NCAAB Game Recap - Nebraska-Omaha at Washington State
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Duke
87
Cal
52
F
TNSt
57
TxTch
72
F
SDSt
64
Ariz
71
F
Vill
98
MidTN
69
F
Xav
73
Tows
51
F
Tex
66
GTown
82
F
Ohio
53
Baylor
76
F
(N/A)
63
Hartfo
78
F
MOSt
70
Mia-FL
74
F
ChBap
58
AbCh
90
F
MisSt
80
Tul
66
F
Fla
70
StJos
62
F
LoyMa
78
AF
64
F
(N/A)
59
Kent
89
F
StAnd
69
UNCA
105
F
(N/A)
56
Alc
92
F
Duques
74
IndSt
71
F
(N/A)
44
NCC
68
F
(N/A)
44
UCRiv
76
F
(N/A)
58
StFNY
122
F
WCU
96
Jacksn
94
F(2OT)
(N/A)
50
Colg
89
F
Charl
55
App
64
F
NebOm
85
WaSt
77
F
NFla
68
Iowa
83
F
(N/A)
50
Hamp
93
F
Woff
55
SoFL
69
F
ArkPB
41
Pitt
66
F
YSU
60
Akr
82
F
AlaAM
51
Clem
87
F
Utah
57
CoCar
79
F
TNTec
61
Winth
58
F
MD-ES
64
Okla
91
F
UCIrv
58
TCU
59
F
CenMI
57
Minn
82
F
RobM
62
IL-C
72
F
Leh
58
Drake
74
F
How
63
Marsh
91
F
Toled
62
ND
64
F(OT)
Lamar
74
UtVal
68
F
ULLa
61
Wyo
69
F(OT)
NM
78
NMSt
77
F
WIGB
70
Wisc
88
F
Buff
68
UConn
79
F
W&M
50
Stan
81
F
Hof
88
UCLA
78
F

Nov 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Nebraska-Omaha (3-3)

35

50

85

Washington State (2-2)

48

29

77

Robinson, Omaha beat Washington State 85-77
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:09 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) KJ Robinson scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, JT Gibson finished with 18 points, and Omaha beat Washington State 85-77 on Thursday night.

Robinson was 6-of-12 shooting, including two 3-pointers, and made 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Ayo Akinwole added 14 points, Zach Thornhill scored 11 and Matt Pile grabbed 14 rebounds for the Mavericks.

Omaha trailed 48-35 at halftime and by as many as 15 points early in the second half before Robinson scored the final seven points in a 10-0 run that trimmed the deficit to 53-48 with 14 minutes to play. Robinson made a 3-pointer to cap a personal 7-0 spurt and give the Mavericks the lead for good at 67-65 about eight minutes later.

"When we played bigger schools like Colorado State and Dayton earlier this season, they would make a run at us and we could never weather the storm but today we did that," said Omaha Head Coach Derrin Hansen. "We showed that when someone makes a run at us we can now do the right thing and make a run back at them."

Omaha (3-3) was more physical on both ends of the floor, winning the rebounding battle 41-37, and outscoring the Cougars in the paint 24-18. The Omaha bench outscored the Washington State bench 29-3.

Washington State (2-2) was held to just 29 points on 7-of-35 (20%) shooting in the second half behind a stifling defensive effort by the Mavericks. CJ Elleby tied his season high of 27 points and also had nine rebounds for the Cougars. Isaac Bonton added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

"I think we lost focus," said Washington State Head Coach Kyle Smith. "They have good guards and they were relentless about attacking and we were terrible all night about defensive transitions. As a coach you can really gravitate toward to the negative. Our shot selection was poor. Not having Jaylen out there hurt us."

BIG PICTURE

Washington State: The Cougars were overwhelmed defensively in the second half.

Omaha: The Mavericks' pulled off a surprising win over Washington State behind a solid second half performance.

ROAD WIN

Omaha gets it first road win of the season.

HOPEFUL RETURN

Washington State's injured (ankle) starting point guard Jaylen Shead will travel with the team Friday to the Cayman Islands Classic, suggesting he might return for action during the three-game tournament in the Caribbean.

UP NEXT

Omaha: The Mavericks play host to the Southern Jaguars on Monday.

Washington State: The Cougars play Nebraska in the first round of the Cayman Islands Classic on Monday.

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Leaders

Nebraska-Omaha PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Luedtke 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Robinson 20 0 1 2 0 0
Washington State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. James 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Rodman 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

NebOm WaSt
Points For 85 77
Field Goals 29/59-49% 24/69-35%
Three Pointers 7/19-37% 12/35-34%
Free Throws 20/24-83% 17/21-81%
Offensive Rebounds 5 11
Defensive Rebounds 36 27
Rebounds 43 42
Blocks 1 2
Steals 0 1
Turnovers 10 5
Personal Fouls 18 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NebOm Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 21 NebOm 85 @ WaSt 77 D. Hughes 1 N. Williams 1

Game Information

Stadium: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 2,204
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