Midland Lutheran
Warriors Warriors 0-1
53
Final
Final
1 2 T
Warriors 21 32 53
Mavericks 30 42 72
Points
OMAHA
22
Assists
OMAHA
10
Rebounds
OMAHA
9

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Matt Pile had a career-high 22 points as Nebraska Omaha defeated NAIA member Midland Lutheran 72-53 on Thursday.

Pile shot 10 for 13 from the floor. He added nine rebounds and four blocks.

Ayo Akinwole had 17 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for Omaha (1-1). He was 8 of 8 from the field en route to his first career double-double. JT Gibson added 11 points.

Ryan Williams had 16 points for the Warriors. Jacob Lenagh added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Midland is longtime Omaha assistant coach Tyler Erwin's alma mater.

Omaha plays Bethune-Cookman at home on Monday.

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