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Townsend has career-high 32, leads Denver past Omaha 91-76

Jan. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jase Townsend had a career-high 32 points as Denver snapped its 10-game losing streak, beating Omaha 91-76 on Saturday. Townsend made 8 of 10 3-pointers and the Pioneers were 11 of 20 from 3-point distance. Ade Murkey had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Denver (5-15, 1-5...

Pile helps Omaha rally past South Dakota State 81-78

Dec. 29, 2019 8:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile totaled 18 points and nine rebounds and Marlon Ruffin hit two free throws with 6 seconds left in the game as Omaha held off South Dakota State 81-78 on Sunday. Noah Freidel sank two free throws with 2:11 remaining to give South Dakota State a 76-75 lead, but Pile and KJ...

Omaha outlasts Montana for an 87-82 OT win

Dec. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — KJ Robinson scored 24 points and JT Gibson scored 22 and Omaha beat Montana 87-82 in overtime on Saturday. Matt Pile made a pair of foul shots with 43 seconds left and the Mavericks led for the remainder. The Mavericks (7-8) made 8 of 10 from the line in the final 43 seconds. Gibson's...

Aiken Jr. scores 23 to lead E. Washington past Omaha 97-56

Dec. 17, 2019 11:28 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Kim Aiken Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Mason Peatling had 19 points and 22 rebounds and Eastern Washington romped past Nebraska Omaha 97-56 on Tuesday night. Jacob Davison added 12 points and six assists and Ellis Magnuson had 10 points and seven assists for the Eagles (7-3),...

Pile lifts Omaha past Texas Rio Grande Valley 92-82

Dec. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile had 19 points and 14 rebounds as Nebraska Omaha topped Texas Rio Grande Valley 92-82 in the WAC/Summit Challenge on Sunday. KJ Robinson and JT Gibson added 17 points each for the Mavericks, who won their 11th straight at home. Zach Thornhill had 12 points for the Mavericks...

Omaha guard KJ Robinson (5) passes the ball in between Arizona guard Jemarl Baker Jr. and Christian Koloko (35) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

No. 15 Arizona routs Nebraska-Omaha 99-49

Dec. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona whipped crisp passes around McKale Center, threw lobs for dunks, dropped in 3-pointers. The Wildcats buzzed on defense, jumping into passing lanes, flying in to block and alter shots. As bounce-back games go, this was just what Arizona needed heading into a massive...

Shelton, bench lead Northern Arizona past Omaha 73-65

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Cameron Shelton scored a career-high 20 points and Northern Arizona got a big contribution from its bench in a 73-65 victory over Omaha on Sunday. Shelton sank 8 of 14 shots from the floor for the Lumberjacks (4-2), who shot 47.5% overall. Ted McCree came off the bench to hit...

Pile’s double-double helps Omaha hold off Loyola (MD) 70-65

Nov. 26, 2019 10:36 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile notched his second straight double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds and Omaha held off Loyola-Maryland 70-65 on Tuesday night. Pile sank 6 of 10 shots and added four assists for the Mavericks (5-3). Wanjang Tut pitched in with 12 points and six boards. JT Gibson, Ayo...

Pile leads Omaha over Southern 78-51

Nov. 25, 2019 11:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lift Omaha to a 78-51 win over Southern in the Cayman Islands Classic - Mainland on Monday night. Darrius Hughes had 15 points for Omaha (4-3). Ayo Akinwole added 13 points and six rebounds. KJ Robinson had 12 points for the hosts. JT Gibson...