Fort Wayne 69, Tennessee Tech 66
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Luis Jacobo scored 20 points, converting 9 of 15 field goals, and grabbed 10 rebounds as Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne beat Tennessee Tech 69-66 Sunday.
The Mastodons (3-2) established an early lead, though Dennis Ogbe tied it up with 4:53 left in the second half with a free throw. Jacobo answered with a layup at 4:41, followed by a jumper by Joe Reed at 3:47, returning the Mastodon's lead with 63-59.
The Golden Eagles (2-3) came close in the final minute of the game with Ogbe's three-point jumper and Ladon Carter's layup, bringing the score to 67-66. The Mastodons pulled ahead with two free-throws from Pierre Bland and Isaiah McCray to win the game.
Ogbe made 4 of 4 field goals and 5 of 5 free throws for the Golden Eagles, scoring a season-high 15 points.
Stanford 66, Denver 57
DENVER (AP) - Chasson Randle scored 14 of his game-high 29 points in the second half leading Stanford to a 66-57 victory over Denver on Sunday.
Randle was 10-for-14 shooting. Anthony Brown added 12 points for Stanford (3-1) which recovered from a poor shooting first half to shoot 52 percent in the second half.
Stanford was particularly effective during a five minute stretch in the second half when the game went from a 41-39 lead to a 13-point advantage.
Chris Udofia led Denver (0-2) with 20 points. The Pioneers hurt themselves with 18 turnovers and a 15-for-25 performance from the free throw line.
The teams struggled to find consistency in the first half, but Nate Engesser's 3-pointer in the last eight seconds gave Denver a 25-24 lead at the break. The Pioneers led by as many as six points early, but 38 percent shooting kept them from putting any distance between themselves and the Cardinal, who had seven turnovers and made only 8-of-22 shots.
Randle made a 3-pointer and two free throws to put Stanford up 21-19. The Cardinal managed a back door layup and free throw by Randle over the final 2:18 of the half.
The Cardinal regained the lead, 26-25, a minute into the second half on Dwight Powell. They never relinquished it.
Jalen Love made two free throws to cut Stanford's lead to 41-39 at the midway point of the second half. That's when Randle began taking over. Randle's layup off a steal put Stanford up 51-42 and he turned consecutive steals into baskets and a free throw by Brown extended the lead to 57-44 with 4:16 remaining.
The Pioneers contributed with five turnovers and some missed shots. Cam Griffin's two free throws with 54 seconds left got Denver as close as 60-54.
Pacific 66, Western Illinois 52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Tony Gill scored 19 points and Sama Taku added 16 more to lead Pacific to a 66-52 win over Western Illinois on Sunday.
Also hitting double-digits for the Tigers (3-0) was Andrew Bock, who scored 13 by shooting 4 of 5 from the field with three 3-pointers. Pacific was 11 for 11 from the free throw line and shot 41 percent on 17 attempts from beyond the arc, taking a 21-point advantage at the half, 44-23.
Western Illinois (0-3) narrowed the gap in the second half but couldn't close it.
Garret Covington led the Leathernecks with 16 points and four rebounds, while Adam Link added 15 points and four rebounds as well.
Sunday's matchup was the first time the teams have met since 1968.