SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Frankie Fidler had 21 points as 10th-seeded Omaha knocked off seventh-seed UMKC 73-61 in an opening round game of the Summit League tournament on Friday night. 's 73-61 win against UMKC on Friday.
Omaha advances to face second-seeded South Dakota State in a quarterfinal round game Saturday.
Fidler shot 7 for 11 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) and 5 of 6 from the free throw line for the Mavericks (8-22, 1-0 Summit League). Marquel Sutton scored 15 points while finishing 6 of 12 from the floor, and added six rebounds. Dylan Brougham was 3 of 5 shooting and 9 of 14 from the free throw line to finish with 15 points.
Tyler Andrews finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Kangaroos (11-20, 0-1). Rayquawndis Mitchell added 13 points for UMKC. Jevin Sullivan also recorded nine points.
Omaha took the lead with 19:36 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. Sutton led their team in scoring with 12 points in the first half to help put them up 45-22 at the break. Omaha was outscored by UMKC in the second half by 11 points, with Brougham scoring a team-high 11 points after halftime.
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