The Mavericks are 2-6 on their home court. Omaha is seventh in the Summit with 11.6 assists per game led by Felix Lemetti averaging 2.6.
The Jackrabbits are 4-0 against conference opponents. South Dakota State leads the Summit shooting 44.6% from deep. Charlie Easley leads the Jackrabbits shooting 55.9% from 3-point range.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams in conference play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Ferrarini is averaging 10.5 points for the Mavericks. Lemetti is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Omaha.
Noah Freidel is scoring 18.0 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the Jackrabbits. Baylor Scheierman is averaging 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over the past 10 games for South Dakota State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 2-8, averaging 74.0 points, 33.8 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 4.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 82.3 points per game.
Jackrabbits: 8-2, averaging 82.4 points, 30.1 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 78.4 points.