Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013 AT 7:55 PM / Updated at 7:55 PM
Women’s basketball: UNO at South Dakota State
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Frost Arena, Brookings, S.D.

UNO (16-8, 6-6)
F Carolyn Blair-Mobley, 5-10, Sr., 11.6
F Paige Frauendorfer, 6-0, Sr., 14.4
C Taijhe Kelly, 6-4, So., 5.0
G Carly Cator, 5-9, Sr., 2.2
G Jamie Nash, 5-4, Sr., 10.1

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (20-7, 12-2)
F Hannah Strop, 6-0, Jr., 3.5
F Megan Waytashek, 6-0, So., 14.4
F Leah Dietel, 6-1, Sr., 5.6
G Ashley Eide, 5-9, Sr., 13.7
G Gabrielle Boever, 5-9, So., 6.4

Scouting UNO: UNO has been off since a last-second, 45-43 home loss to IUPUI on Feb. 9. … The Mavericks are fifth in the Summit League with a 6-6 record, but are just a half-game behind Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne and South Dakota, each of which is 7-6 and tied for third. … Point guard Jamie Nash has 163 assists and needs four more to break the school record she set last season. She leads the Summit in assists (6.8 per game) and steals (3.1). … Paige Frauendorfer, the Summit’s leading rebounder (8.5 per game) is eighth on UNO’s career rebounding list with 663 and needs nine to pass Sarah Larson (1996 through 2000). … Taijhe Kelly, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, is fourth in school history with 98 blocked shots. She leads the Summit with 2.3 per game. … UNO is 13-8 against Division I teams and was No. 230 according to realtimerpi.com prior to Wednesday.

Scouting South Dakota State: South Dakota State took a 39-24 halftime lead in a 74-64 win at UNO on Jan. 26. Six players scored between nine and 11 points for the Jackrabbits, who shot 51.9 percent from the field – the only time UNO has allowed a team to shoot better than 46.4 percent in the 51 games since Chance Lindley became the Mavs’ head coach. … Sophomore forward Megan Waytashek averages 14.4 points and leads the Summit in 3-point percentage at .433. … South Dakota State is the highest scoring team in the Summit at 66.0 points per game, while UNO is the best defensive team at 54.8 points per game. … Ashley Eide topped 1,000 career points in the Jackrabbits’ 61-52 win Saturday at Western Illinois.

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.