Fairfield 80, South Dakota 72 (OT)
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Tyler Nelson hit four 3-pointers and had 24 points to lead Fairfield to an 80-72 overtime win over South Dakota in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Sunday.
Nelson's basket with 4:34 left in regulation gave Fairfield a 68-57 lead, but the Stags went scoreless the rest of the way. Tyler Larson scored six of South Dakota's final 11 points, including a game-tying layup with 40 seconds left.
In overtime, Fairfield made 8 of 8 free throws and its defense held South Dakota to just two Brandon Bos field goals.
Mike Kirkland Jr. added 20 points, 10 coming from the free throw line, for Fairfield (2-3). Amadou Sidibe had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Marcus Gilbert chipped in with 12 points.
South Dakota (0-5) was paced by Larson with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bos added 20 points.
Denver 80, Coppin State 54
DENVER (AP) — Brett Olson had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead Denver to an 80-54 win against Coppin State on Sunday.
The Pioneers (2-1) shot the ball well all afternoon, connecting on 57 percent from the field, 45 percent from the 3-point line, and 75 percent from the free-throw line.
Cam Griffin added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, while Daniel Amigo scored 12 and Bryant Rucker and Marcus Byrd finished with 10 apiece.
Denver held a 34-23 lead at the break and broke the game open in the second half, due in large part to a 22-8 scoring stretch midway through.
Arnold Fripp scored 19 points to lead Coppin State (0-4). Taariq Cephas added nine points.