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IPFW at Nebraska Omaha

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Omaha, Neb.

Records: IPFW 10-13, 3-6 Summit League; Nebraska Omaha 7-16, 4-6

Radio: 1380 AM

IPFW leaders: Frank Gaines (18.5 points), Mario Hines (5.5 rebounds), Pierre Bland (2.5 assists)

Nebraska Omaha leaders: Justin Simmons (15.5 points), Alex Welhouse (4.7 rebounds), CJ Carter (2.5 assists)

Key matchup: The last time these teams met was Jan. 5 at the Coliseum, where two of each team’s role players had big days in the Mastodons’ 96-78 win. IPFW junior forward Michael Kibiloski was 8 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 7 in three-pointers to score a career-high 26 points. Nebraska Omaha reserve guard Marcus Tyus, currently with a 6.2 scoring average, had 20.

The skinny: IPFW is getting offensive production from junior Luis Jacobo and sophomore Joe Edwards. Jacobo has been in double figures five of his last six games, and Edwards has raised his average from 5.8 to 7.2

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