By Jackson Taylor
Just a week after they nearly knocked off Colorado on the road, Omaha fell short of another upset bid on the road against Minnesota, 93-90. Omaha is now 3-3 on the year.
The Mavericks were led by senior forward and Minnesota native Josh White who recorded 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting and went 3-3 from behind the arc.
Sophomore Tre’Shawn Thurman contributed with 16 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double of the year. TraDeon Hollins, Randy Reed II and JT Gibson all scored in double figures as well.
Omaha was outshot 49-48 percent from the field but were better from the free throw line than the Gophers, shooting 73 percent to their 60 percent. The Mavericks also outrebounded their opponent 43-38 and were able to set the pace in the game, leading in fast break points 23-2.
Omaha came flying out to a 8-0 lead thanks to White, who scored 10 points on 4-5 shooting in the first five minutes of play.
Minnesota rallied back and took their first lead of the game at 28-27. Omaha gained a slight advantage at half off a late jumper from Gibson to make it 42-41. The second half displayed a series of lead changes down to the last minute.
Despite Minnesota missing 3 of 8 shots at the line in the final 60 seconds, they were able to hang on to a 93-90 victory. Omaha plays next on Tuesday when they host Eastern Michigan at Baxter Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.