The UNO Basketball team beat South Dakota 107-102 in overtime on Thursday night inside the Sanford Pentagon. The Mavericks' Mitch Hahn hit a 3-point basket to tie the game at 87 with 6.9 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime.
In the extra period, Omaha (14-9, 8-2 Summit) raced out to a nine-point advantage and held off a furious USD comeback, including three 3-point baskets in the final 38 seconds. South Dakota (9-14, 3-7 Summit) cut the deficit to four points at 106-102 on a trey from junior Triston Simpson but could not complete the comeback in the five-point loss.
Simpson matched a career-high 24 points as sophomore Stanley Umude completed the second double-double of his career with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also added four assists and three blocks. Junior Cody Kelley matched a career-best 18 points with Brandon Armstrong, a junior, adding 17 points. Junior Tyler Peterson made it five Coyotes in double figures with 12 points.
With USD holding an 18-14 lead midway through the first half, Omaha embarked on a 15-2 run to open a nine-point advantage at 29-20 and entered halftime leading 40-33. The Maverick lead grew to 18 points at 54-36 with 16:39 remaining in the game.
However, a Matt Johns 3-point basket sparked a 29-10 Coyote run over seven minutes of action to give USD the lead at 65-64 with 9:06 on the clock. A 17-foot jumper from Umude gave the Yotes the lead that eventually stretched to six points on two occasions, the last coming on a pair of free throws from the hands of Umude at 80-74.
As the clock wound down, the Mavericks used a pair of long-range shots and a layup, in trade-off with Coyote free throws to knot the game to send it into the extra period.
Zach Jackson totaled a game-high 27 points for Omaha, one of six Mavericks' in double figures. Hahn added 21 points and KJ Robinson totaled 20 points.