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Get To Know: University of Nebraska-Omaha

All I know that it's not Creighton.

C.J. Carter is Nebraska-Omaha's leading returning scorer.
C.J. Carter is Nebraska-Omaha's leading returning scorer.
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Name: University of Nebraska-Omaha

Location: Omaha, Nebraska, duh

It's kind of a bummer, isn't it? Yeah, if this school didn't exist, we could derisively refer to Creighton as Nebraska-Omaha, just because of the Jayskers.

Speaking of Creighton: The two schools are about 4 miles apart, which is roughly the distance between Marquette and UWM.

Nickname: Mavericks

Why "Mavericks?" No idea.  Their logo does remind me of South Florida's old logo, though.  Why a bull is a Maverick? Still no idea.

Last Season: 17-15 in their third season in Division 1, with a 5-9 record in Summit League play and a second round appearance in the CIT.

This Season: 1-1

KenPom Ranking: #249

Returning Points Leader: C.J. Carter, 13.5 ppg

Returning Rebounds Leader: Mike Rostampour, 7.5 rpg

Returning Assists Leader: C.J. Carter, 3.4 apg

Head Coach: Derrin Hansen, in his 10th season.  He has a career record of 164-142, but only 40-54 at the Division 1 level with UNO.

Best KenPom Win In Division 1: A road win over #133 South Dakota State last season.

Last Meeting: No such thing.  This will be the first meeting between the two schools.