Published Saturday, January 4, 2014 AT 7:56 PM / Updated at 7:56 PM
Women’s basketball: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UNO
Rob White Omaha World-Herald

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

WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE (3-9)
F Ashley Green, 5-11, Jr., 13.8
F Emily Decorah, 5-11, Sr., 9.0
C Avyanna Young, 6-1, So., 12.6
G Sydney Snower, 5-9, Fr., 2.9
G Angela Rodriguez, 5-8, Sr., 17.2

UNO (8-5)
F Mikaela Shaw, 6-0, Fr., 9.2
C Taijhe Kelly, 6-4, Jr., 8.1
G Ericka House, 5-9, Sr., 18.0
G Lanese Bough, 5-10, Jr., 5.9
G Madi Robson, 5-7, Fr., 7.1

Scouting Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Preseason All-Horizon League first team guard Angela Rodriguez averages 17.2 points per game, up from 13.2 last season. She’s 10th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,256 points and is a career 84.2 percent shooter from the free-throw line. … Avyanna Young has posted five double-doubles, including 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Panthers’ last game, a 79-57 loss at Drake, and averages a team-best 9.8 rebounds. … Emily Decorah finished fifth nationally last season with 3.3 made 3-pointers per game and 17th with a 3-point percentage of .408. Decorah missed the first six games this season because of injury. … Wisconsin-Milwaukee has made at least one 3 in 341 straight games, dating to November 2002. … The Panthers are allowing 78 points per game, 318th in the country. Their averages of 7.9 3s per game and 14.6 turnovers rank 30th and 55th, respectively. … Panthers were picked to finish fifth in the Horizon league after finishing sixth last season. … Wisconsin-Milwaukee has played two Summit League teams, both at home, losing 99-86 to Western Illinois and beating North Dakota State 76-64. Western Illinois is picked sixth in the Summit and North Dakota State eighth, just behind UNO.

Scouting UNO: Mavericks coach Brittany Lange makes her debut as permanent head coach. She had been serving as the interim coach since Chance Lindley resigned in October. She was named head coach on Tuesday, her 27th birthday. … UNO is facing Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the first time ever. … The Mavs have won five straight games, three against Division I foes, and are 6-0 at home with three Division I wins. … UNO leads all Summit League teams in opponent field goal percentage (.349), 3-point percentage defense (.254) and blocked shots (5.2 per game) while ranking second by holding foes to 62.5 points per game. … UNO averages just 14.3 turnovers per game. … Taijhe Kelly is sixth in the country with 3.5 blocked shots per game. … Ericka House is third in the Summit in scoring at 18 points per game and ranks 17th nationally with 3.2 3s per game. She’s second in the Summit in free-throw percentage at .871 (27 of 31). … Madi Robson is second in the Summit with 5.2 assists per game and has averaged 12 points in her last five games. … UNO is ranked No. 292 by realtimeRPI.com, while Wisconsin-Milwaukee is No. 282.

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.