Published Monday, February 18, 2013 AT 11:19 PM / Updated at 11:19 PM
Men’s basketball: Chicago State at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Ralston Arena

CHICAGO STATE (8-17)
F Matt Ross, 6-8, Jr., 10.0
F Quinton Pippen, 6-4, Jr., 10.4
C Jeremy Robinson, 6-9, Sr., 9.5
G M. Chamberlain, 6-4, Jr., 0.6
G Jamere Dismukes, 6-1, Jr., 8.9

UNO (9-18)
F Alex Welhouse, 6-7, Sr., 8.0
F John Karhoff, 6-8, Jr., 12.5
G Alex Phillips, 6-3, Jr., 8.4
G Justin Simmons, 6-3, Jr., 16.0
G CJ Carter, 6-0, So., 9.6

Scouting Chicago State: Preseason All-Great West Conference pick Jeremy Robinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds in 68-66 loss to UNO on Nov. 24, when the teams met at Valparaiso. … Cougars have four Division I wins — over Alabama State, Toledo, Houston Baptist and Utah Valley — but two of those have come in their last eight games, when they’ve gone 4-4 with two overtime losses and two others by five points or less. … Chicago State is 1-13 on the road. … It played well in nonconference 87-77 road loss to Oregon State on Dec. 16. … Forward Quinton Pippen is the nephew of former Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, and wing Mashawn Chamberlain is a cousin of Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA draft out of Kentucky. … Chicago State moves to the Western Athletic Conference next year.

Scouting UNO: The Mavericks have been off since an 85-78 win at IUPUI on Feb. 9. … UNO is 6-6 in its last 12 games, all against Division I opponents, and 4-2 in its last six. The Mavs have eight Division I wins. … Justin Simmons and Alex Phillips each scored 17 points and Caleb Steffensmeier scored 11 in the Mavs’ 68-66 win over Chicago State on Nov. 24 at Valparaiso. Starting point guard CJ Carter didn’t play that game because of a back injury that troubled him the first half of the season. … The Mavs are still fifth in the Summit League at 6-8, one game better than sixth-place Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne. They return to league play next week, finishing the season at home with the two of the league’s top three teams: South Dakota State and North Dakota State. First, though, is Saturday’s 1 p.m. BracketBuster home game against North Dakota. … UNO was No. 287 in the NCAA’s RPI released Monday. Chicago State was No. 315.

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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.