Oakland 70, Valparaiso 68
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Duke Mondy, Ryan Bass and Travis Bader scored 16 points apiece to lead Oakland over Valparaiso 70-68 Monday night.
Mondy also had five rebounds. Bass was 7 of 13 from the field, and Bader was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. Corey Petros had 12 points and six rebounds. Drew Valentine also grabbed six rebounds.
Oakland (4-7) led 34-32 at halftime. In the second half, Valparaiso tied the game at 50 and took the lead with a layup by Jordan Coleman. But the Grizzlies went on to outscore the Crusaders 19-16 and retook the lead, 69-68, off a Mondy layup with 20 seconds to play. The Crusaders did not score again, and Mondy made 1 of 2 free throws.
LaVonte Dority came off the bench to lead Valparaiso (7-4) with 14 points. Ryan Broekhoff had 10 points, 10 rebounds. Ben Boggs and Kevin Van Wijk had 11 points apiece.
22/22 Notre Dame 74, Fort Wayne 62
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Pat Connaughton led No. 22 Notre Dame to a 74-62 victory over Fort Wayne Monday night.
Connaughton was 7 of 9 from the field, repeatedly driving strong to the hoop and taking his defenders off the dribble with apparent ease. His finger roll in the lane off an assist by Jerian Grant made it 23-14 with 8:24 left in the first half. He hit a layup while drawing a foul with 5 seconds left in the first half, then hit the free throw to increase Irish lead to 12.
Notre Dame (10-1) led 40-28 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 9-5 run over the first 4:21, capped by a two-handed stuff by Jack Cooley off a full-court fastbreak pass from Grant. The Irish extended their lead to 19 points on a layup by Garrick Sherman with 13:35 to play.
Cooley had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Scott Martin scored 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range.
Luis Jacobo and Joe Edwards both scored 11 points for the Mastodons (5-7).
Fort Wayne shot 36 percent from the field while the Irish made 52 percent.
Martin got the Irish off to a fast start, hitting two of his first three 3-point attempts, both from the corner.
Fort Wayne asserted its athleticism early in the game, scoring three of their first four baskets on tip-ins. Fort Wayne outperformed Notre Dame in steals, 3-point percentage, free throw percentage, bench scoring and points off turnovers, and they turned the ball over less than the Irish.
But the Mastodons couldn't overcome their poor shooting, hitting just 36 percent from the field in the first half. They improved their accuracy to 41 percent in the second half but it wasn't enough to chip away at the deficit.
Each time Fort Wayne seemed ready to spark a run with an explosive offensive play, Notre Dame answered at their end with one of their own.
Edwards' floater in the lane cut the lead to 28-21 with 4:35 to go in the first half. But then Grant responded with a 10-footer in the lane 38 seconds later.