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Petros leads Oakland past Nebraska-Omaha 96-81
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Corey Petros scored a career-high 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, leading Oakland to a 96-81 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday.

Travis Bader added 24 points and was 13 of 14 from the free-throw line for the Golden Grizzlies (11-13, 6-4 Summit League), and Duke Mondy chipped in 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Drew Valentine had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.

Justin Simmons led the Mavericks (8-17, 5-7) with 25 points, and CJ Carter added 21. Nebraska-Omaha had its three-game winning streak snapped despite shooting 52 percent from the field. Free throws made the difference: Oakland was 28 of 38 from the line, while Nebraska-Omaha attempted only seven foul shots and made them all.

The Golden Grizzlies took control midway through the second half, using an 18-6 run to lead 81-72 with 4:51 left. Seven free throws in the final 1:41 helped Oakland ice the win.

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Corey Petros Corey Petros
12-15,  28 Pts
1 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Justin Simmons Justin Simmons
10-15,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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