Published Monday, December 30, 2013 AT 8:47 PM / Updated at 8:47 PM
Women’s Basketball: Doane at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Sapp Fieldhouse
Radio: 1180 AM KZOT

DOANE (4-9)
F Heather Broman, 5-11, So. , 12.8
F Shelbi Bittinger, 5-9, So. , 13.0
C Hannah Dostal, 5-11, Jr. , 17.5
G Hanah Barnard, 5-6, Fr. , 9.8
G Cali Bellar, 5-5, Sr. , 7.7

UNO (7-5)
F Mikaela Shaw, 6-0, Fr. , 9.8
C Taijhe Kelly, 6-4, Jr. , 8.4
G Ericka House, 5-9, Sr. , 17.8
G Lanese Bough, 5-10, Jr. , 5.3
G Madi Robson, 5-7, Fr. , 6.4

Scouting Doane: Tuesday’s game against UNO counts as an exhibition for Doane, but is a regular-season game for UNO. … Hannah Dostal is a returning second-team All-GPAC player from Atkinson, Neb., who averages team bests of 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds and leads the Tigers’ regulars by shooting 54.0 percent from the field. She’s second on the team in assists at 3.5. … Shelbi Bittinger, from Milford, Neb., ranks second on the team in scoring (13.0 points per game) and rebounding (6.2) and leads the team in steals (2.6) and free-throw percentage (.833, on 55 of 66). … Cali Bellar, from Norfolk (Catholic), Neb., leads the Tigers with 4.1 assists per game and shoots a team-best (among regulars) 38.5 percent (20 of 52) from 3-point range. … The Tigers are 1-7 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. … Four of Doane’s losses have come to teams ranked in the national top 12 in NAIA Division II. … Doane outrebounds its opponents by an average of 5.1 per game. … UNO leads the all-time series 5-3. The teams last met in the 2003-04 season.

Scouting UNO: Mavericks have won four straight games, three against Division I foes, to improve to 5-5 against Division I teams. During the winning streak, the Mavs have averaged 82.3 points while outscoring their opponents by an average of 26.0. … UNO has jumped about 60 spots in the RPI ratings, to No. 287 as of Monday afternoon — four Summit League teams rank between 251 and 287. … UNO’s strength of schedule ranks 348th of 349 teams. … Taijhe Kelly is eighth in Division I with an average of 3.3 blocks per game. … Ericka House, coming off a career-best, 26-point game, is 13th in Division I with an average of 3.4 made 3-pointers per game. … Guard Madi Robson leads the Summit with an average of 5.4 assists. … UNO had just four turnovers, a school-record low, in its Dec. 22 win over Austin Peay. … Matchup with Doane is first of five straight home games for UNO, the final three of which are Summit League games. … UNO is 5-0 at home. … UNO leads all Summit League teams in field-goal percentage defense (.347) and 3-point percentage defense (.230).

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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.