Collegiate Basketball Update: Creighton, UNO


Five men scored in double-figures as the Creighton men’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-67 victory at DePaul on Wednesday night.

It marked the first time Creighton (14-13, 5-9 BIG EAST) has beaten the same opponent on the road in six straight seasons since a seven-year streak over Grinnell from 1929-36. DePaul dropped to 13-12 (5-9 BIG EAST).

Creighton will play three of its final four games at home, starting with Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. game vs. Georgetown at CHI Health Center Omaha. The Hoyas are coming off an 85-73 win over No. 17 Villanova earlier on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.


The Omaha men’s basketball team took down Western Illinois in its home finale Wednesday night, 77-63 at Baxter Arena. The Mavericks’ fifth straight win moves them into a tie for first place in the Summit League standings at 17-9 (11-2), while WIU drops to 8-18 (3-10) with its fifth consecutive loss.

All five starters scored in double figures for the ninth time this season, led by Zach Jackson’s game-high 21-point performance on 9-of-15 shooting with two 3-pointers. The senior grabbed three rebounds, dished out a game-best four assists and had two steals.

KJ Robinson shot 7-of-12 with a trio of threes, finishing with 17 points. JT Gibson chipped in 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting with three treys and pulled down four boards.

Matt Pile and Mitch Hahn each notched 12 points. Pile had a team-leading eight caroms with three assists and a steal, and Hahn had five boards and two assists.
Omaha begins its final three-game road swing to conclude the regular season, visiting North Dakota State this Saturday, Feb. 23. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. at the Scheels Center in Fargo, N.D.