OMAHA, Neb. -- CJ Carter scored 18 points with five assists as Nebraska-Omaha defeated South Dakota 77-73 Saturday.
Justin Simmons had 16 points and three rebounds for the Mavericks (12-8, 2/3 Summit). Marcus Tyus came off the bench to score 12 points and Mike Rostampour added 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds.South Dakota's Tyler Larson opened the contest with a 3-pointer and two buckets from the paint in the first five minutes to give the Coyotes an early 8-4 advantage. They led 32-27 at the break.But Omaha battled back in the second with a Tyus 3-pointer at 12:39 capping a 22-13 run to take the lead, 49-45. South Dakota came back to lead by six at 7:11 and the Mavericks responded with a 23-13 run to finish.Trevor Gruis led the scoring for the Coyotes (8-11, 3-2) with 16 points. Brandon Bos added 14 points and five rebounds.