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June 10, 2013

2013 Omaha Volleyball Schedule

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Schedules,Women's Soccer — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Earlier in the year I previewed the women’s soccer schedule. Now we’ll take a look at this year’s volleyball schedule.

Bold for home games, * for Summit League games.

Day of Week Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Record Last Year Conference Last Year Conference Finish Last Year RPI Last Year
Friday 8/30 Houston Baptist Houston, Texas 7 PM 20-11 (7-1) Great West 1st 137
Saturday 8/31 UT-Pan American Houston, Texas Noon 10-19 (3-5) Great West 3rd 280
Saturday 8/31 Louisiana Houston, Texas 5 PM 16-16 (6-8) Sun Belt 8th 196
Friday 9/6 SIUE Sapp Fieldhouse 6 PM 9-18 (5-11) Ohio Valley 9th 283
Saturday 9/7 Southern Utah Sapp Fieldhouse 11 AM 12-20 (8-12) Big Sky 8th 236
Saturday 9/7 Bradley Sapp Fieldhouse 5 PM 9-20 (3-15) Missouri Valley 9th 235
Friday 9/13 Louisiana Tech Hammond, Louisiana 11 AM 3-27 (0-18) WAC 10th 308
Friday 9/13 Southeastern Louisiana Hammond, Louisiana 5 PM 11-19 (5-13) Southland 8th 246
Saturday 9/14 Stetson Hammond, Louisiana 9 AM 4-31 (0-18) Atlantic Sun 10th 311
Saturday 9/14 Southern Hammond, Louisiana 3 PM 4-25 (1-7) SWAC 8th 324
Thursday 9/19 Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 7 PM 22-11 (10-6) Big 12 4th 27
Friday 9/20 Miami Norman, Oklahoma 4 PM 25-6 (17-3) ACC 2nd 28
Saturday 9/21 LIU Brooklyn Norman, Oklahoma Noon 25-8 (16-0) Northeast 1st 125
Saturday 9/21 Tulsa Norman, Oklahoma 5 PM 26-10 (14-2) Conference USA 1st 49
Saturday 9/28 Western Illinois* Sapp Fieldhouse 5 PM 11-17 (4-12) Summit League 8th 228
Friday 10/4 Fort Wayne* Fort Wayne, Indiana 7 PM 25-7 (12-4) Summit League 2nd 56
Saturday 10/5 IUPUI* Indianapolis, Indiana 5 PM 22-10 (13-3) Summit League 1st 101
Friday 10/11 North Dakota State* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 13-18 (8-8) Summit League 5th 165
Sunday 10/13 South Dakota State* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 16-13 (8-8) Summit League 5th 166
Friday 10/18 Denver* Denver, Colorado 7 PM 17-13 (10-8) WAC 5th 138
Sunday 10/20 South Dakota* Vermillion, South Dakota 7 PM 14-14 (8-8) Summit League 5th 161
Saturday 10/26 Western Illinois* Macomb, Illinois 5 PM 11-17 (4-12) Summit League 8th 228
Friday 11/1 IUPUI* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 22-10 (13-3) Summit League 1st 101
Sunday 11/3 Fort Wayne* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 25-7 (12-4) Summit League 2nd 56
Friday 11/8 South Dakota State* Brookings, South Dakota 7 PM 16-13 (8-8) Summit League 5th 166
Saturday 11/9 North Dakota State* Fargo, North Dakota 7 PM 13-18 (8-8) Summit League 5th 165
Friday 11/15 South Dakota* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 14-14 (8-8) Summit League 5th 161
Sunday 11/17 Denver* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 17-13 (10-8) WAC 5th 138

Oklahoma made the NCAA Tournament last year and defeated Arizona State 3-2 in the first round before falling 3-0 to 12-seed BYU in the 2nd round. LIU Brooklyn also made it but was knocked out 3-0 by seven-seed UCLA in the first round. Fort Wayne was the Summit League representative but lost 3-2 to 15-seed Iowa State in the first round. Tulsa made it out of Conference USA but was knocked out 3-0 by 14-seed Florida in the first round. Finally Miami (FL) also made the tournament but was knocked out 3-2 by Charleston in the first round.

Omaha plays twice in a day on five occasions this year, four Saturdays and one Friday. Overall they play on Friday 11 times, on Saturday 12 times, on Sunday four times, and once on Thursday. Omaha will host one Friday/Saturday tournament (one game Friday, two on Saturday) and in single game situations they will play three 7 PM Friday-2 PM Sunday home weekends and one Saturday only home weekend, with that game at 5 PM.

Omaha will play all of their non-conference games in August and September before opening Summit League play on September 28th. The only non-Summit schools to come to town this year are SIU Edwardsville, Southern Utah, and Bradley. None of the schools finished higher than 8th in their conference last year or finished with a winning record, though Bradley is probably the best get of the bunch.

Here’s a breakdown by RPI: Omaha was 254th last year.
0-50 – 3 – 1 away, 2 neutral
51-100 – 2 – 1 home, 1 away
101-150 – 6 – 2 home, 3 away, 1 neutral
151-200 – 7 – 3 home, 3 away, 1 neutral
201-250 – 5 – 3 home, 2 away
251-300 – 2 – 1 home, 1 neutral
301+ – 3 – 3 neutral

The Summit is a fairly competitive volleyball league with only Omaha and Western Illinois not finishing in the top 200 of the RPI last year. Omaha will be competitive in the first road tournament at Houston Baptist, should be able to win any of the home games in the Omaha Marriott Classic. They will be expected to win most of the games at the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament. The 2013 Nike Invitational will be a very tough weekend where Omaha plays four teams that all made the NCAA Tournament last year.

Omaha travels approximately 8,874 miles this year to get to their road games, very close to last years 8,300 miles.

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June 6, 2013

2013 Summit League Review–How did UNO stack up in their first year?

UNO, in just their 2nd year of D1 transition and first year playing in a conference had what has to be considered a fantastic season. UNO got solid, if not fantastic starts from their soccer teams and ended the year watching the baseball team win the school’s first Summit League title. Here’s a breakdown of how the school’s teams did throughout the year in comparison to other schools.

Fall Season

Type of Results Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Championship Standings Championship Standings Average Finish
School Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Volleyball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country
Oakland 1st 1st T-3rd 4th 4th 2.6
South Dakota State N/A 5th T-5th 1st 3rd 3.5
North Dakota State N/A T-3rd T-5th T-6th 1st 3.75
Fort Wayne T-4th 2nd 2nd 8th 6th 4.4
South Dakota N/A 9th T-5th 2nd 2nd 4.5
IUPUI 6th 8th 1st 3rd 7th 5
Kansas City 2nd 6th T-3rd T-6th 9th 5.2
Western Illinois 3rd T-3rd 8th 5th 8th 5.4
Omaha T-4th 7th 9th N/A 5th 6.25

Winter Season

Type of Results Regular Season Regular Season Championship Standings Championship Standings Championship Standings Championship Standings Average Finish
School Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Swimming and Diving Women’s Swimming and Diving Men’s Indoor Track and Field Women’s Indoor Track and Field
South Dakota State T-1st 1st 2nd 4th 4th 5th 2.8
North Dakota State 3rd 7th N/A N/A 2nd 1st 3.25
IUPUI 9th 2nd 3rd 2nd N/A N/A 4
Omaha 6th T-5th N/A 3rd N/A 2nd 4
South Dakota T-7th 3rd 6th 5th 1st 3rd 4.2
Oakland 4th 9th 1st 1st 6th 6th 4.5
Western Illinois T-1st T-5th 5th 7th 5th 7th 5
Kansas City T-7th 8th N/A N/A 3rd 4th 5.5
Fort Wayne 5th 4th N/A N/A N/A 8th 5.7

Spring Season

Type of Results Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Championship Standings Championship Standings Championship Standings Championship Standings Average Finish
School Baseball Softball Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Men’s Outdoor T&F Women’s Outdoor T&F
NDSU 4th 1st N/A N/A 5th 1st 1st 1st 2.2
Kansas City N/A 5th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 5th 2.9
South Dakota N/A 4th N/A 4th 2nd 9th 2nd 2nd 3.8
SDSU 2nd 8th 2nd 3rd 3rd 7th 3rd 4th 4
Omaha 1st 2nd 6th 6th 8th 4th N/A 3rd 4.3
Fort Wayne 6th 3rd 3rd 1st 9th 8th N/A 8th 5.4
Western Illinois 5th 6th 4th 8th 4th 5th 5th 7th 5.5
Oakland 3rd 9th N/A 5th 6th 6th 6th 6th 5.9
IUPUI N/A 7th 5th 7th 7th 3rd 7th 9th 6.4

Overall Averages

School Fall  Average Fall Sports Winter Average Winter Sports Spring Average Spring Sports Total Sports Average Finish
NDSU 3.75 4 3.25 4 2.2 6 14 2.93
SDSU 3.5 4 2.8 6 4 8 18 3.5
South Dakota 4.5 4 4.2 6 3.8 6 16 4.13
Kansas City 5.2 5 5.5 4 2.9 7 16 4.25
Oakland 2.6 5 4.5 6 5.9 7 18 4.5
Omaha 6.25 4 4 4 4.3 7 15 4.73
Fort Wayne 4.4 5 5.7 3 5.4 7 15 5.13
Western Illinois 5.4 5 5 6 5.5 8 19 5.32
IUPUI 5 5 4 4 6.4 7 16 5.38

The tale of the tape is kind of interesting here. Knowing that Kansas City and Oakland won’t be around next year of the remaining seven schools you can see where the balance of power definitely is, the Dakotas. North Dakota State seems to be the premier program in the league right now with South Dakota State their closest competitor. It’s a bit of a further drop to South Dakota who was never spectacular as their best average was only 3.8 in the spring. they were however consistent with their worst average being only 4.5 in the fall.

Omaha has to feel fairly good about how their first year went. They were a bit off the pace in the fall as their 6.25 average was the 2nd worst of any school for any season (IUPUI had a 6.4 average in the spring) but they were much stronger in the winter and the spring as they got their season long average down to 4.73.

Historical Comparison

I wondered how UNO stacked up compared to the last few schools to move into the Summit. Now one thing to note here is that Fort Wayne began their transition in 2001, NDSU and SDSU began in 2004, and South Dakota began in 2008. None of the schools went through the kind of transition UNO is dealing with where they will spend 3 years competing in the Summit League while not being eligible for the postseason. All were able to build their programs much more before their first Summit competition. So how does UNO stack up in terms of average finish?

School Fall  Average Fall Sports Winter Average Winter Sports Spring Average Spring Sports Total Sports Average Finish
NDSU 2007-08 4.75 4 2.25 4 3.8 6 14 3.64
SDSU 2007-08 2.75 4 4.5 6 4.8 8 18 4.22
Omaha 2012-13 6.25 4 4 4 4.3 7 15 4.73
South Dakota 2011-12 6.25 4 4 6 5.3 6 16 5.06
Fort Wayne 2007-08 5.6 5 6 3 5.9 7 15 5.8

Few things of note… the Summit League was only 9 teams this year as opposed to 10 last year and 10 in 2007-08. Was that an advantage to Omaha? Probably slightly. But in that 2007-08 season there were only 7 returning members as three new members joined. So that was certainly an advantage for NDSU, SDSU and Fort Wayne.

NDSU had an amazing first year in the Summit and were extremely competitive. They stand out from the pack in this table. I think the case could be made though that Omaha’s season was the 2nd best of these five. Yes they were a half spot worse on average than SDSU five years ago, but that season for SDSU came in their last season of transition as opposed to Omaha’s second. I think this seems to show the future is very bright for UNO.

May 15, 2013

UNO Baseball – Conference Championship Scenarios – Previewing SDSU Series

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 2:00 pm

It’s 4 game over 3 days starting tomorrow…

vs. South Dakota State on Thursday the 16th
DH vs. South Dakota State on Friday the 17th
vs. South Dakota State on Saturday the 18th

And all UNO needs to do to win a share of the conference title is win a single game! Two games up on SDSU coming in so a 3-1 split for SDSU only evens the standings. A split for UNO? That’d give them the conference title outright!

Was there anyone at UNO during the start of the D1 transition who would have said, “You know… I think that first year we could have a team at home playing for a conference title in the final week of the season”? I doubt it… I don’t think anyone realized just how competitive most of the teams would be.

And against all expectations… UNO was picked to finish last in baseball, although just barely behind Fort Wayne, and now they look likely to finish in 1st. Incredible.

Once this weekend is over I’m planning on writing a recap of the entire Summit League season and just how good UNO was… It’s shocking for a program in their 2nd year of transition from D2.

May 14, 2013

UNO Baseball – Conference Championship Scenarios – After 5/14 (UNO’s Games)

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 6:00 pm

Mavericks with a monster sweep today and South Dakota State blew a 10-3 lead in game 1 to lose 11-10 to North Dakota State!  Wow!

With this series still to come… UNO is in great shape.

vs. South Dakota State on Thursday the 16th
DH vs. South Dakota State on Friday the 17th
vs. South Dakota State on Saturday the 18th

Two scenarios… if SDSU loses game 2 and if they win it.

If SDSU loses game 2, UNO needs a single win in the series to get a outright conference title. They can not share the conference title with SDSU, only way they lose it is getting swept.

If SDSU wins game 2, UNO needs a split for an outright conference title and a single win to share the conference title.

Either way… ONE MORE WIN and UNO will have a conference title at the Division 1 level in their first season of conference competition. Incredible. I’d love to see it be outright though… so let’s not settle for just the one win!

May 13, 2013

UNO Baseball – Conference Championship Scenarios – After 5/12

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 8:28 am

South Dakota State got a 4th win over Fort Wayne to complete the series sweep. Not what UNO was hoping for out of that series, but thankfully the Mavericks have been fairly strong the last two weekends taking 5 of 8 in Western Illinois and Oakland. That means UNO heads back home still in 1st place in the Summit League. All that remains is 6 games over a 5 day stretch…

DH vs. Western Illinois on Tuesday the 14th
vs. South Dakota State on Thursday the 16th
DH vs. South Dakota State on Friday the 17th
vs. South Dakota State on Saturday the 18th

South Dakota State has 2 games at North Dakota State on Tuesday. The Bison have lost SEVEN straight games after starting conference play 6-5. They were once the overwhelming favorites to win the conference, but times have changed. Still this is a team that split four-game series earlier in the year with both Omaha and South Dakota State.

Now to look at the scenarios. On the left is what happens before the series. On the right is what needs to happen in the series to give UNO an outright title.

Remember UNO has 2 games, SDSU 2 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series

This is the same idea, but for a share of the conference title.
Remember UNO has 2 games, SDSU 2 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4 (outright… no chance at shared)
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series (outright… no chance at shared)
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series (outright… no chance at shared)

If UNO sweeps Western Illinois (or SDSU gets swept by North Dakota State… or SDSU loses 1 and UNO wins 1) then a split in the SDSU-UNO series will give UNO a conference title.

May 11, 2013

UNO Baseball – Conference Championship Scenarios – After 5/11

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 6:43 pm

UNO got a big 7-2 win (after being down 2-1 heading to the 8th) today to get the magic number down to 6. They also have 6 games left… SDSU unfortunately swept their DH so they have one more vs. Fort Wayne and then a DH at North Dakota State on Tuesday before the 4-game series in Omaha to decide the Summit title.

DH vs. Western Illinois on Tuesday the 14th
vs. South Dakota State on Thursday the 16th
DH vs. South Dakota State on Friday the 17th
vs. South Dakota State on Saturday the 18th

Now to look at the scenarios. On the left is what happens before the series. On the right is what needs to happen in the series to give UNO an outright title.

Remember UNO has 2 games, SDSU 3 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
5 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series

This is the same idea, but for a share of the conference title.
Remember UNO has 2 games, SDSU 3 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4 (outright… no chance at shared)
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series (outright… no chance at shared)
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series (outright… no chance at shared)
5 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs

If UNO sweeps Western Illinois (or SDSU loses 2 of the next 3… or SDSU loses 1 and UNO wins 1) then a split in the SDSU-UNO series will give UNO a conference title.

Campbell Ditto – Summit League Freshman of the Year

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Softball,Uncategorized — Jon Green @ 11:00 am

Campbell Ditto was named Summit League Freshman of the Year earlier this week and that got me thinking… what’s the expected career arc for a softball player named Freshman of the Year in the Summit? Do they go on to win a player of the year award? How many first team honors do they go on to earn?

Unfortunately the Summit League has tended to give a “Newcomer” of the Year award in the past, and thus for most season it’s hard to tell if a player given the award was a freshman or a transfer who may have had one great year as a transfer senior before graduating.

Still, I’ll present the data as we have it…
* indicates they were 1st-team All-League as a freshman
Newcomer of the Year era… 1993-2009
1993 Kerry Coudry, Illinois-Chicago –> 0 Times
*1995 Michelle Oswald, Northeastern Illinois –> 4 Times, 1996 Player Of Year
*1996 Nicole Terpstra, DePaul –> 4 Times, 1996 Pitcher of Year, 1997 Pitcher of Year, 1998 Pitcher of Year, 1999 Pitcher of Year,
1997 Julie Luna, DePaul –> 2 Times
*1998 Dana Jakusz, DePaul –> 1 Time
*1999 Christy Adamson, IUPUI –> 1 Time
*2000 Brandy Moser, IUPUI –> 3 Times
2001 Jaymie Voss, Oakland –> 1 Time
*2002 Lindsey Davis, Kansas City –> 2 Times, 2002 Pitcher of the Year
2003 Christie McFarland, IUPUI –> 0 Times
*2004 Micah Rhodes, Centenary –> 4 Times
*2005 Tiffany Burt, Southern Utah –> 2 Times, 2005 Player of the Year
2006 Emerald Doria, Centenary –> 1 Time
2007 Lauren Furgala, Western Illinois –> 0 Times
2008 Elisa Victa, North Dakota State –> 1 Time
2009 Jamie Goss, Western Illinois –> 2 Times

From 1993-1998 there was a Mid-Con East and a Mid-Con West, so the 1st-team was perhaps easier to make…
During this time 8 of the 16 winners were first team all-conference in their first year. They ended up being first team an average of 2.6 times in their career. Those were weren’t first team all-conference in their first year only made first team all conference an average of 0.8 times, none more then twice. So we see that players who started on the first team end up making it an average of 0.8 times more over the rest of their career. Campbell Ditto was 2nd team All-Summit for UNO.

Additionally only two future players/pitchers of the year were also newcomer of the year, both in the mid 90’s. No one was 2nd-team as a newcomer and went on to win player/pitcher of the year.

Since 2010 The Summit League has had a Freshman of the Year award. We only have 3 to judge off of so far…

Freshman of the Year
2010 Whitney Johnson, North Dakota State –> 2 Times, 2013 Pitcher of the Year
*2011 Ashleigh Bousquet, Fort Wayne –> 3 Times
*2012 Krista Menke, North Dakota State –> 1 Time, 2012 Pitcher of the Year

Whitney Johnson would be a career path Mavericks fans would be happy to see from Campbell Ditto. Johnson was a 2nd-team All-Summit selection as a freshman but was 1st-team as a sophomore and senior and was this year’s Pitcher of the Year while leading North Dakota State to a regular season conference title.

We haven’t seen the end of Bousquet or Menke’s career year. Bousquet is now a 3-time All-Summit selection and will probably make that four next year while Krista Menke fell behind Johnson this year only starting 15 games (four in conference). She will be the leader of the staff next year so don’t be surprised to see her make a lot of noise.

Also don’t fail to notice that the two teams playing for the conference title tomorrow are Fort Wayne and North Dakota State. Bousquet is 2-5 with 2 runs in the conference tournament while Johnson and Menke each have wins for North Dakota State.

Hopefully Campbell Ditto can follow the path of these recent Freshman of the Year and will even have a shot at the conference tournament when UNO is eligible in 2016.

BTW Here’s the previous freshman of the year from UNO and their future accomplishments. Again a * indicates they were 1st-Team All-League as a freshman.

*1992 Diahann Armstrong – 1 Time
*1994 Tracy Carey – 2 Time
*1997 Kelly Secord – 1 Time
*2000 Krista Unger – 3 Time
*2004 Cheris Kuster – 4 Time
*2008 Beth Haley – 3 Time

No guarantee of future success, though the last 3 for UNO have been absolutely fantastic with Unger 1st in school history in career wins, Haley 3rd in wins, and Unger 4th in school history in opposing batting average.

UNO Baseball Enters Home Stretch… Conference Championship Scenarios – After 5/10

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Long time no blog everyone… it’s been a refreshing break for me after a busy winter season. I’ve got some fresh ideas and look forward to sharing what I can.

Wanted to talk today a little about UNO Baseball heading into the final week of the season. UNO will wrap up the season on Saturday the 18th with a home game against South Dakota State. They have 6 games before that point.

@ Oakland on Saturday the 11th
DH vs. Western Illinois on Tuesday the 14th
vs. South Dakota State on Thursday the 16th
DH vs. South Dakota State on Friday the 17th.

UNO currently leads South Dakota State by a single game in the standings, 14-5 to 11-6. Yes that seems weird to call a single game because SDSU has played two less games, but that’s what it is.  The Magic Number for UNO is 7! 7 wins/SDSU losses and UNO is conference champs. Since the two teams meet for a 4 game series and in that series every UNO win would be worth 2 (since SDSU would also lose) this means even if UNO loses every game until that point a sweep in the series would make UNO outright conference champs.

Now to look at the more complete scenarios. On the left is what happens before the series. On the right is what needs to happen in the series to give UNO an outright title.

Remember UNO has 3 games, SDSU 5 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to sweep 4-0
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
5 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
6 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
7 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs
8 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs

This is the same idea, but for a share of the conference title.
Remember UNO has 3 games, SDSU 5 games before they meet.
0 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
1 UNO win/SDSU loss before the series –> UNO needs to take 3 of 4
2 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
3 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to split the series
4 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
5 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO needs to win a single game in the series
6 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs
7 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs (outright)
8 UNO wins/SDSU losses before the series –> UNO is conference champs (outright)

Tomorrow (as every day from here on) is a big day. If UNO wins and SDSU gets swept UNO would know a series split against SDSU would give them a conference title. Even a single UNO win/SDSU loss would mean UNO only needs a series win, not a sweep against SDSU, to win the title outright.

A strong finish to the weekend could set UNO up with a chance to win the conference title on Tuesday against Western Illinois. Would be nice to have that kind of breathing room but I certainly suspect South Dakota State will be playing their best ball knowing they are in a good position to make a run at the conference title.

March 13, 2013

A Look at Omaha’s Attendance–2012-13 Fall and Winter Sports

With the winter sports done with home competition and the spring sports just getting going I figured now is a good time to take a look at Omaha’s attendance this year and see how they’ve done to years past. I’ll be interested to see just how big a boost Omaha gets from going D1 and from the new marketing agreement with Nelligan Sports Marketing.

And a little warning before we get into this… apparently only hockey/men’s basketball are exact numbers… the rest are estimates. Still I think the trends are noticeable and things can be drawn from this.

Hockey

Omaha’s average attendance was off 8% from last year, the second straight year of dipping attendance. That despite having a team that was ranked much of the year and in contention for the WCHA title until late.

One big reason: less freebies this year as has been widely noted on twitter and message boards. Omaha probably made just as much money off of the season despite the drop in attendance. Also with Creighton being so good there was not as much attention on the hockey team as there might be in other years.

Still it’s less butts in the seats as total attendance was the lowest it’s been since 2006-07. A lot of this is due to no home games in the postseason, but total attendance was also off 11,000 from last year in same number of games. The Mavericks also had their lowest “high attendance” since the 2009-10 season, again probably due to less cheap/free tickets out there. It will be interesting to see how this trend goes over the next few years as things stabilize.

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012-13 18 7,233 -8% 7,756 130,200 13,650 3,921
2011-12 18 7,864 -2% 8,368 141,544 16,138 3,831
2010-11 20 7,994 +16% 8,552 159,886 15,137 4,793
2009-10 21 6,866 +10% 6,948 144,181 13,417 4,028
2008-09 21 6,216 -1% 6,664 130,528 10,111 4,328
2007-08 21 6,305 N/A 6,478 132,402 10,598 3,176

Men’s Basketball

On the other hand this is really good. Men’s Basketball saw good progress in all areas for the 2nd straight year. Lots of room to grow, but it’s on the right path. Still amazing how far it dropped off from 2007-08 to 2010-11. It was a nice time back then in the NCC. MIAA days were not good for basketball attendance.

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012-13 13 1,261 +41% 1,248 16,392 2,656 642
2011-12 11 894 +51% N/A 9,833 1,949 179
2010-11 14* 592 -18% 620 7,104 1,328 375
2009-10 14 724 +10% 791 10,131 1,568 215
2008-09 12 653 -29% 706 7,838 915 200
2007-08 16 919 N/A 1,056 14,709 1,303 300

* – 2 games had no attendance listed so they were removed from the averages.

Men’s Soccer

In only its second year men’s soccer saw a huge drop in attendance. A lot of that is explained by the fact that last year’s big numbers were due to the first ever game (against a top 25 school to boot) and a special game at Werner Park. Still, a conference game average of 129 is really poor and there needs to be improvement with this sport. Hopefully playing games at Al F. Caniglia Field will help next year.

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012 5 248 -78% 129 1,241 442 111
2011 3 1,130 N/A N/A 3,391 1,647 256

Volleyball

First off all realize that last year’s numbers are a bit weird. Omaha did host a tournament in which they played four games on September 2nd and 3rd. No attendance was recorded so I’ve left those out of the average. Regardless, Omaha drew 81% of this year’s total in just two games last year. Remarkable drop-off this year when Omaha got only 823 for Syracuse (compared to 2,429 for Kansas City and 1,208 for South Dakota in 2011). On a positive in terms of comparing it to 2010, Omaha did a very good job increasing total attendance and average attendance across all games and conference games. I wonder how many of those 3600+ tickets in 2011 were free… 

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012 10 450 -75% 387 4,502 823 193
2011 6* 1,819 +417% N/A 3,637 2,429 1,208
2010 14^ 352 -9% 345 4,225 436 297
2009 18 385 -20% 481 6,942 925 220
2008 16 480 -25% 491 7,680 918 284
2007 11 640 N/A 610 7,042 1,436 421

* – 6 games included four in a tournament with no recorded attendance. Not included in average.
^ – 14 games included two in a tournament with no recorded attendance. Not included in average

Women’s Basketball

Omaha’s seen some improvement over the last there years in terms of conference attendance, but the overall average has now dipped slightly in three straight season despite the move to D1 and better competition. It should be noted that until the 2010-11 season Omaha was playing a lot of women’s games as part of double-headers with men’s games. The women’s attendance would be taken sometime during the women’s game and probably included some people mostly showing up early for the men’s game. Still… these people were watching the women’s games and should be considered potential fans.

To not be able to increase attendance at all over the last two years is disappointing with the great stars Omaha had in Paige Frauendorfer and Jamie Nash. Amazing to look back a few season and see Omaha is still well off what they averaged in the final NCC season.

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012-13 17 354 -5% 413 6,023 651 157
2011-12 12 373 -4% N/A 4,477 817 115
2010-11 13 387 -2% 395 5,029 589 212
2009-10 15 394 +24% 462 5,910 1,275 166
2008-09 15 319 -33% 403 4,786 525 91
2007-08 18 478 N/A 708 8,605 1,050 130

Women’s Soccer

Of Omaha’s 2,180 total fans this year a whopping 60% were from the Creighton and Iowa State games in the first weeks of the season. Disappointing to see attendance drop off on average from last year despite playing in a conference and having nearly twice as many games. Interesting to see that conference games have been worse and worse attended every year since 2007.

Year # of Games Avg. Attendance % Change Conf. Games Average Total Attendance High Attendance Low Attendance
2012 8 272 -10% 117 2180 672 104
2011 3 302 +113% N/A 905 604 137
2010 8 142 -1% 142 1133 316 62
2009 8 143 -36% 143 1146 219 72
2008 10 223 -26% 225 2227 307 122
2007 8 300 N/A 317 2400 400 200

All-in-all this is not a pretty picture for UNO Athletics. There is significant work to be done to get fan support back to the levels of the NCC days in many sports. Conference games in several sports show no more interest than non-conference games, so fans aren’t connecting yet with the regular opponents in Omaha’s new league. The luster from the D1 move is wearing off already and the Summit League did nothing to boost attendance in most sports as only one sport showed improvement from non-conference to conference games (Women’s Basketball).

It’s going to be a challenge to raise attendance across all sports. It’s an issue of marketing, ticketing, information, social media, all of it. There is no magic bullet here but there are also numerous things that can be done. Omaha clearly has the potential to have larger fan bases for all of their sports, it’s just about reaching them and getting those fans there.

At the very least it’s disappointing to see a drop in attendance over the last year. I thought with the move to D1, strong schedules with conference opponents, and the new marketing firm that things would look really good. I was really surprised to see most sports with lower average attendance  and while there are various reasons it’s not like you can look at these numbers and say it’s been a year of growth on the fan side.

Feel free to share any thoughts/ideas you may have in the comments below. I know personally I need to do a better job at trying to get to more games and get friends going with me, so I think most of us can take that suggestion to heart :).

March 11, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Swimming and Diving – Retrospect

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Retrospects,Swimming and Diving — Jon Green @ 2:00 pm

Omaha can’t look back at this year as anything but a success. After a tough start against hard competition Omaha started the year 0-4 in duels before winning five of their last eight to finish the year at 5-7. They beat Division 1 opposition four times, Northern Iowa (twice), South Dakota State, and South Dakota. Omaha went to the Kansas Classic in November and finished 6th. They won the Grinnell Invite and came in 2nd to Northern Colorado in the Mutual of Omaha Invite.

In that Mutual of Omaha invite junior Maddie Hutt set school records in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke breaking records set by Ashley Renshaw back in 2006 and 2003 respectively.

To end the year at the Summit League Championship the Mavericks set three school records and came in 3rd behind Oakland and IUPUI. One of those records that fell was Jessica Hessel’s 100 freestyle record, broken by freshman Natalie Renshaw.

Omaha’s future looks bright. Of the eight spots on the two relay teams that set school records, four were swam by seniors, two by juniors, one by a sophomore, and one by a freshman.

The other three relay teams all were inside the top five in school history and the 12 spots included three seniors, five juniors, one sophomore, and three freshman.

Of the top individual times at the school this year from the 14 events just two were by seniors. So returning those leading the other 12 events is huge. Four were led by juniors, four by sophomores, and four by freshman.

Omaha’s divers were a sophomore and freshman, and both showed promise this year.

It’s a good start to the Summit League for UNO and somewhere to build from into the future.

Team Best:
200 Yard Medley Relay – 1:44.23 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Cami Hansberry, Maddie Hutt, Jenna Foiles, Anna Haxby – School Record
400 Yard Medley Relay – 3:52.04 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Natalie Renshaw, Maddie Hutt, Jenna Foiles, Cami Hansberry
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – 1:33.96 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Whitney Korgan, Anna Haxby, Natalie Renshaw, Cami Hansberry – School Record
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – 3:29.51 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Whitney Korgan, Erin Wright, Natalie Renshaw, Cami Hansberry
800 Yard Freestyle Relay – 7:37.06 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Whitney Korgan, Erin Wright, Natalie Renshaw, Mattea Fosbender
50 Yard Freestyle – 23.57 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Natalie Renshaw
100 Yard Freestyle – 51.03 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Natalie Renshaw – School Record
200 Yard Freestyle – 1:53.27 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Erin Wright
500 Yard Freestyle – 5:10.51 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Mattea Fosbender
1000 Yard Freestyle – 11:02.91 – vs. Northern Iowa – 11/9/12 – Mattea Fosbender
1650 Yard Freestyle – 17:55.30 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Lexi Bergeron
100 Yard Backstroke – 57.08 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Natalie Renshaw
200 Yard Backstroke – 2:08.25 – Mutual of Omaha Invite – 11/30/12-12/1/12 – Natalie Renshaw
100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:04.08 – Mutual of Omaha Invite – 11/30/12-12/1/12 – Maddie Hutt – School Record
200 Yard Breaststroke – 2:17.91 – Mutual of Omaha Invite – 11/30/12-12/1/12 – Maddie Hutt – School Record
100 Yard Butterfly – 57.37 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Jennna Foiles
200 Yard Butterfly – 2:08.65 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Jenna Foiles
200 Yard Individual Medley – 2:08.47 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Erin Wright
400 Yard Individual Medley – 4:31.68 – Mutual of Omaha Invite – 11/30/12-12/1/12 – Lexi Bergeron
1 Meter Diving (Dual) – 236.10 – at Summit League Championship – 2/20/13-2/23/13 – Miranda Knpifer
1 Meter Diving (Meet) – 318.40 – at Grinnell Invite – 1/19/13 – Maddie Richardson
3 Meter Diving (Dual) – 242.33 – at Iowa State – 1/25/13 – Miranda Knipfer
3 Meter Diving (Meet) – 356.55 – at Grinnell Invite – 1/19/13 – Miranda Knipfer

March 6, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #28 – Postgame Notes, Facts, and Stats – Kansas City

Scoring

  • Jamie Nash scored in all 108 games of her career.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley scored in all 28 games of her her career at Omaha.
  • Paige Frauendorfer has scored in 39 straight games.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s 22 points were tied for the 7th most by a Maverick this season. 7 of the top 8 scoring performances for UNO came at home.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s nine FGs were tied for the 4th most by a Maverick this season.
  • Omaha’s 68 points were their 6th most of the season and most against D1 opposition since scoring 73 vs. Texas-Arlington on November 30th.
  • Omaha scored 1.05 points per possession, their 4th best rate of the season and best since scoring 1.22 ppp on December 21st vs. College of Saint Mary.
  • Omaha scored on 52.1% of their possessions, their 9th best mark of the season and best since scoring on 54.8% at Oakland on February 2nd.
  • Omaha won their 15th game this season when Paige Frauendorfer reaches double figures. Omaha went 15-8 in her 23 games with 10+ points.
  • Jamie Nash reached double figures in points for the 15th time this season. Omaha went 11-4 in those games. It was also the 15th time Carolyn Blair-Mobley reach doubled figures. Omaha went 10-5 in those games.
  • Omaha had three players in double figures for the first time since the South Dakota State game on January 26th.

Rebounding

  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley grabbed a rebound in all 28 of her career games for Omaha. Carolyn had at least three rebounds in 19 straight games.
  • Paige Frauendorfer grabbed a rebound in 95 straight games.
  • Omaha’s 42 rebounds were tied for the 10th most of the season and most since they grabbed 43 vs. Western Illinois on February 7th.

Assists

  • Jamie Nash picked up an assist in 85 straight games.
  • Jamie Nash had 12 assists, tying her career high when she also had at Arkansas-Pine Bluff on December 17th.
  • Omaha’s 22 assists were the 3rd most of the season and most since they had 26 vs. Indiana Dabney on January 19th.
  • Omaha assisted on 78.6% of their made baskets, the 2nd best rate of the season behind 78.8% at Indiana Dabney on January 19th.
  • This was the 35th time in Jamie Nash’s 61 career games with five or more assists that Omaha has won.
  • This was the 5th time in Paige Frauendorfer’s career that she has had five or more assists. Omaha won all five of those games.
  • This was the 5th time this season that Jamie Nash had 10+ assists. Omaha won all five of those games and eight of the night career games where she did that.
  • Jamie Nash led Omaha in assists in 25 of the season’s 28 games. Omaha went 15-10 in those games.

Steals

  • Paige Frauendorfer’s four steals were tied for the 7th most by a Maverick this season. It was the 5th time Frauendorfer has had four steals this season.
  • Omaha’s 11 steals were tied for the 3rd most of the season with the six other times they have record 11 steals this season.
  • This was the 60th time in Jamie Nash’s career that she had three or more steals. Omaha went 38-22 in those games.
  • This was the 7th time that Paige Frauendorfer had three or more steals this year and the 5th time Carolyn Blair-Mobley did it. Omaha was 5-2 when Frauendorfer did it and 4-1 when Blair-Mobley did it.
  • Paige Frauendorfer led Omaha in steals for the fifth times this year. Omaha went 3-2 in those games. Omaha won in 10 of her 22 career games leading the team in steals.

Blocks

  • Taijhe Kelly’s five blocks were tied for the 4th most by a Maverick this season.
  • Omaha’s six blocks were tied for the 3rd most of the season.
  • This was already the 20th time in Taijhe Kelly’s career that she has recorded three or more blocks. Omaha is 10-10 in those games.

Shooting

  • Jamie Nash’s 7-11 FG shooting was her best shooting performance of the year and the 9th best by a Maverick this season when hitting at least five shots. The last Maverick to shoot better was Carolyn Blair-Mobley when she went 7-10 at Fort Wayne on January 31st.
  • Jamie Nash’s three 3FGs were tied for the 6th most by a Maverick this season.
  • Jamie Nash’s 3-3 3FG shooting was the first time this year a Maverick has hit all their shots while taking at least two.
  • Omaha’s 28 FGs were the 6th most of the season and most since making 33 at Indiana Dabney on January 19th.
  • Omaha’s 45.2% FG shooting was their 7th best of the season and best since hitting 48.1% against North Dakota State on January 24th.
  • Omaha’s seven 3FGs were the 6th most of the season and most since hitting 11 in the win at Kansas City on December 28th.
  • Omaha shot 43.8% from three, their 5th best of the season and best since hitting 45.5% against Western Illinois on February 7th.
  • Omaha’s 83.3% FT shooting was tied for their 7th best shooting of the season with a 10-12 performance at South Dakota State on February 21st.
  • Omaha posted a 50.8% eFG% against Kansas City. That was the 8th best mark of the season and best since shooting 51.9% against North Dakota State on January 24th.
  • This was just the 5th time in Jamie Nash’s career that she hit three or more 3FGs. Omaha went 4-1 in those games.

Miscellaneous

  • Jamie Nash and Paige Frauendorfer both posted season high marks in efficiency. Nash’s was the 2nd best by a Maverick this season behind only Carolyn Blair-Mobley’s effort against the College of Saint Mary on December 21st.
  • Omaha gave up just .61 points per possession against Kansas City, their 4th best rate of the season and best against D1 opposition since giving up .53 ppp to Texas-Arlington on November 30th.
  • Omaha turned it over on just 13.9% of possession against Kansas City. This was a season best topping a 14.9% mark at North Dakota State on February 23rd. All of Omaha’s last four games are in the top seven for the season.
  • Jamie Nash won for the 50th time in her 102 career starts while Taijhe Kelly won for the 15th time in her 26 career starts.
  • This was Jamie Nash’s 10th career double-double. Omaha is 8-2 in those 10 games.
  • This was the 16th double-double of the season for Omaha. Every time the Mavericks got a double-double they won the game.
  • Omaha’s 32 point lead late in the game was their largest of the Summit League portion of the schedule and largest against D1 oppostion since leading Texas-Arlington by 37 on November 30th.
  • This was the first time in Summit League play that Omaha did not trail and the first time since the games at Chicago State and Indiana Dabney on January 17th and January 19th.

Summit League/National Ranks

  • Omaha leads the Summit League in blocks (3.8), is 2nd in FG% (40.4%), is 3rd in rebounds (24.8) and is 3rd in steals (8.6).
  • Omaha is 68th nationally in FT% (72.6%), 95th nationally in 3FG% (32.1%), 98th nationally in FG% (40.4%), and 99th in blocks (3.8).
  • Paige Frauendorfer is 2nd in the Summit League in rebounds (8.2), 3rd in scoring (15.0), 3rd in FT% (81.9%), 7th in steals (1.8), and 8th in FG% (43.7%).
  • Ericka House is 2nd in the Summit League in 3FGs with 57.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley is 6th in the Summit League in rebounds (6.9), 7th in 3FGs (41), 7th in FT% (78.8%), and 8th in 3FG% (34.7%).
  • Jamie Nash leads the Summit League in assists (6.9) and steals (3.2).
  • Taijhe Kelly leads the Summit League in blocks with 2.6 per game.
  • Paige Frauendorfer is 131st nationally in rebounds (8.2) and 140th nationally in scoring (15.0).
  • Ericka House is 109th nationally in 3FGs with 57.
  • Jamie Nash is 7th nationally in assists (6.9) and 14th nationally in steals (3.2).
  • Taijhe Kelly is 14th nationally in blocks with 2.6 per game.

Records Watch

  • Paige Frauendorfer finished in 10th place in all-time starts with 84.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s 3-3 FT shooting moved her to 77.4% for her career. She passed Karen Thies who shot 77.2% from 2004-07 and ended up 7th best in school history.
  • Paige Frauendorfer had one block which moved her into a tie with Carlye Jones (2003-2007) for 9th all time with 59 career blocks.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s 39 minutes moved her past M. Henke Anderson’s 3352 career minutes from 1979-83 into 3rd most all-time with 3379.
  • Ericka House’s three pointer moved her past Heather Pohl (2011-12 season) into 5th place, alone, for three pointer’s in a season with 57.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s 39 minutes moved her past Norene Groff (1028 minutes in 1980-81) into 6th place for minutes in a season with 1064.
  • Omaha’s 5-6 FT shooting moved them up to 72.6% for the year. That’s the 6th best mark of all time after edging out the 2007-2008 team which shot 72.4%.
  • Omaha six blocks moved them past the 1986-87 team (102 blocks), 1980-81 team (104 blocks), and the 1981-82 team (106 blocks) into 4th place all-time with 107 blocks in a season.
  • Omaha ended up with an average of 3.82 blocks per game this year. That’s the 3rd best average after they edged past the 1981-82 team which averaged 3.8 blocks.

Career 3-point FG percentage (minimum 50 made)
1. – .434 – Tricia Floyd (155-357) – 1988-92
2. – .409 – Jill Dau (72-176) – 1985-89
3. – .399 – Lindsey Petersen (142-356) – 2000-05
4. – .380 – J.J. Smith (63-166) – 2002-06
5. – .375 – Karen Thies (168-448) – 2004-07
6. – .361 – Ashley Freerksen (69-191) – 2005-07
7. – .360 – Jennifer Mitchell (214-594) – 1998-02
8. – .347 – Sara Peterson (129-372) – 1999-03
9. – .343 – Heather Pohl (169-493) – 2008-12
10.- .3410 – Cayla Hargrove (119-349) – 2005-09
… – .335 – Ericka House (57-170) – 2012-13

Career Free throw percentage (minimum 100 made)
1. – .854 – Cayla Hargrove (275-322) – 2005-09
2. – .804 – Heather Pohl (205-255) – 2008-12
3. – .801 – Lacey Geitzenauer (113-141) – 2005-07
4. – .796 – Amy Loth (214-269) – 1993-97
5. – .792 – Jill Ohm (137-173) – 1995-99
6. – .784 – Darcy Burns (167-213) – 1987-91
7. – .774 – Paige Frauendorfer (188-243) – 2009-13
8. – .772 – Karen Thies (203-263) – 2004-07
9. – .7589 – Jennifer Mitchell (261-344) – 1998-02
10.- .754 – Laura Larson (159-211) – 1986-90
11.- .748 – Laura J. Anderson (436-583) – 1984-88

Career Rebounds
1. – 1148 – Niece Jochims (107 Games) – 1975-79
2. – 1084 – Barb Hart (116 Games) – 1977-81
3. – 1024 – M. Henke Anderson (124 Games) – 1979-83
4. – 938 – Jackie Scholten (107 Games) – 1983-87
5. – 925 – Sandy Skradski (111 Games) – 1989-93
6. – 861 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
7. – 690 – Paige Frauendorfer (108 games) – 2009-13
8. – 671 – Sarah Larson (237o-434d) – 1996-00
9. – 653 – Tanya Hammes (151o-502d) – 1999-03
10.- 616 – Darcy Burns (105 Games) – 1987-91

Career Assists
1. – 564 – Jamie Nash (108 games) – 2009-13
2. – 474 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 games) – 1998-02
3. – 460 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
4. – 391 – Lisa Rath (111 games) – 1989-93
5. – 375 – Jena Janovy (110 games) – 1984-88
6. – 345 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10
7. – 329 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
8. – 298 – Rayna Wagley (108 games) – 1984-89
9. – 289 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
10.- 278 – Jill Dau (110 games) – 1985-89

Career Assists Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 5.2 – Jamie Nash (564 in 108 Games) – 2009-13
2. – 4.3 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 Games) – 1998-02
3. – 3.9 – Shannon Eggers (54 Games) – 2002-04
4. – 3.6 – Kriss Edwards (127 Games) – 1977-81
5. – 3.5 – Lisa Rath (111 Games) – 1989-93
6. – 3.4 – Jena Janovy (110 Games) – 1984-88
7. – 3.3 – Karen Thies (87 Games) – 2004-07
8. – 3.2 – Stacie Kaiser (103 Games) – 1993-97
9. – 3.1 – Alyssa Green (111 Games) – 2006-10
10.- 2.8 – Rayna Wagley (108 Games) – 1984-89

Career Steals
1. – 361 – Jamie Nash (108 games) – 2009-13
2. – 331 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
3. – 264 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
4. – 243 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10
5. – 224 – Linda Schabloske (87 games) – 1991-93,94-96
6. – 222 – Amy Loth (101 games) – 1993-97
– 222 – Vicki Edmonds (93 games) – 1980-84
8. – 204 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
9. – 200 – Lisa Rath (111 games) – 1989-93
– 200 – Sandy Skradski (111 games) – 1989-93

Career Steals average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 3.3 – Jamie Nash (361 in 108 games) – 2009-13

2. – 2.6 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
3. – 2.6 – Linda Schabloske (87 games) – 1991-93,94-96
4. – 2.6 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
5. – 2.4 – Vicki Edmonds (93 games) – 1980-84
6. – 2.3 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
7. – 2.3 – Michelle Spetman (80 games) – 1993-96
8. – 2.2 – Kim Muma (57 games) – 1990-92
9. – 2.2 – Amy Loth (101 games) – 1993-97
10.- 2.2 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10

Career Blocks
1. – 291 – M. Henke Anderson (124 games) – 1979-83
2. – 129 – Laura J. Anderson (107 games) – 1984-88
3. – 124 – Tanya Hammes (91 games) – 1999-03
4. – 117 – Taijhe Kelly (54 games) – 2011-13
5. – 83 – Ashley Nelson (107 games) – 2006-10
    – 83 – Carol Wink (59 games) – 1985-88
7. – 75 – Julie Hengemuehler (108 games) – 1981-85
8. – 60 – Kathy Van Diepen (98 games) – 1985-89
9. – 59 – Carlye Jones (112 games) – 2003-07
    – 59 – Paige Frauendorfer (108 games) – 2009-13

Career Blocks Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 2.3 – M. Henke Anderson (124 Games) – 1979-83
2. – 2.2 – Taijhe Kelly (117 in 54 games) – 2009-13
3. – 1.4 – Carol Wink (59 Games) – 1985-88
4. – 1.4 – Tanya Hammes (91 Games) – 1999-03
5. – 1.2 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
6. – 1.0 – Amanda Brodsack (56 Games) – 2007-09
7. – 0.8 – Kim Muma (57 Games) – 1990-92
8. – 0.8 – Ashley Nelson (107 Games) – 2006-10
9. – 0.7 – Julie Hengemuehler (108 Games) – 1981-85
10.- 0.61 – Kathy Van Diepen (98 Games) – 1985-89
11.- 0.55 – Paige Frauendorfer (59 in 108 games) – 2009-13

Career Games started
1. – 110 – Lindsey Petersen – 2000-05
2. – 108 – Alyssa Green – 2006-10
3. – 107 – Niece Jochims – 1975-79
4. – 104 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-02
5. – 102 – Jamie Nash – 2009-13
6. – 94 – Ashley Nelson – 2006-10
7. – 92 – Amy Loth – 1993-97
8. – 91 – Aimee Noel – 1989-92,93-94
9. – 87 – Karen Thies – 2004-07
10.– 84 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2009-13

Career Minutes
1. – 3686 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-02
2. – 3614 – Jamie Nash – 2009-13
3. – 3379 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2009-13
3. – 3352 – M. Henke Anderson – 1979-83
5. – 3180 – Kriss Edwards – 1977-81
6. – 3129 – Lindsey Petersen – 2000-05
7. – 2999 – Jackie Scholten – 1983-87
8. – 2978 – Laura J. Anderson – 1984-88
9. – 2977 – Alyssa Green – 2006-10
10.- 2974 – Barb Hart – 1977-81

Career Minutes Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 33.8 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 Games) – 1998-02
2. – 33.5 – Jamie Nash (3614 in 108 Games) – 2009-13
3. – 32.4 – Karen Thies (87 Games) – 2004-07
4. – 31.4 – Kim Muma (57 Games) – 1990-92
5. – 31.3 – Paige Frauendorfer (3379 in 108 Games) – 2009-13
6. – 29.5 – Lisa Linthacum (55 Games) – 1981-83
7. – 28.2 – Lindsey Petersen (111 Games) – 2000-05
8. – 28.0 – Jackie Scholten (107 Games) – 1983-87
9. – 27.8 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
10. – 27.6 – Michelle Spetman (80 Games) – 1993-96

Season FG % (minimum 50 made, since 2000-01) 
1. – .563 – Lacey Geitzenauer – 2005-06
2. – .547 – Raina Tasa – 2001-02
3. – .533 – Sara Myers – 2003-04
4. – .526 – Casse Vaughn (60-114) – 2012-13
5. – .521 – Kara Paul – 2002-03
6. – .5044 – Tanya Hammes (114-226) – 2000-01
7. – .500 – Anne Bomstad – 2000-01
8. – .496 – Taijhe Kelly (61-123) – 2012-13
9. – .493 – J.J. Smith – 2004-05
10.- .492 – Cayla Hargrove – 2008-09
11.– .487 – Lacey Geitzenauer – 2006-07
    – .487 – Tanya Hammes – 2002-03

Season 3PFG made
1. – 76 – Karen Thies (28 Games) – 2006-07
2. – 73 – Jennifer Mitchell (29 Games) – 2001-02
3. – 62 – Heather Pohl (26 Games) – 2010-11
4. – 60 – Sara Peterson (28 Games) – 2002-03
5. – 57 – Ericka House (27 games) – 2012-13
6. – 56 – Heather Pohl (27 Games) – 2011-12
7. – 54 – Karen Thies (28 Games) – 2004-05
8. – 51 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01
9. – 49 – Lindsey Petersen (28 Games) – 2004-05
10.– 48 – Jennifer Mitchell (27 Games) – 1999-00

Season Assists
1. – 194 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
2. – 166 – Jamie Nash – 2011-12
3. – 159 – Jennifer Mitchell – 2001-02
4. – 147 – Jena Janovy – 1987-88
5. – 136 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
6. – 129 – Niece Jochims – 1978-79
7. – 125 – Shannon Eggers – 2002-03
8. – 124 – Jennifer Mitchell – 2000-01
9. – 122 – Stacie Kaiser – 1996-97
10.- 121 – Toni Kinsey – 2005-06

Season Assists average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 6.9 – Jamie Nash (194 in 28 games) – 2012-13
2. – 6.1 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
3. – 5.5 – Jennifer Mitchell (29 Games) – 2001-02
4. – 5.4 – Jena Janovy (27 Games) – 1987-88
5. – 4.8 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01
6. – 4.7 – Stacie Kaiser (26 Games) – 1996-97
7. – 4.6 – Jamie Nash (26 Games) – 2010-11
8. – 4.5 – Shannon Eggers (28 Games) – 2002-03
9. – 4.3 – Lisa Rath (28 Games) – 1990-91
10.- 4.2 – Niece Jochims (31 Games) – 1978-79

Season Blocks
1. – 86 – M. Henke Anderson – 1980-81
2. – 75 – M. Henke Anderson – 1979-80
3. – 74 – Taijhe Kelly – 2012-13
4. – 67 – M. Henke Anderson – 1981-82
5. – 63 – M. Henke Anderson – 1982-83
6. – 51 – Tanya Hammes – 2002-03 
7. – 44 – Ashley Nelson – 2009-10
8. – 43 – Taijhe Kelly – 2011-12
9. – 42 – Carol Wink – 1987-88
10.- 40 – Tanya Hammes – 2000-01

Season Blocks average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 2.64 – Taijhe Kelly (74 in 28 Games) – 2012-13
2. – 2.53 – M. Henke Anderson (34 Games) – 1980-81
3. – 2.42 – M. Henke Anderson (26 Games) – 1982-83
4. – 2.39 – M. Henke Anderson (28 Games) – 1981-82
5. – 2.08 – M. Henke Anderson (36 Games) – 1979-80
6. – 1.821 – Tanya Hammes (28 Games) – 2002-03
7. – 1.75 – Carol Wink (24 Games) – 1987-88 
8. – 1.74 – Tanya Hammes (23 Games) – 2000-01
9. – 1.654 – Taijhe Kelly (26 Games) – 2011-12
10.- 1.652 – Laura J. Anderson (23 Games) – 1985-86

Season Steals
1. – 142 – Kriss Edwards – 1980-81
2. – 126 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
3. – 110 – Jamie Nash – 2011-12
4. – 101 – Stacie Kaiser – 1996-97
5. – 99 – Darcy Stracke – 1999-00
6. – 90 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
7. – 86 – Beth Wilkinson – 1997-98
    – 86 – Sandy Skradski – 1991-92
9. – 84 – Sara Peterson – 2002-03
10.– 83 – Vicki Edmonds – 1982-83

Season Steals average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 4.2 – Kriss Edwards (34 Games) – 1980-81
2. – 4.2 – Vicki Edmonds (13 Games) – 1983-84
3. – 4.1 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
4. – 3.9 – Stacie Kaiser (26 Games) – 1996-97
5. – 3.71 – Kriss Edwards (34 Games) – 1979-80
6. – 3.67 – Darcy Stracke (27 Games) – 1999-00
7. – 3.31 – Beth Wilkinson (26 Games) – 1997-98
8. – 3.21 – Jamie Nash (90 in 28 Games) – 2012-13
9. – 3.115 – Linda Schabloske (26 Games) – 1992-93
10.- 3.115 – Jamie Nash (26 Games) – 2010-11

Season Minutes
1. – 1137 – Barb Hart – 1978-79
2. – 1120 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
3. – 1112 – Barb Hart – 1980-81
4. – 1098 – Kriss Edwards – 1980-81
5. – 1072 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
6. – 1064 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2012-13
7. – 1028 – Norene Groff – 1980-81
8. – 1008 – Kim Muma – 1991-92
9. – 1006 – Laura J. Anderson – 1986-87
– 1006 – Niece Jochims – 1978-79
… – 1003 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 2012-13

Season Minutes average
1. – 38.3 – Jamie Nash (1072 in 28 Games) – 2012-13
2. – 38.0 – Paige Frauendorfer (1064 in 28 Games) – 2012-13

3. – 37.0 – Jennifer Mitchell (27 Games) – 1998-99
4. – 36.7 – Paige Frauendorfer (27 Games) – 2011-12
5. – 36.7 – Barb Hart (31 Games) – 1978-79
6. – 36.0 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
7. – 35.8 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley (1003 in 28 Games) – 2012-13
8. – 34.75 – Kim Muma (29 Games) – 1991-92
9. – 34.7 – Laura J. Anderson (29 Games) – 1986-87
10.- 34.6 – Darcy Stracke (27 Games) – 1999-00
11.- 34.5 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01

Team 3PFGs made
1. – 221 – 2006-07
2. – 184 – 2005-06
3. – 170 – 2001-02
4. – 168 – 2007-08
    – 168 – 2004-05
6. – 152 – 2008-09
7. – 146 – 2010-11
    – 146 – 2011-12
9. – 140 – 2000-01
10.– 136 – 2012-13
11.- 127 – 2009-10

Team FT %
1. – .764 – 2005-06
2. – .730 – 2006-07
3. – .730 – 1987-88
4. – .729 – 2010-11
5. – .728 – 1988-89
7. – .726 – (262-361) – 2012-13
6. – .724 – 2007-08
8. – .723 – (352-487) – 2003-04
9. – .717 – 1996-97
10. – .706 – 2008-09
11. – .704 – 2000-01

Team Blocks
1. – 121 – 1987-88
2. – 119 – 1979-80
3. – 116 – 2002-03
4. – 107 – 2012-13
5. – 106 – 1981-82
6. – 104 – 1980-81
7. – 102 – 1986-87
8. – 99 – 1984-85
    – 99 – 1982-83
10.– 92 – 2009-10

Team Blocks average

1. – 4.5 – 1987-88
2. – 4.1 – 2002-03
3. – 3.82 – 2012-13
4. – 3.8 – 1981-82
5. – 3.67 – 1982-83
6. – 3.54 – 1984-85
7. – 3.52 – 1986-87
8. – 3.46 – 2010-11
9. – 3.423 – 1985-86
10.– 3.41 – 2009-10
11.– 3.138 – 2001-02

2012-13 Omaha Men’s Basketball – Game #31 – Postgame Notes, Facts, and Stats – North Dakota State

Scoring

  • Marcus Tyus’ 10 points moved him to 185 for the season. That’s the 5th most by a freshman at UNO since 2000-01. He passed John Karhoff who scored 181 in 2010-11. Only Mitch Albers (369), CJ Carter (303), Ryan Curtis (232) and Tola Dada (200) scored more.
  • Marcus Tyus reached double digits for just the 5th time this year. Omaha is 1-4 when he reaches double figures.
  • This was the 2nd time Marcus Tyus has led the Mavericks in scoring. Omaha lost both of those games.
  • The last time Omaha had just one player in double figures was the Denver game on December 15th.

Rebounding

  • This was the 5th time this year Matt Hagerbaumer led the team in rebounding. Omaha lost all five of those games. Omaha is 3-10 in his 13 career times leading the team in rebounding.

Assists

  • John Karhoff has an assist in 20 straight games, the longest streak of his career.

Steals

  • Tyler Egli shared the team lead in steals for the 1st time this year. He is the 11th player on the team to share the lead in steals this season.

Blocks

  • Omaha’s four blocks were tied for the 5th most this season. They last blocked four or more against North Dakota on February 23rd.

Shooting

  • After failing to have any player hit 4 or more FTs in 5 straight games, the Mavericks did it in 15 of the last 19 games.
  • Omaha’s 12-16 FT shooting (75%) was tied for the 10th best of the season. They last shot at least 75% on February 23rd against North Dakota.

Miscellaneous

  • Omaha has trailed in every game this year and trailed by 10 or more in 21 of the 31 games.
  • Omaha turned it over on just 13.8% of their possessions, the 6th best rate of the season. They had their first back-to-back games with turnovers on less than 15% of possessions.
  • John Karhoff and Alex Welhouse started their 20th losses of the season. They started all 31 games as Omaha went 11-20.
  • Justin Simmons made his 30th start of the season. Omaha went 11-19 in those games.
  • This was the first time since the Texas Tech and Tulane games on November 14th and 16th that the Mavericks didn’t lead in back-to-back games.
  • The 33 point deficit late in the 2nd half was Omaha’s largest at home this season, topping a 30 point deficit against South Dakota on December 29th.

Summit League/National Ranks

  • Omaha is 3rd in the Summit League in scoring (71.5) and 3rd in steals (6.61).
  • Omaha is 48th nationally in FG% (46.2%), 81st nationally in scoring (71.5), and 83rd nationally in 3FG% (35.8%).
  • Justin Simmons is 4th in the Summit League in scoring (16.7), 8th in FT% (78.1%), and 8th in steals (1.19).
  • Alex Welhouse is 7th in the Summit League in 3FG% at 42.2%.
  • CJ Carter is 9th in the Summit League in assists (2.8) and 10th in FT% (76.3%).
  • Matt Hagerbaumer is 9th in the Summit League in blocks at 0.77 per game.

Records Watch

  • John Karhoff made his 82nd career start moving him into a tie with Dan Morrow (1999-2003) and Phil Cartwright (1988-92) for 7th place.
  • The 31 starts that John Karhoff and Alex Welhouse made this season are tied for 6th most in a season by a Maverick. The others to play that many were Justin Petersen and Andrew Bridger in 2007-08 and Jeff Martin and Tyler Bullock in 2009-10.

Career FG Percentage (minimum 300 made)
1. – .578 – Tom Thompson (406-702) – 1985-88
2. – .560 – Ryan Curtis (425-759) – 2001-06
3. – .557 – Phil Cartwright (627-1126) – 1988-92
4. – .530 – Dean Thompson (740-1395) – 1980-84
5. – .5196 – Terry Sodawasser (358-689) – 1981-84
6. – .514 – John Karhoff (379-738) – 2010-13
7. – .5111 – Jim Gregory (390-763) – 1978-81
8. – .510 – Tim Adamek (395-775) – 1985-89
9. – .507 – John Skokan (399-787) – 1992-96
10.- .503 – Tola Dada (384-763) – 2000-04
11.- .502 – Mark Miller (320-638) – 1985-87

Career 3-point field goals made
1. – 248 – Zac Robinson (119 games) – 2002-04,05-07
2. – 230 – Mike Simons (108 games) – 1996-00
3. – 187 – Mitch Albers (115 games) – 2007-09,10-12
4. – 186 – Dan Morrow (113 games) – 1999-03
5. – 181 – Seth Nelson (115 games) – 1999-03
6. – 169 – Jeff Martin (64 games) – 2008-11
7. – 164 – Andrew Bridger (103 games) – 2006-10
8. – 161 – Michael Jenkins (111 games) – 2005-09
9. – 151 – Alex Welhouse (102 games) – 2009-13
10.- 131 – Troy Kloewer (107 games) – 1993-97

Career 3-point FG percentage (minimum 50 made)
1. – .423 Charles Box (60-142) – 1996-98
2. – .413 Troy Kloewer (119-288) – 1994-97
3. – .410 Seth Nelson (181-441) – 1999-03
4. – .405 Denny Johnston (125-309) – 2004-08
5. – .397 Alex Welhouse (151-380) – 2008-13
6. – .395 Tyler Albers (60-152) – 2007-09
7. – .39303 Bryan Leach (79-201) – 1986-88
8. – .39301 Mike Conley (90-229) – 1990-94
9. – .388 Thad Mott (78-201) – 1988-92
10.- .385 Mitch Albers (187-486) – 2007-09,10-12

Career Assists Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 4.94 – Dwayne King (113 games) – 1982-86
2. – 4.91 – Andrew Bridger (103 games) 2006-10
3. – 4.1 – Vernon Manning (99 games) – 1978-82
4. – 4.0 – Derrick Jackson (116 games) – 1976-80
5. – 3.8 – Dean Thompson (117 games) – 1980-84
6. – 3.6 – Calvin Kapels (117 games) – 2002-06
7. – 3.5 – Tyler Bullock (59 games) – 2009-11
8. – 2.9 – Thad Mott (113 games) – 1988-92
9. – 2.8 – Richard Jones (107 games) – 1993-96
10.- 2.7 – CJ Carter (160 in 59 games) – 2011-13
11.- 2.504 – Seth Nelson (115 games) – 1999-03

Career Steals average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 1.69 – Mike Simons (108 games) – 1996-00
2. – 1.65 – Dwayne King (113 games) – 1982-86
3. – 1.63 – Calvin Kapels (117 games) – 2002-06
4. – 1.57 – Vernon Manning (99 games) – 1978-82
5. – 1.53 – Andrew Bridger (103 games) – 2006-10
6. – 1.492 – Tyler Bullock (59 games) – 2009-11
7. – 1.487 – Dean Thompson (117 games) – 1980-84
8. – 1.44 – Seth Nelson (115 games) – 1999-03
9. – 1.20 – Thor Palamore (113 games) – 1987-91
10.- 1.135 – CJ Carter (67 in 59 games) – 2011-13
11.- 1.130 – Corey Hahn (115 games) – 1998-02

Career Blocks Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 2.4 – Adam Wetzel (63 games) – 2001-03
2. – 1.77 – Frank Cypress (53 games) – 1993-95
3. – 1.75 – John Skokan (106 games) – 1992-96
4. – 1.4 – Levy Jones (59 games) – 2003-05
5. – 1.2 – Phil Cartwright (115 games) – 1988-92
6. – 1.1 – Jerry Bennett (58 games) – 2006-08
7. – 0.9 – Terry Henderson (76 games?) – 1989-92
8. – 0.7 – Terry Sodawasser (82 games) – 1981-85
9. – 0.6071 – Bryan Muellner (112 games) – 1985-89
10.- 0.6 – Matt Hagerbaumer (48 in 80 games) – 2010-13

Career Games started
1. – 112 – Calvin Kapels- 2002-06
2. – 98 – John Skokan – 1992-96
3. – 94 – Andrew Bridger – 2006-10
4. – 87 – Michael Jenkins – 2005-09
5. – 85 – Ryan Curtis – 2001-06
6. – 84 – Denny Johnston – 2004-08
7. – 82 – Dan Morrow – 1999-03
    – 82 – Phil Cartwright – 1988-92
     – 82 – John Karhoff – 2010-13
10. – 80 – Mitch Albers – 2007-09, 10-12

Season FG made
1. – 282 – Dennis Forrest – 1976-77
2. – 267 – Art Allen – 1969-70
3. – 241 – Calvin Forrest – 1972-73
4. – 228 – Phil Cartwright – 1991-92
5. – 220 – Dean Thompson – 1983-84
6. – 219 – Corey Griffin – 1998-99
7. – 214 – Dean Thompson – 1982-83
8. – 201 – Dennis Forrest – 1975-76
9. – 199- Tyler Bullock – 2009-10
10.– 196 – Justin Simmons – 2012-13

Season 3PFG % (minimum 30 made)
1. – .484 – Seth Nelson – 1999-00
2. – .480 – Troy Kloewer – 1996-97
3. – .467 – Denny Johnston – 2007-08
4. – .463 – Denny Johnston – 2006-07
5. – .449 – Kevin Avfery – 1987-88
6. – .441 – Bryan Leach – 1986-87
7. – .438 – Charles Box – 1997-98
8. – .434 – Mitch Albers – 2008-09
9. – .430 – Alex Welhouse – 2010-11
10.– .427 – Mike Harner – 1988-89
… – .422 – Alex Welhouse (49-116) – 2012-13

Season Games started
1. – 33 – Tola Dada – 2001-02
– 33 – Eddie King – 2001-02
3. – 32 – Dan Morrow – 2001-02
– 32 – Denny Johnston – 2007-08
– 32 – Michael Jenkins – 2007-08
6. – 31 – Justin Petersen – 2007-08
– 31 – Andrew Bridger – 2007-08
– 31 – Jeff Martin – 2009-10
– 31 – Tyler Bullock – 2009-10
– 31 – John Karhoff – 2012-13
– 31 – Alex Welhouse – 2012-13

Team 3PFG %
1. – .414 – 1987-88
2. – .410 – 2008-09
3. – .381 – 1988-89
4. – .379 – 1996-97
5. – .378 – 1997-98
6. – .377 – 2007-08
7. – .370 – 1999-00
8. – .3638 – 2006-07
9. – .362 – 2001-02
10.– .358 (189-528) – 2012-13

2012-13 Summit League Basketball Power Rankings – March 6th

Men’s Power Rankings

SDST1.) South Dakota State – 22-9 (13-3) – Last Week: 1
Games last week: W @ Omaha
First round matchup: IUPUI

Clearly the conference title favorite to me… but what that doesn’t mean is that I think they are better than 50-50 to win it. While I like them more than anyone with so many strong teams near the top it’s really up in the air still.

WIU2.) Western Illinois – 21-7 (13-3) – Last Week: 2
Games last week: W vs. Kansas City,  vs. South Dakota
First round matchup: South Dakota

No Terell Parks last weekend but they escaped with two close wins. Can’t seem them threatening in Sioux Falls unless they get Parks back and playing well. Tough break if they don’t and can’t play at full strength.

NDST3.) North Dakota State – 22-8 (12-4) – Last Week: 4
Games last week: W @ Omaha
First round matchup: Kansas City

They look really good with Taylor Braun back and if Parks isn’t back for Western Illinois I imagine they’ll make the final to face South Dakota State in what would be a great battle.

OAK4.) Oakland – 16-15 (10-6) – Last Week: 3
Games last week: L vs. Fort Wayne
First round matchup: Fort Wayne

Well those first two matchups didn’t really matter in the end… this is the one that counts and Oakland will be fine as long as they win this one. Considering they lost by just two on Saturday despite Travis Bader going 1-11 from three, they’ll feel good about their chances if he is shooting well. He is 3-21 from three this year against Fort Wayne.

IPFW5.) Fort Wayne – 15-16 (7-9) – Last Week: 5
Games last week: W @ Oakland
First round matchup: Oakland

Hard to beat a team three times in three weeks but that is what Fort Wayne will have to do to get out of the first round of the tournament. They are a wildcard in Sioux Falls, really have improved over the last few weeks winning their final four conference games, three of those on the road. They haven’t lost by more than seven since the 26 point loss at South Dakota State on January 12th.

NEBO6.) Omaha – 11-20 (6-10) – Last Week: 6
Games last week: L vs. South Dakota State, L vs. North Dakota State
Season Over

Okay so that last weekend wasn’t very fun but they finish 6th in the standings and only lost once to the teams below them, clear #6 to me though their upside probably isn’t as high as South Dakota.

UMKC7.) Kansas City – 8-23 (5-11) – Last Week: 7
Games last week: L @ Western Illinois, W @ IUPUI
First round matchup: North Dakota State

While it’s easy to write Kansas City off heading into this game it is noteworthy that they have been better over the last month. Losses at Western Illinois by three, at Tennessee Tech by six, to Oakland by 12, and to Fort Wayne by five. Not a great stretch by any means but they weren’t getting blown out by 20 points per game either. They did lose by 19 and 37 to North Dakota State though this year… it probably won’t be close.

SDAK8.) South Dakota – 10-19 (5-11) – Last Week: 8
Games last week: W @ IUPUI, L @ Western Illinois
First round matchup: Western Illinois

Thought about moving them up to #7 since they probably have a better shot at winning their first round matchup, but no. South Dakota has been close recently losing by one to Oakland and two to Western Illinois, but as you see above with Kansas City they’ve had some close ones too. South Dakota was swept by Kansas City and while they have a couple good wins I’ll let that decide things for now.

IUPUI9.) IUPUI – 6-25 (1-15) – Last Week: 9
Games last week: L vs. South Dakota, L vs. Kansas City
First round matchup: South Dakota State

Unless it’s the upset for the ages a team that was 6-10 and 1-2 in the Summit after beating Fort Wayne by 14 on January 27th is going to finish on a 16 game losing streak Sad smile.

Player of the ‘Last’ Week:
Trevor Gruis
had quite the weekend. A total of 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists on 16-22 shooting (73%) and 13-14 from the FT line (93%). The 26 at IUPUI was a career high.

Women’s Power Rankings

SDST1.) South Dakota State – 22-7 (14-2) – Last Week: 1
Games last week: W @ North Dakota State
First round matchup: Oakland

The only team I really see challenging them is IUPUI, but I’d have them at a 75% chance at least of winning the tournament.

IUPUI2.) IUPUI – 19-10 (12-4) – Last Week: 2
Games last week: W vs. Oakland, W vs. Fort Wayne
First round matchup: Kansas City

While I think IUPUI is a good threat to South Dakota State, I’m not even sure they can get by South Dakota. That semifinal would be very interesting.

SDAK3.) South Dakota – 15-14 (10-6) – Last Week: 4
Games last week: W @ Omaha
First round matchup: North Dakota State

Did drop a home game to North Dakota State down the stretch but have to favor them in this one… they have a real shot at making the final which make for a cool SDSU-USD battle on Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Falls.

IPFW4.) Fort Wayne – 12-16 (8-8) – Last Week: 3
Games last week: L @ Western Illinois, L @ IUPUI
First round matchup: Western Illinois

Not a good weekend, though with South Dakota’s win it did not matter for seeding purposes. Still they weren’t competitive over the weekend after a nice four game winning streak. Think they can beat Western Illinois still but hard to see them seriously challenging South Dakota State. Of course if Amanda Hyde gets hot… who knows.

WIU5.) Western Illinois – 14-15 (7-9) – Last Week: 7
Games last week: W vs. Fort Wayne, W vs. Oakland
First round matchup: Fort Wayne

With a solid home weekend they earned the five seed and might have been overlooked lately. They haven’t lost by more than nine points since the 35 point loss at South Dakota State on January 17th… definitely a team who can beat Fort Wayne on Sunday but SDSU on Monday is probably too much.

NEBO6.) Omaha – 17-11 (7-9) – Last Week: 5
Games last week: L vs. South Dakota, W vs. Kansas City
Season Over

5th or 6th are both places I could see them ranked. Didn’t look good against South Dakota but showed against Kansas City why they were a threat to do a lot better. Losses to South Dakota State by 13 and 10, to IUPUI by 11 and 2, to South Dakota by 11 and 5, to Fort Wayne by 5. Omaha was competitive in all of those games and really had a chance to win all of them except for the South Dakota State games. If they’d flipped a few more of those they could have been over .500. One more stat for you: In conference the average margin of victory was 13.3, 11 if you remove the 27 point win over Kansas City. Average margin of defeat was 9.4… and that drops to 7.3 if you remove the 27 point loss at Western Illinois. Omaha was generally closer to winning (four losses by five or less) than to losing (one win by five point or less).

NDST7.) North Dakota State – 10-18 (6-10) – Last Week: 6
Games last week: L vs. South Dakota State
First round matchup: South Dakota

There’s a lot of heat up in Fargo these days towards the women’s program. An upset over South Dakota would go a long way to making people and they did split the season series… You could even see them take down IUPUI who they beat earlier in the year as well. Offense has been clicking over the last couple games and they are well rested having played just twice since the 16th of February (though is that a good thing?).

UMKC8.) Kansas City – 9-20 (5-11) – Last Week: 8
Games last week: L @ Omaha
First round matchup: IUPUI

They just seem to be playing out the season at this point… pretty poor at Omaha. IUPUI should have no troubles with a team they dominated a couple weeks ago.

OAK9.) Oakland – 9-19 (3-13) – Last Week: 9
Games this week: L @ IUPUI, L @ Western Illinois
First round matchup: South Dakota State

Oakland didn’t show any signs they could beat South Dakota State during the regular season… so this will probably end on Saturday. Interesting to note that their three wins include games vs. South Dakota and IUPUI…

Player of the ‘Last’ Week:
Kerah Nelson
went for a career high 29 in the win over Fort Wayne on 13-14 shooting. For the weekend she had 37 points on 15-22 shooting (68%), was 7-7 on FTs, and had 19 rebounds. Strong weekend for her.

Do you all agree with the rankings at all?  Think I’m way off on some teams? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

March 3, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #28 Recap – Kansas City

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Recaps,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 10:30 am

Saturday harkened back to the days of the non-conference season this year for Omaha. Games where the Mavericks were rolling, where Omaha was a ton of fun to watch, and where you wondered what this team was capable of. After a rough slide through conference play that left us wishing to see the Mavericks of the first half of the year they made one final appearance.

Jamie Nash was so spectacular in this game. I’m not even afraid to say it, this was her BEST performance over the last two years. She did everything right for Omaha on Saturday. Tenacious on defense with three steals, she was even better on offense where she went 7-11 from the field and 3-3 from three go put up 17 points. She had 12 assists including a number that I was amazed she could even get to the teammates, weaving passes through Kansas City’s helpless defenders. She even had a season low of 1 turnover. If you had to play one last game, this was it.

Paige Frauendorfer was great too. She’s had less up-and-down performances this year so her 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and four steals don’t look quite as good compared to her season as a whole, but still looking through the season I don’t find a better performance this season. She was very unselfish and probably could have made a run at a career high in points but didn’t force her shot in the second half when she could have tried to.

Carolyn Blair-Mobley started a bit slow but her 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, and there steals still were quite the stat line. She might not have been her long but her single year contribution was about as good as we’ve seen at Omaha in a long time.

Carly Cator had one of her better games of the conference season with two points, three rebounds, and an assist. She hasn’t put up spectacular numbers but she’s always provided solid minutes and doesn’t make mistakes. Something you need on a team like this.

Taijhe Kelly did her thing again with five blocks, eight rebounds, and four points. She ended up with the best ever year of blocking shots in school history. I don’t worry about totals, she was limited to 28 games, instead I look at the average where she became the first Maverick EVER to block over 2.6 blocks per game in a season. She’s 3rd in the country in block rate (she blocks 10.26% of opponent’s 2FG attempts while on the court) and the prospect of two more years of her is hard to think of.

The situation for the women is quite different than for the men. While the men had some strong games, they still lost 20 games and will be looking to next year when they bring back four starters and look to improve on the year.

The women on the other hand lose four starters and so much of their production. It will be a huge challenge to replace all of that next year when no one on the roster is jumping out as obvious replacements. Omaha’s bench didn’t do much this year, and while that doesn’t mean they can’t next year it does mean there’s a lot of uncertainty.

For the women it was all about this year and they showed that Omaha is capable of competing at this level. Omaha finished 7-9 but they could easily have been at .500 or above with two of their last four losses coming down to the final second. The Mavericks will need to find the next Jamie Nash and Paige Frauendorfer, but when they do there’s no doubt that the team can be successful. Omaha just took two Division 2 recruits and they blossomed into All-Summit level players. With the ability to recruit at a higher level due to the move to D1 and success of a team like this I think you’ll see the program rebound quickly. Maybe not next year, but certainly over the next few.

I was hoping for a win like this to end the year so much. I wasn’t sure we’d get it and in my wildest dreams I never thought it would be THAT good. It was like a montage at the end of a movie where you get to see all the best parts one last time. The excitement on the faces and the great crowd support were awesome to see and left everyone with a really great taste from this season. What a season it was.

It was Over When: Almost any time at halftime or later you knew this was meant to be. Pick the layup by Jamie Nash that made it 46-23 with 14:51 left for the sake of having a moment.

Player of the Game: Jamie Nash gets it one last time. Both her and Frauendorfer were fantastic, but Nash was probably just a bit more top class.

Season Total:
Paige Frauendorfer (10)
Carolyn Blair-Mobley (7)
Jamie Nash (5)
Taijhe Kelly (4)
Cathleen Cox (1)
Casse Vaughn (1)

Efficiency Ratings:
Jamie Nash – 31
Paige Frauendorfer – 27
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 16
Taijhe Kelly – 10
Carly Cator – 4
Casse Vaughn – 2
Stacia Gebers – 1
Ericka House – 1
Allison Jackson – 1
Myhiah Dotzler – 0
Kate Bayes – 0

Season Average:
Paige Frauendorfer – 14.9
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 12.4
Jamie Nash – 10.0
Taijhe Kelly – 7.8
Ericka House – 5.6
Casse Vaughn – 4.8
Carly Cator – 3.1
Stacia Gebers – 2.5
Cathleen Cox – 2.4
Kate Bayes – 1.4
Myhiah Dotzler – 0.8
Allison Jackson – 0.7

Team Ratings: Pace was not horrible, Omaha was great on both ends. Shooting – good, turnovers – good, rebounding – average, passing – fantastic, free throws – didn’t matter.

Possessions: 65
Offensive Points per Possession : 1.05
Defensive Points per Possession : 0.61
eFG%: 50.8%
Turnover Rate: 13.9%
Offensive Rebounding: 31.0%
Defensive Rebounding: 71.4%
A/B%: 78.6%
Floor%: 52.1%
FT Prod: 8.1

Response to 3 things to watch:
1) Race to 50? – Omaha won the race to 50 and thus won. Of course they didn’t need nearly 50… And they won the race to 60. Awesome.

2.) Rebounding Advantage – Omaha didn’t really do a great job here actually as they were not at the level I thought they could be at. Thankfully the shooting disparity was so high it didn’t matter.

3.) Senior Day – You really felt there was an inspired performance by the seniors and they stepped up and got a win to end their careers.

Prediction Response:
Didn’t think Omaha could break out of their cold shooting that well, and they did it against a Kansas City team which isn’t all that bad on defense usually.

2012-13 Omaha Men’s Basketball – Game #31 Recap – North Dakota State

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Omaha Mavericks,Recaps — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

There’s not too much to say after a game like that. Omaha tried but it was never meant to be as North Dakota State rolled 84-57. The season is over and focusing on one last game that doesn’t really mean much seems wrong. The Mavericks were on the losing end of some bad stat comparisons… North Dakota State shot 58%, 7-17 from three, while Omaha was just 33% and 3-17 from three. Omaha got two more offensive rebounds than North Dakota State, but out of 21 more opportunities. North Dakota State went 17-23 from the FT line while Omaha only was 12-16. The one thing Omaha did really well was only turn it over 10 times while North Dakota State had 17.

Justin Simmons was finally shut down. 3-10 from the field for just nine points, though he played only 21 minutes. The leader for the Mavericks was Marcus Tyus who scored 10 points in 18 minutes, though six of those game in the 2nd half with the outcome no longer in doubt.

North Dakota State is dang good. They’re going to be a tough out in Sioux Falls and man does a rematch with Western Illinois in Sioux Falls look interesting. Slow… but interesting.

Anyways without a lot of fun things to say and with the season over I don’t feel it worth much time devoting to tearing this one apart. Omaha’s just not big and physical enough to play a really good mid-major team like this. Next few years could change that, but it’s going to take a little time. I’ll post a recap of the season where I can be much more glowingly positive because there is no doubt that this year’s team was a MAJOR success. 11 wins and 6 in conference was a great return. They laid a great foundation for futures teams.

It was Over When: It could be argued it was over at the half, or even early in the second half as Omaha was playing all bench players to try anything. Those guys did get the score to 56-39 with 13:48 left, not an impossible margin, but you knew it was over when North Dakota State went on an 11-0 run to make it 67-39.

Player of the Game: Marcus Tyus is your player of the game. No one played real spectacular but Tyus did manage 10 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of play. He was even an efficient 5-9 from the field. I’m not sure how much Tyus’ role will expand next year but the future is certainly bright for him.

Season Total:
Justin Simmons (9)
John Karhoff (8)
Matt Hagerbaumer (4)
Alex Welhouse (4)
Marcus Tyus (2)
Alex Phillips (1)
Caleb Steffensmeier (1)
CJ Carter (1)
Tyler Egli (1)

Efficiency Ratings:
Marcus Tyus – 8
Matt Hagerbaumer – 5
Alex Phillips – 5
C.J. Carter – 5
John Karhoff – 3
Justin Simmons – 3
Alex Welhouse – 3
Caleb Steffensmeier – 1
Jacques Coleman – 1
Simon Krych – 1
Tyler Egli – 0

Season Average:
Justin Simmons – 13.0
John Karhoff – 11.4
C.J. Carter – 8.7
Alex Welhouse – 8.3
Alex Phillips – 6.5
Matt Hagerbaumer – 6.1
Marcus Tyus – 5.2
Caleb Steffensmeier – 5.1
Koang Doluony – 3.1
Jacques Coleman – 2.2
Simon Krych – 1.6
Tyler Egli – 1.3

Team Ratings:
Pace was pretty high for a North Dakota State game. Omaha actually did much better defensively than the first matchup, they were just even worse offensively today than that matchup. Omaha didn’t shoot well and didn’t grab a lot of offensive rebounds, but they were good at not turning it over. The Mavericks didn’t hit the defensive boards all that well, didn’t pick up many assists, and got to the FT line a decent amount.

Possessions: 73
Offensive Points per Possession : 0.79
Defensive Points per Possession : 1.17
eFG%: 35.7%
Turnover Rate: 13.8%
Offensive Rebounding: 20.0%
Defensive Rebounding: 65.2%
A/B%: 38.1%
Floor%: 39.7%
FT Prod: 19.0

Response to 3 things to watch:
1) Pace – The game was played faster than you might expect but it didn’t necessarily help Omaha as all as they couldn’t get on track offensively.

2.) Battle Inside  – Bjorklund and Wright combined for 33 points, nine rebounds, and went 14-20 from the field. Ouch. Karoff and Welhouse put up just 10 points and two rebounds combined as Karhoff only played 15 minutes due to foul trouble. Omaha just isn’t ready for big men like this, and that’s just something that will take time so they can recruit bigger bodies.

3.) Pride – It was definitely a rough way to end the year. It’s not like Omaha quit trying today, but the fate was sealed so early on that the crowd was pretty quiet and it was just a tough day.

Prediction Response: Again though Omaha would be slightly more competitive. It’s surprising to me how much Omaha’s offense was disrupted today for how well they’ve played lately.

All in all… a great year. 11 wins is more than I expected. 6 wins in conference is more than I expected. This team is positioning well to grow into the future and the recruiting classes that are being brought in now are very very important. Marcus Tyus will have a chance to reach the NCAA tournament his senior year. Jalen Bradley will have a chance in his junior year. Incoming recruits Rylan Murry and Nick Billingsley will have the opportunity in their junior or sophomore seasons depending on if they redshirt. That 2015-16 season is what Omaha is building towards and while you can’t expect to be competitive in the Summit League right away you’d love to see a team that season that could win the tournament and go to the NCAA tournament. This team could not match up with the best of the league this year and that’s okay. Wasn’t the goal anyways.

March 2, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Men’s Basketball – Game #31 Preview–North Dakota State

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Omaha Mavericks,Previews — Jon Green @ 11:30 am

Omaha Men's Basketball Preview - North Dakota State - 3-2-13
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South Dakota State proved to be too steep a challenge for the Mavericks on Thursday and now Omaha gets to try their luck against North Dakota State, another of the top teams in the Summit.

North Dakota State
The Bison haven’t been close to losing in two previous matchups with Omaha over the last couple years. Could today be different? I think it just might. Taylor Braun, North Dakota State’s best player, is still easing his way back from a broken bone in his foot. He played on Tuesday but was not his usual self and did not score. He had 26 points the last time these two teams met, so not having him at full strength would be big.

Additionally the Bison have struggled some down the stretch. They lost at Oakland, only won at Fort Wayne by four, lost at home to Western Illinois, and lost at Akron during the last seven games. Still this is a team that defeated South Dakota by 19 and Kansas City by 37 without Braun. It’s not like they don’t have other talented players.

They do however tend to play a slower pace and strong defense. They haven’t given up 70 points at Minnesota on December 11th and if Omaha wins this one it will take some great shooting since North Dakota State’s offense is usually very efficient.

Omaha will look to Justin Simmons to lead the way and while each game you wonder if he’s finally going to get shut down my somebody he seems to find a way to push for 20 points. He scored 14 in the first matchup and has hit 20 11 times this year now and done it in seven of the last nine games. Incredible stuff.

It’s also the final game for Alex Welhouse, Jacques Coleman, and Tyler Egli. Those three have been great members of the program and it’d be great to see them go out with a strong finale.

Top Five Wins, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
73 – South Dakota State (65-62)
112 – Oakland (73-65)
149 – @ Towson (65-48)
163 – @ Morehead State (69-57)
163 – Morehead State (69-49)

Worst Five Losses, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
147 – @ Green Bay (59-74)
124 – Western Illinois (36-49)
124 – @ Western Illinois (42-50)
112 – @ Oakland (63-66)
73 – @ South Dakota State (53-69)

While they don’t have a lot of great wins, this is a team with a very good resume when it comes to avoiding bad losses. Perfect against teams sub 150. Omaha would be by far the worst loss of the season.

Omaha vs. North Dakota State – Conference Only Stats

Team FG% 3FG% FT% O-PPP D-PPP TO Rt A/TO A/B% Def FG% Def 3FG% Opp TO Rt Reb% Off Reb% Def Reb% BPG
Omaha 48.6% 37.1% 69.1% 1.016 1.146 18.6 1.000 47.4% 50.1% 40.4% 17.0 45.4% 25.4% 64.8% 3.2
NDSU 49.2% 37.1% 64.2% 1.125 0.888 15.6 1.478 53.5% 39.8% 36.4% 18.0 55.8% 30.4% 80.0% 3.5
Favors.. NDSU Tied Omaha NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU NDSU

Green = 1,2, or 3 in the Summit League. Red = 7,8, or 9 in the Summit League. Bold indicates the better team in each category.

This is what a mismatch looks like on paper… Omaha is tied in 3FG% and a better FT shooting team. These are the best two shooting teams in the Summit League and both are top 40 in the country.

Expected Starters
North Dakota State
Guard – Lawrence Alexander – 6-4 – Sophomore – Averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.
Guard – Kory Brown – 6-4 – Freshman – Averaging 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.
Guard – Taylor Braun – 6-7 – Junior – Averaging 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.
Forward – TrayVonn Wright – 6-7 – Junior – Averaging 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks.
Forward – Marshall Bjorklund – 6-8 – Junior – Averaging 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Omaha
Point Guard – CJ Carter – 6-0 – Sophomore – Averaging 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
Guard – Alex Phillips – 6-3 – Junior – Averaging 8.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Guard – Justin Simmons – 6-3 – Junior – Averaging 16.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.
Forward – Alex Welhouse – 6-7 – Senior – Averaging 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Center – John Karhoff – 6-8 – Junior –  Averaging 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

Three Things to Watch
1) Pace – This matchup is between the Summit’s fastest team (Omaha at 72.6 possessions per game – 16th in the country) and one of the Summit’s slowest (North Dakota State at 61.7 is 337th in the country). It will be interesting to see where this one settles out as the Western Illinois games were definitely slower than normal for Omaha but weren’t all that low (71 and 70). The first matchup with North Dakota State on the other hand is in the bottom four at 66. The faster this game is the better for Omaha.

2.) Battle Inside  – North Dakota State has a fantastic front court of Marshall Bjorklund and TrayVonn Wright. Bjorklund is incredibly effective scoring 11.5 per game while shooting 67%. He also is good on the glass grabbing 6.1 per game. Wright grabs another 5.9 and adds 9.6 points and can step outside and hit the occasional three at 29%. He’s a presence on the defensive end blocking 1.7 per game. Omaha’s John Karhoff and Alex Welhouse will be tasked with slowing these two down tonight and it will definitely be a big challenge.

In the first matchup Bjorklund was 6-6 scoring 14 points and grabbing six rebounds. Wright had 14 points as well but the two played only a combined 49 minutes in the blowout. Welhouse had just two points and one rebound in 18 minutes while Karhoff had six points and two rebounds in 25 minutes. They’ll need to be a lot better if Omaha wants to stay in this one today.

3.) Pride – This game will be a really tough one for Omaha to win. These two teams have met twice since Omaha moved to D1 and the results were a 98-65 beating last year and a 95-51 beating this year. I don’t think it’ll be quite so ugly at the Ralston Arena and Omaha is playing better, but there’s a significant chance this game is a 20 point one late. Hopefully Omaha can at least keep it close and end the year competitively.

Prediction
North Dakota State is really good. Taylor Braun not being at full strength will help, but I’m still taking the Bison 85-70.

Massey – North Dakota State wins 76-64
RealTimeRPI – North Dakota State wins 69-54

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #28 Preview – Kansas City

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 11:00 am

Omaha Women's Basketball Preview - Kansas City - 3-2-13

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It’s a four game losing streak for the Mavericks now. The roughest stretch of the year has led to this… one last game to get one last win. The Mavericks will be determined to pick it up today. If Omaha does lose and fall to 6-10 they’d lose the tiebreaker to Kansas City since the Roos have a victory over South Dakota. Since Omaha already loses tiebreakers to Western Illinois and North Dakota State (who they are tied with at 6-9) the Mavericks would be in 8th place. Not where they want to finish. So this is… a must win!

Kansas City
The Roos have had a real up and down years. The big problem for them has been the injury bug which limited first-team All-Summit selection Kim Nezianya to just seven games in November before her season ended. Without her much of the weight has been placed on Eilise O’Connor, the only player averaging more than 5.7 points. O’Connor has tried to do it all, and is averaging 17.5 points per game, but shoots just 35% and turns it over nearly four times per game.

This is definitely a team that has a lot of role players but perhaps not enough leaders. Four players average 3.5 to 5 rebounds. Four players average 4.4 to 5.7 points. The problem is that they don’t have someone to rely on to go grab eight rebounds a game or anyone else to help O’Connnor in scoring.

In the matchup in December Omaha got a huge 21 points from Ericka House who went 7-15 from three. Omaha relied on those outside shots to pull away in the second half as the Mavericks shot just 31% from twos for the game. They went 11-27 from three and had double-doubles from both Frauendorfer (11 points and 13 rebounds) and Carolyn Blair-Mobley (14 points and 12 rebounds). Jamie Nash even had a great game with seven points, five rebounds, six assists, five steals, and just two turnovers. If Omaha can get those kind of performances I think they’ll be in good shape.

Kansas City can moved up to the #6 seed, but it requires a very particular scenario… Kansas City needs to beat Omaha to get to 6-10. Then they need to be tied with Western Illinois (requiring them to lose at home to Oakland). Finally they need North Dakota State to not be involved in the tiebreaker since Kansas City comes out last in a 3-team tiebreaker. So they need North Dakota State to shock South Dakota State in Fargo. It’s an unlikely scenario so most likely Kansas City will be playing IUPUI next Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Top Five Wins, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
202 – Saint Louis (56-53)
205 – South Dakota (60-56)
242 – @ Western Illinois (51-50)
257 – Fort Wayne (77-59)
261 – North Dakota State (62-60)

Worst Five Losses, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
295 – Oakland (46-55)
266 – (Neutral) Boise State (64-71)
261 – @ North Dakota State (48-59)
257 – @ Fort Wayne (42-49)
249 – @ New Mexico State (50-75)

Some decent wins as Omaha probably doesn’t have as good of a best win. Certainly no pushover and with a win at Omaha they’d be at 6-10. 6-10 Isn’t great but it’s also just two results flipped from a .500 season.

Omaha vs. Kansas City – Summit League Only Stats

Team FG% 3FG% FT% O-PPP D-PPP TO Rt A/TO A/B% Def FG% Def 3FG% Opp TO Rt Reb% Off Reb% Def Reb% BPG
Omaha 37.0% 29.7% 75.3% 0.830 0.857 22.2 0.721 51.1% 37.6% 31.4% 23.0 51.0% 33.1% 68.1% 4.0
UMKC 39.5% 32.5% 79.0% 0.796 0.906 26.7 0.510 48.5% 37.7% 28.6% 19.0 44.2% 22.8% 66.0% 3.4
Favors.. UMKC UMKC UMKC Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha UMKC Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha

Green = 1,2, or 3 in the Summit League. Red = 7,8, or 9 in the Summit League. Bold indicates the better team in each category.

While Omaha isn’t among the league leaders in many categories they are better than Kansas City in most. The Roos are better in the shooting categories, highlighted by shooting 79% from the FT line in conference, and defensive 3FG%, but that is it!

Expected Starters
Kansas City
Guard – Eilise O’Connor – 5-9 – Junior – Averaging 17.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Guard – Emile Blakesley – 5-8 – Senior – Averaging 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals.
Guard – Lexis Hardiek – 5-7 – Sophomore – Averaging 4.4 points and 1.0 rebound.
Forward – Taylor Leathers – 6-0 – Freshman – Averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Forward – Hailey Houser – 6-3 – Junior – Averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Omaha
Point Guard – Jamie Nash – 5-4 – Senior – Averaging 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 3.2 steals.
Guard – Carly Cator – 5-9 – Senior – Averaging 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds.
Guard – Paige Frauendorfer – 6-0 – Senior – Averaging 14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.
Guard – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 5-10 – Senior – Averaging 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
Center – Taijhe Kelly – 6-4 – Sophomore – Averaging 4.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.

Three Things to Watch
1) Race to 50? – The Mavericks have hit 50 in four of their last seven games, and Kansas City has hit it in just three of their last seven games. It’s quite possible that the first team to 50 will win this game. Omaha scored 39 in their last game while Kansas City scored just 33. I hope we aren’t watching a battle for 40 today.

2.) Rebounding Advantage – This would seem to be something Omaha could really exploit. The Mavericks grab 33.1% of their own misses, not spectacular but a solid number. Kansas City allows opponents to grab 34% of their misses. That would seem to be a good situation for Omaha and could make up for shooting woes that Omaha has been showing. On the other end Omaha isn’t a great defensive rebounding team grabbing only 68.1% of the available defensive rebounds but Kansas City is a very bad offensive rebounding team as their opponents usually get 77.2% of the available rebounds. Remember that the defensive rebounding problem really cost Omaha on Thursday against South Dakota. If they can lock that down today they could be well on their way to a win.

3.) Senior Day – It’s the final game for Carly Cator, Carolyn Blair-Mobley, Jamie Nash, and Paige Frauendorfer. The emotions will be running high but I know that first and foremost they want to end their career with ONE.LAST.WIN. The effort today should be fantastic and since Kansas City is headed to Sioux Falls they do have slightly less to play for.

Prediction
It has to end with a win today. It just has to. I know Omaha will fight for it, not sure it’ll happen, but I can’t pick against them in this one when I know they can win. 51-45.

Massey – Omaha wins 57-49
RealTimeRPI – Omaha wins 68-52

Alex Welhouse–Career Retrospect

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Omaha Mavericks,Retrospects — Jon Green @ 10:30 am

I’ve previous covered the careers of Tyler Egli and Jacques Coleman.

Alex Welhouse is from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. He was first-team all-state as a senior while averaging 21.7 points and five rebounds. At Omaha he redshirted his first year and then worked his way into the team over time. He played in just 15 games as a freshman on a stacked team that won the MIAA Championship. As a sophomore he’s started the last 12 games and scored 8.6 points and had four rebounds a game. As a junior he became one of Omaha’s go to players averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Finally this year he’s averaged 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds after the step up in competition. He’s started in 70 games over the last three years. He has 802 career points, 453 career rebounds, 97 career assists, 49 career steals, and 21 career blocks.

Points:
1st Point – 11/24/09 vs. Peru State – Alex hit a three pointer with 8:22 left in this one and Omaha up 82-59 off an Aaron Terry assist for the first points of his career.
100th Point – 1/8/11 @ Central Missouri – Welhouse’s fourth three pointer of the game made it 65-51 Central Missouri with 10:47 left in the game and gave him 100 career points.
200th Point – 2/16/11 vs. Central Missouri – Just over a month after reaching 100 career points Alex reached 200 on a three pointer that made it 11-9 Omaha after 3:40.
300th Point – 11/20/11 @ South Dakota – Welhouse scored 19 in this one and a FT that made it 72-68 South Dakota with 6:38 left gave Alex 300 career points. Omaha went on to take a brief two point lead before falling 83-81.
400th Point – 12/29/11 @ Seattle – Alex hit a three to make it 76-62 Omaha with 13:14 left and bring him past 400 career points. Mitch Albers provided the assist on the play.
500th Point – 2/5/12 vs. Doane – Welhouse hit a three pointer, assisted by Steffensmeier, with 16:35 left in the game to move past 500 career points and make it a 51-34 Omaha lead.
600th Point – 11/23/12 vs. Bethune-Cookman – Alex hit an three pointer assisted by Alex Phillips to make it 16-14 Mavericks with 12:39 left in the first half and give Alex 600 career points.
700th Point – 1/12/13 vs. Western Illinois – Welhouse only had seven points in this one but a FT with 16:00 left to make it 42-34 Western Illinois
800th Point – 2/28/13 vs. South Dakota State – Alex hit four three pointers in this one and the one he hit with 11:32 left made it 73-50 South Dakota State and gave him 800 career points. Welhouse had 16 points in the loss.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 12/13/09 vs. York – Welhouse grabbed his first career rebound on the defensive end off a Cameron Quinton missed jumper. He’d turn it over 11 seconds later but it was 85-66 Omaha with just 1:55 left.
100th Rebound – 2/23/11 @ Missouri Southern – Alex grabbed his 100th career rebound when he grabbed a blocked Mitch Albers Layup after 4:56 in this one and Omaha down 17-10. Welhouse would end up with a three attempt on the possession which he missed.
200th Rebound – 12/15/11 vs. Saint Mary – Welhouse’s 3rd rebound of the game, securing a Jordan Wilcox miss with 4:59 left in the first half, gave him 200 for his career and kept the game at 37-26 Saint Mary.
300th Rebound – 2/25/12 @ Cal State Bakersfield – Alex grabbed a Mitch Albers missed three and tipped it in to cut the Roadrunners’ lead to 19-8 with 10:26 left in the first half. It was the 300th rebound of his career.
400th Rebound – 1/12/13 vs. Western Illinois – Just 1:18 into this one Alex grabbed a missed Remy Roberts-Burnett jumper to get his 400th career rebound.
450th Rebound – 2/28/13 vs. South Dakota State – Alex grabbed a rebound of a missed Nate Wolters jumper with 4:47 left in the first half to get his 450th career rebound. Welhouse missed a jumper on the other end as the score remained 38-21 South Dakota State.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/15/09 vs. Doane – Alex got his first assist when he hit John Ring for a jumper that made it 86-56 Omaha with 4:41 left. This was the midnight game that Omaha played to start the year.
10th Assist – 2/27/10 @ Pittsburg State – Welhouse got his 10th career assist when he hit Jamel LeBranch for a three that made it 66-45 Pittsburg State with 12:04 left. This was a game where Andrew Bridger was out with injury and Omaha already had their MIAA tournament seed locked in.
25th Assist – 1/19/11 @ Pittsburg State – Alex got his 25th career assist when he got the ball to John Karhoff for a jumper with 10:14 left in the first half that made it 17-15 Pittsburg State.
50th Assist – 12/3/11 @ Northern Illinois – Welhouse got career assist #50 when he passed to John Karhoff for a jumper with 11:39 left in the first half. Omaha took a 21-10 lead and went on to get to their first D1 win.
75th Assist – 2/29/12 @ Western Illinois – Alex’s 75th career assist came when he hit Mitch Albers for a three that made it 3-0 Omaha just 35 seconds into this one.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/27/09 vs. Chadron State – Welhouse grabbed his first steal when he took the ball from Jelany White with 2:18 left. Alex would have the ball stolen from him by Donte Archie just seconds later but Omaha was up 89-62 with 2:22 left.
5th Steal – 2/27/10 @ Pittsburg State – Alex stole a ball from Henry Rogers with Omaha down 24 and 13:21 left. He threw it ahead to Torrian Harris who was blocked by Henry. Omaha would rally late but lost by nine.
10th Steal – 12/11/10 vs. Northwest Missouri State – Welhouse got his 10th steal when he took the ball from Elijah Allen and hit Mitch Albers for a fast break layup just 5:01 into this one. It made the score 9-6 Omaha.
25th Steal – 1/7/12 @ Colorado State – Alex got his 25th career steal when he took the ball from Kaipo Sabas with 36 seconds left in the first half and Omaha trailing 40-26.
40th Steal – 12/31/12 vs. Kansas City – Welhouse took the ball from Kirk Korver for his 40th career steal. Alex Phillips would go on to miss a layup seconds later so the game remained 13-5. Omaha would go on to win 77-65 for their first ever Summit League win.

Blocks:
1st Block – 12/1/10 @ Washburn – Alex didn’t block a shot in his first season but got his 1st at Washburn when he stopped a De’Andre Washington layup with nine seconds left in the first half and Omaha down four. Unfortunately Washburn got the rebound and Washington would lay it up seconds later.
5th Block – 1/12/11 vs. Southwest Baptist – It didn’t take long for Welhouse to reach five blocks and he got there by blocking a Lane Barlow tip-in attempt with Omaha up 90-84 and just two seconds left in this one.
10th Block – 2/26/11 vs. Pittsburg State – Alex got his 10th block of his career and 10th block of the season when he stopped a Drake Green layup with 18:42 left in the game and Omaha up 46-40. Eric Marshall would grab the rebound and Welhouse would foul him later in the possession. Omaha went on to win 85-69.
20th Block – 1/5/13 @ Fort Wayne – Welhouse got his 20th block when he stopped a Frank Gaines layup with 9:14 left and Omaha trailing 69-56. Carter grabbed the rebound and Justin Simmons would go on to lay it up on the other end.

Paige Frauendorfer–Career Retrospect

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Retrospects,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

We’ve previous covered the career of Carly Cator, Carolyn Blair-Mobley, and Jamie Nash.

Today we’ll cover Jamie Nash’s career with the Mavericks. Paige played her high school ball for tiny Humphrey High School. She’s one of those great players born out of small time high school athletics. Paige was a four-time all-conference in D1, was a finalist for Wendy’s High School Heisman award in Nebraska, was all-conference four times in volleyball and won the state long jump three times. Woah. After that spectacular high school career she came to UNO and started her first three games. It was a somewhat slow start as she only scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in those first three games. She didn’t start again the rest of the year and while her stats weren’t spectacular as a freshman she showed a few moments of brilliance that provided a lot of hope for the future. Paige grew into the player she is today over time. 6.2 points per game as a freshman, 9.1 points per game as a sophomore, 13.1 points per game last year and then finally 14.8 points per game this year. She’s always been a good rebounder as well. She’s made 83 starts and has 1157 career points, 681 career rebounds, 188 career assists, 168 career steals and 59 career blocks.

Points:
1st Point – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Paige had to wait quite a while to get her first point. She missed her first five FGs and her first FT attempt but finally hit a jumper off a Kylee Rinehart assist with 7:36 left to make it 65-43 Omaha.
100th Point – 1/20/10 vs. Pittsburg State – Frauendorfer passed 100 career points when she hit a three off of an Alyssa Green assist to make it 51-43 Mavericks with 12:34 left.
200th Point – 12/1/10 @ Washburn – This was Paige’s first big game as she would score 22 points. She reached 200 early in the game on a layup that made it 12-10 Washburn with 15:58 left in the half.
300th Point – 1/15/11 vs. Missouri Southern – Frauendorfer reached 300 career points when she made the front end of two FTs with 2:30 left and the Mavericks trailing 71-62. Omaha couldn’t get closer than six the rest of the way, falling 76-66.
400th Point – 2/26/11 vs. Pittsburg State – After scoring 10 first half points Paige reached 400 for her career when she hit a jumper with 3:24 left to give Omaha an eight point lead. Omaha would go on to upset Pittsburg State 79-73.
500th Point – 12/1/11 vs. York – A Frauendorfer jumper to make it 26-5 Omaha with 8:56 left in the first half gave her 500 career points. Hard to believe that was just 15 months ago and now she’s over 1,100.
600th Point – 12/31/11 vs. Missouri Western – Paige had 16 in this one and reached 600 career points when she made layup off a Jamie Nash assist to make it 14-9 Omaha with 11:48 left in the first half. Omaha went on to win this one 64-62.
700th Point – 2/2/12 vs. Sioux Falls – Frauendorfer scored her 700th career point on a layup that made it 34-22 Mavericks with 3:39 left. Jamie Nash, of course, had an assist on the play.
800th Point – 11/18/12 vs. Northern Arizona – Paige had 17 points and 13 rebounds in this double OT win and reached 800 career points when she hit a jumper with 6:19 left to make it 56-53 Omaha.
900th Point – 12/28/12 @ Kansas City – Frauendorfer had 11 points and 13 rebounds in Omaha’s first Summit League win. She reached 900 career points when she hit a jumper to make it 14-10 Mavericks with 8:57 left in the first half.
1,000th Point  – 1/24/13 vs. North Dakota State – Paige had a whopping 25 points in this one and passed 1,000 career points on a layup with 8:33 left in the first half and Omaha leading 18-13.
1,100th Point – 2/9/13 vs. IUPUI – Frauendorfer went off early in the 2nd half and hit 1,100 career points on a jumper that gave Omaha a 33-31 lead with 11:23 left. The Mavericks would go on to lose 45-43.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Frauendorfer’s first rebound came with 5:55 left in the first half when she grabbed a Kayla Hofstetter missed three. Paige would end being fouled 10 seconds later but couldn’t hit the ensuing 1-and-1 for her first point.
100th Rebound – 11/27/10 vs. Calumet College of St. Joseph – Paige got her 100th career rebound after grabbing her own miss with 14:49 left in the first half and Omaha up 14-7. Paige would tip it right up and in for a nine point lead.
200th Rebound – 2/23/11 @ Missouri Southern – Frauendorfer’s 200th career rebound came when she grabbed a missed Heather Pohl three with 6:33 left in the first half. Omaha wouldn’t get another look on the possession as Jordan Spencer turned it over.
300th Rebound – 12/10/11 vs. Northwest Missouri State – It took just 23 seconds in this one for Paige to reach 300 career rebounds. She grabbed a Abby Henry missed layup with the game still scoreless.
400th Rebound – 1/24/12 @ UT Arlington – Frauendorfer didn’t grab a rebound until the 11:10 mark of the first half. That’s when she grabbed career rebound #400, a rebound of her own missed jumper.
500th Rebound – 11/25/12 vs. Southwest Minnesota State – Paige reached 500 career rebounds with 8:53 left in the game when she grabbed a Jamie Nash missed layup on the fast break. Carolyn Blair-Mobley would get the ball and be fouled to head to the FT line where she hit 1 of 2.
600th Rebound – 1/17/13 @ Chicago State – Frauendorfer reached 600 career rebounds when she grabbed a Tierra Williams missed three with the Mavericks leading 20-14 with 8:52 left in the first half.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Paige got her first assist just 1:35 into her career when she passed to Heather Pohl for a jumper that made it 5-4 Dana.
25th Assist – 11/18/10 @ Missouri S&T – Frauendorfer got her 25th career assist in the 2nd game of her sophomore season when she set up Jessica Zaruba for a jumper that made it 25-25 with 46 seconds left in the first half.
50th Assist – 1/2/11 @ Missouri Western – Frauendorfer had four assists on the evening and reached 50 career assists when she passed to Jasamine Reeves for a layup that made it 58-54 Missouri Western with 7:18 left. Omaha went on to lose by eight.
100th Assist – 12/7/11 vs. College of St. Mary – Paige hit Stacia Gebers for a fast break layup to make it 35-23 Omaha with 4:25 left in the first half.
150th Assist – 11/16/12 vs. Louisiana – Frauendorfer had four first half assists, the final one to Jamie Nash for a there with three seconds left making it 47-30 Omaha and giving Paige 150 career assists.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Frauendorfer’s first steal came with 2:44 left in this one and Omaha leading by 31. The turnover for Dana was credited to the team.
25th Steal – 11/12/10 vs. York College – Paige got her 25th career steal in the 1st game of her sophomore season when she took the ball from Keishell Paul of York. Omaha was only up six with 6:09 left in the first half at the time.
50th Steal – 2/19/11 @ Southwest Baptist – Frauendorfer reached 50 career steals when she took the ball from Tanis Spani with the Mavericks down three and 11:06 to go in the first half. Paige drove for a layup that made it a one point game.
100th Steal – 1/3/12 @ Saint Louis – Paige took the ball from Jamesia Price with 7:48 left and Omaha trailing by 23. Cathleen Cox would soon miss a jumper by Jessica Zaruba was fouled grabbing the rebound and hit two shots to cut it to a 21 point game.
150th Steal – 1/19/13 @ Indiana Dabney – Frauendorfer took the ball from Fila Poe for her 150th career steal with 18:48 left in this one and Omaha leading 38-20.

Blocks:
1st Block – 11/28/09 vs. Chadron State – Paige actually got her first block slightly after Jamie Nash. Both got their first block against Chadron State but while Nash’s was in the first half Paige didn’t get her block until there was just 29 seconds left when she blocked a Samantha Arkulari jumper with Omaha up four. Frauendorfer secured the rebound to help preserve the Maverick win.
10th Block – 2/17/10 @ Central Missouri – Frauendorfer got her 10th career block when she stopped a Danielle Shows jumper with 1:08 left. Sara Reeves would rebound the miss at a crucial time as Omaha trailed 56-51. The Mavericks would get within two, but no closer in this one.
25th Block – 2/9/11 vs. Missouri Western – Paige got her 25th career block real late in this one as she blocked a Jessica Koch jumper with Omaha down 67-54 and just thirty seconds left. Lauren Nolke would get the offensive rebound and Missouri Western would run most of the rest of the clock out.
50th Block – 11/30/12 vs. UT Arlington – Frauendorfer’s 50th career block came with 4:19 left in the first half and Omaha up 33-9. She stopped a Malaika Green jumper and Casse Vaughn grabbed the rebound.

March 1, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #27 – Postgame Notes, Facts, and Stats – South Dakota

Here are some facts for you!

Scoring

  • Jamie Nash has scored in all 107 games of her career.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley has scored in all 27 of her career games for Omaha.
  • Paige Frauendorfer has scored in 38 straight games.
  • This was the 60th time Paige Frauendorfer has scored in double figures. Omaha is 36-24 in those 60 games.
  • Omaha has had only one player in double figures in back-to-back home games.

Rebounding

  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley has grabbed a rebound in all 27 of her career games for Omaha. Carolyn has at least three rebounds in 18 straight games.
  • Paige Frauendorfer has grabbed a rebound in 94 straight games.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley reached double figures in rebounding for the 5th time in her career. Omaha is 4-1 in those games now.

Assists

  • Jamie Nash has picked up an assist in 83 straight games.
  • It was the 20th time this season and 60th time in Jamie Nash’s career that she had five or more assists. Omaha is is 13-7 in those games this year and 34-26 in her career.
  • Jamie led Omaha in assists for the 80th time in her career. Omaha is 42-38 in those games.

Blocks

  • Taijhe Kelly had "only" three blocks, still tied for the 8th most of the season by a Maverick.
  • Omaha had five blocks, tied for 5th most by the team this season.
  • Kelly has already led Omaha in blocks 40 times in her career. Omaha is 22-18 in those games.

Miscellaneous

  • Omaha had just 62 possessions, tied for the 3rd lowest of the season and lowest since 62 against IUPUI on February 9th.
  • Omaha turned it over on just 17.8% of possessions. It was their 7th best rate of the season and 3rd straight game under 18%.
  • This was the 25th start of Taijhe Kelly’s career. Omaha is 14-11 in those games.

Records Watch

  • Paige Frauendorfer moved into a tie with J.J. Smith (2002-2006) and Amy Breen (1993-97) for 10th place in all-time starts with 83.
  • Taijhe Kelly’s three blocks moved her past M. Henke Anderson’s 1981-82 season into 3rd place for most blocks in a year. Anderson’s 75 in 1979-80 are 2nd most.
  • Jamie Nash’s three steals moved her from a tie with Sara Peterson for 9th most steals in a season (84 in 2002-03) into 6th place with 87. Nash also passed Beth Wilkinson (1997-98) and Sandy Skradski (1991-92) who each had 86.
  • Jamie Nash has now played 1034 minutes this year while Paige Frauendorfer has played 1025. That is 5th and 7th in school history.

Career 3-point FG percentage (minimum 50 made)
1. – .434 – Tricia Floyd (155-357) – 1988-92
2. – .409 – Jill Dau (72-176) – 1985-89
3. – .399 – Lindsey Petersen (142-356) – 2000-05
4. – .380 – J.J. Smith (63-166) – 2002-06
5. – .375 – Karen Thies (168-448) – 2004-07
6. – .361 – Ashley Freerksen (69-191) – 2005-07
7. – .360 – Jennifer Mitchell (214-594) – 1998-02
8. – .347 – Sara Peterson (129-372) – 1999-03
9. – .343 – Heather Pohl (169-493) – 2008-12
10.– .3415 – Ericka House (56-164) – 2012-13
11.- .3410 – Cayla Hargrove (119-349) – 2005-09

Career Free throw percentage (minimum 100 made)
1. – .854 – Cayla Hargrove (275-322) – 2005-09
2. – .804 – Heather Pohl (205-255) – 2008-12
3. – .801 – Lacey Geitzenauer (113-141) – 2005-07
4. – .796 – Amy Loth (214-269) – 1993-97
5. – .792 – Jill Ohm (137-173) – 1995-99
6. – .784 – Darcy Burns (167-213) – 1987-91
7. – .772 – Karen Thies (203-263) – 2004-07
8. – .771 – Paige Frauendorfer (185-240) – 2009-13
9. – .7589 – Jennifer Mitchell (261-344) – 1998-02
10.- .754 – Laura Larson (159-211) – 1986-90
11.- .748 – Laura J. Anderson (436-583) – 1984-88

Career Rebounds
1. – 1148 – Niece Jochims (107 Games) – 1975-79
2. – 1084 – Barb Hart (116 Games) – 1977-81
3. – 1024 – M. Henke Anderson (124 Games) – 1979-83
4. – 938 – Jackie Scholten (107 Games) – 1983-87
5. – 925 – Sandy Skradski (111 Games) – 1989-93
6. – 861 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
7. – 681 – Paige Frauendorfer (107 games) – 2009-13
8. – 671 – Sarah Larson (237o-434d) – 1996-00
9. – 653 – Tanya Hammes (151o-502d) – 1999-03
10.- 616 – Darcy Burns (105 Games) – 1987-91

Career Assists
1. – 552 – Jamie Nash (107 games) – 2009-13
2. – 474 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 games) – 1998-02
3. – 460 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
4. – 391 – Lisa Rath (111 games) – 1989-93
5. – 375 – Jena Janovy (110 games) – 1984-88
6. – 345 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10
7. – 329 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
8. – 298 – Rayna Wagley (108 games) – 1984-89
9. – 289 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
10.- 278 – Jill Dau (110 games) – 1985-89

Career Assists Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 5.2 – Jamie Nash (552 in 107 Games) – 2009-13
2. – 4.3 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 Games) – 1998-02
3. – 3.9 – Shannon Eggers (54 Games) – 2002-04
4. – 3.6 – Kriss Edwards (127 Games) – 1977-81
5. – 3.5 – Lisa Rath (111 Games) – 1989-93
6. – 3.4 – Jena Janovy (110 Games) – 1984-88
7. – 3.3 – Karen Thies (87 Games) – 2004-07
8. – 3.2 – Stacie Kaiser (103 Games) – 1993-97
9. – 3.1 – Alyssa Green (111 Games) – 2006-10
10.- 2.8 – Rayna Wagley (108 Games) – 1984-89

Career Steals
1. – 358 – Jamie Nash (107 games) – 2009-13
2. – 331 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
3. – 264 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
4. – 243 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10
5. – 224 – Linda Schabloske (87 games) – 1991-93,94-96
6. – 222 – Amy Loth (101 games) – 1993-97
– 222 – Vicki Edmonds (93 games) – 1980-84
8. – 204 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
9. – 200 – Lisa Rath (111 games) – 1989-93
– 200 – Sandy Skradski (111 games) – 1989-93

Career Steals average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 3.3 – Jamie Nash (358 in 107 games) – 2009-13

2. – 2.6 – Kriss Edwards (127 games) – 1977-81
3. – 2.6 – Linda Schabloske (87 games) – 1991-93,94-96
4. – 2.6 – Stacie Kaiser (103 games) – 1993-97
5. – 2.4 – Vicki Edmonds (93 games) – 1980-84
6. – 2.3 – Karen Thies (87 games) – 2004-07
7. – 2.3 – Michelle Spetman (80 games) – 1993-96
8. – 2.2 – Kim Muma (57 games) – 1990-92
9. – 2.2 – Amy Loth (101 games) – 1993-97
10.- 2.2 – Alyssa Green (111 games) – 2006-10

Career Blocks
1. – 291 – M. Henke Anderson (124 games) – 1979-83
2. – 129 – Laura J. Anderson (107 games) – 1984-88
3. – 124 – Tanya Hammes (91 games) – 1999-03
4. – 112 – Taijhe Kelly (53 games) – 2011-13
5. – 83 – Ashley Nelson (107 games) – 2006-10
– 83 – Carol Wink (59 games) – 1985-88
7. – 75 – Julie Hengemuehler (108 games) – 1981-85
8. – 60 – Kathy Van Diepen (98 games) – 1985-89
9. – 59 – Carlye Jones (112 games) – 2003-07
10.- 58 – Paige Frauendorfer (107 games) – 2009-13

Career Blocks Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 2.3 – M. Henke Anderson (124 Games) – 1979-83
2. – 2.1 – Taijhe Kelly (112 in 53 games) – 2009-13
3. – 1.4 – Carol Wink (59 Games) – 1985-88
4. – 1.4 – Tanya Hammes (91 Games) – 1999-03
5. – 1.2 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
6. – 1.0 – Amanda Brodsack (56 Games) – 2007-09
7. – 0.8 – Kim Muma (57 Games) – 1990-92
8. – 0.8 – Ashley Nelson (107 Games) – 2006-10
9. – 0.7 – Julie Hengemuehler (108 Games) – 1981-85
10.- 0.61 – Kathy Van Diepen (98 Games) – 1985-89
11.- 0.54 – Paige Frauendorfer (57 in 106 games) – 2009-13

Career Games started
1. – 110 – Lindsey Petersen – 2000-05
2. – 108 – Alyssa Green – 2006-10
3. – 107 – Niece Jochims – 1975-79
4. – 104 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-02
5. – 101 – Jamie Nash – 2009-13
6. – 94 – Ashley Nelson – 2006-10
7. – 92 – Amy Loth – 1993-97
8. – 91 – Aimee Noel – 1989-92,93-94
9. – 87 – Karen Thies – 2004-07
10.- 83 – J.J. Smith – 2002-06
    – 83 – Amy Breen – 1993-97 
     – 83 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2009-13

Career Minutes
1. – 3686 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-02
2. – 3576 – Jamie Nash – 2009-13
3. – 3352 – M. Henke Anderson – 1979-83
4. – 3340 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2009-13
5. – 3180 – Kriss Edwards – 1977-81
6. – 3129 – Lindsey Petersen – 2000-05
7. – 2999 – Jackie Scholten – 1983-87
8. – 2978 – Laura J. Anderson – 1984-88
9. – 2977 – Alyssa Green – 2006-10
10.- 2974 – Barb Hart – 1977-81

Career Minutes Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 33.8 – Jennifer Mitchell (109 Games) – 1998-02
2. – 33.4 – Jamie Nash (3576 in 107 Games) – 2009-13
3. – 32.4 – Karen Thies (87 Games) – 2004-07
4. – 31.4 – Kim Muma (57 Games) – 1990-92
5. – 31.2 – Paige Frauendorfer (3340 in 107 Games) – 2009-13
6. – 29.5 – Lisa Linthacum (55 Games) – 1981-83
7. – 28.2 – Lindsey Petersen (111 Games) – 2000-05
8. – 28.0 – Jackie Scholten (107 Games) – 1983-87
9. – 27.8 – Laura J. Anderson (107 Games) – 1984-88
10. – 27.6 – Michelle Spetman (80 Games) – 1993-96

Season FG % (minimum 50 made, since 2000-01) 
1. – .563 – Lacey Geitzenauer – 2005-06
2. – .547 – Raina Tasa – 2001-02
3. – .533 – Sara Myers – 2003-04
4. – .532 – Casse Vaughn (59-111) – 2012-13
5. – .521 – Kara Paul – 2002-03
6. – .5044 – Tanya Hammes (114-226) – 2000-01
7. – .500 – Taijhe Kelly (59-118) – 2012-13
8. – .500 – Anne Bomstad – 2000-01
9. – .493 – J.J. Smith – 2004-05
10.- .492 – Cayla Hargrove – 2008-09
11.– .487 – Lacey Geitzenauer – 2006-07
– .487 – Tanya Hammes – 2002-03

Season 3PFG made
1. – 76 – Karen Thies (28 Games) – 2006-07
2. – 73 – Jennifer Mitchell (29 Games) – 2001-02
3. – 62 – Heather Pohl (26 Games) – 2010-11
4. – 60 – Sara Peterson (28 Games) – 2002-03
5. – 56 – Heather Pohl (27 Games) – 2011-12
    – 56 – Ericka House (27 games) – 2012-13
7. – 54 – Karen Thies (28 Games) – 2004-05
8. – 51 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01
9. – 49 – Lindsey Petersen (28 Games) – 2004-05
10.– 48 – Jennifer Mitchell (27 Games) – 1999-00

Season Assists
1. – 182 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
2. – 166 – Jamie Nash – 2011-12
3. – 159 – Jennifer Mitchell – 2001-02
4. – 147 – Jena Janovy – 1987-88
5. – 136 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
6. – 129 – Niece Jochims – 1978-79
7. – 125 – Shannon Eggers – 2002-03
8. – 124 – Jennifer Mitchell – 2000-01
9. – 122 – Stacie Kaiser – 1996-97
10.- 121 – Toni Kinsey – 2005-06

Season Assists average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 6.7 – Jamie Nash (182 in 27 games) – 2012-13
2. – 6.1 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
3. – 5.5 – Jennifer Mitchell (29 Games) – 2001-02
4. – 5.4 – Jena Janovy (27 Games) – 1987-88
5. – 4.8 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01
6. – 4.7 – Stacie Kaiser (26 Games) – 1996-97
7. – 4.6 – Jamie Nash (26 Games) – 2010-11
8. – 4.5 – Shannon Eggers (28 Games) – 2002-03
9. – 4.3 – Lisa Rath (28 Games) – 1990-91
10.- 4.2 – Niece Jochims (31 Games) – 1978-79

Season Blocks
1. – 86 – M. Henke Anderson – 1980-81
2. – 75 – M. Henke Anderson – 1979-80
3. – 69 – Taijhe Kelly – 2012-13
4. – 67 – M. Henke Anderson – 1981-82
5. – 63 – M. Henke Anderson – 1982-83
6. – 51 – Tanya Hammes – 2002-03 
7. – 44 – Ashley Nelson – 2009-10
8. – 43 – Taijhe Kelly – 2011-12
9. – 42 – Carol Wink – 1987-88
10.- 40 – Tanya Hammes – 2000-01

Season Blocks average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 2.56 – Taijhe Kelly (69 in 27 Games) – 2012-13
2. – 2.53 – M. Henke Anderson (34 Games) – 1980-81
3. – 2.42 – M. Henke Anderson (26 Games) – 1982-83
4. – 2.39 – M. Henke Anderson (28 Games) – 1981-82
5. – 2.08 – M. Henke Anderson (36 Games) – 1979-80
6. – 1.821 – Tanya Hammes (28 Games) – 2002-03
7. – 1.75 – Carol Wink (24 Games) – 1987-88 
8. – 1.74 – Tanya Hammes (23 Games) – 2000-01
9. – 1.654 – Taijhe Kelly (26 Games) – 2011-12
10.- 1.652 – Laura J. Anderson (23 Games) – 1985-86

Season Steals
1. – 142 – Kriss Edwards – 1980-81
2. – 126 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
3. – 110 – Jamie Nash – 2011-12
4. – 101 – Stacie Kaiser – 1996-97
5. – 99 – Darcy Stracke – 1999-00
6. – 87 – Jamie Nash (27 games) – 2012-13
7. – 86 – Beth Wilkinson – 1997-98
    – 86 – Sandy Skradski – 1991-92
9. – 84 – Sara Peterson – 2002-03
10.– 83 – Vicki Edmonds – 1982-83
10.- 81 – Jamie Nash – 2009-10
– 81 – Linda Schabloske – 1992-93
– 81 – Kim Muma – 1991-92

Season Steals average (minimum 10 games)
1. – 4.2 – Kriss Edwards (34 Games) – 1980-81
2. – 4.2 – Vicki Edmonds (13 Games) – 1983-84
3. – 4.1 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
4. – 3.9 – Stacie Kaiser (26 Games) – 1996-97
5. – 3.71 – Kriss Edwards (34 Games) – 1979-80
6. – 3.67 – Darcy Stracke (27 Games) – 1999-00
7. – 3.31 – Beth Wilkinson (26 Games) – 1997-98
8. – 3.22 – Jamie Nash (87 in 27 Games) – 2012-13
9. – 3.115 – Linda Schabloske (26 Games) – 1992-93
10.- 3.115 – Jamie Nash (26 Games) – 2010-11

Season Minutes
1. – 1137 – Barb Hart – 1978-79
2. – 1120 – Kriss Edwards – 1979-80
3. – 1112 – Barb Hart – 1980-81
4. – 1098 – Kriss Edwards – 1980-81 
5. – 1034 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
6. – 1028 – Norene Groff – 1980-81 
7. – 1025 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2012-13
8. – 1008 – Kim Muma – 1991-92
9. – 1006 – Laura J. Anderson – 1986-87
    – 1006 – Niece Jochims – 1978-79
… – 973 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 2012-13

Season Minutes average
1. – 38.3 – Jamie Nash (1034 in 27 Games) – 2012-13
2. – 38.0 – Paige Frauendorfer (1025 in 27 Games) – 2012-13

3. – 37.0 – Jennifer Mitchell (27 Games) – 1998-99
4. – 36.7 – Paige Frauendorfer (27 Games) – 2011-12
5. – 36.7 – Barb Hart (31 Games) – 1978-79
6. – 36.0 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley (973 in 27 Games) – 2012-13
7. – 36.0 – Jamie Nash (27 Games) – 2011-12
8. – 34.75 – Kim Muma (29 Games) – 1991-92
9. – 34.7 – Laura J. Anderson (29 Games) – 1986-87
10.- 34.6 – Darcy Stracke (27 Games) – 1999-00
11.- 34.5 – Jennifer Mitchell (26 Games) – 2000-01

Team 3PFGs made
1. – 221 – 2006-07
2. – 184 – 2005-06
3. – 170 – 2001-02
4. – 168 – 2007-08
– 168 – 2004-05
6. – 152 – 2008-09
7. – 146 – 2010-11
– 146 – 2011-12
9. – 140 – 2000-01
10.– 129 – 2012-13
10.- 127 – 2009-10

Team FT %
1. – .764 – 2005-06
2. – .730 – 2006-07
3. – .730 – 1987-88
4. – .729 – 2010-11
5. – .728 – 1988-89
6. – .7239 – 2007-08
7. – .7239 – (257-355) – 2012-13
8. – .72279 – (352-487) – 2003-04
9. – .717 – 1996-97
10. – .706 – 2008-09
11. – .704 – 2000-01

Team Blocks
1. – 121 – 1987-88
2. – 119 – 1979-80
3. – 116 – 2002-03
4. – 106 – 1981-82
5. – 104 – 1980-81
6. – 102 – 1986-87
7. – 101 – 2012-13
8. – 99 – 1984-85
    – 99 – 1982-83
10.– 92 – 2009-10

Team Blocks average

1. – 4.5 – 1987-88
2. – 4.1 – 2002-03
3. – 3.8 – 1981-82
4. – 3.74 – 2012-13
5. – 3.67 – 1982-83
6. – 3.54 – 1984-85
7. – 3.52 – 1986-87
8. – 3.46 – 2010-11
9. – 3.423 – 1985-86
10.– 3.41 – 2009-10
11.– 3.138 – 2001-02

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