The Omaha men's basketball team opened a five-game road stretch Monday night at Iowa State, falling 82-55 at Hilton Coliseum. The Mavericks are now 3-4 on the season, while the Cyclones improve to 6-1.
Leaders for Omaha
JT Gibson hit four 3-pointers en route to a team-leading 16 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Zach Jackson also produced in double figures with 13 points, and Wanjang Tut pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
Leaders for Iowa State
Michael Jacobson recorded a double-double on 13 points and 10 rebounds for ISU. He was one of five Cyclones to score in double figures, joined by Marial Shayok (18), Tyrese Haliburton (16), Terrence Lewis (15) and Talen Horton-Tucker (14). Shayok added seven rebounds, a game-high five assists and a steal, while Horton-Tucker snagged five steals of his own.
ISU shot .462 (30-of-65) from the field and held Omaha to .356 (21-of-59) while outrebounding the Mavericks 46-33. Omaha committed a season-high 20 turnovers, and ISU took advantage with 28 points off miscues.
Inside the First Half
Iowa State opened the game to an 11-0 lead by the first media timeout and held on to a double-digit lead nearly the entire way. The Cyclones shot .500 for the half, bolstered by 16 points from Haliburton and another 12 from Shayok. Omaha got nine points from Jackson and eight from Gibson, both of whom hit a pair of threes over the opening 20 minutes.
Inside the Second Half
Gibson hit two more triples in the second half, spurring him to his fourth straight game with at least three treys. ISU, which got 12 second-half points from Lewis and 10 from Tucker, took its largest lead of the game at 81-49 with 2:17 remaining.
Noting Tonight's Game
-Gibson has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and has a double-figure streak of five straight contests.
-Jackson has scored in double figures in every game in his senior campaign.
-Omaha is now 2-6 in the all-time series against Iowa State.
Omaha continues its road swing on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Arizona State. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., and the game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks. Gary Sharp will have the radio call on 1180 Zone 2, and links to live video, audio and stats will be available on OMavs.com.