UNO Women Will Play 16 Homes Games

The UNO women's basketball team will play 16 home games as part of its last season of Division I transition and final season at the Sapp Fieldhouse.

The Mavs will play 28 regular-season games following a home exhibition game against Rockhurst on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The regular season begins on Saturday, Nov. 15 with a 2 p.m. game against Alcorn State. UNO travels to Air Force on Nov. 17 before four straight home games. The Mavs begin the homestand with a Friday, Nov. 21 game against Graceland. UNO will sandwich two home games around Thanksgiving - North Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Northern Colorado on Friday, Nov. 28. The Mavs then host Peru State on Monday, Dec. 1.

UNO makes a weekend road trip to face Eastern Illinois on Dec. 5 and Milwaukee on Dec. 7 before returning home for games against Bakersfield (Thursday, Dec. 11) and SIUE (Sunday, Dec. 14).

For the first time in their transition, the Mavericks will face crosstown foe Creighton, as the Mavs and Bluejays meet on Dec. 20 at D.J. Sokol Arena with the time TBA. Following Christmas break, UNO plays at Utah Valley on Dec. 29 to close non-conference play.

The 16-game league slate begins on Friday, Jan. 2 at home against South Dakota. The new-look league schedule features games on various days of the week, as opposed to the league's previous Thursday-Saturday setup. Another change from last year is that teams will play both home and away league games in the same week, whereas last year teams played either two home games or two road games every week with a few exceptions.

The Mavs travel to Western Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 4, to Denver on Thursday, Jan. 8 and to South Dakota State on Thursday, Jan. 15. The Mavs are back in Omaha to host IUPUI on Saturday, Jan. 17 and North Dakota State on Thursday, Jan. 22.

UNO then travels to Oral Roberts - which returns to the Summit League after a one-year stint in the Southland Conference - for a Saturday, Jan. 24 game. The Mavs make the trek east to play Fort Wayne on Thursday, Jan. 29 and IUPUI on Saturday, Jan. 31. Oral Roberts and Western Illinois then visit the Sapp Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 8, respectively.

The Mavs play their final road games at South Dakota (Feb. 12) and North Dakota State (Feb. 14) before finishing with three home games. UNO hosts South Dakota State on Wednesday, Feb. 18, Fort Wayne on Thursday, Feb. 26, and closes out the Sapp Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 28 against Denver. The Maverick men and women are scheduled to open play at the new UNO/Community Arena next fall.

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