The Omaha men's basketball team falls to South Dakota State in Summit League Championships

Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 07, 2017

The Omaha men's basketball team fell to South Dakota State in the Summit League Championships Tuesday night. 

Omaha opened the game with a 4-0 run to hold the lead until South Dakota State's Skyler Flatten canned a three-pointer to tie the game 24-24 with 8:24 remaining in the first half. The Jackrabbits took their first lead of the night with a Reed Tellinghuisen three to make it 27-26 with 6:26 left to play in the first half. As the clock ran out in the first half South Dakota State started to make a separation leading 37-31 at halftime. 

The Mavericks opened up the second half with a 9-0 run to take back the lead 40-37 within the first minute of the second half. It was a tight game after with a back and forth battle for the lead. 

The game came down to the last shot with Omaha trailing 79-77. Omaha's Tra-Deon Hollins missed the three-pointer to win with just four seconds to play. South Dakota State is the 2017 Summit League Champions. 

Omaha's Tre'Shawn Thurman led four Mavericks in the double-digits with 21 points. 

South Dakota State's Mike Daum dominated on offense and defense recording a double-double with 37 points and 12 rebounds. Jackrabbits' Chris Howell and Reed Tellinghuisen also finished in double-digits for SDSU. 

Video courtesy - University of Nebraska Omaha Athletics