Corey Petros scored a career-high 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, leading Oakland (Mich.) to a 96-81 victory over Nebraska Omaha Saturday afternoon at Ralston Arena.
Travis Bader added 24 points and was 13-of-14 from the free-throw line for the Golden Grizzlies (11-13, 6-4 Summit League). Duke Mondy chipped in 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Drew Valentine had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Justin Simmons led the Mavericks (8-17, 5-7) with 25 points and CJ Carter added 21. UNO had its three-game winning streak snapped despite shooting 52 percent from the field. Free throws made the difference as Oakland was 28-of-38 from the line while the Mavs attempted only seven foul shots and made them all.
The Golden Grizzlies took control midway through the second half, using an 18-6 run to lead 81-72 with 4:51 left. Seven free throws in the final 1:41 helped Oakland ice the game.