Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Neb.-Omaha looks much better today on their home court. They have jumped out to a quick 41-34 lead against North Dakota.

Neb.-Omaha came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks @ Neb.-Omaha Mavericks

Current Records: North Dakota 8-9, Neb.-Omaha 8-9

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We've got another exciting Summit matchup on schedule as the Neb.-Omaha Mavericks and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are set to tip at 8:05 p.m. ET on January 11th at Baxter Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

While it was all tied up 29-29 at halftime, Neb.-Omaha was not quite Idaho State's equal in the second half on Saturday. The Mavericks lost 63-62 to the Bengals on a last-minute layup with 3 seconds left in the second quarter. Neb.-Omaha was up 17 in the second but still couldn't manage to seal the deal.

Despite their defeat, Neb.-Omaha saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. JJ White, who scored 12 points along with six rebounds and five assists, was perhaps the best of all. White continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last four games he's played. Marquel Sutton was another key contributor, scoring 17 points along with five rebounds.

Neb.-Omaha struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only four offensive rebounds. That's the fewest offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

Meanwhile, North Dakota's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fifth straight loss. They were just a bucket shy of victory and fell 74-73 to the Lumberjacks. The loss came about despite North Dakota having been up 17 in the first half.

The losing side was boosted by Treysen Eaglestaff, who scored 14 points along with five rebounds. Less helpful for North Dakota was B.J. Omot's abysmal 0-7 three-point shooting.

The Mavericks now have a losing record at 8-9. As for the Fighting Hawks, they have traveled a rocky road recently, as they've lost eight of their last ten matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-9 record this season.

Looking ahead to Thursday, Neb.-Omaha is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 3.5 points.

Neb.-Omaha couldn't quite finish off North Dakota in their previous meeting back in February of 2023 and fell 76-73. Will Neb.-Omaha have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Neb.-Omaha is a 3.5-point favorite against North Dakota, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 3-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 146 points.

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Series History

Neb.-Omaha has won 7 out of their last 10 games against North Dakota.

  • Feb 11, 2023 - North Dakota 76 vs. Neb.-Omaha 73
  • Jan 12, 2023 - Neb.-Omaha 69 vs. North Dakota 63
  • Feb 05, 2022 - North Dakota 92 vs. Neb.-Omaha 85
  • Jan 06, 2022 - Neb.-Omaha 98 vs. North Dakota 82
  • Feb 20, 2021 - North Dakota 81 vs. Neb.-Omaha 69
  • Feb 19, 2021 - Neb.-Omaha 72 vs. North Dakota 62
  • Feb 26, 2020 - Neb.-Omaha 84 vs. North Dakota 83
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Neb.-Omaha 66 vs. North Dakota 62
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Neb.-Omaha 81 vs. North Dakota 76
  • Feb 03, 2019 - Neb.-Omaha 90 vs. North Dakota 72