Led by a game-high 23 points from Tyler Bullock, No. 4 seed Nebraska-Omaha held off a late Central Missouri rally to defeat the No. 5 seed Mules, 77-68, in the MIAA Men’s Basketball Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO.
Bullock finished the game 7-of-15 from the field and added four rebounds and three assists. Mitch Albers scored 17 points for the Mavericks (19-8). Nebraska-Omaha led from start to finish, but the game featured three ties in the first half, and Central Missouri spent a good portion of the second half within single digits.
Tyrone Young led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 16 points, Boo Hunter scored 12 points and Tyler Oakley and Joel Barkers added 10 apiece. Central Missouri finishes the 2010-11 campaign with an 18-11 record.
Alex Welhouse pitched in 13 points and eight rebounds for Nebraska-Omaha, which advances to play No. 1 seed Missouri Southern in the semifinals Saturday at noon.