IPFW 83, Nebraska-Omaha 72

Frank Gaines scored 29 points and Trey McCorkle had a

double-double to lead IPFW to a season-opening 83-72 victory over

Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday.

McCorkle had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Jason Smeathers

added 10 points for the Mastodons. Jonny Marlin had nine


In their first game as a Division I program, the Mavericks

placed four players in double figures: C.J. Carter with 18, Mitch

Albers with 15, Bill Freeman with 14 and Alex Welhouse with 13.

Albers added six assists.

IPFW bolted to a 9-0 edge and led 41-31 at halftime. The lead

maximized at 76-54 on a 3-pointer by Joe Edwards with 5:34 to


Nebraska-Omaha, in its first year as a reclassifying Division I

school, will join IPFW in the Summit League.