CHICAGO — Jamie Nash scored her 1,000th career point and became UNO’s all-time steals leader on Thursday night as the Mavericks cruised to a 62-47 nonconference victory over Chicago State.
Nash became the 24th Mav to reach 1,000 points when she hit a 3-pointer with 6:37 left in the game. With four steals, the 5-foot-4 senior from Verona, Mo., passed Kriss Edwards (1977-81) to move atop UNO’s all-time list.
Along the way, the Mavericks (12-5) snapped a two-game skid, while Chicago State fell to 1-17.
Paige Frauendorfer led UNO with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Carolyn Blair-Mobley had 11 points and Ericka House scored 10. Freshman Allison Jackson played a career-high 15 minutes and scored a career-best six points and grabbed five rebounds.
Chicago State hung around early, trailing 20-15 with 7:43 left in the first half. But the Mavs, who shot 69.6 percent (16 of 23) from the field in the first half, finished the half on a 21-8 run to take a 41-23 lead into the locker room.
UNO, which shot 47.1 percent for the game, led 45-23 early in the second half, but the Cougars scored the next 10 points to get within 45-33 with 13:26 left.
UNO went 11:42 without scoring, but Chicago State went scoreless for more than eight minutes.
The Nash 3-pointer for her 1,000th point ended UNO’s scoring drought, then House hit another 3 to make it 51-33 with 5:39 to play.
UNO held the Cougars to 39.6 percent shooting (19 of 48). The Mavs committed a season-high 23 turnovers but still outscored Chicago State 29-18 off turnovers by forcing a season-high 21.