Ichabod MIAA Tournament run ends in 2-point loss

Washburn SID

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Washburn Ichabods drive to the MIAA Tournament title was derailed in a 69-67 loss to Nebraska-Omaha in Municipal Auditorium. The Ichabods, who became the third straight eight seed to reach the title game, finished the season 16-14.

In the closing moments, the Ichabods trailed by one on three different occasions in the final 5:48 but could not take the lead back from the Mavericks. On Washburn’s second to last possession, Maurice Colter had a 3-point attempt which rimmed out and UNO’s Aaron Terry hit one of two free throws. After an Ichabod timeout, Logan Stutz’s in bounds pass was caught by Washington at the top of the key and he hit William McNeill under the basket, but his shot at the lipped out.

The Ichabods led at the break 31-30 behind 10 points from De’Andre Washington who hit two 3-pointers in the opening half after battling back from an eight-point deficit at 30-22 finishing the stanza on a 9-0 run.

Washburn led by two in the second half at 36-34 on a free throw by Washington, but it would be the last lead the Ichabods would have the rest of the game.

Stutz led the Ichabods with 23 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field and 9 of 11 from the free throw line to go with eight rebounds. Washington finished with his 12th double double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Tyler Bullock led the Mavericks with 19 points.

Washburn finished the game 43 percent from the field hitting 21 of 49 shots going 7 of 21 from 3-point range. The Ichabods hit 18 of 28 free throws. The Mavericks were 23 of 58 for the game for a 40 percent average and hit 16 of 22 free throw attempts.

The Ichabods outrebounded the Mavericks 35 to 34 and outscored them 28 to 20 in the paint.