Planning out a road trip to the historically rowdy Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. is never an easy proposition for any team. Skating a roster that includes 20 underclassmen into that environment makes the challenge that much more daunting.
Whatever Head Coach Dean Blais and the UNO coaching staff had in mind for a game plan, chances are it didn't include spotting the Badgers a 3-0 lead. Friday the Mavs came from three down to stun Wisconsin 5-4, then lost 6-3 after another three-goal deficit on Saturday.
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.
University of Nebraska at Omaha basketball players like John Karhoff, C.J. Carter, Caleb Steffensmeier and others competed in the league this summer alongside players and teams that have played at various levels around the world, but all who have roots back to Omaha.