Mavs Improve 6-7 After Victory Over Rice

OMAHA – The Omaha men’s basketball team struck for its third straight win to close non-conference play Friday night, downing Rice 83-66 at Tudor Fieldhouse. With the win, the Mavericks improve to 6-7, while the Owls drop to 5-8.

Leaders for Omaha
All five Maverick starters scored in double figures, led by a double-double from Mitch Hahn, who had 18 points and a season-high-tying 11 rebounds with 7-of-15 shooting. Zach Jackson hit 8-of-12 from the field en route to 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and JT Gibsonwas 6-of-10 for 13 points, three boards and three helpers.

KJ Robinson added 12 points, three rebounds and four assists, and Matt Pile rounded it out with 11 points and seven caroms.

Summit League play starts with the first of three straight home games for the Mavericks, who welcome Denver on Friday, Dec. 28. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Baxter Arena,