior guard Justin Simmons has filled a role the Mavs have so desperately needed in 2012/13.  The graduation of former leading scorer Mitch Albers left the team without a reliable scorer.
But Simmons has picked up the slack, averaging 14.6 points on the season and 20.5 in his last eight games. Some of that scoring success can be attributed to improving his 3-point shot, something Simmons has been focusing on lately.
Simmons changed his shot back to the form he developed his last year in junior college.
 


Women’s basketball 1-0 with brand new team

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UNO basketball earns All-Independent honors

Despite not being eligible for post-season play, the UNO men's and women's basketball teams picked up awards last week when several members received All-Independent Honors.  Four members of the men's team, and three members of the women's team, were named to the 2012 Independent  Basketball All-Conference Teams by College Sports Madness.


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Men’s basketball prepares for conference play

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Mavericks bounce back with Nevada win

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UNO tops SDSU and NDSU

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Omaha Basketball opens league play

Omaha star Zach Jackson goes for a layup against Northern Arizona earlier in the season. Photo by Maria Nevada/the Gateway.Kenneth Pancake SPORTS EDITOR In the...