Scores

Final OT

Omaha 72

(10-6, 0-1 Summit)

W Illinois 79

(7-9, 1-0 Summit)

    8:00 PM ET, January 11, 2014

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    UNO 20 41 1172
    WIU 19 42 1879

    Top Performers

    Nebraska-Omaha: J. Karhoff 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Illinois: G. Covington 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Illinois beats Nebraska-Omaha 79-72 in OT

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Garrett Covington scored 17 points Saturday night, including six free throws in overtime, and Western Illinois rallied to beat Nebraska-Omaha 79-69 in their Summit League opener.

    Tate Stensgaard scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Jabari Sandifer added 11 points for the Leathernecks (7-9, 1-0).

    The lead changed hands six times in the first half and Omaha (10-6, 0-1) led 20-19 at halftime. The Mavericks led 61-59 with 11 seconds to play in regulation when Remy Roberts-Burnett hit a jumper to tie it at 61.

    The Leathernecks scored six quick points in overtime, and then sank 10 free throws to lead 79-67 with 8 seconds to play. Devin Patterson scored a layup and 3-pointer and time expired.

    Western Illinois outshot Omaha 48.2 percent to 38.8 percent and outrebounded them 44-32.

    John Karhoff scored 25 for Omaha, Marcus Tyus scored 15, and Patterson finished with 10.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNO
    WIU
    Points 72 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-67 (.388) 27-56 (.482)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 11, 2014 @WIU 79, UNO 72Recap
    Feb 8, 2014 @UNO 71, WIU 60Recap