UNO came up short in the championship game of the Summit League Tournament. South Dakota State got 37 points from Mike Daum and used a late 7-0 run to take the lead for good in a 79-77 win.
The loss halted the Mavericks’ five-game win streak and dropped them to 18-14 on the year after their first appearance in the league’s championship game.
UNO was led by 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocks from junior Tre’Shawn Thurman, who shot 8-of-12 for the night. Senior Tra-Deon Hollins added 18 points, six boards, four steals and three assists, and senior Marcus Tyus had 17 points with five steals. Sophomore Mitch Hahn pitched in 14 more points with four 3-pointers.
Thurman and Hollins were both named to the Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team for their performances over the tournament. They were joined by SDSU’s Tellinghuisen, South Dakota’s Matt Mooney and Tournament MVP Mike Daum.