North Dakota State 81, Denver 63
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Khy Kabellis scored 17 points and North Dakota State defeated Denver 81-63 on Saturday to stay atop the Summit League.
Dexter Werner had 14 points and nine rebounds, A.J. Jacobson also had 14 points with Paul Miller adding 13 and Carlin Dupree 10 for the Bison (17-8, 9-3), who are a half-game ahead of South Dakota (9-4) and two up on Denver (15-10, 7-5). Miller and Jacobson both went over 1,000 career points.
Joe Rosga scored 16 points and Daniel Amigo 14 with eight rebounds for the Pioneers, who shot only 35 percent, making only 5 of 25 3-point attempts and getting outrebounded 44-31.
Werner had 10 points in the first half when NDSU took a 35-30 lead with Kabellis taking over in the second with 14 points.
The Bison opened the second half on a 22-6 run with Miller scoring the first eight points. The lead remained in double figures.
Kabellis scored two points for the opponents on a bizarre play . Trying to save the ball from going out of bounds and facing the Pioneers' bench in the right corner, he flipped the ball backwards with his left hand and it flew through Denver's net.
South Dakota 91, South Dakota State 89
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Mooney hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Tyler Flack hit two crucial free throws in the final 10 seconds, and South Dakota hung on to beat arch-rival South Dakota State 91-89 on Saturday.
The Jackrabbits stormed back from a double-digit deficit to take a 76-75 lead with 6:13 left. The game remained tight the rest of the way.
A Matt Daum 3 and jumper on consecutive possessions cut South Dakota State's deficit to 89-88 with eight seconds to go. Flack then stepped to the line a drilled a pair for free throws to push it back to a three-point game. The Jackrabbits did not get a final look to win it, as South Dakota fouled Daum to prevent a potential game-tying 3.
Flack finished with 23 points for South Dakota (18-10, 9-4), which equaled its highest ever win total (9) in Summit League play with the win. The Coyotes finished 9-7 in 2014-2015.
Reed Tellinghuisen scored 28 and Daum added 22 to lead the Jackrabbits (12-16, 5-8).
Oral Roberts 74, IUPUI 68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Anderson scored 18 points with 5-for-8 shooting and Oral Roberts snapped a five-game skid with a 74-68 win over IUPUI on Saturday night.
Kris Martin and Albert Owens added 16 points apiece for Oral Roberts (8-19, 4-9 Summit League) and Jalen Bradley had 13. The Golden Eagles shot 60 percent from the field in the first half and 10 of 23 overall, hitting eight of their 15 shots from 3-point range.
Leading by 11 at the break, Oral Roberts opened the second half with a pair of free throws from Bradley to capture its largest advantage of the game, 44-31, and then hung on as IUPUI twice closed to within three late in the game.
Darell Combs led IUPUI (11-15, 5-7) with 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Aaron Brennan added 14 and Kellon Thomas had 11 for the Jaguars, which outscored Oral Roberts 37-32 over the final 20 minutes.
Fort Wayne 108, Omaha 101 (OT)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Mo Evans and Bryson Scott scored 25 points apiece as Fort Wayne prevailed over Nebraska Omaha 108-101 in overtime Saturday night.
John Konchar added 20 points and 16 boards for the Mastodons (17-9, 6-6 Summit). Brent Calhoun had 17 points and 11 boards and Karson Harrell had 11 points.
DeAngelo Stewart sank a 3-pointer to cap a 10-2 surge to start the overtime period and the Mastodons led 102-94 with 2:04 remaining. Evans sank four free throws in the stretch to seal it.
Fort Wayne led 50-39 at the break but Omaha battled back to take a 76-67 lead with 8:23 to play. An Evans layup put the Mastodons back up 92-90 with 1:14 to play in regulation but then Omaha's Zach Jackson snatched an offensive rebound and made the layup, tying the game at 92 with 18 seconds left.
Tre'Shawn Thurman led the Mavericks (13-13, 6-7) with 24 points and 14 rebounds.