In 2012-13 the obvious question facing the men's basketball team is, how do the Mavs replace Mitch Albers? At the end of his historic career, Albers was the second highest scorer in UNO history, missing the all-time mark of 1,816 set by Dean Thompson by just 26 points.
Top seed Missouri Southern beat fourth-seeded UNO 88-85 in the semifinals of the MIAA Men's Basketball Championship in Kansas City, ending the Mavericks' season.
For the second year in row UNO sat in position to take home ice over the last two weekends of the season but failed to earn a single point and slid all the way down to seventh place. Last year the downward spiral sent the Mavs to St. Cloud State where the losing streak extended into the first round of the WCHA.
Of all the athletic programs at UNO, wrestling may be the richest in tradition and continued success. Maverick wrestling head coach Mike Denney has been at the helm for 32 years, leading a program that continues to be the envy of many schools across the nation.