SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mitchell Hahn scored 21 points with 10 rebounds and Tre’Shawn Thurman had 15 points and 12 boards and Omaha blitzed IUPUI 90-62 Monday night and advanced to the Summit League Tournament’s championship game on Tuesday.
Tra-Deon Hollins added 19 points and Zach Jackson had 11 and the Mavericks posted a 50-34 rebounding advantage.
Thurman’s jumper with 16:22 left in the first half gave Omaha (18-13) the lead for good as the Mavericks raced to a 16-7 lead. IUPUI narrowed the deficit to 16-11 with T.J. Henderson’s jumper, but Omaha went on a 13-3 run and never looked back, building a 42-18 lead at halftime.
IUPUI shot 8 for 27 (29.6 percent), missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts and committed 11 turnovers, while Omaha shot 17 for 34, before intermission. Hahn’s jumper with 12:20 left gave Omaha a 64-34 lead. The Mavericks have won five in a row.
Darrell Combs led IUPUI with 22 points.
Omaha will play South Dakota State for the title, who topped South Dakota 74-71.