Nebraska Omaha vs Western Illinois

W. Illinois 72, Nebraska-Omaha 51


MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Obi Emegano scored 18 points Wednesday night, leading Western Illinois to a 72-51 victory over Nebraska-Omaha.

Jack Houpt scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, and Terell Parks had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Leathernecks (16-13). Tommie Tyler added six assists.

Mitch Albers scored 13 points in the season finale for the Mavericks (11-18), who are reclassifying to Division I and will join the Summit League next season.

Western Illinois won for the 1,200th time in program history and won its 16th game for the first time since 1998-99.

The Leathernecks led 23-20 before opening some space with an 8-0 run. Three-pointers by Houpt and Ceola Clark and a basket by Parks made it 31-20 with 2:01 left in the first half.

The Leathernecks' biggest lead was 24 points late in the second half.

Western Illinois also defeated the Mavericks 81-70 on Jan. 24.

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Nebraska Omaha (11-18)242751
Western Illinois (16-13) «333972

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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks
A. Welhouse, F312-110-06106
J. Ring, C132-20-01014
M. Albers, G295-121-133213
C. Carter, G250-53-33303
C. Steffensmeier, G242-60-03415
J. Karhoff204-90-06058
M. Hagerbaumer172-20-03104
J. Coleman150-10-00100
I. Gandy120-20-01100
T. Egli51-20-00003
M. Farr51-30-01103
B. Freeman40-22-20002
Totals 19-576-62915951
Western Illinois Leathernecks
O. Emegano, F329-140-154118
J. Houpt, F305-80-024115
T. Parks, C305-72-2140312
C. Clark III, G333-90-03519
T. Tyler, G293-90-01616
R. Roberts-Burnett120-20-01010
D. Gebru101-10-03102
D. McAvoy102-40-02124
J. Packer90-00-01410
A. Watson32-30-00014
J. McDonald21-10-02002
Totals 31-582-337251272
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292

Mid Continent
Oral Roberts12-223-11
Southern Utah6-816-14
Western Ill.3-117-23
Expanded Standings
Other games
UMass 88 Final
Temple 90
MU 61 Final
Cincinnati 72
S Florida 58 Final
Louisville 51
MD 64 Final
NC 88
Iowa St 72 Final
Missouri 78
Ohio St 75 Final
Nwstern 73
SDSU 66 Final
Boise St 53
UNLV 59 Final
Colo St 66