Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 29)

Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 29)

Western Illinois 64, Alcorn State 62 (OT)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Michael Ochereobia scored 13 points, Mike Miklusak added 11 as Western Illinois defeated Alcorn State 64-62 in overtime Sunday night at the Sun Bowl Invitational.

Western Illinois (6-8) had a 16-4 run to pull ahead 46-43 lead with 9:46 to play. Miklusak hit two of his three 3-pointers during the run.

Alcorn State tied the game at 55 on Octavius Brown's three-point play with 3:00 remaining. Garret Covington then scored four points for Western Illinois (6-8), and LeAntwan Luckett scored four for Alcorn State to tie the game at 59 with 38 seconds remaining.

Jabari Sandifer missed a jumper for Western Illinois with three seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Sandifer finished with 10 points and had four assists.

LeAntwan Luckett scored 23 points, and Brown added 17 to lead Alcorn State (3-9), who have lost eight straight.

UTEP 60, Denver 54 (2OT)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - C.J. Cooper scored 15 points including a crucial 3-pointer in double overtime to lift Texas-El Paso over Denver 60-54 in the Sun Bowl Invitational championship on Sunday night.

Cooper had missed all six of his 3-point attempts and UTEP had been only 1 of 18 from distance before Cooper's 3 put UTEP up 59-54 with 41 seconds left.

Vince Hunter's layup with 1:48 to play gave UTEP (10-5) the lead for good at 55-54 and the Miners ended the game on a 9-0 run. John Bohannon had 17 points and 15 rebounds and earned the tournament MVP.

Cam Griffin led Denver (6-7) with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Pioneers took a 54-51 lead but missed their last seven field goal attempts over the final 3 minutes.

The Pioneers fell behind 17-4 and trailed most of regulation, but Griffin sparked a second-half run that forced the game into overtime.

Drake 75, IUPUI 52
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chris Caird scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Drake to a 75-52 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.

Drake (9-3) took a 12-0 run and led 25-14 with 10:08 remaining in the first half. Caird hit three 3-pointers in the first half.

Aaron Hawley's tip-in gave Drake a 54-34 lead with 14:31 remaining. The Bulldogs led by as many as 31 points and held IUPUI to 34.5 percent shooting from the field.

Jordan Daniels scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and had six assists. Blake Danielak, the freshman who missed the previous eight games due to illness, finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Mitch Patton led IUPUI (4-12) with 13 points. Ja'Rob McCallum scored 12 points and Marcellus Barksdale added 11 for the Jaguars, who have lost five straight.

Eastern Kentucky 90, Fort Wayne 68
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Marcus Lewis scored 17 points to lead Eastern Kentucky over Fort Wayne 90-68.

Eastern Kentucky (9-4) got 16 points and nine rebounds from Eric Stutz and 11 points from Corey Walden. Glenn Cosey added 10 points and five assists for the Colonels.

Fort Wayne (10-5) was led by Mo Evans with 13 points. Joe Edwards added 12 points and Isaiah McCray chipped in with 10 points.

Eastern used an 11-2 run in the first half, fueled by several fouls by Fort Wayne and made free throws by McCray and Luis Jacobo, to open an 11-point halftime advantage at 46-35.

The second half saw more of the same. Eastern Kentucky went on a 17-6 run, punctuated by a Stutz 3-pointer, to extend a 15-point lead to 26 at 82-56 with 4:48 left.

The Colonels hit on 11 of 21 from beyond the arc and 59 percent overall from the floor.

Youngstown State 85, South Dakota 59
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Kamren Belin scored 21 points and gathered seven rebounds to lead Youngstown State over South Dakota 85-59 on Sunday.

Youngstown State (9-6) got 17 points from Kendrick Perry and Bobby Hain chipped in with 10 points as the Penguins combined to shoot 42 percent (10 of 24) from beyond the arc.

South Dakota (3-9) was led by Trey Norris' 16 points. Tyler Flack added 13 points and Adam Thoseby had 11.

Youngstown State completely dominated the first half of the game running up a 53-18 advantage, as Belin scored 13 of his 21 before the break and Perry 16 of his 17points. South Dakota made just seven field goals on 26 shots before intermission, including just 2 of 9 on 3-pointers.

The Coyotes were able to have some success in the second half, outscoring Youngstown State 41-32, though the Penguins played backups extensively.