FORT WAYNE, Ind. — UNO overcame a 17-point second-half deficit, staying atop the Summit League standings in the process.
Zach Jackson and Mitch Hahn sparked the Mavericks. They combined for 48 points to lead UNO to an 85-79 overtime win at Purdue Fort Wayne on Thursday.
UNO remains in a first-place tie in the Summit with South Dakota State. Both are 6-1, two games ahead of third place. The Mavs play at South Dakota State on Saturday.
Hahn scored 15 of UNO’s 23 points in the first half as the Mastodons led 28-23 at the break. Fort Wayne stretched its lead to 49-32 with 12 minutes left, thanks to a 12-0 run.
At that point, Jackson was 0 of 7 from the field with three points. But the senior led the comeback, scoring 22 of his game-high 25 points the rest of the way.
Jackson’s layup with 4:47 left tied it 57-57. After that, neither team led by more than three until the final 30 seconds of OT, when the Mavs secured the win with free throws.
It was tied 79-79 when UNO’s JT Gibson made the go-ahead layup with 42 seconds left. In the final 30 seconds, the Mavericks hit 4 of 6 free throws, while Fort Wayne missed two 3-pointers and committed two turnovers.
Gibson scored all 11 of his points in the final 15 minutes. Hahn grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds as the Mavericks held a 43-37 rebounding edge.
John Konchar led Fort Wayne with 15 points and nine assists.
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