OMAHA – Creighton & UNO have started their winter sports seasons in basketball and hockey. Here’s a look at the latest:
As the 2020-21 season moves into December, the Creighton Lady Bluejays basketball team is opening BIG EAST conference play with a familiar pair of road contests at Xavier and Butler over the weekend. The conference season officially kicks off today against Xavier at 5:00 pm (CT).
No. 9 Creighton Men’s basketball (2-0) returns to action on Friday, Dec. 4 with a home game against Kennesaw State (2-1). Tip-off on First National Bank Court at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb., is set for 4:00 p.m.
The Omaha men’s basketball team dropped a road decision to Drake Thursday night, falling 87-66 at the Knapp Center. The Mavericks are now 1-4 on the year, while DU improves to 3-0.
The Omaha hockey team got goals from nine different players in rolling to a 10-2 win over No. 17 Western Michigan to earn their first win of the season.
Junior defenseman Jason Smallidge led the attack, scoring a goal and adding four assists as 13 different players notched points. His assist and point totals tied school records and the point total tied an NCHC record.Chayse Primeau had the game-winning goal and two assists while freshman Matt Miller had two goals and an assist. In all, eight different players had multiple-point nights.
The Mavericks improved to 1-1-0 and 1-1-0-0/0 in the NCHC while the Broncos dipped to 0-2-0 and 0-2-0-0/0. The Mavericks are back on the ice on Saturday, Dec. 5 when they take on Miami at 4:05 p.m. UNO will be the designated home team.