Harvard 68, Denver 60
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Steve Moundou-Missi dominated the inside game and scored 20 points Thursday night and Harvard beat Denver 68-60 to advance to face Green Bay Friday in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout.
Harvard (5-1) out-rebounded Denver 38-23 and Moundou-Missi was able to score inside seemingly at will. Wesley Saunders scored 19 for the Crimson and had a game-high nine rebounds, and Kyle Casey added 10.
Brett Olson led Denver (0-3) with 16 points and Jalen Love added 12.Denver opened with a 5-0 run, but Harvard tied it at 7 on a Siyani Chambers 3-pointer, then steadily pulled away to take a 36-26 halftime lead.
Denver clawed back in the second half and Olson hit a jumper to make it a 4-point game, but Harvard went on a 10-2 run and the Pioneers got no closer than six down the stretch.
Gardner-Webb 61, IUPUI 54
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Naji Hibbert scored 15 points and Donta Harper 14 as Gardner-Webb defeated IUPUI 61-54 at the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday afternoon.
The Runnin' Bulldogs (3-5) led by as many as 18 early in the second half and fended off a series of comeback attempts by IUPUI (1-6). Ian Chiles scored 11 of his game-high 22 points and was the only Jaguar to reach double-figures, which he's done in every game this season. IUPUI didn't get closer than five points, its 31.7 percent field-goal shooting and five assists were both season-lows.
Gardner-Webb shot 45.1 percent, forced 13 turnovers and made 10 steals -- Harper and Tyler Strange with three each.
Harper and Hibbert combined for nine points as Gardner-Webb broke away after halftime. Harper, (6 of 6 from the line), and Josh Castellanos (4-4) iced the game with two free throws each in the final 40 seconds.