Feb. 26 UNO men’s basketball vs. Pittsburg State UNO, Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse 3:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 students 554-2271, omavs.com UNO aspires to be “Omaha’s Team,” but other than hockey and wrestling, all its athletic programs struggle to draw fans. What’s maddening is the University of Nebraska at Omaha consistently fields excellent teams and does so with a slew of local kids. This year’s men’s basketball squad is enjoying another solid season but getting no love for its efforts, as home crowds average about 500. The Mavs’ up-tempo, freestyle brand of hoops should be packing them in. Tyler Bullock of Lincoln and Mitch Albers of Omaha combine for 37 points a game. High-flying Torrian Harris is a human highlight reel. John Karhoff and Alex Wellhouse are big men who produce inside and outside, respectively. UNO’s closing in on a seventh 20-win season and sixth post-season berth in 10 years. Show ‘em some love Saturday.


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