Scores

Final

W Illinois 89

(14-3, 6-0 Summit)

Omaha 74

(5-15, 2-6 Summit)

12:30 PM ET, January 12, 2013

1 2 T
WIU 32 5789
UNO 29 4574

Top Performers

Western Illinois: T. Parks 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk

Nebraska-Omaha: J. Simmons 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

W. Illinois 89, Nebraska-Omaha 74

Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Terell Parks had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Western Illinois won its 11th game in a row, defeating Nebraska-Omaha 89-74 on Saturday.

Don McAvoy III scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Leathernecks (14-3, 6-0 Summit), off to their best start since the 1957-58 team won its first 23 games. The winning streak is WIU's longest in 30 years.

Adam Link scored 12 points and Remy Roberts-Burnett had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Western Illinois, which shot 57 percent for the game but didn't lead until late in the first half. The Leathernecks were up 32-29 at halftime and began the second half with a 15-6 run.

Justin Simmons led the Mavericks (5-15, 2-6) with 18 points. Alex Phillips scored 13, CJ Carter 12 and John Karhoff had 10 points and seven rebounds for Omaha, which shot 44 percent.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
UNO
Points 89 74
FG Made-Attempted 31-54 (.574) 28-63 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 3-13 (.231)
FT Made-Attempted 22-26 (.846) 15-24 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 22 9

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 12, 2013 WIU 89, @UNO 74Recap
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