Fort Wayne 87, Stetson 76
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Steve Forbes had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Mo Evans had six 3-pointers with 20 points and IPFW beat Stetson 87-76 on Wednesday night.
IPFW (4-2) had a 14-point halftime lead and Stetson (3-6) pulled within 63-57 with 7:36 left, but the Mastodons scored nine straight and controlled from there.
Joe Reed added 10 points for IPFW which shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent (12 of 30) from 3-point range. Evans was 6 of 10 from distance and Forbes was 6 of 8 from the field.
The Hatters shot 52.7 percent from the field, but the Mastodons had a 12-4 edge on the offensive glass and 39-24 overall.
Angel Rivera was 3 of 4 from 3-point range to lead Stetson with 15 points. Cameron Harvey and Kentwan Smith added 14 apiece, Grant Lozoya scored 12 and Divine Myle 11.
South Dakota State 89, Wayne State (Neb.) 55
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Cody Larson scored 16 points, Deondre Parks added 14 more and South Dakota State cruised to an 89-55 win over Wayne State on Wednesday night.
Sparked by back-to-back Larson buckets, South Dakota State (3-3) took control with a 14-3 run early in the first period that was capped by a 3-pointer from Cory Jacobsen to make it 26-12 with 8:38 to play before the break. The Jackrabbits took a 42-27 advantage into the locker room, then continued to pull away in the second half.
Reed Tellinghuisen contributed 10 points and Larson also had a team-high six rebounds for South Dakota State, which shot 61.5 percent from the floor and was 8 of 17 from 3-point range.
Wayne State, a Division II team, was led by Jordan Cornelius, who had 10 points and was the only Wildcats player to reach double figures in the game.
Southern Miss 78, North Dakota State 65
HATTIESBURG, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Bingaya scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting to lead the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to a 78-65 victory over the North Dakota State Bison in a non-conference tilt at Reed Green Coliseum.
Chip Armelin netted 14 points for Southern Miss (4-2), while Rasham Suarez added 13 points with five rebounds and six assists. Shadell Millinghaus scored 11, and Norville Carey added 10 with five boards in the win.
Lawrence Alexander tallied 23 points to lead all scorers in the game for North Dakota State (4-3). Carlin Dupree chipped in with 16 points, and Dexter Werner contributed 13 points with eight rebounds.
Southern Miss shot an incredible 65.2 percent from the floor in the opening half, which helped the home squad take a 39-21 lead into the midway break. NDSU connected on 33.3 percent of its shot tries in the frame.
The Golden Eagles didn't even slow down in the second half, hitting 63.6 percent of their attempts, including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance. The Bison increased their shooting accuracy to 56.7 percent from the field, but only shaved five points off the Southern Miss lead.
The Golden Eagles held a 41-30 advantage in points in the paint, and a 22-16 edge in bench scoring.