EUGENE, Ore. — The Omaha men’s basketball team took to the road again Saturday night, falling 84-61 to Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena.
Leaders for Omaha
Zach Jackson tallied his fifth scoring effort of 20+ points this season, finishing with a game-high 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three 3-pointers and a perfect 6-of-6 showing at the line.
JT Gibson joined him in double figures, hitting 6-of-9 from the field — including 5-of-8 from deep — for 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and three steals.
KJ Robinson dished out a team-leading six assists for the night.
Leaders for Oregon
Freshman standout Bol Bol had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kenny Wooten scored a team-leading 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Victor Bailey Jr. (16) and Louis King (11) scored in double figures off the bench.
Oregon shot .589 (33-of-56) with 12 threes and had a 36-13 rebounding advantage. Omaha finished at a .420 (21-of-50) clip with 12 threes of its own and committed a season-low eight turnovers.
Inside the First Half
A 13-0 run from 13:25 to 8:50 in the first half gave the Ducks a 25-10 advantage before Matt Pile broke up the stretch with a bucket. At the break, Omaha trailed Oregon 44-23.
Inside the Second Half
Gibson, the first Maverick in double figures, hit back-to-back triples before the first media timeout of the second half, and Omaha went 8-of-14 from long range in the second stanza. Gibson ended up 4-of-4 behind the arc and Jackson was 2-of-2, and the duo accounted for 14 points apiece over the final 20 minutes, with Gibson adding three caroms, an assist and two steals.
Noting Tonight’s Game
-Omaha is now 3-7 on the season, while the Ducks improve to 5-3.
-Tonight was Omaha’s third and final game against a Pac-12 foe this season.
-The Ducks lead the all-time series with Omaha, 1-0.
-Gibson remains the only Maverick to make a three in every game this season. He now has seven multi-three games, including five with four or more 3-pointers.
-Jackson extended his double-figure scoring streak to 10 games.
-Omaha has set a season low for turnovers in each of its last two games with nine Thursday night at Seattle and eight tonight against the Ducks.
Omaha returns to action with its fifth straight road game next Saturday, Dec. 15 at Idaho.