Redshirt freshman center John Karhoff achieved his first career double-double, but it was not enough to propel the UNO men’s basketball team past No. 7 Fort Hays State in a 94-72 loss at Sapp Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. With the defeat, the Mavericks are now 10-7 (7-6 MIAA), while the nationally-ranked Tigers are 17-2 (11-2 MIAA).
Karhoff scored 10 points and pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds, including six offensive boards. The Creighton Prep graduate shot 4-for-8 from the field and also had an assist in 27 minutes of action.
The UNO women got 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds from Heather Pohl and career-highs of 10 points and nine rebounds from Katie Kane, but the Mavs dropped a 75-70 overtime battle to Fort Hays State.
The Mavericks were down by as many as seven points, but rallied late to force overtime. However, the Lady Tigers hit two 3-pointers in the first minute of overtime and 6-of-7 free throws down the stretch to seal their second straight overtime road win.