While the University of Nebraska Omaha was founded in 1908, its basketball operations began during the 1910-1911 season. Since then, the team has won over 1,180 games. The Mavericks are coming off a 2018-2019 season in which they earned a 21-11 overall record and a 13-3 Summit League record. The last Division II NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2010. Since transitioning to Division I in 2015, they have not qualified for the NCAA Tournament. However, coach Derrin Hansen is hoping to change that this year. The University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks basketball team welcomes six newcomers and six returning veterans. Notable past players include Dennis Forrest, who set school records for the 1973-1977 season. He ranked first in field goals at 282 and third in career points for 1,660. Another notable Maverick includes Bob Hanson, who has the most career victories of any coach in the history of college basketball. He spent 25 years as a coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Hanson’s record was 382-312 with a winning percentage of .550. Purchase your Omaha Mavericks' basketball tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Omaha Mavericks play?
The Baxter Arena is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the hockey team and the women’s volleyball team. The new Baxter Arena was built in 2013, and it opened in 2015. The University of Nebraska Omaha spent over $80 million to build the arena, and it's now a state-of-the-art facility with seating available for 7,898 patrons. Inside the venue are 750 club seats and 17 luxury suites.
What have been the Omaha Mavericks' most successful seasons?
The Omaha Mavericks won NCC regular-season championships in 1979, 1984, 2004 and 2005. Additionally, the Mavericks won the NCC Tournament in 1979, 1984, 2004 and 2008. They are now attempting to replicate that success in the Division I Summit League.
Who is the head coach for the Omaha Mavericks?
Derrin Hansen is in his 15th season as head coach of the Omaha Mavericks. Tyler Erwin, Pat Eberhart and Tyler Bullock are assistant coaches. The director of operations is Jake Koch. Derrin Hansen began his coaching career as a student assistant coach in 1988 at Nebraska Wesleyan where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1991. Afterward, Hanson graduated with a master’s degree in physical education at Nebraska-Kearney. He subsequently served as an assistant coach at Mid-Plains Community College. Hanson has the most career wins next to Bob Hanson with a career record of 206-188 in 13 years. Head Coach Derrin Hansen has led the Mavericks to two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.
Do the Omaha Mavericks have any historical rivalries?
Current rivalries include Truman State, Purdue Fort Wayne and Denver.
What is the current Omaha Mavericks' schedule?
Upcoming away games for December include Saint Mary’s, Arkansas State, Northern Arizona and Eastern Washington. The Omaha Mavericks will play Montana and South Dakota State for the month of December at the Baxter Arena. In January, the Omaha Mavericks will play Oral Roberts University, Western Illinois and Purdue Fort Wayne at the Baxter Arena. Upcoming away games for the month of January are North Dakota, South Dakota and Denver.
How much are the Omaha Mavericks' basketball tickets?
Pricing will depend on your seating location. Luxury suites can accommodate 20 guests. It is a great way to entertain business associates. Each suite includes private restrooms, plasma TV screens, padded chairs, concierge service, VIP parking and access to the club lounge. Club seats have a private bar and restroom, easy access to concessions, leather seats and parking passes. Individual ticket prices vary according to the opponent and the intensity of the rivalry. Check current ticket prices at StubHub for the Omaha Mavericks' basketball games.Back to Top