OMAHA 79, IUPUI 71
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Jackson scored 20 points and Omaha pulled away in the final three minutes to beat IUPUI 79-71 on Wednesday night.
Jackson was 7 of 11 from the floor and had three 3-pointers. Tre'Shawn Thurman added 16 points, and Mitchell Hahn had 15 and three 3-pointers for Omaha (9-3, 2-3 Summit League).
Evan Hall had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead IUPUI (7-11, 1-3).
The Mavericks used a 13-1 spurt to take a 69-61 lead with 4:15 to play. Hahn made two 3-pointers and Jackson added a 3 during the stretch. Kellon Thomas made a jumper and Darell Combs a 3-pointer to pull the Jaguars to 69-66, but they didn't get closer.
Hahn's 3-point shot stretched the Mavericks' lead to 72-66 with 3:06 remaining, and the Jaguars were 2 of 8 from the field to end it.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 70, SOUTH DAKOTA 69
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Paul Miller scored 26 points, Dexter Werner drilled the game-winning free throws with five seconds left, and North Dakota State survived South Dakota State's second-half comeback bid 70-69 on Wednesday night.
North Dakota State (12-5, 4-0 Summit League) led 41-28 at the half and 55-47 with 10 minutes to play. Trey Dickerson hit a free throw and Trey Burch-Manning added a jumper which sparked a 13-2 Coyotes' run for a 60-57 lead.
From there it was back-and-forth to the finish
Werner finished with 17 points and seven boards.
Burch-Manning scored 15 to lead the Coyotes (12-8, 3-2), who entered the game 8-0 at home.
DENVER 84, WESTERN ILLINOIS 70
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 25 points and added a career-high nine rebounds as Denver opened up a two-game home stand with an 84-70 win over Western Illinois on Wednesday night.
Rosga hit four 3-pointers and finished 7 of 11 overall from the field. Daniel Amigo scored 13 points and Jake Pemberton finished with 12 points for the Pioneers (10-7, 2-2 Summit), who snapped a two-game skid.
Garret Covington led Western Illinois (6-10, 3-2) with 17 points, and gave the Leathernecks a 51-49 lead on a 3-point play with 12:57 left. Covington finished just 4 of 18 from the field but was 9 of 9 at the line.
A 3 by Rosga quickly regained the lead for the Pioneers, and a Duke Douglas dunk with 8:07 to go pushed the Denver lead into double digits, 65-54.
Delo Bruster added 11 points for Western Illinois, which was outshot by the Pioneers 52.6 percent to 36.5.