Justin Simmons scored 21 points and John Karhoff added 16 leading Nebraska Omaha to a 67-59 win at Missouri-Kansas City Saturday night.
Nebraska Omaha trailed by 11 points at halftime, but outscored UMKC 37-18 in the second half. UNO (7-16, 4-6 Summit) was 13-of-26 from the field in the second half and converted 9-of-10 free-throw attempts. Meanwhile, UMKC (6-16, 3-6) made just 7-of-24 shots from the field after intermission.
C.J. Carters scored 11 points to help the Maverick cause.
UMKC had a 38-30 rebounding advantage and 19-5 edge in bench points, but couldn't convert those into a victory. Thomas Staton and Brad Reid each scored 12 points for the Kangaroos and Reid added 13 rebounds.
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