VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of Nebraska at Omaha lost its first road game this season as South Dakota won Sunday’s Summit League contest 62-57.
Carolyn Blair-Mobley led the Mavericks (9-3, 1-1 Summit) with 17 points to go along with her eight rebounds. Casse Vaughn added 15 points off the bench and Jamie Nash scored 12 points. But UNO couldn’t overcome a difficult shooting night, in which it shot 35.1 percent (20 of 57) from the floor and hit just eight field goals in the second half.
Meanwhile, South Dakota shot 46.4 percent, the best an opposing team has shot against the Mavs in coach Chance Lindley’s tenure.
A 21-6 run by the Coyotes (6-8, 1-0) spanning both halves helped them take control. UNO led 20-18 with 7:01 remaining in the first half when South Dakota scored the next seven points. The Mavs cut their deficit to three points twice in the second half but couldn’t get any closer.
UNO returns to Omaha to host its first Summit League contest. The Mavs will face Oakland at 7 p.m. on Thursday.