OMAHA, Neb. -- Justin Simmons scored 20 points Saturday and Nebraska-Omaha defeated North Dakota 83-75.
The game was tied at 41 at halftime and there were 10 ties and 20 lead changes. North Dakota did not make a field goal in the final 5:44.
North Dakota leads the all-time series 45-33; the first game was played in the 1934-35 season. The teams played in the Division II North Central Conference until 2008 when North Dakota left for Division I. Nebraska-Omaha is in its second year and first as a full-time member of the Summit League.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.