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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.

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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 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 Summit League Women’s Basketball–Final Awards Preview

Filed under: The Summit League,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 12:00 pm

The awards should be announced in the next couple days, and here’s a look at how I voted (more or less). I looked at things pretty statistically since I didn’t get to see many of the players more than once or twice.

First Team All-Summit League
Amanda Hyde – Fort Wayne – 18.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.9 spg, 47% FG%, 42% 3FG%, 88% FT%
Danielle DeGange – North Dakota State – 15.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.2 spg, 80% FT%
Megan Waytashek – South Dakota State – 15.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 54% FG%, 51% 3FG%, 84% FT%
Paige Frauendorfer – Omaha – 15.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.8 spg, 88% FT%
Ashley Luke – Western Illinois – 12.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.5 spg, 50% FG%
Eilise O’Connor – Kansas City – 18.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 spg, 93% FT%

Think this list is pretty close to what we’ll see. The first five are easy. O’Connor is probably the 6th member. Luke’s been amazing over the last few weeks really shooting up my ranks.

Second Team All-Summit League
Katie Birkel – North Dakota State – 15.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.4 apg
Elena Popkey – Oakland – 12.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg, 47% 3FG%
Kerah Nelson – IUPUI – 11.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 49% FG%
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – Omaha – 11.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.6 spg
Tempestt Wilson – South Dakota – 15.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 46% FG%, 38% 3FG%, 81% FT%

This group is pretty tightly bunched as my next group… it’s a pretty deep 2nd tier.

Honorable Mention All-Summit League
Rebecca Henricson – Western Illinois – 5.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.2 spg, 45% FG%, 38% 3FG%
Polly Harrington – South Dakota – 10.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 49% FG%, 40% 3 FG%
Ashley Eide – South Dakota State – 12.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.1 apg
Erin Murphy – Fort Wayne – 14.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 45% FG%
Gabrielle Boever – South Dakota State – 7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.4 spg, 45% FG%

Henricson and Harrington are really close to second team for me. Henricson doesn’t do much wrong on the court and contributes in a number of ways even if she doesn’t score much. Just off this team was Margaret McCloud, Nicole Seekamp, and Victoria Lipscomb. Also Jamie Nash who is hurt by having pretty rough conference-only statistics.

All-Newcomer Team
Ashley Luke – Western Illinois – 12.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.5 spg, 50% FG%
Elena Popkey – Oakland – 12.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg, 47% 3FG%
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – Omaha – 11.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.6 spg
Polly Harrington – South Dakota – 10.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 49% FG%, 40% 3 FG%
Margaret McCloud – South Dakota – 7.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 64% FG%

Three of the five on this team are first or second team all-Summit as well. Strong group.

Player of the Year
Amanda Hyde – Fort Wayne – 18.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.9 spg, 47% FG%, 42% 3FG%, 88% FT%

Hyde seems to be the one to me. DeGagne made a strong run late in the year at her but Hyde’s body of work better for me.

Defensive Player of the Year
Victoria Lipscomb – Oakland – 7.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.1 bpg

Taijhe Kelly made a late push for this one with her blocks down the stretch but I went with Lipscomb. 6th in defensive rebounds, 5th in steals, 4th in blocks. Strong all around defender for Oakland.

Newcomer of the Year

Ashley Luke – Western Illinois – 12.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.5 spg, 50% FG%

With her strong finish this one seems pretty easy.

Coach of the Year
Chance Lindley – Omaha – 7-9

Omaha was picked to be real far back in last. Instead they won seven games and weren’t far from being over .500. There were several candidates up there for me… Chris Paul of Fort Wayne, Amy Williams of South Dakota, and Shann Hart of IUPUI were all really strong this year leading their teams to top four finishes.

6th Woman of the Year
Margaret McCloud – South Dakota – 7.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 64% FG%

Saw it in person in their final game, she’s a handful and a great presence off the bench.

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.

March 2, 2013

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

Live Stats
Live Video ($8 – Me on the call!)
Live Audio (Free – Kansas City Feed – T.J. Jackson) 

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

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

2012-13 Summit League Basketball – Final Day Scenarios

Seeds for Sioux Falls are still up in the air so here’s a look at what teams can finish in what positions and what they need to do to get those spots on Saturday.

We are looking at just straight up seeding information. I’ll mention where Omaha can finish in each section though.

Men’s Basketball
#1 seed:
South Dakota State has clinched the #1 seed.

#2 seed: Western Illinois has clinched the #2 seed.

#3 seed: North Dakota State will be the #3 seed with a win at Omaha or an Oakland loss at home to Fort Wayne.

#4 seed: Oakland will be the #4 seed unless they beat Fort Wayne at home and North Dakota State loses at Omaha.

#5 seed: Fort Wayne will be the #5 seed.

#6 seed: If South Dakota wins at Western Illinois they will be the #6 seed. If they lose at Western Illinois and Kansas City wins at IUPUI then Kansas City will be the #6 seed.

#7 seed: Kansas City will be the #7 seed unless they win at IUPUI and South Dakota loses at Western Illinois.

#8 seed: IUPUI will be the #8 seed.

Omaha could finish in 5th (Win and Fort Wayne loss), 6th (Loss and South Dakota loss), or 7th (Loss and South Dakota win)

Women’s Basketball
#1 seed:
South Dakota State has clinched the #1 seed.

#2 seed: IUPUI has clinched the #2 seed.

#3 seed: South Dakota has clinched the #3 seed.

#4 seed: Fort Wayne has clinched the #4 seed.

Here I’ll just mention the tiebreakers between the three teams in contention for 5-7.
Western Illinois over North Dakota State – due to Western Illinois sweeping North Dakota State
North Dakota State over Kansas City – due to North Dakota State having beaten IUPUI. Season series split and both teams 0-2 vs. South Dakota State.
Kansas City over Western Illinois – due to Kansas City having beaten South Dakota. Season series split and both teams 0-2 vs. South Dakota State and IUPUI.

#5 seed: Western Illinois will be the #5 seed with a home win over Oakland or a North Dakota State home loss to South Dakota State. If Western Illinois does lose and North Dakota State wins then North Dakota State will be the #5 seed.

#6 seed: North Dakota State will be the #6 seed unless they win at home against South Dakota State. If that happens and Western Illinois loses at home to Oakland then this seed will come down to the Omaha-Kansas City game. If the Mavericks win then Western Illinois would be the #6 seed. If Kansas City wins then they would jump up to be the #6 seed.

#7 seed: Kansas City will be the #7 seed unless they win at Omaha, Western Illinois loses at home to Oakland, and North Dakota State wins at home against South Dakota State. If that whole scenario happens then Western Illinois will be the #7 seed.

#8 seed: Oakland will be the #8 seed.

Omaha could finish in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th place. If the Mavericks win they will finish in a tie for 5th. Omaha would lose the tiebreaker to either Western Illinois or North Dakota State so if one of those two teams wins then Omaha would be 6th. If both of them win it’d be 7th. If Omaha loses it’ll be a tie still but they’ll be in 8th after tiebreakers since they would be behind Western Illinois, North Dakota State, and Kansas City.

Jamie Nash–Career Retrospect

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

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

Today we’ll cover Jamie Nash’s career with the Mavericks. Jamie came to the Mavericks by way of Verona, Missouri where she was a standout basketball player earning first team all-district honors. She made an impact at UNO quickly with 14 points, four rebounds, six assists and five steals in her opening game vs. Dana. She came off the bench for her first three games before starting for the first time against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The rest is history and by now she’s made 101 starts and become the career leader in assists and steals at UNO. At this point she has 1089 career points, 412 career rebounds, 552 career assists, 358 career steals and 7 career blocks. Woah. It’s just crazy looking at that much production from one player.

Points:
1st Point – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Jamie’s first points came as she scored a fast break jumper to tie things at 13 with 12:42 left in the first half after she stole the ball from Megan Finn.
100th Point – 1/14/10 @ Southwest Baptist – In a game most noteworthy for Sara Reeves being the only Maverick to reach double figures (four other Mavericks on that roster would go on to score 1,000 career points) Nash reached 100 points on a layup with 2:45 left that made it 54-48 Omaha. Nash would end up with nine points that evening.
200th Point – 11/12/10 vs. York College – Jamie reached 200 points in the first game of her sophomore season. With 1:56 left in the first half and UNO up eight Jamie got a fast break layup to pass 200 career points.
300th Point – 1/2/11 @ Missouri Western – Nash hit two FTs with 1:08 left in the 1st half to get Omaha within six at 34-28 and give her 300 career points.
400th Point – 1/29/11 @ Lincoln University – Jamie hit a three pointer with Omaha down 69-50 and just 1:54 left to reach 400 career points.
500th Point – 11/11/11 vs. Western State – After scoring her 1st point in the opening game of 2009 and scoring her 200th point in the opening game of 2010 she scored her 500th point in the opening game of 2011. It came with 13:20 left and Omaha leading 46-36 when she got a layup.
600th Point – 12/7/11 vs. College of Saint Mary – Jamie had 20 points in this one and the 20th was her 600th career point, coming with 6:54 left and Omaha up 74-37. Jamie got a fast break layup assisted by Taijhe Kelly.
700th Point – 1/11/12 @ Kansas City – Nash got a layup with 14:20 left in this one to cut the Kansas City lead to 42-37 and move her past 700 career points.
800th Point – 2/10/12 vs. Dakota Wesleyan – Nash hit a three pointer with 3:05 left in the first half to cut the Dakota Wesleyan lead to 31-29 and help her pass 800 career points. Nash scored 17 in the first half and 25 in the game.
900th Point – 11/30/12 vs. UT Arlington – Just 1:07 into the 2nd half Jamie Nash hit a three pointer to take her past 900 career points and make this one 43-14 Mavericks.
1000th Point  – 1/17/13 @ Chicago State – Nash passed the 1000 point mark on a three pointer with 6:37 left in the game that made it 48-33 and was assisted by Carolyn Blair-Mobley. Nash would end up with 10 points in the game.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Jamie Nash checked into her first college game at the 16:22 mark and promptly grabbed a defensive rebound with 15:23 left. Ralene Buschow had gone up for a jumper and Ashley Nelson blocked it with the ball ending up in Nash’s hands.
100th Rebound – 11/12/10 vs. York College – Nash’s 100th rebound came just 3:31 into her sophomore season when she grabbed her own missed layup with the Mavericks trailing by three. Jessica Zaruba would end up scoring on the possession.
200th Rebound – 2/26/11 vs. Pittsburg State – Jamie would grab 11 rebounds in this game and the 5th, a defensive rebound of a Laura Glenn jumper with 18:12 left, would be the 200th of her career.
300th Rebound – 2/2/12 vs. Sioux Falls – Just 3:10 into this one Nash would grab a defensive rebound after a Jamey Hofer missed jumper with the score 3-2 Sioux Falls. It was the 300th of her career.
400th Rebound – 2/2/13 @ Oakland – Jamie’s 400th career rebound came very late in this one. After going to the FT line up three with 10 second left Jamie hit the front end and then missed the backend. She reacted quickly and was able to grab her own miss to get her 400th career rebound.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Nash’s first assist came with 8:35 left in the first half when she set up Heather Pohl for a three-pointer that made it 24-19 Omaha.
100th Assist – 12/8/10 @ Emporia State – Jamie set up Heather Pohl for a layup and Jamie’s 100th career assist with 4:18 left in the game and the Mavericks trailing 57-46.
200th Assist – 2/26/11 vs. Pittsburg State – Nash got her 200th career assist when she set up Amanda Woodring for a three that made it 58-49 Omaha with 9:31 left. Omaha would go on to win 79-73 to win the final game of the D2 era.
300th Assist – 1/3/12 @ Saint Louis – Jamie passed to Paige Frauendorfer for a jumper that tied this game at 16 with 8:39 left and gave her 300 career assists.
400th Assist – 11/18/12 vs. Northern Arizona – Nash had 11 assists in this one and the last assist, a pass to Paige Frauendorfer for a layup, was the 400th assist of Nash’s career and made it 76-73 Omaha with 1:52 left.
475th Assist –  1/5/13 vs. Fort Wayne – Jamie broke the school assist record when she passed to Stacia Gebers for a layup with 14:17 left that gave Omaha a 38-37 lead.
500th Assist – 1/24/13 vs. North Dakota State – Nash became the first Maverick to record 500 career assists when she passed to Stacia Gebers for a layup that made it 13-11 with 9:44 left in the first half.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/15/09 vs. Dana – Jamie’s first steal came with 12:42 left in the first half when she took the ball away from Megan Finn and would quickly score a pull-up jumper on the fast break to tie the game at 13.
50th Steal – 1/16/10 @ Missouri Southern – Nash got her 50th steal early in this one as she picked Randi Henderson’s pocket with 15:34 left and would quickly score a layup to make it 9-2.
100th Steal – 11/27/10 vs. Calumet College of St. Joseph – Jamie would have a career-high 11 steals in this one but her 4th, just 3:43 into the game, would be the 100th of her career and quickly turned into a fast break layup to make it 11-2 Omaha.
200th Steal – 12/3/11 vs. Briar Cliff – Nash got her 200th steal quickly in this one as she took the ball from Kela Chiak just 1:56 into the game.
300th Steal – 12/4/12 vs. Tulsa – With 16:47 left in this one Jamie Nash took the ball from Kelsee Grovey for her 300th career steal.
332nd Steal – 1/17/13 @ Chicago State – Nash needed four steals to the school steals record and she got it with just 22 seconds left when she stole the ball from Jackie Jones and went the other way for a fast break layup to make it 62-45.

Blocks:
1st Block – 11/28/09 vs. Chadron State – Nash’s first block came with 5:41 left in the first half when she blocked a Rachael Smidt jumper. The ball went out of bounds with the Mavericks trailing 23-17.
5th Block – 1/26/11 vs. Fort Hays State – Jamie’s 5th career block game on a Kara Champlin layup attempt with just four seconds left in regulation and the game tied 59-59. Katie Kane would secure the rebound and Jamie would have a layup attempt at the buzzer that was no good. the teams would head to OT where Fort Hays would eventually win by five.

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #27 Recap – South Dakota

Filed under: College Sports,Omaha Mavericks,Recaps,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 9:00 am

Things just aren’t working out for the Mavericks down the stretch. We’ve always known that Omaha probably has a bit of a talent gap with some of their Summit League competitors since the Mavericks didn’t know they’d be a Division 1 team as of 24 months ago, but perhaps it’s finally being put on display. Despite all the hustle plays by the Mavericks, in particular Frauendorfer and Nash who are always ready to go diving after loose balls it seems, Omaha just hasn’t been able to hit shots over the last couple months.

It’s really just all too bad. They had a great nonconference record and a 3-1 start in conference gave a lot of hope to the season. A top four finish? Pushing for the postseason? All of those things were in play. Except Omaha’s shooting went cold and down went the Mavs. Omaha is shooting just 37% from the field and is the worst shooting team in the Summit League during conference play.

The Mavericks have lost eight of their last 11 conference games and need to beat Kansas City on Saturday or they’ll finish at 6-10 and with only a sweep of Oakland in conference play. At 6-10 the Mavericks would lose the tiebreaker to Western Illinois (swept North Dakota State), North Dakota State (beat IUPUI), and Kansas City (beat South Dakota). Omaha could actually wind up in 8th place still after such a bright start.

As far as what happened on Thursday night it’s a familiar script; Omaha didn’t hit their shots and couldn’t grab enough rebounds to stay in the game. Omaha’s defense has usually been pretty good this year. They have been giving up just 0.857 points per possession during conference play, 4th in the Summit League and good enough to win most games. Unfortunately the offense hasn’t kept up and it’s cost Omaha time and time again.

Taijhe Kelly was limited to just 15 minutes in this one as she struggled with foul trouble. I don’t usually get critical of officiating and I’m not even sure any of the calls were actually bad, but I thought there might have been a weak call or two on her. Only 20 fouls were called in the game and I thought there was a lot of physical play when Omaha was on offense, so it was weird to see her get four fouls in 15 minutes. She still got three blocks in 15 minutes, a good sign that in a full game she would have been right on track for her 5+.

Of course did Omaha really miss Kelly? Interior defensive wasn’t the problem and Kelly only grabbed one defensive rebound in 15 minutes. Stacia Gebers played in Kelly’s place and had a fantastic evening scoring nine points and grabbing five rebounds (though only one defensively) in 18 minutes.

Credit to Carolyn Blair-Mobley and Paige Frauendorfer who grabbed nine and five defensive rebounds respectively. They were the only Mavericks to grab at least three defensive rebounds on a night where South Dakota had FOUR players grab at least three offensive rebounds.

The Mavericks should be a bit worried when they look at this South Dakota team. They’ll lose a couple of starters in Tempestt Wilson and Alexis Yackley, but there will still be some real threats on this team in sophomore Nicole Seekamp, sophomore Lisa Loeffler, freshman Margaret McCloud, and junior Polly Harrington. They will be very tough in the coming few years and Omaha does not have an answer for them right now.

Hopefully we see a better performance on Saturday. I’m just itching to see one more Maverick win this season. As hard as the seniors have fought and with how much they’ve been through I think they deserve it.

It was Over When: This one became over when Omaha kept missing and missing and missing down 13. South Dakota scored their last point to make it 50-37 with 4:33 left. Let’s say Taijhe Kelly’s missed layup with 1:42 left was the end of the end…. but really it seemed over for a large part of that stretch when Omaha couldn’t buy a basket.

Player of the Game: Paige Frauendorfer was the best of the bunch going 6-13 from the field and hitting both of her FTs to score 14. She added five rebounds but no other stats.

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

Efficiency Ratings:
Paige Frauendorfer – 11
Stacia Gebers – 9
Jamie Nash – 7
Taijhe Kelly – 3
Carly Cator – 3
Casse Vaughn – 1
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 1
Ericka House – 0

Season Average:
Paige Frauendorfer – 14.4
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 12.3
Jamie Nash – 9.3
Taijhe Kelly – 7.7
Ericka House – 5.8
Casse Vaughn – 4.9
Carly Cator – 3.1
Stacia Gebers – 2.6
Cathleen Cox – 2.4
Kate Bayes – 1.6
Myhiah Dotzler – 0.8
Allison Jackson – 0.7

Team Ratings: Really low number of possessions. Horrible offensive number but a decent defensive number. Problem was shooting as turnovers weren’t bad. Offensive rebounding number not fantastic and defense rebounding number really bad. Omaha did pass the ball fine (10 assists on 18 baskets) but didn’t get to the FT line much.

Possessions: 62
Offensive Points per Possession : 0.63
Defensive Points per Possession : 0.84
eFG%: 30.5%
Turnover Rate: 17.8%
Offensive Rebounding: 28.6%
Defensive Rebounding: 54.1%
A/B%: 55.6%
Floor%: 40.0%
FT Prod: 5.1

Response to 3 things to watch:
1) Omaha’s Shooting – 30.5% and 0-8 from three… yep.

2.) Interior Defense – Omaha actually did a really good job here. They held South Dakota to just 16-44 (36%) shooting on twos and didn’t even pay for it on threes as South Dakota was 4-15 (37%).

3.) Offensive Glass – Omaha was strong on the offensive glass in the first half but that didn’t last and at the end of the day they were below average on both the offensive glass and defensive glass, something they haven’t been able to overcome for a win so far this year.

Prediction Response:
Pretty close on South Dakota’s total but really disappointing that the Mavericks couldn’t even hit 40.

Upcoming Opponent: Omaha hosts Kansas City to end the season on Saturday at 2 PM. This season will always be a little disappointing when you think of how it’s ended but it’d be nice to get one last win out of it.

February 28, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #27 Preview – South Dakota

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 12:00 pm

Omaha Women's Basketball Preview - South Dakota - 2-28-13

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After a disappointing finish at North Dakota State denied Omaha a comeback win the Mavericks head back to the Sapp Fieldhouse to try and rebound in their final two home games. First up is a home game against South Dakota who knocked the Mavericks off 62-57 in Vermillion in late December. Omaha’s last win against the Coyotes was March 1st, 2006, 57-56 in the quarterfinal round of the NCC tournament at the Sapp Fieldhouse. JJ Smith was fouled shooting a three down two points with one second left in the game and hit all three FTs to get the win.

South Dakota
South Dakota is sitting in 3rd in the Summit League at 9-6 in the league and has that 62-57 win over Omaha in December. In that loss Omaha shot poorly (35%) and struggled to limit South Dakota’s offensive rebounds (14 of the available 34 – 41%). The Mavericks couldn’t get Paige Frauendorfer going as she scored a season low four points on 1-13 shooting. Carolyn Blair-Mobley stepped up with 17 points and eight rebounds while Casse Vaughn chipped in 15 points off the bench.

But this is a different Maverick team than it was two months ago. Back then we felt Omaha was a real good shooting team and Omaha had put up some nice offensive performances. Since then Omaha’s only scored 65 points or more once in league play after scoring over 65 six times in their non-conference start and the Mavericks have shot under 40% in ten of their 14 league games. We thought Omaha was a pretty good three-point shooting team back then as they hit at least six 3FG in seven of their first 11 games. Starting with that South Dakota game Omaha hasn’t topped five again.

Casse Vaughn was a major part of Omaha’s offense early on as she had scored in double figures four times in the first 11 games and was averaging nine points per game. She scored 15 at South Dakota and another 17 over the next three games but since then has only added 12 points over the last 11 games being held scoreless in seven of those games. She played 217 minutes by the end of the IUPUI game on January 10th and only 50 minutes in the 11 games since then.

Instead it’s Taijhe Kelly that Omaha has relied on inside. Kelly had only played more than twenty minutes on three occasions in the first 11 games and would only do it twice more in the next seven. In the last month though it’s been a heavy reliance on Kelly as she’s played at least 22 minutes in each game and averaged 28.1 minutes in the previous eight games. She’s done her part on the offensive end scoring at least six points in five games and reaching double figures three times. She’s grabbed six or more boards on all but one occasion while averaging 8.9 per game. And of course perhaps most importantly she has blocked five or more shots in five straight games and averaged 4.25 over this eight game stretch.

I’ve put a lot of my analysis at the end of this post in the “Three things to watch” section and so I’ll put most of my thoughts there. One more on Omaha for this area; Jamie Nash has missed her last nine 3FGs and hasn’t shot better than 50% from the field since going 4-7 against North Dakota State on January 24th. She’s shot just 7-40 over the last four games (17.5%) and if she really breaks out of the shooting slump it could be such a boost to the Mavericks that it propels them to two wins to end the year.

South Dakota by the way could finish the year with the #2, #3, or #4 seed in the Summit League tournament. If IUPUI wins their 4 PM home game on Thursday vs. Oakland they will be the #2 seed. South Dakota needs to win at Omaha or have Fort Wayne lose at Western Illinois on Thursday or IUPUI on Saturday to get the #3 seed. Being in line to play IUPUI in the semifinals would be a big boost as the Coyotes are 2-0 with two dominant wins against the Jaguars this year.

Top Five Wins, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
127 – @ IUPUI (76-56)
127 – IUPUI (56-39)
211 – (Neutral) Seton Hall (71-55)
235 – Omaha (62-57)
246 – @ Western Illinois (63-60)

Worst Five Losses, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
296 – @ Oakland (46-59)
285 – @ Kansas City (56-60)
277 – @ Boise State (50-52)
265 – @ Pepperdine (54-70)
263 – North Dakota State (50-57)

Their dominance of IUPUI is the high point of the season so far by far. Omaha is actually their 4th best win by RPI. South Dakota also has a slew of bad road losses, they’ve lost six road games at teams with RPIs lower than Omaha.

Omaha vs. South Dakota – 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 37.4% 30.8% 75.3% 0.843 0.858 22.5 0.711 50.8% 37.9% 31.7% 23.0 51.8% 33.2% 69.2% 3.9
USD 43.1% 30.3% 71.2% 0.941 0.848 20.1 1.158 63.2% 36.5% 27.7% 21.0 52.1% 32.6% 71.0% 3.3
Favors.. USD Omaha Omaha USD USD USD USD USD USD USD Omaha USD Omaha USD 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.

South Dakota has been better in conference in most categories. The few that Omaha is better in are 3FG% (barely), FT%, Opposing turnover rate, offensive rebound % and blocks.

Expected Starters
South Dakota
Guard – Alexis Yackley – 5-7 – Senior – Averaging 3.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.6 steals.
Guard – Tempestt Wilson – 5-10 – Senior – Averaging 13.0 points, and 3.8 rebounds.
Guard – Nicole Seekamp – 5-10 – Sophomore – Averaging 13.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Forward – Lisa Loeffler – 6-1 – Sophomore – Averaging 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Forward – Polly Harrington – 5-11 – Junior – Averaging 11.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks.

Omaha
Point Guard – Jamie Nash – 5-4 – Senior – Averaging 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 3.2 steals.
Guard – Carly Cator – 5-9 – Senior – Averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds.
Guard – Paige Frauendorfer – 6-0 – Senior – Averaging 14.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.
Guard – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 5-10 – Senior – Averaging 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
Center – Taijhe Kelly – 6-4 – Sophomore – Averaging 5.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

Three Things to Watch
1) Omaha’s Shooting – The Mavericks have shot below 40% in four straight games and six of their last seven. Not surprisingly, Omaha’s lost all but one of those games. Omaha’s been under 40% in all 10 of their losses and only won twice while shooting under 40%. Those two games were at Kansas City where they hit 11 threes and vs. Western Illinois where they had an offensive rebounding edge and held Western Illinois to 34% shooting. So Omaha’s not likely to win this game unless they can hit shots (duh?). That doesn’t bode well considering South Dakota leads the Summit in FG% against (36.5% in conference games) and Omaha shot 35% against them in the first meeting and 23% in last year’s meeting in Vermillion.

2.) Interior Defense – In conference games South Dakota shoots 47.7% on twos and just 30.3% on threes. They are the rare team whose eFG% (counts 3FG’s as worth an extra point in FG% calculation) is worse than their 2FG% at 47.1%. In other words if South Dakota shot at their conference percentages they would score more points taking all their shots from two than even messing with threes. Omaha on the other hand shoots 42.7% from two and 32.2% from three. At those rates you’d be better off shooting only threes. Of course in practice it’s a horrible idea to just give up on one of the two types of shots, but it just shows how much better South Dakota is inside than out.

So this is going to put pressure on Omaha’s defense inside. In the first matchup South Dakota attacked the baseline areas and hit a lot of what I thought were tough shots. They managed to shoot 53% on 2FGs as Nicole Seekamp went 6-11, Lisa Loeffler went 7-11, and Polly Harrington went 5-9. Omaha has to find a way to limit those opportunities and force South Dakota to take other looks. South Dakota was just 3-13 from three in the first matchup but they didn’t need to hit many of course. If Taijhe Kelly can bring some big energy, block five shots, and make them think twice about even more that could be a difference maker. She played just 21 minutes and had two blocks in the first game. Interesting stat of the night – Taijhe Kelly blocks approximately 10% of opposition two point FGs while on the court. That’s 3rd in the country and slightly ahead of Brittney Griner in 5th.

3.) Offensive Glass – Omaha has won each of the 10 times they have had their best offensive rebounding percentages. Omaha has also won six of their 10 conference games when they were above average on the offensive glass. They haven’t won a single game when they were below average in both offensive and defensive rebounding during conference play. Obviously rebounding is important for Omaha but I think with as poor as they have shot at times it takes on an added importance on the offensive end. Omaha grabs a good amount of offensive rebounds and they often present themselves as big scoring opportunities for Paige Frauendorfer (70 offensive rebounds), Taijhe Kelly (60 offensive rebounds), and Carolyn Blair-Mobley (56 offensive rebounds).

Prediction
I’ll take Omaha to start the home stand off on the right foot with a 57-53 win. Really hoping Omaha can hit some early baskets to get a good start to the game and be shooting in rhythm.

Massey – Omaha wins 57-55
RealTimeRPI – Omaha wins 64-54

Carolyn Blair-Mobley–Career Retrospect

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

I’ve previous covered the career of Carly Cator.

Today I’ll cover Carolyn Blair-Mobley’s career with the Mavericks. Carolyn transferred to Omaha for this year. She started her career at Cloud County Community College in Kansas before playing two years at Oklahoma State starting 22 games. After sitting out the 2011-12 season she joined the Mavericks. Carolyn has started all 26 games for the Mavericks this season. At this point she has 303 career points, 177 career rebounds, 58 career assists, 36 career steals and 6 career blocks.

Points:
1st Point – 11/12/12 vs. North Carolina A&T – Carolyn scored her first point on a layup with 14:42 left in the first half to get Omaha within one point at 5-4. Blair-Mobley would go on to score seven points in the 58-44 win.
25th Point – 11/18/12 vs. Northern Arizona – Blair-Mobley reached the 25 point mark in her 3rd game. Carolyn hit two early baskets and then blew by point 25 on a three pointer that made it 27-18 Omaha with 3:46 left in the first half. She would score 16 in the game.
50th Point – 11/30/12 vs. Texas-Arlington – In Carolyn’s 6th game she passed the 50 point mark. An early layup brought her within a point and she got point #50 as she hit a FT with 16:06 to go to put the Mavericks up two, 7-5. Blair-Mobley had stolen the ball and was fouled, going to the line to hit both shots.
100th Point – 12/21/12 vs. College of St. Mary – After scoring 14 points in the first half Blair-Mobley got her 100th career point on a layup just 41 seconds into the 2nd half off of a Carly Cator assist. The basket game Omaha a 44-37 lead and was part of Blair-Mobley’s 28 point afternoon.
200th Point – 1/17/13 @ Chicago State – Carolyn came into the game just needing two points to reach 200 for her career and got them early on when she hit a layup off a Jamie Nash assist just 2:31 into the game.
300th Point – 2/23/13 @ North Dakota State – Blair-Mobley scored her 300th career point when she made a FT to get Omaha back within three at 61-58 with 21 seconds to go. She’d hit another one to get it back to two and would score a layup later to get Omaha within two again but Omaha lost 63-62 despite Carolyn’s 20 points.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 11/12/12 vs. North Carolina A&T – Blair-Mobley’s first rebound was on the defensive end with 13:14 left in the first half when she grabbed a rebound off of an Eboni Ross missed jumper.
25th Rebound – 11/18/12 vs. Northern Arizona – Carolyn had her first monster rebounding game against Northern Arizona, a game that went to two overtimes. She grabbed 12 rebounds in the game and the 12th, a defensive rebound of a Amy Patton tip-in attempt with 4:14 left in the first overtime and Omaha up 59-58, was her 25th of her career.
50th Rebound – 12/4/12 vs. Tulsa – Blair-Mobley got her 50th rebound in a game against Tulsa when she grabbed a Ashley Clark miss with 13:09 left in the game and Omaha trailing 37-29.
100th Rebound – 1/10/13 @ IUPUI – Carolyn made it to 100 career rebounds when she hit the defensive glass off of a Demetri Nunley-Lash missed three with 10:11 to go and the Mavericks trailing by one, 46-45.
150th Rebound – 2/2/13 @ Oakland – Blair-Mobley only grabbed three rebounds in this game, all in the first half. Her final rebound, an offensive rebound of a Paige Frauendorfer missed jumper with three seconds left in the half was her 150th career rebound. Carolyn was able to put it back up to get Omaha within five, 36-31 at the half.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/12/12 vs. North Carolina A&T – Carolyn’s first assist was a pass to Stacia Gebers for a layup. The basket gave Omaha a 27-21 lead with 2:44 to go in the first half.
10th Assist – 11/30/12 vs. Texas-Arlington – Blair-Mobley’s 10th assist game against Texas-Arlington when she passed to Ericka House for an open three that gave Omaha a 31-9 lead with 6:02 left in the first half.
25th Assist – 12/28/12 @ Kansas City – Carolyn had a then career high five assist at Kansas City. Her 4th, setting Ericka House up for a three that would make it 47-35 Omaha with 8:15 left, was the 25th of her career.
50th Assist – 2/2/13 @ Oakland – Blair-Mobley got her 50th assist when she passed to Carly Cator for a jumper that made it 21-18 Oakland with 7:51 left in the first half.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/16/12 vs. Louisiana – Blair-Mobley’s first steal was in her 2nd game with 3:58 left in the first half. Carolyn took the ball from Ashley Benjamin of Louisiana.
10th Steal – 12/21/12 vs. College of Saint Mary – Carolyn’s 10th steal came against the College of Saint Mary. Carolyn took the ball from Jessica Zaruba with 12:36 left and the Mavericks leading by eight. She’d end up passing the ball to Jamie Nash on the fast break for a layup and assist.
20th Steal – 1/17/13 @ Chicago State – Carolyn got her 20th career steal late in the first half when she picked Paris Williams’ pocked with 4:04 left and Omaha up 51-35.
30th Steal – 2/7/13 vs. Western Illinois – Blair-Mobley got her 30th career steal when she took the ball from Saule Kontautaite with 9:43 left in the first half and Omaha leading 19-9. Jamie Nash would have the ball stolen from her just seconds later.

Blocks:
1st Block – 11/30/13 vs. Texas-Arlington – It took her six games but Carolyn got her first block against Texas-Arlington. Kelsey Wilson went up for a jumper with 6:07 left in the first half and had her shot blocked by Blair-Mobley. Carolyn grabbed the loose ball and passed to Ericka House who hit a three to give Omaha a 22 point lead. That assist was her 10th career assist.
5th Block – 1/5/13 vs. Fort Wayne – Blair-Mobley’s fifth career block came early in the 2nd half as she blocked a Stefanie Mauk layup attempt just 1:24 into the half. Paige Frauendorfer would grab the rebound and just seconds later Blair-Mobley would hit a three to give Omaha a 35-25 lead.

February 27, 2013

Carly Cator–Career Retrospect

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

So I saw a great post by Beau Spencer on Frank Gaines last week on mysummitleague.com. In the story Spencer pointed out how Gaines had gotten his 1st point, his 100th point, his 200th point, etc. Gaines became Fort Wayne’s all-time leading scorer this last weekend. I thought it was a cool idea so I’m going to use it here for a way to look at Omaha’s seniors playing their final games this week.  Let’s start with Carly Cator.

Carly has started all 26 games for the Mavericks this season after appearing in 20 games in 2010-11. She spent two years at San Francisco State, one as a redshirt, before transferring to Omaha. She sat out the 2011-12 season after injuring her ACL in the preseason. At this point she has 99 career points, 99 career rebounds, 55 career assists, 21 career steals and 10 career blocks.

Points:
1st Point – 11/18/10 @ Missouri S&T – Carly Cator’s first point as a Maverick game in Rolla, Missouri against Missouri S&T. Cator came off the bench for the Mavericks and played 15 minutes in a 61-52 Omaha win. She hit her first shot of the game, a layup with 10:31 to go in the 2nd half, to give her the first points of her career and give Omaha a 45-41 lead. She had missed seven shots in the first game of her career against York, still a career high in shots.
10th Point – 11/27/10 vs. Calumet College of St. Joseph – Carly got her 10th point in a 69-38 win at the Sapp Fieldhouse over Calumet College of St. Joseph. Cator came off the bench again and hit a three pointer with 9:29 left in the first half to give Omaha a 27-12 lead and score her 10th, 11th, and 12th points of her career.
25th Point – 1/8/11 @ Central Missouri – Carly reached the 25 point mark in a 92-75 loss at Central Missouri. Cator came into the game sitting on 21 points. After an early three she headed to FT line with 2:14 left in the first half. She knocked down her first FT to reach 25 career points and cut the lead to 12-10. She’d go on to score eight points in the game. That was her career high until the game at Indiana Dabney on January 19th.
50th Point – 11/21/12 vs. Saint Louis – Cator came in to 2012 sitting on 47 points. After scoring two in the first game she was still sitting on 49 when Omaha took on Saint Louis at the Sapp Fieldhouse. Cator broke 50 early in the 2nd half when she hit a three to cut the Saint Louis lead to 29-19. It was her only points of the ball game as Omaha went on to lose 51-42.

Rebounds:
1st Rebound – 11/12/10 vs. York – Carly’s first rebound came in her first game as a Maverick against York. She grabbed an offensive rebound of a Stacia Gebers miss for her 1st rebound with 1:11 left in the game and Omaha up 76-46.
10th Rebound – 12/1/10 @ Washburn – Cator came into the game at Washburn with seven rebounds but grabbed three rebounds in the final seven minutes to get to 10. Her final rebound was an offensive rebound of a Paige Frauendorfer missed three with Omaha down 69-64 and five seconds left in the game. That was the final of the game.
25th Rebound – 1/15/11 vs. Missouri Southern – Carly grabbed her 25th rebound in a 76-66 home loss to Missouri Southern. Cator had two rebounds in the game, the second was her 25th of her career. She grabbed it on the offensive glass after a Jessica Zaruba missed jumper with Omaha down 53-40 and 11:39 left in the game.
50th Rebound – 12/4/12 vs. Tulsa – Cator game into the game with 46 rebounds but had three in the first half to put her in position for her 50th. She grabbed #50 on the defensive end after a Taleya Mayberry missed three with 19:26 left in the game and Omaha trailing 24-13.

Assists:
1st Assist – 11/12/10 vs. York – Cator had two assists in her first game. The first of them was a pass to Sara Reeves for a fast break layup to put Omaha up 24-20 with 8:31 to go in the first half.
10th Assist – 12/11/10 vs. Northwest Missouri State – Cator had assists in her first six games to grab her first eight. After failing to pick any up in her 9th game she got her next three in this one. Her 10th career assist came on a Paige Frauendorfer three pointer that cut the Northwest Missouri State lead to 75-58 with 6:28 left in the game.
25th Assist – 1/19/11 @ Pittsburg State – This game was Carly’s season high in assists as she had four. The last of them was her 25th of her career. She passed to Jordan Spencer who hit a jumper to make it 94-58 Pittsburg State with 2:32 to go in the game.
50th Assist – 1/19/13 @ Indiana Dabney – Exactly two years after getting her 25th assist Cator came into this game with 48. Her 50th career assist came in the second half when she set up Ericka House for a three pointer that made it 65-32 with 7:42 left.

Steals:
1st Steal – 11/12/10 vs. York – Cator got her first career steal with 8:33 left in the first half off of a Carrie Berger turnover for York. Omaha went on to win 76-46 and Cator would get steals in each of her first four games and seven of her first eight.
10th Steal – 2/3/11 @ Northwest Missouri State – Carly got her 10th steal in this game late in 2011. She stole the ball from Shelly Martin after Martin had grabbed and offensive rebound and was immediately fouled by Abby Henry. Cator would go to the FT line and hit two FTs to cut the lead to 67-52 with 7:45 to go.
20th Steal – 1/19/13 @ Indiana Dabney – Cator had a career high two steals in this game. The 2nd was her 20th career steal. It came with just 2:20 left and Omaha up 77-39 as she stole the ball from Terranika Reynolds and drew a foul from Reynolds. Cator would hit both FTs to put Omaha up 40.

Blocks:
1st Block – 12/3/10 @ Fort Hays State – It took Cator six games to get her first career block. At Fort Hays State she blocked a Kimber Weiser layup with 12:01 left in the first half and Omaha trailing 14-8. Fort Hays State would get the offensive rebound but still didn’t score.
5th Block – 11/25/12 vs. Southwest Minnesota State – After getting only two blocks in her first season Cator had three in the first five games of this season. The 3rd was her 5th career block and it came with 12:55 left in the 2nd half when she blocked a Val Sahr jumper as Omaha led 41-15. Casse Vaughn would get the rebound for the Mavericks.
10th Block – 2/7/13 vs. Western Illinois – Cator’s 10th career block came against Western Illinois on February 7th. Cator blocked a Charnelle Reed three pointer with 17:42 to go in the 2nd half and Omaha leading 35-27. Taijhe Kelly came up with the rebound and would score on the other end for the Mavericks.

2012-13 Summit League Basketball Power Rankings – February 27th

Men’s Power Rankings

SDST1.) South Dakota State – 21-9 (12-3) – Last Week: 1
Potential Range of Finishes – 1st through 2nd

Games last week: L @ Cal State Bakersfield, L @ Murray State
Games this week: @ Omaha

It was not a good week for the Jackrabbits who didn’t have kind of at-large resume anyways but now will be seeded slightly lower if they do make the tournament. For now the focus is back on the regular season title as they can win it with a victory at Omaha on Thursday.

WIU2.) Western Illinois – 19-7 (11-3) – Last Week: 2
Potential Range of Finishes – 1st through 4th
Games last week: L vs. Cleveland State
Games this week: vs. Kansas City, vs. South Dakota

Western Illinois had probably the most disappointing of all the BracketBusters losses in the Summit League. At least South Dakota State and North Dakota State were on the road. Western Illinois was at home in a matchup that looked pretty good for them. Need to rebound this weekend to get back on the right track heading into Sioux Falls. Terell Parks is no lock to go this weekend with his ankle injury and a good case for resting him can be made.

OAK3.) Oakland – 16-14 (10-5) – Last Week: 3
Potential Range of Finishes – 3rd through 4th

Games last week: L @ Fort Wayne, W vs. Morehead State
Games this week: Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne pulled the upset over Oakland last week and now they have to face them again. I imagine Oakland will get some revenge in that one. Made people nervous on Saturday against Morehead State but did pull it out. I think the fact that they’ll have to face Fort Wayne again in Sioux Falls unless they get some help is a bigger problem than potentially facing South Dakota State in the semifinals. Both semifinals will be very tough but Fort Wayne looks by far the toughest first round opponent.

NDST4.) North Dakota State – 21-8 (11-4) – Last Week: 4
Potential Range of Finishes – 2nd through 4th

Games last week: L @ Akron, W vs. Utah Valley
Games this week: @ Omaha

Wasn’t expected to upset Akron but did keep it interesting for a while. A 12-4 finish and avoiding Fort Wayne in the first round and South Dakota State in the semifinals would feel like a real success after missing Braun for so long. Why are they still #4 despite Oakland losing another Summit League game? Well I’m just not totally sure North Dakota State can get to full speed for the conference tournament. They didn’t look great tonight vs. a Utah Valley team that’s not all that great. I think Omaha will challenge them on Saturday which how well the Mavericks are playing.

IPFW5.) Fort Wayne – 14-16 (6-9) – Last Week: 6
Potential Range of Finishes – 5th through 7th
Games last week: W vs. Oakland, W vs. Bowling Green
Games this week: @ Oakland

They are red hot now and have a chance to put some real pressure on Oakland if they could beat them a 2nd time and lockup the rematch in Sioux Falls. I moved them ahead of Omaha because they have that top four upset that the Mavericks don’t and because Fort Wayne will finish ahead of Omaha unless the Mavericks upset North Dakota State or South Dakota State. Also remember Fort Wayne’s loss at Omaha came without Mario Hines.

NEBO6.) Omaha – 11-18 (6-8) – Last Week: 5
Potential Range of Finishes – 5th through 7th

Games last week: W North Dakota
Games this week: vs. South Dakota State, vs. North Dakota State

Solid win in the BracketBusters over North Dakota. Think everyone has been pretty impressed with Omaha’s quick growth into the Summit League. Will need an upset this upcoming weekend to keep a shot at 5th alive but 6th would be a plenty good finish as well. They can lock that up on Thursday night if Kansas City doesn’t upset Western Illinois.

UMKC7.) Kansas City – 7-22 (4-10) – Last Week: 7
Potential Range of Finishes – 6th through 8th

Games last week: L @ Tennessee Tech
Games this week: @ Western Illinois, @ IUPUI

Well… I feel like these bottom three are so far removed from the teams above them. Kansas City’s been pretty bad over the last… well… the entire year basically. Since December 5th they have just three wins. A sweep of South Dakota and a win at Fort Wayne. Have a really good shot at getting one more at IUPUI to end the year. Probably will be the 6th seed in Sioux Falls unless South Dakota has a great weekend.

SDAK8.) South Dakota – 9-18 (4-10) – Last Week: 8
Potential Range of Finishes – 6th through 8th
Games last week: W @ Montana State
Games this week: @ IUPUI, @ Western Illinois

Perhaps the nice out of conference win will reignite this team. They should get a 2nd straight win at IUPUI and could move up to the 6th seed if they beat Western Illinois to end the year. I know it sounds crazy but that game was close in South Dakota (73-71 Western Illinois) and if Parks doesn’t play… who knows.

IUPUI9.) IUPUI – 6-23 (1-13) – Last Week: 9
Potential Range of Finishes – 9th
Games last week: L vs. Milwaukee
Games this week: vs. South Dakota, vs. Kansas City

Well that was the chance… wish they’d grabbed it. Still could beat South Dakota or Kansas City of course before being a sacrificial lamb in Sioux Falls.

Player of the ‘Last’ Week:
Thinking of changing this to “Nate Wolters’ Week:”. I know his team didn’t win but making this about whose team went 2-0 hasn’t been the M.O. here for quite a while. Wolters scored 32 points, had 10 rebounds, and had nine assists at Cal State Bakersfield before “only” scoring 18 with two rebounds and five assists at Murray State. Went 18-30 from the field for the week.

Game of the ‘Next’ Week:
Well the only really good matchup is Fort Wayne @ Oakland so it’s game of the week again. Doesn’t have as many seeding implications this week since last week’s took care of most of those.

Women’s Power Rankings

SDST1.) South Dakota State – 21-7 (13-2) – Last Week: 1
Potential Range of Finishes – 1st

Games last week: W vs. Omaha
Games this week: @ North Dakota State

With the regular season title secure they are ready to focus on Sioux Falls. Wouldn’t advise overlooking the Bison though who would love the upset and any blemishes will hurt potential NCAA seeding.

IUPUI2.) IUPUI – 17-10 (10-4) – Last Week: 2
Potential Range of Finishes – 2nd through 3rd

Games last week: L @ South Dakota, W @ Kansas City
Games this week: vs. Oakland, vs. Fort Wayne

South Dakota continues to be a thorn in their side but the win at Kansas City means they’ll be in that 2/3 semifinal should they win their first round matchup. I’ve half joked that they should lose to Fort Wayne on purpose if it means moving the Mastodons into the 3rd seed and avoiding South Dakota in Sioux Falls. If South Dakota loses to Omaha on Thursday and Fort Wayne wins at Western Illinois they would really be looking at that scenario.

IPFW3.) Fort Wayne – 12-14 (8-6) – Last Week: 3
Potential Range of Finishes – 3rd through 4th

Games last week: W @ Oakland
Games this week: @ Western Illinois, @ IUPUI

A nice win over Oakland and now they head on the road to try and avoid a potential semifinal matchup with South Dakota State. Would like some help from Omaha though.

SDAK4.) South Dakota – 14-14 (9-6) – Last Week: 4
Potential Range of Finishes – 2nd through 4th

Games last week: W vs. IUPUI, W vs. Western Illinois
Games this week: @ Omaha

Well… they’re a good team when they play IUPUI. I’m not really sure how to read this team but if they win at Omaha and Fort Wayne loses at IUPUI I’ll move them back to #3.

NEBO5.) Omaha – 16-10 (6-8) – Last Week: 5
Potential Range of Finishes – 5th through 8th

Games last week: L @ South Dakota State, L @ North Dakota State
Games this week: vs. South Dakota, vs. Kansas City

A disappointing loss to North Dakota State on Saturday night when they really could have pulled off the win. Home sweep to end things would get them to .500 in conference. A couple of losses could leave this season feeling pretty bad at 6-10 and potentially falling behind everyone but Oakland.

NDST6.) North Dakota State – 10-17 (6-9) – Last Week: 8
Potential Range of Finishes – 5th through 8th

Games last week: W vs. Omaha
Games this week: vs. South Dakota State

Well they did get a nice home win over Omaha and while they look like they’ll finish 6-10 it’s possibly good enough to get the #5 seed. Most of their seeding is out of their hands now unless they can pull the major upset.

WIU7.) Western Illinois – 12-15 (5-9) – Last Week: 7
Potential Range of Finishes – 5th through 9th

Games last week: W @ Kansas City, L @ South Dakota
Games this week: vs. Fort Wayne, vs. Oakland

Playing better and better it seems. Win over Kansas City gave them a nice boost and now they could get to the #5 seed. Assuming they beat Oakland the game against Fort Wayne could get them to 7-9 and that #5 seed and a probable rematch with Fort Wayne in Sioux Falls. A loss to Fort Wayne and they could actually be facing Oakland on Saturday with the loser finishing in last.

UMKC6.) Kansas City – 9-19 (5-10) – Last Week: 6
Potential Range of Finishes – 6th through 9th
Games last week: L vs. Western Illinois, L vs. IUPUI
Games this week: @ Omaha

Poor play over the weekend as they put up just 71 points in the two games combined. Team has gone back downhill quickly. I don’t think they’ll upset Omaha so they’d be sitting at 5-11. Probably not going to be falling behind Oakland still but 8th place looks likely.

OAK9.) Oakland – 9-17 (3-11) – Last Week: 9
Potential Range of Finishes – 7th through 9th

Games last week: L vs. Fort Wayne
Games this week: @ IUPUI, @ Western Illinois

While it seems likely they’ll still be in 9th if they could pull off the upset at IUPUI on Thursday the game at Western Illinois on Saturday could be very interesting.

Player of the ‘Last’ Week:
Ashley Luke made this one pretty easy… 20 points and 11 rebounds at Kansas City followed by 16 points and 10 rebounds at South Dakota. She went 14-25 from the field this weekend and 8-9 from the FT line. She had a combined three assists, three steals, and five blocks. Luke has been really playing well lately.

Game of the ‘Next’ Week:
Fort Wayne at IUPUI on Saturday could be a preview of the #2/#3 matchup in Sioux Falls!

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

February 26, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #26 – Postgame Notes, Facts, and Stats – North Dakota State

Here are some facts for you!

Scoring

  • Jamie Nash has scored in all 106 games of her career.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley has scored in all 26 of her career games for Omaha.
  • Paige Frauendorfer has scored in 37 straight games.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley’s 20 points were tied for the 9th most by a Maverick this season. It was the 3rd time she’s scored at least 20, but the first time since she had 20 at Western Illinois on January 12th.
  • This was Omaha’s 5th loss in the 14 games this year where Carolyn Blair-Mobley has scored in double figures.
  • Jamie Nash’s two points were her lowest total since scoring two at Loyola Chicago last year on 12/18/11.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley’s 20 points led the team in scoring for the 8th time this season. Omaha is 3-5 in those games.
  • Omaha had four players in double figures for the first time since the Western Illinois game on February 7th. It was the same four in that game as this one (Frauendorfer, House, Blair-Mobley, and Kelly).

Rebounding

  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley has grabbed a rebound in all 26 of her career games for Omaha. Carolyn has at least three rebounds in 17 straight games.
  • Paige Frauendorfer has grabbed a rebound in 93 straight games.
  • Taijhe Kelly led Omaha in rebounding for the 5th time this season. Omaha is 3-2 in those games.

Assists

  • Jamie Nash has picked up an assist in 82 straight games.
  • This was the 25th time in Jamie Nash’s career that Omaha has lost when she has five or more assists. Omaha is 34-25 when she has five or more assists.

Steals

  • Jamie Nash’s five steals were tied for the 3rd most by a Maverick this year and the most since she had five vs. Oakland on January 3rd.
  • Paige Frauendorfer’s four steals were tied for the 7th most by a Maverick this season and most for her since she had four vs. South Dakota State on January 26th.
  • Omaha’s 11 steals were tied for their 3rd most of the season and most since they stole 11 vs. South Dakota State on January 26th.
  • This was the 5th time this year Omaha has lost when Jamie Nash has three or more steals. Omaha is 11-5 in the 16 games where she has three or more steals this year.
  • This was the 25th time in Paige Frauendorfer’s career where she has recorded three or more steals. Omaha is 18-7 in those games.

Blocks

  • Taijhe Kelly’s 29 combined blocks between the last five games are the most combined ever by a Maverick player in a stretch of five games.
  • Taijhe Kelly has now blocked five or more shots in the last five straight games. Before those five games it had only been done nine times in school history.
  • Taijhe Kelly’s six blocks were tied for the 2nd most of the season. She had six just two games ago against IUPUI on February 9th as well.
  • Omaha’s seven team blocks were their 2nd most of the year behind the eight vs. Western Illinois on February 7th.
  • This was the 5th time this year Omaha has lost when Taijhe Kelly has three or more blocks. Omaha is 6-5 in her 11 games this year with three or more blocks.
  • This was the 20th time this year Taijhe Kelly has led Omaha in blocks. Omaha is 12-8 in those games.

Shooting

  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley’s eight FGs were tied for the 5th most by a Maverick this year. It’s the 3rd time she’s hit eight shots but first time since she hit that many vs. Oakland on January 3rd.
  • Ericka House’s three 3FGs were tied for the 6th most of the year. She’s now hit three or more in back-to-back games for the first time since she hit three or more in the first three games of the year.
  • Omaha made 24 FGs, tied for their 10th most of the season and most since they hit 25 at Oakland on February 2nd.
  • Omaha’s five 3FGs were tied for the 8th most of the season and most since they hit five against Western Illinois on February 7th.
  • This was the 10th time this year Omaha has hit at least three 3FGs. Omaha is 8-2 in those games.

Miscellaneous

  • There were 74 possessions in the game for Omaha, their 4th highest total of the year and most since 75 vs. South Dakota State on January 26th.
  • Omaha only turned it over on 14.9% of possessions, their best mark of the season. Their previous best was 17.1% at Indiana Dabney on January 19th and 17.2% against Saint Louis on November 21st.
  • This was the 10th loss of the season four Omaha. Jamie Nash, Paige Frauendorfer, Carly Cator, and Carolyn Blair-Mobley have started all of those games.
  • This is the 10th career loss when Taijhe Kelly starts. She is 14-10 in her 24 career starts.
  • This was the 100th career start for Jamie Nash. Omaha is 49-51 in her 100 starts.
  • Omaha led by no more than one in this game. The last time Omaha didn’t lead by more than one was when they never led at Fort Wayne on January 31st.
  • This was the 5th time this year in eight games that Omaha has lost a game that was within five points.

Summit League/National Rankings

  • Omaha is 2nd in the Summit League in FG% (40.6%) and 2nd in blocks (3.7). Omaha is 3rd in rebounds (34.8) and 3rd in steals (8.6).
  • Omaha is 71st nationally in FT% (72.4%), 92nd nationally in 3FG% (32.2%) and 96th nationally in FG% (40.6%).
  • Paige Frauendorfer is 3rd in the Summit League in scoring (14.8), 8th in FG% (43.1%), 3rd in FT% (80.8%), 2nd in rebounds (8.4), and 7th in steals (1.7).
  • Ericka House is 2nd in the Summit League with 56 3FGs.
  • Carolyn Blair-Mobley is 8th in the Summit League with 39 3FGs, 7th in FT% (78.5%), and 7th in rebounds (6.8).
  • Jamie Nash is 1st in the Summit League in assists (6.7) and 1st in steals (3.2).
  • Taijhe Kelly is 1st in the Summit League in blocks with 2.5 per game.
  • Paige Frauendorfer is 152nd nationally with 14.8 points per game. Frauendorfer is 123rd nationally with 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • Ericka House is 89th nationally with 56 3FGs.
  • Jamie Nash is 9th nationally in assists (6.7) and 17th nationally in steals (3.2).
  • Taijhe Kelly is 18th nationally in blocks with 2.5 per game.

Records Watch

  • Paige Frauendorfer’s six rebounds moved her past Sarah Larson into 7th place on the all-time rebounding chart. Larson had 671 from 1996-2000. Frauendorfer now has 676 in her career. The top six all have over 850 rebounds and all played before 1993. So Frauendorfer is the best rebounder at Omaha in the last 20 years.
  • Taijhe Kelly’s 4-6 shooting evening allowed her to improve her FG% on the year up to 50.43%. That’s 7th best in school history for players who have made at least 50 shots. She moved past Anne Bomstad who shot 50% in 2000-2001. Tanya Hammes is in 6th for he 2000-2001 season where she shot 50.44%.
  • Ericka House’s three 3FGs allowed her to pass Karen Thies on the single season 3FG chart. Thies made 54 in 2004-2005 and is now in 7th place. House’s 56 are tied for 5th with Heather Pohl who had 56 last year. Sara Peterson is in 4th with 60 in 2002-2003.
  • Taijhe Kelly now has 66 blocks on the season. That’s the 4th most in school history as she passed M. Henke Anderson’s senior season of 1982-1983 when she had 63. Kelly and Anderson are the only Mavericks to ever block more than 51 shots in a season. Anderson’s 67 blocks in her junior season of 1981-1982 is in 3rd place.
  • The six blocks also raised Taijhe Kelly’s season average to 2.54 blocks per game. That moved her past Anderson’s senior season (2.42 blocks per game) and past her sophomore season (2.53 blocks per game) into the best average in school history. If Kelly can block five shots in the next two games combined it will go down as the best average in school history.
  • Jamie Nash’s five steals gave her 84 on the season, tied for 8th most in school history with Sara Peterson had 84 in 2002-03. Nash passed Vicki Edmonds who had 83 in 1982-1983, Jamie’s own 2009-2010 season when she had 81, Linda Schabloske’s 81 in 1992-1993 and Kim Muma’s 81 in 1991-1992. Next up for Nash is Beth Wilkinson who had 86 in 1997-1998 and Sandy Skradski who had 86 in 1991-1992.
  • Omaha’s five 3FGs moved them past the 2009-2010 squad into 10th place in 3FGs made with 129. Omaha would need to hit 11 more to catch the 2000-2001 team.
  • Omaha’s 9-12 FT shooting moved their season FT% up to 72.36%. That moved them past the 2003-2004 season when they shot 72.28%. This year’s team is now in 7th place, just behind the 6th place team that shot 72.39%.
  • Omaha’s seven blocks gave them 96 on the year and moved them into 9th place on the all-time charts. Omaha passed the 2009-2010 team who had 92 and the 2001-2002 team who had 91.
  • Omaha is now averaging 3.69 blocks per game on the year. That is the 4th highest average in school history and moved them past the 1982-1983 team who averaged 3.67 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. – .350 – Ericka House (56-160) – 2012-13
9. – .347 – Sara Peterson (129-372) – 1999-03
10.– .343 – Heather Pohl (169-493) – 2008-12
11.- .341 – 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. – .769 – Paige Frauendorfer (183-238) – 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. – 676 – Paige Frauendorfer (106 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. – 545 – Jamie Nash (106 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. – 5.1 – Jamie Nash (545 in 106 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. – 355 – Jamie Nash (106 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 (355 in 106 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. – 109 – Taijhe Kelly (52 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 (106 games) – 2009-13

Career Blocks Average (minimum 50 games)
1. – 2.3 – M. Henke Anderson (124 Games) – 1979-83
2. – 2.1 – Taijhe Kelly (109 in 52 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 105 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. – 100 – 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
… – 82 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2009-13

Career Minutes
1. – 3686 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-02
2. – 3536 – Jamie Nash – 2009-13
3. – 3352 – M. Henke Anderson – 1979-83
4. – 3300 – 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 (3536 in 106 Games) – 2009-13
3. – 32.4 – Karen Thies (87 Games) – 2004-07
4. – 31.4 – Kim Muma (57 Games) – 1990-92
5. – 31.1 – Paige Frauendorfer (3300 in 106 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. – .543 – Casse Vaughn (57-105) – 2012-13
4. – .533 – Sara Myers – 2003-04
5. – .521 – Kara Paul – 2002-03
6. – .5044 – Tanya Hammes (114-226) – 2000-01
7. – .5043 – Taijhe Kelly (58-115) – 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 (26 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. – 175 – 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 (175 in 26 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. – 67 – M. Henke Anderson – 1981-82
4. – 66 – Taijhe Kelly – 2012-13
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. – 2.54 – Taijhe Kelly (66 in 26 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. – 86 – Beth Wilkinson – 1997-98
– 86 – Sandy Skradski – 1991-92
8. – 84 – Sara Peterson – 2002-03
– 84 – Jamie Nash (26 games) – 2012-13
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. – 3.23 – Jamie Nash (84 in 26 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. – 1028 – Norene Groff – 1980-81
6. – 1008 – Kim Muma – 1991-92
7. – 1006 – Laura J. Anderson – 1986-87
– 1006 – Niece Jochims – 1978-79
9. – 1000 – Jennifer Mitchell – 1998-99
10.- 992 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2011-12
… – 994 – Jamie Nash – 2012-13
… – 985 – Paige Frauendorfer – 2012-13
… – 933 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 2012-13

Season Minutes average
1. – 38.2 – Jamie Nash (994 in 26 Games) – 2012-13
2. – 37.9 – Paige Frauendorfer (985 in 26 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. – 35.9 – Carolyn Blair-Mobley (933 in 26 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.– 129 – 2012-13
10.- 127 – 2009-10

Team 3PFG %
1. – .438 – 1989-90
2. – .423 – 1988-89
3. – .389 – 1987-88
4. – .365 – 2001-02
5. – .363 – 2004-05
6. – .350 – 2003-04
7. – .347 – 2006-07
8. – .338 – 1991-92
9. – .335 – 2011-12
10.- .328 – 2005-06
11.- .323 – 2012-13 (129-400)

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. – .7236 – (254-351) – 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. – 99 – 1984-85
– 99 – 1982-83
9. – 96 – 2012-13
10.– 92 – 2009-10

Team Blocks average

1. – 4.5 – 1987-88
2. – 4.1 – 2002-03
3. – 3.8 – 1981-82
4. – 3.69 – 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

February 25, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #26 Recap – North Dakota State

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

This was another one of those games that bugs you afterwards. Omaha was so bad at the start and so bad at the start of the second half. If you take away the 23-9 North Dakota State run over 8:53 to start the first half and the 9-0 run in the first 4:02 of the second half then you get a 53-31 Maverick advantage. A dominating performance 27-minute performance by Omaha undone by a bad 13 minutes.

It’s very frustrating when so much good play is undone by a few minutes of struggles but it’s something we’ve seen a few times this year, though perhaps not to this extent. Omaha actually only led this game on one occasion, 35-34 for 30 seconds late in the first half.

Omaha had so many chances in the second half to get back on top. Omaha trailed 52-51 with 6:51 left and cut it two on three occasions after that. With 1:34 left Omaha trailed by four again. Omaha had a lot of chances to get back within a single possession. Carolyn Blair-Mobley missed a three. Jamie Nash turned it over after a steal. Ericka House missed a three. Jamie Nash missed a three, Ericka House rebounded and missed, and finally Taijhe Kelly rebounded it and got it to Carolyn Blair-Mobley who was fouled. After she made two fouls it was a two point game with 21 seconds left.

Katie Birkel hit two FTs for North Dakota State and Omaha answered right back with a Blair-Mobley layup. On the ensuing inbound attempt North Dakota State got it in and called a timeout. One problem… they didn’t have any which meant a technical foul. Two FTs and the ball to the Mavericks. The golden opportunity for the Mavericks sent Paige Frauendorfer to the FT line where she had hit 37 of her last 39 FTs. She couldn’t hit the first one though and hit the 2nd to make it a one point game. Omaha got it in to Frauendorfer but her jumper with two seconds left was no good and time ran out on the Mavericks. Ugh. So close!

As I’ve mentioned in previous recaps, not worth worrying too much about losing a game by a point. Would Omaha’s performance have really been any different had Frauendorfer hit that final jumper and won the game? Not really, just one minor detail. Looking at things overall though this year I see a team that isn’t deep enough but has worked extremely hard to get where they are. I wonder how this team would have ended up if Cathleen Cox hadn’t gotten hurt. Her presence and scoring ability could have been a huge difference maker for Omaha.

Looking at game wide statistics we see that Omaha didn’t shoot well. It wasn’t just one player either. Frauendorfer was 6-17 (35%), Nash was 1-10 (10%), House was 5-16 (31%) and Cator was 0-3. The bright spots were Kelly at 4-6 (67%) and Blair-Mobley at 8-15 (53%).

It’s really incredible how poorly Jamie Nash has been shooting this year. She’s down to 33.5% and has gone 7-40 over the last four games… just 18%. Yikes. I’m not sure what has changed over the last year to drag her shooting percentage so low but it’s been tough to watch. She fights so hard and gets good looks but they just aren’t falling. And I know she’s a point guard and doesn’t have to be a great shooter, but she’s 2nd on the team having taken 23 more shots than Blair-Mobley so it’s hard to ignore her shooting so poorly and scoring 82% of Blair-Mobley points on 109% of the shots.

On a positive note look at the continued development of Taijhe Kelly. She still has a long ways to go in certain areas but she’s already come so far and has been a different player over the last few weeks. Since the Fort Wayne game she has averaged 7 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 5 blocks. It’s been an incredible run of games that has seen her grab 47% of her season total in rebounds, 58% of her season total in assists, and 45% of her season total in blocks, in a stretch where she has played 32% of her season total of minutes. Fantastic.

Now Omaha comes home for the final two games. It’s a rematch with South Dakota where Omaha will look to get revenge and a win against their 6th Summit League opponent of the season. Then senior day against Kansas City as the Mavericks say goodbye to a fantastic senior class. It’s been a fun year and hopefully the Mavericks can end it in style.

It was Over When: Not over to the buzzer sounded this one as Omaha was trying to get the rebound and put it back up.

Player of the Game: Carolyn Blair-Mobley was a big part of the effort as she went 8-15 from the field, 2-2 from the FT line and had 20 points to lead the Mavericks. She added seven rebounds and two steals.

Season Total:
Paige Frauendorfer (9)
Carolyn Blair-Mobley (7)
Jamie Nash (4)
Taijhe Kelly (4)
Cathleen Cox (1)
Casse Vaughn (1)

Efficiency Ratings:
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 19
Taijhe Kelly – 17
Paige Frauendorfer – 16
Ericka House – 5
Jamie Nash – 3
Stacia Gebers – 0
Casse Vaughn – 0
Carly Cator – 0

Season Average:
Paige Frauendorfer – 14.6
Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 12.7
Jamie Nash – 9.3
Taijhe Kelly – 7.8
Ericka House – 6.0
Casse Vaughn – 5.0
Carly Cator – 3.1
Cathleen Cox – 2.4
Stacia Gebers – 2.3
Kate Bayes – 1.6
Myhiah Dotzler – 0.8
Allison Jackson – 0.7

Team Ratings: Pretty high number of possessions for Omaha. They weren’t great on offense, decent on defense. They didn’t shoot well but did avoid turnovers. They offensive rebounded okay but were not good on the defensive glass. Not a ton of assists and not a lot of FTs.
Possessions: 74
Offensive Points per Possession : 0.84
Defensive Points per Possession : 0.92
eFG%: 39.6%
Turnover Rate: 14.9%
Offensive Rebounding: 28.6%
Defensive Rebounding: 62.5%
A/B%: 45.8%
Floor%: 43.6%
FT Prod: 13.4

Response to 3 things to watch:
1) North Dakota State’s Shooting –
Of course North Dakota State took more shots than normal from three and hit a much higher percentage. Of course they did… it’s hard to know how much of it was just them hitting shots and how many times Omaha needed to close out slightly better but it’s not like Omaha can be all that upset about where North Dakota State was shooting from. It’s certainly where you’d want them to take them from.

2.) Someone Help Paige… – After scoring 44% of Omaha’s points on 33% of their shots in the last two games Omaha saw Frauendorfer take only 25% of the shots and score 24% of Omaha’s points. She got some help today and it was absolutely necessary as she was a bit colder than normal. Blair-Mobley’s 20, House’s 13, and Kelly’s 11 were huge.

3.) Turnovers – Omaha had been –10 in turnovers in the first matchup but were +6 today. That was a big turnaround that allowed Omaha to stay in this game. The Mavericks had 11 steals and only had it stolen five times.

Prediction Response:
I was a little surprised by how many points both teams were able to put up.

Upcoming Opponent: South Dakota is up next on Thursday. It’s the start of the Mavericks final two-game home stand. Omaha lost a tough game to South Dakota in late December and will want to get out of the season on a high note after losing five of their last seven games.

Following the Summit – 2/22/13, 2/23/13, 2/24/13

Filed under: Men's Basketball,Recaps,The Summit League,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Recapping the previous day’s games…

Men’s Basketball – 2/22/13

North Dakota State 53 @ Akron 68

What You Need To Know: Akron pulled away late in the first half and led by 14 at the half. North Dakota State mounted a furious comeback but couldn’t complete it an Akron pulled back away for the win.

Interesting Stat Lines: North Dakota State for 19 points and seven rebounds from Lawrence Alexander. Akron had a 14 point, eight rebound, five block performance by Zeke Marshall and an 11 point, 14 rebound double-double from Demetrius Treadwell. North Dakota State shot just 31% and 5-24 (21%) from three. They went just 6-9 from the FT line while Akron was 14-28.

Next Up: North Dakota State will host Utah Valley on Tuesday night in their final home game.

Men’s Player of the Night: With only one game the choices are limited… so Lawrence Alexander gets it. 8-16 from the field, 2-4 from the FT line. 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Men’s Basketball – 2/23/13

North Dakota 75 @ Omaha 83

What You Need To Know: This was a real good close game. Omaha threatened to pull away in the first half and North Dakota held the lead late in the second half. Omaha tied it a on Justin Simmons three with 3:48 left. That started a 13-2 run to end the game for Omaha. An Alex Welhouse three made it 80-74 with 1:16 left. North Dakota missed five shots down five and committed a turnover, so Omaha held on for the win.

Interesting Stat Lines: Omaha got a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds from John Karhoff. Justin Simmons led Omaha in scoring with 20. Three Mavericks took 15 shots each (Simmons, Karhoff, and CJ Carter). North Dakota was led by 21 points from Troy Huff who also had seven offensive rebounds. Omaha went 18-24 from the FT line while North Dakota struggled to 9-19 FT shooting. Offensive rebounds abounded as the two teams combined for 33 offensive rebounds and 49 defensive rebounds.

Next Up: Omaha hosts South Dakota State on Thursday. It’ll be a tough matchup for the Mavericks.

Milwaukee 95 @ IUPUI 88 – 2 OT

What You Need To Know: Oof. You thought this was the chance for IUPUI to get one more win but they couldn’t do it. IUPUI blew a four point lead with 4:04 left and found themselves down four with 1:40 left. Two P.J. Huber threes sandwiched around two FTs by Milwaukee tied the game. Milwaukee had two chances to win the game in regulation but couldn’t. In Overtime IUPUI had a two point lead with 37 seconds left but gave up a layup with 14 seconds left. Greg Rice had a chance to win it but missed a layup in the final seconds. In the second overtime the two teams were tied at 88 with 2:41 left before Milwaukee went on a 7-0 run to end the game. Five of those seven points were on FTs before the final two points were scored on a fast break layup after a steal.

Interesting Stat Lines: IUPUI had some impressive lines… 22 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists by Sean Esposito. Esposito went 8-25 from the field including 4-14 from deep. Greg Rice had 23 points and seven rebounds on 9-17 shooting. Donovan Gibbs had 15 rebounds and nine points. Milwaukee got 28 points, four rebounds, and six assists from Jordan Aaron who went 9-24 from the field and 7-14 from three. The two teams were a combined 24-62 from three.

Next Up: IUPUI hosts South Dakota on Thursday. The Coyotes have lost six straight Summit League games, so this might be a chance for a Jaguar win still.

Morehead State 79 @ Oakland 82 – OT

What You Need To Know: Oakland trailed by seven points at the half and by 11 early in the 2nd half. Oakland got back into it quickly and took the lead with 11:31 to go in the game. They fell behind again and were down seven with 6:54 left before a 14-0 run put them up seven with 1:28 to go. They promptly blew that lead on a 7-0 run to send the game to OT. Bizarre. That 7-0 run included two FTs on a foul with 1:21 left and an three-point play with 34 seconds left that fouled Travis Bader out of the game. Oakland nearly blew the game in regulation after Morehead State stole the ball with five seconds left and had a three point attempt at the buzzer. The game was very tight in overtime as Oakland took a three point lead with 3:53 to go on a three pointer and would only get FTs the rest of the way. They hit five of eight to get the three point win. Travis Bader tied the all-time school record with his 348th 3-pointer. Remember he’s ONLY a junior!

Interesting Stat Lines: Bader led the way with 27 points shooting 5-8 from three but 10-10 from the FT line. Drew Valentine had 15 points and eight rebounds. Morehead State got 19 points and nine rebounds from Chad Posthumus in the loss, but he was only able to play 23 minutes as he fouled out. Oakland went 29-41 from the FT line while Morehead State was a more effective 21-25. The Golden Grizzlies won despite allowing Morehead State to grab 18 out of 45 available offensive rebounds (40%).

Next Up: Oakland will host Fort Wayne in their final regular season game on Saturday.

Bowling Green 75 @ Fort Wayne 88

What You Need To Know: How about a game that wasn’t close? Fort Wayne lead by 17 at the half and while the lead got as low as nine points that was as close as it would get. Frank Gaines became Fort Wayne’s all-time leading scorer with 1,773 career points.

Interesting Stat Lines: Frank Gaines had 26 points to lead Fort Wayne while Mario Hines had a great game with 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists on just 5-6 shooting. Bowling Green got 17 points on Chauncey Orr’s great 7-9 shooting. Fort Wayne shot 60% from the field and went 12-18 from three while Bowling Green shot 49% and was just 2-9 from three. Bowling Green stayed in it because they grabbed 12 offensive rebounds out of 32 available (37.5%).

Next Up: Fort Wayne’s final regular season game is at Oakland on Saturday. The two teams will likely rematch in Sioux Falls in the 4-5 game.

South Dakota State 62 @ Murray State 73

What You Need To Know: This game was… weird. South Dakota State looked great in the first half and led 30-16 with 7:10 left in the half. Murray State went on a 15-4 run to cut it to three before the Jackrabbits pulled back out to a 39-33 lead at the break. South Dakota State roared back out to a 47-33 lead in the first few minutes of the second half but were basically dominated after that. It ended up being a 40-11 run that turned a 14-point deficit into a 15-point Murray State lead with 1:18 to go. South Dakota State only scored four points from the 12:32 mark to the 1:09 mark. That 11 minute stretch did them in. Nate Wolters seemed to get a bit banged up in the game but did finish the game. There’s no indication there’s any reason to worry but if he is still hurting the game against Omaha on Thursday could be a lot more interesting.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota State got 18 points and five assists from Nate Wolters and 13 points and seven rebounds from Chad White. Murray State was led by 22 points from Isaiah Canaan who really led the team down the stretch. The two teams were pretty evenly matched in most categories with South Dakota State turning it over 13 times to nine for Murray State. Another factor was Murray State grabbing nine offensive rebounds from 31 opportunities (29%) to just five of 27 for South Dakota State (18.5%).

Next Up: South Dakota State heads to Omaha on Thursday. A win would give the Jackrabbits a share of the regular season title and the #1 seed. A loss would open the door to Western Illinois.

Kansas City 62 @ Tennessee Tech 68

What You Need To Know: This was a good matchup for the teams. The game was tied six times in the first half and five more in the second half, the final with 3:48 to go. Tennessee Tech then scored 10 of the final 14 points to get the six point win. Kansas City had the lead down to three and the ball with a minute to go but turned it over on that possession and wouldn’t get the ball back until down five with 18 seconds left.

Interesting Stat Lines: Kansas City got 16 points and eight rebounds from Nelson Kirksey who went 7-9 from the field. Estan Tyler scored 14 points but didn’t record a single rebound, assist, steal, or block in 35 minutes. Tennessee Tech got 20 points and eight rebounds from Jud Dillard while Dennis Ogbe had a great 7-8 shooting day resulting in 16 points and eight rebounds. Kansas City shot just 39% from the field and 58% on FTs, 11-19. Tennessee Tech was 17-22 from the FT line.

Next Up: Kansas City goes to Western Illinois on Thursday. Kansas City is currently inline for the 6th seed in Sioux Falls and just needs to match South Dakota’s win total next weekend.

Cleveland State 60 @ Western Illinois 54

What You Need To Know: Western Illinois led early 15-4 but gave up nearly all of it, leading only 29-27 at the half. That run ended up being 37-18 by the time Cleveland State held a 41-33 lead with 12:37 to go. Western Illinois was within two with 5:13 left but wasn’t closer than four in the final minute. Western Illinois was dealing with sickness as Jack Houpt played just one minute and Terell Parks injured his ankle after playing 26 minutes. The Parks injury could be a difference maker in the conference tournament if he can’t recover. All I can report is when a fan tweeted him and asked if he was okay he replied “naw”. It probably doesn’t matter that much how they do this weekend so he may get rested some since the conference tournament is all that really matters.

Interesting Stat Lines: Parks was 6-9 for 12 points and had eight rebounds. Adam Link had 15 points to lead the Leathernecks. Ceola Clark III had 10 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Cleveland State got 16 points from Bryn Forbes and Charlie Lee. There were only 48 rebounds available in this game as both teams shot well (49% each) and turned it over a combined 29 times.

Next Up: Western Illinois hosts Kansas City on Thursday. They could probably win that game without Terell Parks and they might have to,

Men’s Player of the Night: I’m going to go with Mario Hines. It’s not eyepopping in terms of pure huge numbers but he scored 12 points, had seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. He was 5-6 form the field and 2-2 on FTs while only turning it over once.

Men’s Basketball – 2/24/13

South Dakota 85 @ Montana State 74

What You Need To Know: South Dakota spotted Montana State 11 points, and still trailed 19-8. So it was a 77-55 finish after that. It didn’t take long for them to get back in the lead. Trailing 23-14 with 5:57 left in the first half they went on a real quick 16-0 run over 3:15 to go up 30-23. The lead was seven at the half before Montana State cut the lead to two in the second half. South Dakota never led by more than six until there was 6:24 left. It ballooned as large at 19, 83-64, before Montana State cut into it late. The largest run for South Dakota was a 75-45 run from when down 11 to up 19.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota only played six players more than four minutes, all of those with 17 minutes or more. Five of them were in double figures with the 6th at nine points. Brandon Bos led the way with 21 points on 6-9 shooting. Montana State got 16 points from Xaiver Blount and 15 from Antonio Biglow. South Dakota shot 49% from the field and went 10-24 from three.

Next Up: South Dakota travels to IUPUI on Thursday. With a win they’ll put pressure on Kansas City to get one more win to stay in the 6th seed.

Men’s Player of the Night: Brandon Bos gets the nod. 21 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Only turned it over once and went 6-9 from the field and 5-5 from the FT line.

Women’s Basketball – 2/22/13

Western Illinois 63 @ Kansas City 38

What You Need To Know: Wow. Did not see this blowout coming at all… Was 32-18 at the half. Ugly. Win split the season series and moved Western Illinois a half game in front of Kansas City.

Interesting Stat Lines: Western Illinois got a double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds from Ashley Luke. Kansas City got 17 points from Eilise O’Connor but she needed 22 shots and 7 rebounds to get there going a poor 5-22 (23%) while her teammates were 9/25 (36%). Kansas City turned it over 21 times to 10 for Western Illinois. Western Illinois won by 25 while shooting 36% including 8-23 (35%) from three. Yikes. Kansas city was 14-47 (30%) and 2-11 from three (18%).

Next Up: Western Illinois headed up to South Dakota on Saturday while Kansas City hosted IUPUI.

Women’s Player of the Night: Western Illinois’ Ashley Luke clearly the player of the night. 20 points and 11 rebounds. Two assists, two steals, two blocks. Only two turnovers and went 6-12 from the field and 8-9 from the FT line.

Women’s Basketball – 2/23/13

Fort Wayne 87 @ Oakland 71

What You Need To Know: Fort Wayne led 43-31 at the half and this one wasn’t really in doubt. With Omaha’s loss to North Dakota State on Saturday night Fort Wayne is clearly into the 4th spot. They are no within a half game of South Dakota for 3rd though South Dakota does have one more win already and the tiebreaker. Fort Wayne will have to win both games next weekend and have Omaha beat South Dakota to get into 3rd. Oakland is in last at 3-11 but could get as high as 6th seed if Western Illinois lost both games next weekend (Fort Wayne and Oakland) and Kansas City lost to Omaha.

Interesting Stat Lines: How about 22 points for Rachel Mauk and Amanda Hyde of Fort Wayne. Haley Siebert was also solid with 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Oakland was led by 23 points from Elena Popkey who added five rebounds and three assists. Olivia Nash had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Next Up: Fort Wayne heads to Western Illinois as they look to make a last weekend bid for 3rd place. Oakland heads to IUPUI and would need an upset there, which would give them a season sweep of the Jaguars, to get out of 8th place.

IUPUI 47 @ Kansas City 33

What You Need To Know: Kansas City had one ugly weekend. Their shooting was as cold as the city as they trailed 25-16 at the half and never challenged. IUPUI’s win keeps them ahead of South Dakota for 2nd place and one more win will clinch 2nd for them. Kansas City is still in line for the 7th seed and if they play like this again next weekend won’t have any chance of moving up. If these two teams don’t have surprising weekends then we might see this again in Sioux Falls.

Interesting Stat Lines: IUPUI got 13 points and five rebounds from Kerah Nelson. No other player for them scored more than seven points. Eilise O’Connor had 10 points on 3-15 shooting for Kansas City. The two teams combined to go 27-86 (31%) from the field and 7-25 from three (28%). There were 40 turnovers compared to the 27 made shots… IUPUI grabbed 11 offensive rebounds (33% of those available) while Kansas City grabbed just seven (23% of those available).

Next Up: IUPUI goes home to host Oakland. A win there and they have the #2 seed. Kansas City goes to Omaha on Saturday. Without a win the ‘Roos will end up the 7th seed.

Western Illinois 67 @ South Dakota 71

What You Need To Know: A tight game in the first half saw South Dakota take a 31-29 lead to the break. Western Illinois had a good lead in the second half and were up 54-47 with 9:35 left before a 9-0 run from South Dakota put them up one with 6:47 left. They would take the lead for good with 4:20 left, though it was still a one point game with 33 seconds left. South Dakota hit their FTs down the stretch to get the win. The win kept South Dakota in line for the 3rd seed while Western Illinois missed a chance to stay ahead of North Dakota State for the five seed.

Interesting Stat Lines: South Dakota got 24 points and seven rebounds from Tempestt Wilson and Nicole Seekamp had 19 points. Western Illinois got another double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds from Ashley Luke but she fouled out after playing 33 minutes. This game was played with much better shooting. South Dakota shot 40% while Western Illinois shot 44% in the loss. South Dakota was better at the FT line (15-20 to 12-14), better at not turning it over (10 to 15) and better on the offensive glass.

Next Up: South Dakota travels to Omaha on Thursday. A win there would lock up the #3 seed while a loss would give Fort Wayne a chance to grab it if they can go 2-0 next weekend. Western Illinois goes home to host Fort Wayne on Thursday. Assuming North Dakota State loses to South Dakota State in the regular season finale Western Illinois needs to win either of their games next weekend to grab the #5 seed. If they beat Fort Wayne it’s likely those two would rematch in Sioux Falls.

Omaha 62 @ North Dakota State 63

What You Need To Know: This was a weird one too. It looked over early as North Dakota State led 23-9. It was still 32-20 with 6:56 left in the half before Omaha got hot and a 15-2 run gave Omaha a brief lead with 2:31 left. It was 40-37 North Dakota State at the half. The Bison ran back out to a 52-39 to start the second half before Omaha again stormed back on a 12-0 run to get within one with 6:51 left. The Mavericks just couldn’t seem to get over the hump as every time they got back within a possession North Dakota State seemed to answer. Things got really chaotic in the final minute and a half. Down four Omaha had several possessions but missed a three, turned it over, missed another three on their first three possessions. On their next chance they missed another three and a jumper before Carolyn Blair-Mobley got to the FT line to make it a two point game. Katie Birkel hit two FTs before Blair-Mobley got a layup to make it 63-61 North Dakota State with 13 seconds left. Omaha’s defense had really stepped up their pressure and North Dakota State called a timeout they didn’t have after Omaha trapped them on the inbounds attempt. The technical foul sent Paige Frauendorfer to the FT line for two FTs. Frauendrofer had gone 37-39 at the FT line since January 10th… but she missed the first FT. She made the second to get Omaha within one. The Mavericks inbounded the ball and got a jumper from Frauendorfer in the final seconds. It was no good to let the Bison escape with a one point win.

Interesting Stat Lines: North Dakota State was led by Katie Birkel who had 23 points, six rebounds, and three assists while going 5-8 from three. Danielle DeGagne had a strong double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds while also adding seven assists. Omaha got 20 points from Carolyn Blair-Mobley who also had seven rebounds. Paige Frauendorfer had 15 points and six rebounds. Jamie Nash had seven assists and five steals. Taijhe Kelly had a big game with 11 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks. Omaha shot just 36% from the field and went 5-25 from three. North Dakota State shot 38% from the field and was 9-22 from deep.

Next Up: North Dakota State hosts South Dakota State on Saturday. Perhaps with the Jackrabbits having locked up the #1 seed they’ll be a little less focused on that one. Omaha hosts South Dakota on Thursday. The Mavericks need two wins to finish the conference season at .500.

Women’s Player of the Night: Elena Popkey of Oakland gets it tonight. She was 8-12 from the field and 4-5 from the FT line while scoring 23 points. She added five rebounds, three assists and a steal, only turning it over twice.

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Men’s Basketball – 2/26
Utah Valley 13-15 (2-5) @ North Dakota State 20-8 (11-4)

February 23, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game #26 Preview – North Dakota State

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 6:20 pm

Omaha Women's Basketball Preview - North Dakota State - 2-23-13

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While the last game was one of those you don’t expect to win, this one is a game you can come out and expect to have a good chance to win. Omaha has their last chance to pick up another road win this year and needs this win to keep hopes alive of a winning conference season.

North Dakota State
These two teams met at the Sapp Fieldhouse last month and Omaha rode a season high 25 from Paige Frauendorfer and a great team rebounding night to a 61-52 win. Jamie Nash had her nearly triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds.

North Dakota State plays a fairly slow pace, a little faster than Omaha, and are stronger on offensive than defense. They like to shoot the three, but they aren’t particularly good at it. Their main scorers are Katie Birkel and Danielle DeGagne who both had double figures against Omaha the first time.

The Bison have been hurt by injuries and the retirement of Hannah Linz to a recurrence of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has been a problem for them. She was the only main three point shooter over 30%.

North Dakota State has lost six of their last eight games, the only wins at South Dakota (What?) and at home to Oakland. This is a must win for the Mavericks.

One special factor for Omaha could be Taijhe Kelly. When she is efficient inside she is a difference maker unlike any Omaha has. In the first matchup with North Dakota State she had six rebounds and four blocks but went 0-4 from the field in 23 minutes. Staying out of foul trouble is a key for her but she has blocked five or more in four straight games and it would seem that could be doable again tonight.

If Omaha can get some other players that Frauendorfer going tonight I think the Mavericks take this one. If most of the team struggles to hit shots again and Frauendorfer is shooting 18 times to try and keep things going it could get iffy.

Top Five Wins, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
97 – Harvard (81-72)
134 – IUPUI (71-68)
224 – Milwaukee (60-48)
232 – @ South Dakota (57-50)
248 – (Neutral) Prairie View A&M (61-56)

Worst Five Losses, ranked by RPI – realtimerpi.com
285 – @ Kansas City (60-62)
280 – @ Boise State (61-80)
277 – Drake (50-62)
261 – Fort Wayne (58-70)
261 – @ Fort Wayne (58-65)

They have had some good wins at home. Definitely can sneak up on teams.

Omaha vs. North Dakota State – 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 37.6% 32.4% 75.3% 0.843 0.854 23.1 0.695 51.3% 37.9% 30.8% 23.0 52.3% 33.4% 70.0% 3.7
NDSU 39.2% 26.1% 74.0% 0.883 0.956 17.3 1.025 52.7% 43.9% 36.1% 20.0 49.6% 28.4% 70.4% 2.9
Favors.. NDSU Omaha Omaha NDSU Omaha NDSU NDSU NDSU Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha NDSU 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.

Generally North Dakota State is better than Omaha on offense. The only place that isn’t true is in 3-point shooting where the Bison are particularly poor and FT%. Omaha is also a stronger offensive rebounding team. Omaha is stronger on the defensive side with the only exception being the defensive rebounding side where North Dakota State has been narrowly better.

Expected Starters
North Dakota State
Guard – Dani DeGagne – 5-10 – Senior – Averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.1 steals.
Guard – Katie Birkel – 5-8 – Senior – Averaging 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 steals.
Guard – Jamie Van Kirk – 5-9 – Sophomore – Averaging 8.1 points and 3.7 rebounds.
Forward – Liz Keena – 6-0 – Sophomore – Averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Forward – Marena Whittle – 5-11 – Freshman – Averaging 6.4 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Omaha
Point Guard – Jamie Nash – 5-4 – Senior – Averaging 9.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 3.2 steals.
Guard – Carly Cator – 5-9 – Senior – Averaging 2.1 points and 2.8 rebounds.
Guard – Paige Frauendorfer – 6-0 – Senior – Averaging 14.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals.
Guard – Carolyn Blair-Mobley – 5-10 – Senior – Averaging 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.
Center – Taijhe Kelly – 6-4 – Sophomore – Averaging 4.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.

Three Things to Watch
1) North Dakota State’s Shooting – The Bison shoot just 25.6% from three for the year and aren’t all that much better at 41.3% inside the arc. North Dakota State still takes 28% of their shots from three. Compare that to Omaha who takes just 26% of their shots from deep and shoots 33%. If Omaha can force North Dakota State into difficult threes that might really hurt their ability to stay in the game. In the first matchup North Dakota State took 19 threes (30% of their shots) and hit 26% of them.

2.) Someone Help Paige… – Paige Frauendorfer has scored 44 points in the last two games, that’s a full 44% of Omaha’s points. Someone else has got to step up and help her out as Omaha is going to find defense focusing on her. She’s only taken 33% of Omaha’s shots over the last two games so it’s not like other people aren’t getting the looks… they just have to hit them.

3.) Turnovers – Omaha has been doing a good job at this the last couple weeks but it’s worth noting that in the last matchup Omaha had 23 turnovers to 13 for the Bison. That was one of the reasons the game was within nine despite Omaha dominating other areas.

Prediction
I’ll take Omaha to sweep the season series in a tight game, 58-51.

Massey – Omaha wins 62-57
RealTimeRPI – Omaha wins 61-60

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