Matt Carlino had a rough night as the Golden Eagles suffered their first home loss of the season with a 97-89 setback against the Omaha Mavericks on Saturday afternoon. Omaha had a terrific day shooting to ball to secure the win. They shot 32 of 56 from the floor (57.1 percent), including 7 of 17 from beyond the arc (41.2 percent).
The Mavericks were led by their starting back court of Devin Patterson and C.J. Carter. Patterson finished with 26 points on 7 of 12 shooting from the floor and 11 of 12 shooting from the free-throw line in the big win. He also added eight assists and six rebounds. Carter registered 25 points to go along with three assists and two steals. They also got some excellent production from the front court with Tre’Shawn Thurman adding 12 points and seven rebounds while Mike Rostampour chipping in with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Juan Anderson paced Marquette with 23 points on 11 of 15 shooting from the field. He also added eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Derrick and Duane Wilson also made solid contributions off the bench. Derrick had 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting to go along with five assists and three rebounds while Duane added 15 points, two assists and two steals.
Carlino played just 21 minutes before he fouled out. He ended the afternoon with 12 points on 3 of 8 shooting from the floor, including just 2 of 7 from beyond the arc. He also provided a team-high six assists, three rebounds and a steal to go along with a pair of turnovers.
Up next for Carlino and the Golden Eagles is another home game against N.J.I.T. on Monday night.