UNO can’t keep pace with IUPUI on court


February 4th, 2014

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska at Omaha women’s basketball team took the court Saturday against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).


The Jaguars visited Omaha bringing in the Summit League’s top defense, allowing just 60.6 points per game. IUPUI had also won five straight games before their matchup with UNO.

Brittany Lange (center)  and the Mavs have lost five straight. (Photo Courtesy UNO Athletics)

Brittany Lange (center) and the Mavs have lost five straight. (Photo Courtesy UNO Athletics)

Meanwhile, UNO has hit a bit of a rough stretch. The Mavericks lost four straight games and six of their last seven, heading into the game with IUPUI. But Saturday’s game at the Sapp Fieldhouse brought together two of the best defenses in the Summit League.

From the tip-off IUPUI took control of the game. The Jaguars scored on their first 11 possessions breaking away with a commanding 22-2 lead, just six minutes into the game.

The Mavs fought back to cut the deficit to 13 at one point, but the Jaguars had the upper-hand for the entire game. Eventually the game slowed to a crawl when it came to baskets scored and the Jaguars kept an imposing lead. UNO couldn’t muster a comeback after going a meager 2-for-13 from beyond the 3-point line. The Mavs also committed a whopping 24 turnovers and had only six assists to IUPUI’s 20. In the end UNO lost 77-45.

IUPUI had three players score double digits, led by Nevena Markovic who had 12. The Mavs were led by Taijhe Kelly and Mikaela Shaw who each had eight points.

For UNO (10-11 overall, 1-6 Summit), it was the school’s worst loss since a 33-point drubbing to Kentucky in 2011. The Mavs are now on a two week road trip. They’ll face Western Illinois on Thursday in Macomb before traveling to the Dakotas the following week. On February 13th UNO faces North Dakota State before playing Summit League leader South Dakota State two days later in Brookings.

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