Published Friday, January 25, 2013 AT 7:45 PM / Updated at 7:45 PM
Women’s basketball: South Dakota State at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

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

SOUTH DAKOTA ST. (14-6, 6-1)
F Hannah Strop, 6-0, Jr., 3.5
F Megan Waytashek, 6-0, So., 13.8
G Gabrielle Boever, 5-9, So., 5.3
C Leah Dietel, 6-1, Sr., 6.3
G Ashley Eide, 5-9, Sr., 14.5

UNO (14-5, 4-3)
F Carolyn Blair-Mobley, 5-10, Sr. , 11.6
F Paige Frauendorfer, 6-0, Sr. , 13.9
C Taijhe Kelly, 6-4, So. , 4.4
G Carly Cator, 5-9, Sr. , 2.3
G Jamie Nash, 5-4, Sr. , 9.8

Scouting South Dakota State: IUPUI snapped the first-place Jackrabbits’ eight-game winning streak with a 57-56 win in Brookings, S.D., last Saturday. South Dakota State hasn’t played since. Its other losses have been to Penn State, Marquette, Central Michigan, Creighton and Villanova. The Jackrabbits are No. 82 in realtimerpi.com. Megan Waytashek averages 16.0 points in Summit League games, fourth in the league, while connecting on 55.9 percent from 3-point range to rank second. Ashley Eide is fourth overall in the Summit in scoring (14.4 per game) and 3-point shooting (41.7 percent). The Jackrabbits lead the Summit in league games with an average of 71.7 points — no other team scores more than 65.7 per game. UNO is seventh at 55.9. SDSU also gives up the fewest points in league games (54.1), just ahead of UNO (54.3).

Scouting UNO: The Mavs are 10-2 at home, including 3-0 in Summit League games. UNO is in fourth place in the Summit, one game behind a pair of 5-2 teams (IUPUI and South Dakota) that share second place. Paige Frauendorfer leads the Summit with 8.6 rebounds per game while Jamie Nash is the league leader in assists (7.3) and steals (3.4). Taijhe Kelly’s four blocked shots in Thursday’s win against North Dakota State moved her back into the Summit lead with an average of 1.9 per game. Nash and Frauendorfer, who both played 40 minutes Thursday, rank first and second in the league with averages of 37.9 and 37.3 minutes per game, respectively. Carolyn Blair-Mobley is sixth with an average of 34.8 minutes. The Mavs lead the Summit in field-goal percentage at .420, but are last in league games at .383.

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.