UNO wins first game this season in home opener

After starting the season with seven straight games away from Omaha, UNO men's basketball opened up play Baxter Arena on Wednesday night with the Mavericks' first win of the 2017-18 campaign. Omaha held on late for a close 75-73 win over Drake.

In a back and forth game throughout, the Mavs led 34-31 at the break.  UNO then withstood the Bulldogs late in the second half to come out with its first victory of the year.

Zach Jackson led all scorers with a game-high 17 points, while Daniel Norl added 16 points on 4-5 shooting from beyond the arc.

Next up for Omaha, the Mavericks are back on the road and head to the Pacific Northwest to face Washington on Sunday night.

 

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