OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Tra-Deon Hollins scored 28 points with nine rebounds - both career highs - and had a key blocked shot in the closing seconds to help Omaha beat South Dakota State 96-92 Wednesday night.
Hollins made 9 of 12 from the field and finished with eight assists and four steals. Tre'Shawn Thurman scored 19 on 8-of-9 shooting and Jake White added 18 points for the Mavericks (16-10, 8-4 Summit).
After Hollins made a jumper and Thurman hit a 3, George Marshall sandwiched a layup and a 3-pointer around another jumper by Hollins to tie it at 92-all with a minute remaining.
Thurman's putback of a missed jumper by Hollins gave Omaha a 94-92 lead with 32 seconds to play. Hollins blocked a shot by Marshall on the other end and SDSU committed two turnovers, and Thurman made 2 of 4 free throws from there to seal it.
Reed Tellinghuisen led the Jackrabbits (19-6, 8-3) with 21 points.
Omaha shot 58.9 percent overall and 61.1 percent from 3-point range - both season highs.