Omaha rides Tyus in 80-75 win over UMKC (Dec 15, 2016)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Marcus Tyus scored 21 points, Zach Jackson added 15 points and Tre'Shawn Thurman grabbed 10 rebounds as Omaha defeated UMKC 80-75 on Thursday night.
Tra-Deon Hollins made a layup, Daniel Norl buried a 3 and Tyus' jumper gave Omaha (6-5) a 62-55 lead with 8:19 left to play.
Later, Jackson made back-to-back 3s in a 22-second span to push the Mavericks' lead to 73-62. Omaha shot 8 for 8 from the floor from the 10:35 mark to the 5:30 mark.
Tyus scored 17 of his 21 in the second half, shooting 6 for 6 from the floor after the break. LaVell Boyd's layup with 23 seconds left brought the Kangaroos to within 77-74 but they couldn't get closer.
UMKC (7-5) led 35-32 at halftime.
Hollins finished with eight rebounds, seven points, six assists and two steals.
Boyd finished with 27 points to lead UMKC. It was the Kangaroos' first home loss of the season.