Published Saturday, November 24, 2012 AT 6:44 PM / Updated at 6:44 PM
Women’s Basketball: Southwest Minnesota State at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sapp Fieldhouse

Southwest Minnesota State (1-3)
F, Val Sahr, 5-10, Jr. , 6.8
F, Emilee Duske, 6-2, So., 3.0
G, Bree Holleman, 5-8, Jr., 16.0
G, Rebekah Rolling, 5-9, Jr., 7.3
G, Mikayla Saathoff, 5-10, Fr., 4.0
UNO (3-1)
F, Carolyn Blair-Mobley, 5-10, Sr., 3.5
F, Paige Frauendorfer, 6-0, Sr., 15.3
C, Stacia Gebers, 6-0, Jr., 4.7
G, Carly Cator, 5-9, Sr., 1.3
G, Jamie Nash, 5-4, Sr., 12.5

Scouting Southwest Minnesota State: The Division II Mustangs opened the season by losing to three of UNO’s former MIAA rivals (Pittsburg State, Missouri Southern and Northwest Missouri State) by an average of 88-54. Their lone win is 59-56 over Missouri Valley, a 2-5 NAIA team. … Southwest is picked to finish seventh in the South Division and 14th overall in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference after going 6-20 overall and 5-17 in the NSIC last season. … The Mustangs are coached by former UNK All-American Allison Kruger. … Bree Holleman hit 6 of 11 from 3-point range in a two-game tournament last weekend at Northwest Missouri State and has connected on 46.2 percent (12 of 26) from long range for the season. … Opponents are shooting 51.4 percent from the field against Southwest.

Scouting UNO: Some of the Mavericks’ biggest contributions come from off the bench: Guard Ericka House is third on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game, forward Casse Vaughn is fifth at 5.8 and center Taijhe Kelly is sixth at 4.8. Kelly, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, has made 60 percent (9 of 15) from the field and has eight blocked shots, including a career-high five Wednesday against St. Louis. … UNO opponents are shooting 39.2 percent from the field. … UNO had 11 turnovers in the loss to St. Louis, its lowest turnover total in 40 games dating to a six-turnover performance in a Jan. 22, 2011, upset of Washburn. … The Mavs shot just 30.2 percent from the field against the Billikens, the third time in 10 games dating to last season that they shot under 31 percent.

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