The Omaha men's basketball team dropped Oral Roberts 83-76 in overtime last Thursday, solidifying a spot in the Summit League Tournament. Tra-Deon Hollins scored a game-high 24 points with four 3-pointers, adding nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block. Tre'Shawn Thurman posted his team-leading seventh double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds.


The Omaha women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week. On Wednesday, the Mavericks earned a 63-49 victory over Fort Wayne and clinched a spot in the Summit League Tournament. Mikaela Shaw finished with a game-high 15 points with six rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Marissa Preston added 13 points and two assists.

On Saturday at South Dakota, the Mavericks dropped a 91-56 decision. Michaela Dapprich had a game-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor with four rebounds and two steals. Preston had 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including five three-pointers.


The Omaha baseball team began the 2017 campaign last weekend at the UNLV Classic, opening with a 20-3 loss Friday to host UNLV. Sam Palensky and Grant Suponchick each had multi-hit nights, as Palensky finished 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored and Suponchick was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

After being washed out Saturday, the Mavericks opened a two-game Sunday slate against Saint Mary's, falling 9-3. Adam Caniglia finished 2-for-4 to lead UNO at the plate, while Riley Herold went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI, thanks to a two-run home run.

Omaha came out swinging in the nightcap, as three home runs between Caniglia and Ryan Cate propelled an 8-2 win over UNLV. Four Mavericks had multi-hit efforts: Cate (2-for-4, two runs, four RBI with a pair of two-run homers), Palensky (2-for-2, two runs, two RBI), Suponchick (2-for-5) and Nate Mallott (2-for-3, one run). Corey Binger (1-0) made his first start of the year, picking up the win after 7.0 innings of work. He allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks.


The Omaha softball team continued play last week at the Nike Invitational, beginning with a 3-2 victory over Stanford on Saturday. Kelly Pattison led the Mavericks at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a homerun and three RBI. Vicky Kinney went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Laura Roecker picked up the win, pitching a complete game while allowing two runs on seven hits and six walks with five strikeouts.

In Saturday’s second game, UNO defeated Pacific, 5-3. Pattison, Lia Mancuso and Nicole Warren each hit home runs to power Omaha. Pattison finished 3-for-3 with a double and a homer. Mancuso was a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a homer, two RBI and a run scored. Warren had a homer with two RBI and a run scored. Abbie Clanton allowed five hits, and four walked with two strikeouts to pick up her first win of the season.

On Sunday, the Mavericks lost a 4-3 decision in eight innings to UC Santa Barbara. Mancuso paced Omaha offensively, finishing 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Pattison was also 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Hailey Bartz was 2-for-4 as well.

Kelly Pattison was tabbed Summit League Player of the Week Monday.

The Omaha swimming & diving team completed the four-day Summit League Championships last week, finishing fourth in the team standings with 490 points. The Mavericks had a four-medal haul for the week, led by two bronzes for Morgan Stepp, who finished third in the 200 IM (2:03.51) and 200 fly (2:01.94). Andrea Brosnahan also claimed a silver medal in the 1-meter dive (2:51.20), and Kendra Lair, Tiril Jensen, Olivia McLain and Brook Landt took third in the 200 medley relay (1:44.00).

Two school records fell in the competition, as Jensen set an all-time mark in the 100 breast (1:03.20) to place fourth. She and Stepp, along with Kirsten Kracke and Rachel Morrow, also smashed Omaha's 400 medley relay record with a time of 3:48.34 for fourth place.


The Omaha men's tennis team picked up a pair of non-conference wins at home last Friday, defeating Doane and Midland by identical 7-0 scores.

Against Midland, Nathan Reekie and Matt Dunn picked up a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Dunn earned a quick 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles. Reekie dispatched Dylan Hantanelas at No. 2, 6-1, 6-1, and Razvan Grigorescu clinched the match at No. 1 with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph.

In the nightcap against Doane, the Mavericks clinched the doubles point, led by Alex Woodward and John Ellis’ 6-1 victory. Luke Moorhead claimed a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles. Biraj Parajuli completed the sweep with a 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4) win in a super tiebreaker at No. 6 singles.


The Omaha women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches on the road on Friday, falling 5-2 to IUPUI and 4-1 at Butler.

In the opener against the Jaguars, Michelle Lo and Janelle Wilson picked up a win at No. 1 doubles, 6-4. Wilson added a No. 2 singles win, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(3), and Kenzie Hill had another at the No. 5 position, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

In the second match vs. Butler, Lo and Wilson again triumphed in No. 1 doubles competition, 6-1. Lo had the Mavericks' only win in singles play, 6-3, 6-4 from No. 1.


The Omaha track & field team took part in meets at Nebraska and South Dakota in their final week before the Summit League Championship. At Nebraska, UNO had two personal bests in the 800 meters. Kayla Sabotin finished second with a time of 2:17.62, and Anita Jenkins came in ninth with a time of 2:22.47. Alyssa Thavenet continued her parade of PRs, posting a time of 58.10 in the 400 meters to come in 13th. At South Dakota, Anna Edet took second in the weight throw with a personal best of 53-05 ¾. It gave her sole possession of the third-best weight throw mark in school history. Kirsten Leisinger post a big personal best in the same event, throwing 48-05 ½ to put her sixth. It was two feet better than her previous PR. Edet also put up a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 42-00 ¾, good for fourth. Leisinger was sixth with another big PR. She threw 35-09 ½, more than three feet better than her previous mark.

Photos by Shad Beam


Monday, Feb. 20

BSB at UNLV | 2:05pm CT | Las Vegas, Nev.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

BSB at Kansas | 3pm | Lawrence, Kan.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

WBB vs. North Dakota State | 7pm | Baxter Arena

MBB at Denver | 8pm CT | Denver, Colo.

Friday, Feb. 24

T&F at Summit League Indoor Championships | Noon | Brookings, S.D.

SB at Georgia Tech (Interstate 75 Challenge) | 1pm CT | Atlanta, Ga.

BSB at Louisville | 2pm CT | Louisville, Ky.

SB at Georgia Tech (Interstate 75 Challenge) | 3pm CT | Atlanta, Ga.

HKY at North Dakota | 7:37pm | Grand Forks, N.D.

MTEN vs. UMKC | 8pm | Lincoln, Neb.

Saturday, Feb. 25

SB at Georgia State (Interstate 75 Challenge) | 11am CT | Atlanta, Ga.

T&F at Summit League Indoor Championships | Noon | Brookings, S.D.

BSB at Louisville | Noon | Louisville, Ky.

SB at Georgia State (Interstate 75 Challenge) | 1pm | Atlanta, Ga.

WBB vs. Denver | 2pm | Baxter Arena

MBB vs. North Dakota State | 7pm | Baxter Arena

HKY at North Dakota | 7:07pm | Grand Forks, N.D.

Sunday, Feb. 26

WGOLF at Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic | 8am CT | Kiawah Island, S.C.

SB at Kennesaw State (Interstate 75 Challenge) | 10am CT | Kennesaw, Ga.

BSB at Louisville | 11am CT | Louisville, Ky.

WTEN at Nebraska | 3:30pm | Lincoln, Neb.

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