$ Wyoming 67, South Dakota 66 (OT)
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- (AP) Larry Nance Jr.'s three-point play with two seconds remaining gave Wyoming a 67-66 overtime victory over South Dakota Saturday night.
Tyler Flack hit a 3-pointer to give South Dakota (3-5) a 66-62 lead with 1:43 remaining in overtime. Nance answered with a dunk, and the game-winning three-point play. Nance scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Derek Cooke Jr. did not miss a shot on his way to eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Wyoming (7-2).
Josh Adams' steal and the ensuing 3-pointer by Riley Grabau gave Wyoming a 60-57 lead with 19 seconds to play in regulation. Yet Adams would foul Brandon Bos, who made his first free throw. Adams fouled Bos again after he missed his second free throw. Bos made his next two free throws, sending the game into overtime tied at 60.
Bos led South Dakota with 22 points.
IUPUI 71, North Carolina Central 65
INDIANAPOLIS -- (AP) Marcellus Barksdale scored 17 points and IUPUI held off a late charge by NC Central on Saturday to win 71-65 in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
P.J. Hubert and Ian Chiles each scored 14 points for IUPUI (3-7) and Mitch Patton added 11.
Alfonzo Houston scored a game-high 24 points to lead NC Central (0-1), Jeremy Ingram scored 16 points, Jordan Parks, 12, and Jay Copeland, 10.
Barksdale gave the Jaguars a 6-4 lead on a layup at 17:37 and IUPUI led 35-25 at halftime. A 10-3 run boosted IUPUI's lead to 48-35 at 12:53 in the second half, but the Eagles made it a two-point game with a layup by Houston with 1:29 to go. Barksdale, Patton and Chiles each made free throws down the stretch to ensure the IUPUI win.
IUPUI made 26 free throws on 33 attempts. The Eagles were 12 of 16 from the line.
Mercer 64, Denver 63 (OT)
MACON, Ga. -- (AP) Jakob Gollon scored a game-winning layup with 12 seconds left in overtime to lead Mercer past Denver 64-63 on Saturday.
Langston Hall hit a jumper for Mercer (6-4) with 57 seconds remaining in overtime to cut its deficit to 63-62.
Gollon then came up with a steal, and following a missed jumper by Hall, Gollon grabbed the rebound and scored the game-winner. Hall finished with 16 points, Daniel Coursey added 15 and Gollon had 14 for the Bears.
Trailing 52-51 in the final minute of regulation, Mercer missed three 3-point attempts on one possession but rebounded all three, the third resulting in a putback dunk by Daniel Coursey with 14.3 seconds left to give the Bears a 53-52 lead.
Chris Udofia was then fouled with 4.4 seconds to go and hit 1 of 2 free throws for Denver to send the game to overtime.
Fort Wayne 80, Dartmouth 64
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (AP) Luis Jacobo scored 23 points as five Fort Wayne players reached double figures in an 80-64 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday night.
Fort Wayne (7-4) shot 56.3 percent (27 of 48) from the field, and opened a 40-24 halftime lead. The Mastodons closed the first half on a 20-10 run, led by eight points from Joe Edwards and seven from Jacobo during the stretch.
Fort Wayne continued to roll in the second half, leading by as many as 25.
Jacobo was 7 of 13 from the field and made 3 of 7 3-pointers. Isaiah McCray, Pierre Bland and Mo Evans each contributed 11 points for the Mastodons while Edwards added 10.
Connor Boehm led Dartmouth (3-3) with 15 points and eight rebounds. Eli Harrison added 12.
Fort Wayne snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and defeated Dartmouth for the third consecutive season.
Western Illinois 77, Grace Bible College 43
MACOMB, Ill. -- (goleathernecks.com) Western Illinois picked up its third consecutive victory by defeating the Grace Bible Tigers Saturday evening (Dec. 7) inside Western Hall, 77-43.
The Leathernecks remain undefeated (4-0) at home this season and improve to 4-4 overall on the season. Grace Bible counted the game as an exhibition contest, therefore their record remains unchanged.
Freshman Garret Covington recorded the first double-double of his career by finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Edwardsville, Ill. native also tallied six assists and two steals.
Finishing one rebound away from his first-career double-double was senior Michael Ochereobia. The Leathernecks' center tallied 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and pulled down nine rebounds to go along with his three blocks.
Fellow senior Adam Link finished with a game-high 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting, while grabbing seven rebounds, dishing out an assist and tallying a steal.
Freshman Jabari Sandifer finished with three assists in the game, this seventh game this season dishing out at least that many. The Naperville, Ill. native also had nine points and a steal.
Finishing with a career-best five assists and tallying nine points on 4-of-6 shooting was Tate Stensgaard. The sophomore forward also recorded a block in the nonconference contest.
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North Dakota State 66, Bryant 62
SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- (AP) TrayVonn Wright scored 18 points and sparked a second-half run that sent North Dakota State to a 66-62 victory over Bryant on Saturday.
Marshall Bjorklund added 15 points and Taylor Braun 14 for the Bison (6-3), who extended their winning streak to four games while ending the Bulldogs' at four.
Trailing by four at halftime, the Bison took the lead on a 9-2 run, including seven points from Wright, to go up 54-47 with 4:05 remaining.
Bryant (6-3) made a late charge and got within 61-60 with 31 seconds left. But five NDSU free throws down the stretch preserved the victory.
NDSU held a 43-29 rebounding edge. Neither team shot well from 3-point range but Bryant took 12 more attempts than NDSU, making just 6 of 23.
Dyami Starks led Bryant with 26 points with Alex Francis scoring 15 and Corey Maynard 11.
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