Fort Wayne edges Omaha basketball, 94-90


Jackson Taylor

The Omaha men’s basketball team was edged by Fort Wayne on Saturday night after staging a late rally but falling 94-90. The Mavericks fell to 17-12 (9-6 Summit League).

Red-hot Tra-Deon Hollins led all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-28 shooting and two 3-pointers. Randy Reed II scored a career high 19 points for the Mavericks and grabbed five rebounds. Jake White contributed with 16 points and six boards.

Fort Wayne was led by DeAngelo Stewart, who hit five 3-pointers and totalled 23 points on the night.

Omaha found themselves in an early hole after Fort Wayne went on a a 7-0 run to start the game. Then another 9-0 run put the Mavericks down 16-5.

The Mavs chipped away against the fine-shooting Mastodons and found themselves down 54-44 at the half.

Photo Courtesy of UNO Athletics
Photo Courtesy of UNO Athletics

Fort Wayne went on another series of runs early in the second half. Like most other games this seasons, the Mavericks answered with a late rally.

With 1:32 left in the contest, a three-point play from Hollins tied the game at 88.
However, after a controversial charge call on Hollins and some Mastodon free-throws, the Mavs found their come back too little too late.

Omaha wraps up the regular season when they host Oral Roberts on Thursday, February 25. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Baxter Arena.