Omaha 68

(1-0, 1-0 away)

N Illinois 66

(0-1, 0-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 8, 2013

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
UNO 28 4068
NIU 39 2766

Top Performers

Nebraska-Omaha: C. Carter 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Northern Illinois: D. Balls 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Omaha beats N. Illinois in final seconds, 68-66

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- CJ Carter scored on a 3-point play Friday night to help Omaha take the lead in the final seconds and hold on to a narrow 68-66 victory over Northern Illinois.

Carter drove for a layup with 13.3 seconds remaining in the game, hitting the basket and drawing a foul. He sank his free throw to give Omaha a 67-65 lead after trailing and a back-and-forth tie with the Huskies. Carter led the Mavericks with 18 points, and had six rebounds and four assists.

Northern Illinois responded as Travon Baker drew a foul from Devin Patterson with nine seconds remaining. He missed his first free throw, but hit his second to make the score 67-66.

Caleb Steffensmeier hit his second free throw on the other end of the court for his only score and the final point of the game. The Mavericks made 84.4 percent of their free throws.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 68 66
FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 24-57 (.421)
3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 3-16 (.188)
FT Made-Attempted 27-32 (.844) 15-28 (.536)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 26 (0/0)

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