University of Nebraska at Omaha point guard Jamie Nash is back at practice after being slowed for a couple of weeks by mononucleosis.
“You would have thought it would slow her down more than it did,” Mavericks coach Chance Lindley said. “But after a couple of days where she got fatigued a little early, it hasn’t.
“She’s such a competitor and she’s so hard-nosed, we didn’t even know she had it at first. She’d practiced a couple of days with it before she was diagnosed.”
Nash, a 5-foot-4 senior from Verona, Mo., averaged 12.9 points, a team-high 6.1 assists and ranked third in the country with an average of 4.1 steals per game last season.
UNO is gearing up for a Nov. 7 exhibition game against the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Mavs were originally scheduled to play an exhibition Saturday against Eureka (Ill.), but Lindley said Eureka had to reschedule and the teams couldn’t work out a different date.
Lindley said UNO will instead play a closed-door scrimmage against a group of former Division I players Sunday.
“We didn’t have any exhibition games last year,” he said, “so (the UNK game) is one more than we had then.”
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