Omaha Sports Today: Creighton, UNO, Omaha Beef – January 16, 2020

Creighton Basketball

Ty-Shon Alexander scored 14 points and became the 42nd player in school  history to surpass 1,000 career points, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 25 Creighton basketball team dropped an 83-80 decision at Georgetown on Wednesday, Jan. 15th.

The loss snaps Creighton’s (13-5, 2-3 BIG EAST) five-game win streak over the Hoyas (12-6, 2-3 BIG EAST).

Creighton returns home on Saturday when it hosts Providence at 3:30 p.m.

UNO Track & Field

The Omaha track & field team resumes its 2019-20 season at the Graduate Classic hosted by Nebraska on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18.

Competition begins at Noon on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday from the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.

The Mavericks haven’t competed since their first meet of the season, the Mel Tjeersdma Classic at Northwest Missouri State on Saturday, Dec. 7.

UNO Swim & Dive

Omaha goes to Lincoln on Saturday, Jan. 18 to take on the Huskers at the Devaney Natatorium. The dual meet between the Huskers and Mavs will begin at 11 a.m.

Nebraska holds a 22-0 all-time series lead over Omaha. The last meeting between the two programs was two years ago when the Huskers won, 189-103. The Huskers have won both their home duals this season and head into Saturday’s dual with a 3-1 record. NU is coming off a successful winter period that included a fourth-place finish at the Mizzou Invite and several standout individual performances at the U.S. Open and the Minneapolis Diving Invitational.

Saturday is Omaha’s sixth dual competition of the season. The Mavs have accrued a 2-3 overall record, and face South Dakota on Friday before heading to Lincoln.

Omaha Beef

Omaha Beef defensive back, Taylor Hawkins, has signed with the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League. Hawkins, the native of Covington, Georgia, spent the 2019 season with the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football (CIF) where he recorded 51 total tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 12 games. He previously played at Reinhardt University from 2014-18.

The Beef will open training camp at the beginning of March and will host a pre-season game against the Metro Militia of Omaha on Saturday, March 7 th at Ralston Arena.