Published Friday, November 29, 2013 AT 3:00 PM / Updated at 8:12 PM
Men’s basketball: Iowa Wesleyan at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ralston Arena
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

IOWA WESLEYAN (1-2)
F Joe Lennon, 6-6, So., 5.7
F Duane Lee, 6-4, Sr., 8.0
G Max Kearns, 6-2, Fr., 5.0
G Cameron Caudle, 6-3, Fr., 0.0
G Chris Martin, 6-0, Fr., 9.0

UNO (4-3)
F John Karhoff, 6-8, Sr., 11.6
F Mike Rostampour, 6-8, Jr., 7.9
G Justin Simmons, 6-3, Sr., 7.2
or Marcus Tyus, 6-1, So., 11.0
G CJ Carter, 6-1, Jr., 16.1
G Devin Patterson, 5-11, So., 12.4

Scouting Iowa Wesleyan: The Tigers’ coach is former UNO assistant Todd Lorenson. … Iowa Wesleyan, member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, also is a provisional member of NCAA Division III after formerly competing in NAIA Division II. … Current league for the Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, school is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. … The Tigers reached the NAIA Division II Sweet 16 in 2011. … Lost to Drake 104-49 in an exhibition game. Drake beat UNO 88-80. … Their victory was against Faith Baptist College (Iowa) while losses were to Cornell (Iowa) and Manhattan Christian College (Kan.). … Dion Lightner, a 6-foot-3 freshman guard, is averaging 15.3 points off the bench, including 26 in the win against Faith Baptist, the Tigers’ last game. Steven Archibald, a 6-2 junior, has played in two of three games off the bench and averages 14.0 points, including a 23-point game against Faith Baptist.

Scouting UNO: Coach Derrin Hansen said senior Justin Simmons is close to returning from a back injury suffered Nov. 19. … Should Simmons’ recovery take more time, the Mavericks have another small-school opponent on the schedule — Waldorf (Iowa) is in town Tuesday — before going on the road for a Division I game at Central Arkansas on Dec. 7. … UNO played Iowa Wesleyan one other time, an 86-40 win Nov. 25, 1996. … UNO is shooting 79.2 percent from the foul line, 12th among Division I teams. … Since Simmons was injured in the opening minute against South Carolina State, Marcus Tyus has averaged 16.3 points in three games. … Senior reserve Matt Hagerbaumer leads the team and is second in the Summit League with 7.9 rebounds per game. … The Mavs lead the Summit in scoring (81.1 points per game), 3-pointers per game (7.0), free throws per game (20.1), free-throw percentage, rebounds (36.7) and steals (7.9).

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.