NCAA Game Summary - Nebraska Omaha at Western Illinois
(Thursday, February 7)
Final Score: Western Illinois 68, Nebraska Omaha 50
Macomb, IL (Sports Network) - Terrell Parks posted a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Western Illinois Leathernecks took down the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, 68-50, in a Summit League battle at Western Hall.
Adam Link also scored 12 points for the Leathernecks (18-5, 10-2 Summit), while Don McAvoy chipped in with 11 points. WIU has won four of five as it retains its first place position in the league standings.
For the Mavericks (8-18, 5-8), Justin Simmons and Tyler Egli each finished with 10 points.
The Leathernecks opened the game on a 20-0 run to take control early and went into halftime leading, 35-15. They connected on 59.9 percent of their field goal tries in the half and held the Mavericks to a lowly 21.9 percent shooting.
Omaha improved to 45.2 percent from the field in the second half, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome its huge first-half hole.
The Leathernecks held a 40-33 advantage on the boards. It was a quiet night at the foul line, as the teams combined to shoot just 15 free throws.
02/07 23:58:06 ET