VALPARAISO, Ind. — Four players scored in double figures Friday for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, but the Mavericks lost 93-81 to Bethune-Cookman in the second round of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
The Mavericks (1-5) had no answer for Adrien Coleman, who shot 12 of 18 from the field to finish with 31 points. The junior forward, who played for Nebraska in 2009, also added 13 rebounds in 39 minutes for Bethune-Cookman (2-3).
Paul Scotland scored 18 points for the Wildcats, including eight from the foul line in the final 1½ minutes to ice the game. Kevin Dukes had 10 assists and was a bucket away from a double-double with eight points for Bethune-Cookman.
The Mavs were led by Marcus Tyus' 17 points off the bench. The freshman hit 7 of 9 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Center John Karhoff added 16 points, three rebounds and a team-high five assists.
UNO reserves Justin Simmons and Alex Phillips finished with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Four Mavs came off the bench to outscore the starters 43-38.
Alex Welhouse knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and led UNO with seven rebounds.
The Mavs led 32-31 with 2:24 left in the first half, but surrendered a 12-4 run and never recovered. A first half featuring 12 lead changes ended with the Wildcats ahead 43-36 at halftime.
With less than eight minutes remaining in the game, UNO trailed by one point but allowed Bethune-Cookman to end the contest on a 26-15 run to take the victory.
The Mavs continue tournament play, facing Chicago State Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Valparaiso, Ind.