Willinois 28 32 60
Nebomaha 35 36 71
Date of game: 2/8/2014

Recap: Nebraska Omaha vs. Western Ill

Omaha, NE (SportsNetwork.com) - John Karhoff and Justin Simmons both scored 19 points, as the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks claimed a 71-60 win over the Western Illinois Leathernecks in Summit League play from Ralston Arena.

Mike Rostampour and C.J. Carter chipped in with 10 points apiece for the Mavericks (15-9, 4-4 Summit), winners of three straight.

Garret Covington led all scorers with 21 points and Jabari Sandifer scored 14 for the Leathernecks (9-14, 3-5), who have dropped three of their last four games.

WIU never led in the contest, as it shot just 39.1 percent from the floor in the opening frame and trailed by a 35-28 margin at the break.

Omaha kept its foot on the gas in the second stanza by making 19-of-23 free throws and holding the Leathernecks to 8-of-29 shooting (.276) from the floor.

The Mavericks forced 19 turnovers to avenge an overtime loss to WIU in the first meeting of the season.

Game Notes

Johnson headlines FCS players of the week

In 2013, the Montana State Bobcats made a bit of an offensive switch, going from a pass-heavy system to a more run- integrated style of play. The reason wasn't because the team was unstable at quarterback, but rather due to the fact the Bobcats were loaded at the running back position.

Former NBA center Jones passes away

Caldwell Jones, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and twice earned All-Defensive Team honors, died Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 64.

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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

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