DENVER — Ayo Akinwole had 17 points to lead five Nebraska Omaha players in double figures as the Mavericks edged past Denver 80-76 on Saturday. Nick Ferrarini added 13 points for the Mavericks. La’Mel Robinson chipped in 12, Matt Pile scored 12 and Kyle Luedtke had 12. Robinson also had seven rebounds.
Nebraska Omaha (5-19, 3-11 Summit League) scored 50 second-half points, a season best for the team.
Jase Townsend had 22 points for the Pioneers (2-19, 1-13), who have now lost six straight games. Kobey Lam added 14 points. Robert Jones had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
The Mavericks improve to 2-0 against the Pioneers for the season. Nebraska Omaha defeated Denver 80-76 last Friday.