Published Friday, December 7, 2012 AT 9:24 PM / Updated at 9:24 PM
Women’s basketball: Loyola (Chicago) at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

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

LOYOLA (3-4)
F, Simone Law, 6-0, So., 13.0
F, Abby Skube, 6-0, Sr., 6.8
G, Taylor Johnson, 5-7, Fr., 12.6
G, Monica Albano, 5-8, Sr., 10.1
G, Patrice King, 5-6, Sr., 10.0

UNO (5-2)
F, C. Blair-Mobley, 5-10, Sr., 10.1
F, Paige Frauendorfer, 6-0, Sr., 13.9
C, Taijhe Kelly, 6-4, So., 5.8
G, Carly Cator, 5-9, Sr., 1.0
G, Jamie Nash, 5-4, Sr., 10.1

Scouting Loyola: Patrice King and Simone Law were both preseason second-team All-Horizon League picks after making the league’s all-newcomer team last year. King played two seasons at Ball State. Law was the first freshman in Loyola history to lead the team in scoring (13.9 points per game) and rebounding (7.2). She’s averaging a double-double of 13.0 and 10.0 this season. Monica Albano is a 1,000-point career scorer and accurate long-range shooter. The Ramblers have lost three straight, including two in a row by four points, most recently to Western Illinois of the Summit League. Loyola won a matchup in Chicago last year with UNO 69-57 as Law had 28 points.

Scouting UNO: Despite a poor shooting night in a loss to Tulsa, the Mavs still lead the Summit League in field goal percentage (.420). Paige Frauendorfer had 18 points and seven rebounds in last year’s meeting with the Ramblers. Frauendorfer is eighth in the Summit in scoring and second in rebounding. With four steals Tuesday against Tulsa, Jamie Nash became the second player in school history to eclipse 300 career steals. She has 301, and needs 31 to break the school record. Through 34 games in Chance Lindley’s tenure, no opponent has shot 50 percent or better from the field. In the season before Lindley took over, UNO allowed five opponents to eclipse the 50-percent mark. The closest an opponent has come is Louisiana’s 45.0 percent Nov. 16.

About Rob White

Rob White is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers UNO and the Omaha Storm Chasers. You can follow Rob on Twitter (@RWhiteOWH) or email him at rob.white@owh.com.