Omaha tops Drake 75-73 for 1st win

OMAHA, Neb. — Zach Jackson scored 17 points including 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds left and Omaha got its first win of the season, beating Drake 75-73 on Wednesday night.

Reed Timmer’s 3-pointer with three seconds left brought Drake within 74-73 and Timmer immediately fouled Jackson to send him to the line. KJ Robinson’s layup with 13 seconds to go gave Omaha (1-7) the lead 74-70. Daniel Norl made back-to-back 3s with 9:51 left to put the Mavericks on top the rest of the way.

Jackson shot 7 for 10 from the field and Norl scored 16, missing just one of his five 3-point attempts. The Mavericks were 29 of 58 shooting including 10 of 25 from 3-point range.

Gram Woodward and Nick McGlynn each scored 13 to lead Drake (4-2), Timmer had 12, Ore Arogundade had 11 and De’Antae McMurray 10.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA 75, DRAKE 73

At Omaha

DRAKE (4-2) — McGlynn 6-10 1-1 13, Rivers 2-2 0-1 5, McMurray 2-6 5-6 10, Timmer 2-9 6-7 12, Arogundade 4-9 3-5 11, Schlatter 3-5 0-0 6, Thomas 1-4 0-0 3, Woodward 4-6 2-2 13, Gibbs 0-3 0-0 0. TOTALS 24-54 17-22 73.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA (1-7) — Meyer 0-1 0-0 0, Hahn 2-14 0-0 4, Norl 6-9 0-0 16, Jackson 7-10 2-4 17, Robinson 3-5 0-0 9, Pile 4-5 1-2 9, Wofford-Humphrey 4-6 1-1 9, Gibson 2-6 2-2 8, Akinwole 1-2 1-2 3. TOTALS 29-58 7-11 75.

Halftime–Nebraska-Omaha 34-31. 3-Point Goals–Drake 8-21 (Woodward 3-5, Timmer 2-5, Rivers 1-1, McMurray 1-2, Thomas 1-2, Arogundade 0-3, Gibbs 0-3), Nebraska-Omaha 10-25 (Norl 4-5, Robinson 3-3, Gibson 2-5, Jackson 1-2, Akinwole 0-1, Wofford-Humphrey 0-1, Hahn 0-8). Fouled Out–McGlynn. Rebounds–Drake 30 (McGlynn 7), Nebraska-Omaha 24 (Pile 6). Assists–Drake 14 (Rivers, Timmer 3), Nebraska-Omaha 18 (Akinwole 5). Total Fouls–Drake 14, Nebraska-Omaha 23. A–1,525.