Omaha Collegiate Sports: Creighton & UNO Basketball Highlights

Creighton WBB

Temi Carda had 24 points and Jaylyn Agnew added 18 points and 10 rebounds, but three free throws in the final 6.4 seconds were the difference the Creighton women’s basketball team fell to No. 16 DePaul 74-71 on Sunday, Jan. 5.

DePaul improved to 13-2 and took over sole possession of first place with a 3-0 BIG EAST record, while Creighton dropped to 11-4 and 3-1 in league play after suffering its first loss in six home games this season.

Creighton returns to action on Saturday, January 11 when it hosts Providence at 11 am (CT).

UNO MBB

The Omaha men’s basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit Saturday night, defeating Oral Roberts 74-67 at Baxter Arena to open the new decade. The win was the Mavericks’ 14th straight home victory dating back to the 2018-19 season.

Omaha improves to 9-8 (2-0 Summit League) on the season, while the Golden Eagles drop to 7-8 (0-2).

Wanjang Tut led the Mavericks with a season-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Marlon Ruffin was outstanding off the bench, finishing with 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 effort, including two key threes in the second half.

JT Gibson (13) and Zach Thornhill (12) also scored in double figures.

Matt Pile pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds with eight points, and Ayo Akinwole dished out a game-high seven assists.

Omaha visits North Dakota on Wednesday, Jan. 8, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

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