Fort Wayne 96, Omaha 78
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Frank Gaines and Michael Kibiloski scored 26 points apiece and Fort Wayne built an early lead behind hot 3-point shooting in a 96-78 win over Omaha on Saturday.
Gaines was 4 of 5 behind the 3-point line while Kibiloski was 5 of 7 for the Mastodons (8-9, 1-2 Summit). Fort Wayne made 9 of 13 in the first half and 14 of 24 (58 percent) overall from behind the arc. Gaines also made all 14 of his free-throw attempts.
Luis Jacobo made 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Mario Hines had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Kibiloski grabbed 10 rebounds as Fort Wayne held a 43-25 advantage on the boards. The Mastodons shot 50 percent overall.
Justin Simmons led Omaha with 24 points. He was 11 of 18 from the field, missing his only 3-point try. Marcus Tyus scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting for the Mavericks (4-14, 1-5).
South Dakota 74, South Dakota State 71
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Juevol Myles scored 22 points, overshadowing a record-setting night by Nate Wolters, as South Dakota defeated South Dakota State 74-71 Saturday.
The Coyotes (7-10, 3-2 Summit) led by 20 points early in the second half before hanging on to defeat South Dakota State (11-6, 2-2).
Wolters scored 26 points in the losing effort to become the Jackrabbits' all-time leading scorer with 1,943 career points. He surpassed Mark Tetzlaff's mark of 1,931 set from 1981-85.
Brandon Bos added 16 points for South Dakota, including a 3-pointer to open the second half to put the Coyotes ahead 45-25. Casey Kasperbauer had 14 points and Trevor Gruis 12.
Chad White scored 16 points and Brayden Carlson 11 for South Dakota State, which used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to get within single digits and got as close as 72-71 on
Jordan Dykstra's 3-pointer with 4 seconds left.
North Dakota State 63, Kansas City 44
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - TrayVonn Wright had 17 points and 10 rebounds and North Dakota State never trailed in beating Kansas City 63-44 Saturday night.
Taylor Braun scored 14 points and Marshall Bjorklund scored 11 for the Bison (13-3, 4-0 Summit League), who led 28-19 at halftime and by as many as 23 points in the second half.
Estan Tyler was the only player to score in double figures for the Kangaroos (4-12, 1-4) with 10 points.
Kansas City shot 33 percent and made just 13 field goals in the game. North Dakota State hit 44 percent from the field.
Western Illinois 57, IUPUI 53 (OT)
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Ceola Clark scored 16 points as Western Illinois rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat IUPUI 57-53 on Saturday night, giving the Leathernecks their best 15-game start in 54 years.
Clark made four 3-pointers, including one with 3:31 left in regulation that tied the game at 43. Adam Link then put the Leathernecks (12-3, 5-0 Summit League) ahead on a layup with 28 seconds to play, but Lyonell Gaines' layup with 5 seconds left got the Jaguars (6-13, 1-5) back even.
In overtime, Clark's free throws with 1:07 left put WIU up 53-49, and Jack Houpt's foul shots in the final seconds sealed the victory.
Terell Parks added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Leathernecks, who trailed 28-16 at halftime but rallied to improve to 7-0 at home and match the 12-3 start of the 1957-58 team. John Hart led IUPUI with 14 points.
Alabama 65, Oakland 45
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Releford scored 18 points to lead Alabama to a 65-45 victory over Oakland on Saturday in its final nonconference game of the regular season.
Levi Randolph added 15 points and Rodney Cooper 11 for the Crimson Tide (8-5), while Moussa Gueye had nine rebounds and Trevor Lacey seven assists.
Trailing 10-7, Alabama went on a 20-6 run. Oakland, which shot only 23.3 percent (7 of 30) from the field in the first half -- including 0 of 5 from beyond the arc -- got to 29-23 at intermission on the strength of 9-of-10 shooting from the line and a 19-16 rebounding edge.
The Crimson Tide shot 54.2 percent (13 of 24) and blocked four shots.
Alabama went on a 29-13 second-half run to extend its lead to 62-40, its largest of the game, with 4:13 to go on two free throws by Trevor Lacey.
Duke Mondy had 11 points and Travis Bader 10 for Oakland (7-10), which had its two-game winning streak snapped. Drew Valentine contributed seven rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies.