Published Friday, February 8, 2013 AT 8:43 PM / Updated at 8:43 PM
Men’s basketball: UNO at IUPUI
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: IUPUI Gymnasium, Indianapolis

UNO (8-18, 5-8)
F Alex Welhouse, 6-7, Sr., 7.7
F John Karhoff, 6-8, Jr., 12.0
G Alex Phillips, 6-3, Jr., 8.5
G Justin Simmons, 6-3, Jr., 16.0
G CJ Carter, 6-0, So., 9.4

IUPUI (6-19, 1-10)
F Donovan Gibbs, 6-7, Jr., 10.4
F P.J. Hubert, 6-5, Jr., 5.9
C Mitchell Patton, 6-9, Jr., 13.4
G Sean Esposito, 6-3, Sr., 7.2
G Greg Rice, 5-11, Sr., 8.1

Scouting UNO: The Mavericks play their final away game of the season, looking to pick up a third Summit League road win against a Jaguars team they beat 90-79 at the Ralston Arena on Jan. 10. The road trip didn’t start well for UNO, as it fell behind 20-0, 35-12, 50-19 and 58-25 in a 68-50 loss to Western Illinois, which owns a share of first place in the Summit. Though 8-18 overall, UNO is 5-6 since Dec. 31 and is 4-3 in its last seven Summit League games after a 1-5 start. John Karhoff had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, and added five rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots in UNO’s win against IUPUI in the first meeting. CJ Carter made 8 of 9 while scoring 19 for UNO, which shot 72.7 percent (16 of 22) from the field in the second half and 62.3 percent for the game.

Scouting IUPUI: The Jaguars have lost nine straight games by an average of 15.1 points since an 88-74 win Dec. 27 against Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne. IUPUI hasn’t lost 10 in a row as a Division I program. IUPUI is down to seven scholarship players, primarily because of injury. One of them, starting center and leading (active) scorer Mitchell Patton (13.4 points), played sparingly in the Jan. 10 loss at UNO. Guard John Hart was averaging 14.2 points before an eligibility issue arose just before the UNO game, and the Purdue transfer’s appeal was denied, ending his career. Forward Donovan Gibbs had 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds against UNO. Sean Esposito made 5 of 10 3s while scoring 20.

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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.