Nzekwesi scores 25 to carry Oral Roberts over Omaha 84-80
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Emmanuel Nzekwesi had 25 points and 13 rebounds as Oral Roberts narrowly defeated Omaha 84-80 on Thursday night.
Mitch Hahn scored a career-high 35 points for the Mavericks (18-10, 12-3), whose six-game winning streak ended with the loss. Zach Jackson added 13 points and seven rebounds. Matt Pile had 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
The Golden Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Mavericks on the season. Oral Roberts defeated Omaha 87-84 on Dec. 30. Omaha finishes out the regular season against Denver on the road on Saturday. Oral Roberts next takes the floor in the Summit League Tournament.