Fort Wayne 65, Bradley 61
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Luis Jacobo's 3-pointer with 27 seconds remaining, his only points of the game, lifted Fort Wayne to a 65-61 win over Bradley on Tuesday night.
Bradley took a 61-60 lead on Auston Barnes' basket with 41 seconds left, before Fort Wayne took it back with Jacobo's heroics. Bradley had one final attempt, but Walt Lemon Jr. missed his attempt and Fort Wayne's Steve Forbes grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made both of his free throws for the game's final points.
Isaiah McCray led a balanced attack for Fort Wayne (8-4) with 12 points. The Mastodons got 11 apiece from Michael Kibiloski, Forbes and Joe Edwards added 10.
Bradley (5-5) also had four players in double figures, led by Lemon with 14, Omari Grier 13, Ka'Darryl Bell 11 and Tyshon Pickett had 10. Grier and Lemon were a combined 11 of 34 from the field.
Omaha 93, Cal State Bakersfield 88
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - CJ Carter scored 20 points and John Karhoff added 18 to lead four in double figures as Omaha defeated Cal State Bakersfield 93-88 Tuesday night.
Karhoff hit back-to-back free throws to give Omaha (7-3) a 40-39 lead, sparking a 9-0 run to close out the half with the Mavericks up 46-39. Karhoff was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line. Carter scored eight of his points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 4:46 to play. The Mavericks would hit just one more from the floor the rest of the way.
Although the Mavericks led by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Road Runners closed on a 24-9 run.
Issiah Grayson scored a game-high 29 points to lead Cal State Bakersfield (5-5). Javonte Maynor and Tyrell Corbin also scored in double figures for the Road Runners. CSUB has a four-game losing streak.
IUPUI 94, Cincinnati Christian 72
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ian Chiles scored 22 points, Marcellus Barksdale added a career-best 18, and IUPUI won its third straight with a 94-72 victory over Cincinnati Christian Tuesday night.
Chiles scored 18 points in the first half, and his layup at the 12-minute mark broke a 15-all tie. IUPUI (4-7) took a 51-35 lead into halftime and led the rest of the way. Barksdale, who averages a team-best 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, pulled in five rebounds and added three assists. Barksdale followed a previous career-high 17 points against North Carolina Central Saturday.
Donovan Gibbs grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for the Jaguars.
Cincinnati Christian pulled within 11 points on Mike Hill's Layup with 12:16 remaining, but did not get any closer. Hill scored a team-high 27 points to lead four Eagles in double figures.
It was the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Kansas State 64, South Dakota 62
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
Kansas State (6-3) overcame a poor second-half performance from the foul line to top the Coyotes. While holding a 63-62 lead with 2 seconds left, Thomas Gipson converted on the first of two free throws to seal the victory.
Trevor Gruis matched his season high with 18 points for South Dakota (3-6), while Adam Thoseby added a season-high 16.
South Dakota opened strong, charging to a 15-4 lead with 10:59 remaining in the first half.
Having returned four of its five starters from last season, the Coyotes used their experience to punish a depleted Kansas State frontcourt with 16 points in the paint in the first half.
The Wildcats twice cut the lead to three but South Dakota maintained a five-point advantage at the break.
But the Coyotes limited the defending Big 12 champions to 32 percent shooting in the first half while also forcing 11 turnovers.
Having seen limited offense before the break, Gipson opened up the second half with two consecutive baskets while Omari Lawrence added two of his nine second-half points.
Neither team was able to stake its claim on the lead as the second half alone carried 17 lead changes and four ties.
A 3-pointer from Southwell gave the Wildcats a 59-57 advantage with 4:52 left. The Wildcats held the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Maintaining its edge on rebounding proved to be crucial for the Wildcats. Four different players grabbed at least five rebounds including Gipson leading the way with eight.
South Dakota attempted to close the gap by putting the Wildcats on the free throw line and it nearly paid off.
The Wildcats closed the game with a 3-8 performance from the line, and a half-court heave from South Dakota's Brandon Bos fell short at the final buzzer.
Minnesota 75, South Dakota State 59
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Minnesota pulled away from South Dakota State for a 75-59 victory Tuesday night.
DeAndre Mathieu added 15 points, and Elliott Eliason had 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks for the Gophers (9-2), who had 21 assists and only seven turnovers. They held a 40-30 rebounding advantage.
Jordan Dykstra led the Jackrabbits (4-7) with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Chad White added 15 points.
SDSU surged back from a 15-6 deficit to tie the game at 21 on a 3-pointer by Carlson with 7:36 left before the break. But the Gophers scored the final five points of the first half, including a baseline jumper by Hollins, who picked up where he left off after the intermission with a 3-pointer from the corner in the opening seconds to stretch the lead to 39-28.
Mathieu followed with a couple of 3-pointers of his own, and the Gophers quickly had a comfortable lead. Andre Hollins struggled to find his shot all night, but he finished with eight assists and didn't lose any aggressiveness. He used a spin dribble to set up a double-pump bank shot he sank from the edge of the lane as he fell to the court with 4:09 left. He picked up a foul, made the free throw and stretched the lead to 69-52.