South Dakota 87, Omaha 86
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Trey Norris's free throw with 1 second left lifted South Dakota over Omaha 87-86 on Thursday.
Norris made 1 of 2 after being fouled by Marcus Tyus, just moments after Caleb Steffensmeier nailed a pair of 3-pointers to tie the game at 86 with 19 seconds left.
Tyler Flack led South Dakota (11-15, 5-6 Summit) with 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting. Adam Thoseby had 16, Casey Kasperbauer added 14 and Brandos Bos had 12 points. Norris finished with seven points.
Omaha was led by CJ Carter's 19, while Mike Rostampour added 18 points and 11 rebounds.South Dakota led by 10 early in the first, but Omaha came right back and trailed by just three at intermission.
A 7-0 run put USD up nine with 6:31 left, but Steffensmeier's 3s inside 33 seconds evened things before Norris' winning free throw.
Denver 75, Western Illinois 67
DENVER (AP) - Chris Udofia scored 21 points, gathered eight rebounds and had seven assists and Denver used a 12-5 run late to top Western Illinois 75-67 on Thursday.
With the teams tied at 62 and 4:08 left in the game, the Pioneers scored 10 of the next 14 points -- including five from Chris Udofia and a trey by Brett Olson -- then made 3 of 4 free throws inside of 46 seconds to escape with the win.
Denver (14-12, 7-4) led by three at the half. The Pioneers shot 66 percent, including 9 of 14 from beyond the arc. Bryant Rucker had 17 points, Cam Griffin added 15 and Nate Engesser came off the bench for 11 points.
Garret Covington led Western Illinois (9-17, 3-8 Summit) with 18 points. Michael Ochereobia had 14 points with eight boards, Jabari Sandifer added 13 and Adam Link chipped in 12.