Georgia Tech 78, Fort Wayne 69
ATLANTA (AP) — Demarco Cox had 15 points and seven rebounds Georgia Tech improved to 3-0 for the third straight season with a 78-69 victory over IPFW on Friday night.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 13 points, including a key 3-pointer late that helped the Jackets shake the visitors from the Summit League. Quinton Stephens had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Big man Steve Forbes led IPFW (0-3) with 17 points and 10 rebounds, though he was held to 6-for-16 shooting from the floor. Mo Evans chipped in 16 points, including three 3-pointers.
Clinging to a one-point lead with 7:02 to play, Georgia Tech put together a 12-1 run to take control of the back-and-forth affair. Stephens — who also made clutch baskets in Georgia Tech's season-opening victory over Georgia — had two jumpers during the decisive stretch, which gave the Jackets a 70-58 lead with 3:53 to play.
Sam Houston State 93, South Dakota 85 (3OT)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- DeMarcus Gatlin scored five points in the third overtime to lift Sam Houston State to a 93-85 victory over South Dakota at the Coaches Versus Cancer Tournament on Friday night.
Gatlin, who finished with 18 points, nailed a 3-point jumper with two seconds remaining in the first overtime to tie the game at 74 and send it into a second overtime.
Tyler Larson scored South Dakota's last six points of regulation, and made a three-point play with 9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 65. Larson finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds. The Bearkats had a 64-59 lead with 54 seconds left in regulation but they could not stop Larson.
Marcus Burwell had 14 points and Jamal Williams added 13 for Sam Houston State (2-1).
Brandon Bos scored 21 points and Tre Burnette had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Coyotes (0-3).
North Dakota State 68, Kennesaw State 55
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Paul Miller had 17 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead North Dakota State to a 68-55 win over Kennesaw State on Friday night.
Chris Kading finished with 12 points and four rebounds and both Kory Brown and Lawrence Alexander chipped in 11 for the Bison (1-2). The team shot 41 percent from three and won the rebounding battle 35-26.
Nigel Pruitt had 20 points and four rebounds, 18 of his points coming from 3-pointers. Willy Kouassi added 10 points, five assists, four rebounds and three blocks for the Owls (0-4).
A.J. Jacobson hit a 3-pointer for North Dakota State to go up 42-19 to start the second half, then Kennesaw State scored 36 of the next 46 to take a 55-52 lead with 7:34 remaining. Kennesaw then proceeded to finish the game 0-of-12 shooting, leaving the door open for the Bison to close out, scoring the last 16 points.
South Dakota State 74, North Dakota 72
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Jake Bittle converted a three-point play with five seconds left and South Dakota State held on to beat North Dakota 74-72 on Friday night.
Bittle was fouled on the shot, and made the ensuing free throw to give the Jackrabbits a 3-point lead. Anders Broman immediately fouled North Dakota's Estan Tyler, who made one of two free throws. South Dakota State grabbed the rebound with 4 seconds left and ran out the clock.
North Dakota led 64-54 with 4:57 to play. The Jackrabbits answered with an 11-1 run, capped by Bittle's 3-pointer, to tie it at 65 with 2:48 remaining.
Deondre Parks scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Cody Larson had 15 points and Bittle finished with 12 to lead South Dakota State (1-2).
Jaron Nash scored 18 points, Estan Tyler had 17 and Chad Calcaterra chipped in 13 for North Dakota (1-2).
Oregon State 55, Oral Roberts 42
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Gary Payton II scored 10 points and had four steals to lead Oregon State to a 55-42 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday night.
Olaf Shaftenaar added 12 points for the Beavers (3-0), who took control in the second half.
Bobby Word had 11 points for the Golden Eagles (1-2) while Korey Billbury added 10.
Oral Roberts started off cold, and the Golden Eagles finally scored with a Billbury layup at the 13:38 mark, when they trailed 10-2. That basket started a 15-3 run by the Golden Eagles, who took a 15-13 lead on a Word 3-pointer with 6:11 left in the half.
Oral Roberts led 20-18 at the break, despite shooting 16.7 percent but going 13 of 18 from the free throw line.
The Beavers went on a 12-0 run to open the second half. A Malcolm Duvivier to Payton alley-oop dunk made the score 30-20 with 15:51 remaining.