OMAHA, Neb. -- KJ Robinson matched his season high with 24 points as Omaha won its eighth consecutive home game, narrowly beating Western Illinois 87-82 in overtime on Thursday night.
Robinson had a chance to win it in regulation, but Zion Young blocked his layup attempt with 3 seconds left to force overtime knotted at 72. Robinson added a 3-pointer, and a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left to seal it.
Omaha matches up against Purdue Fort Wayne at home on Saturday. Western Illinois matches up against North Dakota on the road on Saturday.
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