Carius lifts W. Illinois past Omaha 75-73

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Will Carius scored 22 points as Western Illinois defeated Nebraska Omaha 75-73 on Saturday night.

Colton Sandage and Justin Brookens added 11 points apiece for Western Illinois (5-12, 3-7 Summit League).

Ayo Akinwole scored 21 points for the Mavericks (2-16, 0-8), whose losing streak stretched to 12 games. Marlon Ruffin had 13 points and La’Mel Robinson and Wanjang Tut each scored 12.

The Leathernecks improve to 2-0 against the Mavericks on the season. Western Illinois defeated Nebraska Omaha 85-77 on Friday.

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