Western Illinois Falls 71-60 to Nebraska Omaha - Recap

Nebraska Omaha grabbed a 71-60 win over Western Illinois on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Justin Simmons at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

Nebraska Omaha won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8-point spread as favorites.

Nebraska Omaha got 19 points from John Karhoff and another 10 points from Mike Rostampour. CJ Carter contributed 4 assists, while John Karhoff cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Western Illinois got 21 points from Garret Covington in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jabari Sandifer. Jabari Sandifer contributed 2 assists for them, while Adam Link had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Nebraska Omaha were victorious, as the score was 35-28 at the break.