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.

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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

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