After dropping the first game of a doubleheader 3-0 to North Dakota at the Great West Conference Cluster on March 25, UNO head softball coach Jeanne Scarpello had had enough. It was the second time the Mavs had been shut out on the weekend and UNO had scored just 11 runs in five games.
As a team, the Mavs finished with 93 points. Colorado, running at its home course, won with 19 points.
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.
The hockey gods must have been displeased with UNO, the Omaha Sports Commission or the city in general. On perhaps the biggest day in conference history, neither the elements, the ice nor North Dakota cooperated with the plan.
After pushing the game back twice, the puck was finally dropped at the Battles on Ice at 6:35, two and a half hours after the scheduled start time. North Dakota proceeded to ruin the party by scoring three goals by the 10:32 mark of the first period and went on to win the game 5-2.