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Omaha tops Iowa 98-89 in Carver

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Zach Jackson scored 21 points, Tra-Deon Hollins had 12 points and 11 assists and Omaha upset Iowa 98-89 on Saturday for its first win against a Big Ten team.

Jackson scored seven points in the final two minutes and Tre'Shawn Thurman added 17 points for the Mavericks (4-4).

The Hawkeyes (3-5) have lost four straight and are off to their worst start since 2009. Peter Jok led Iowa with 33 points and 10 rebounds.

Iowa battled back and cut Omaha's lead to 87-84 with 1:53 left. But Jackson hit a 3-pointer on Omaha's next possession and the Hawkeyes never got any closer

Omaha was 0-11 all-time against the Big Ten going into the game.

Iowa went five minutes without a field goal in the second half as Omaha turned a tight game into an eight-point lead. Later, the Mavericks pushed it to 79-68 with 7 1/2 minutes left.

Mitch Hahn had 15 of Omaha's 37 bench points. Iowa got nine points from its bench.
 

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