NCAA Men's Basketball

Jackson, Tut help Omaha beat North Dakota in Summit tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Zach Jackson had 21 points and eight rebounds and Wanjang Tut scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help Omaha beat North Dakota 81-76 on Saturday night in the Summit League tournament.

Mitch Hahn had 14 points and nine rebounds and Matt Pile added 12 points and eight boards for Omaha (20-10). The second-seeded Mavericks will play either No. 3 seed Purdue Fort Wayne of No. 6 seed South Dakota in Monday's semifinals.

Ayo Akinwole hit two free throws to give Omaha the lead for good and spark a 9-0 run that made it 20-11 about seven minutes in. Hahn hit a 3-pointer to give the Mavericks a 10-point lead - their biggest - late in the first half and his dunk with 5:39 to go made it 74-65. Cortez Seales answered with a jumper and Marlon Stewart scored nine consecutive UND points in an 11-3 run that pulled the Fighting Hawks within one with 1:16 remaining but Tut made a layup and Hahn added two free throws to cap the scoring.

Stewart led North Dakota (12-18) with 26 points.

Updated March 10, 2019