Western Illinois 59, Yale 47
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) - Adam Link scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists to lead Western Illinois past Yale on Sunday afternoon 59-47.
Western Illinois (3-2) trailed the Bulldogs 32-31 at halftime but outscored Yale 28-15 in the second half to close out a win. The Fighting Leathernecks shot 45.8 percent from the field, making 22 of 48, and were almost perfect from the free-throw line, hitting 10 of 11.
Link was one of three players in double figures for Western Illinois. Ceola Clark scored 12 points and added six assists and five rebounds. Jack Houpt had 10 points and four rebounds.
Yale (1-4) didn't have a player in double figures but had two with nine points in Brandon Sherrod and Javier Duren. Justin Sears had eight points and nine rebounds to go along with his four assists.
Kansas City 63, Norfolk State 57
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Estan Tyler scored 15 points and Thomas Staton 14 as Kansas City defeated Norfolk State 63-57 Sunday in a consolation game at the Hall of Fame Tipoff.
Tyler sank 5 of 6 free throws in the final 47 seconds to help the Kangaroos (2-2) of the Summit League hold off the Spartans (2-3) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Norfolk State used a 12-0 run, capped by a dunk by Rashid Gaston, to take a 46-44 lead with 7:45 to play.
Kansas City regained a five-point margin, 55-50 with 4:16 left, after a pair of 3-pointers by Kirk Korver and a 3-pointer and a jumper by Staton. The Kangaroos made 5 of 9 tries from 3-point range in the second half.
Trinity Hall finished with 11 points and Korver 10 for Kansas City.
Brandon Goode led Norfolk State with 12 points and Rob Johnson 11 for Norfolk State.
South Dakota State 96, District of Columbia 48
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (gojacks.com) - Every Jackrabbit in uniform scored and seven of them scored in double figures as South Dakota State rolled to a 96-48 win over The University of the District of Columbia on Sunday in the Jacks final game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
The Jackrabbits improve to 3-2 on the season, while the Firebirds fall to 1-4.
Taévaunn Prince scored the 13 points for the Jacks, who shot 55 percent from the floor in the game, making 39 of their 70 shots. Jordan Dykstra, Nate Wolters, Zach Horstman, Chad White and Marcus Heemstra all finished with 12 points and Tony Fiegen added 10 points in the win.
Quasim Jones led the Firebirds, who shot 28.8 percent on 17-of-59 shooting, with 13 points. Michael Terry added eight points in the loss.
The Jackrabbits opened the game on an 8-0 run and never looked back in dominating the game in all facets. SDSU led by 29 at 45-16 at halftime, and steadily increased the lead to the final 48-point margin.
Nebraska 75, Omaha 62
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Dylan Talley scored 14 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to lead Nebraska past Omaha 75-62 in the first Division I match-up between the two schools.
Nebraska (3-0) trailed hot-shooting Omaha 46-44 after Kaong Dolouny's tip-in with 15:45 remaining. The Mavericks had hit 61 percent of their shots to that point, but then went cold.
A pair of Andre Almeida inside baskets started a 14-2 Nebraska run that put the Huskers up 58-48 on Talley's layup with 8:47 left. After trading baskets, the Cornhuskers sealed the win with 7-0 run capped by Benny Parker's breakaway layup that made the score 75-60 with 44 seconds left.
Omaha (1-4) went more than 7 minutes without a field goal during the first Nebraska run. The Mavericks scored just 16 points in the final 15:45.
Eastern Illinois 68, Fort Wayne 67
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Sherman Blanford scored 17 points, including the deciding basket with 21 seconds to play, and Eastern Illinois defeated Fort Wayne 68-67 on Sunday.
The game was part of the Ice Man Classic at Eastern Michigan University.
Josh Piper scored 12 points for the Panthers (2-3), and Malcolm Herron and Morris Woods added 11 points apiece. Blanford had seven rebounds to lead EIU.
Kevin Harden led all scorers with 22 points for the Mastadons (2-3). Frank Gaines had 15 points and Mario Hines scored 10 for Fort Wayne.
The game featured 11 ties and 12 lead changes. Eastern Illinois built an early 11-point lead but Fort Wayne drew within 34-33 at halftime.
No. 19 Gonzaga 96, South Dakota 58
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Elias Harris scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 19 Gonzaga topped South Dakota 96-58 Sunday.
Przemek Karnowski, a 7-foot-1 freshman from Poland, led the Bulldogs with 20 points off the bench for the Bulldogs (3-0).
Gary Bell Jr. also had 16 points with Sam Dower getting 12 points and nine rebounds and Kevin Pangos 10 points to go with six assists.
Freshmen Casey Kasperbauer and Tyler Flack scored 17 and 10 points, respectively, for the Coyotes (1-3), who were playing their fourth game in five nights. Senior Juevol Myles had 12 points.
South Dakota shot 34 percent while Gonzaga shot 55 percent, outscoring the Coyotes 62-16 in the paint and outrebounding them 58-24.
After a sluggish start, Gonzaga's starters rotated back into the game just past the midway point of the first half and ripped off an 18-4 run as the lead reached 20.
The run included a tip-in by Harris, who had 12 points and 13 rebounds to spark the Bulldogs to a 46-30 lead.
The Coyotes shot 38 percent in the first half but struggled early.