South Dakota 68, Cal State Northridge 65
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasperbauer set career highs by making seven 3-pointers and scoring 25 points, Brandon Bos hit two free throws with 9 seconds left and South Dakota beat Cal State-Northridge 68-65 on Tuesday night.
South Dakota (3-5) used a 9-2 run, capped Tyler Larson's 3-pointer, to take a 64-57 lead with 2:55 to play.
After a pair of free throws by Stephan Hicks and a Landon Drew jumper pulled Northridge within three, Kasperbauer made two free throws to make it 66-61 with 22 seconds remaining.
Stephen Maxwell was fouled on a put-back layup 9 seconds later, but missed the free throw.
Larson missed the front end of a one-and-one on the other end and a pair of free throws by Hicks pulled Northridge (2-6) within one, 66-65, with 10 seconds to go.
Hick, who scored 27, immediately fouled and Brandon Bos made both free throws before a Northridge turnover sealed it.
Kansas State 84, Omaha 66
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Nino Williams had 19 points and Marcus Foster added 16 points as Kansas State beat Omaha 84-66 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools on Tuesday night.
C.J. Carter had 22 points to pace the Mavericks, who were held to their lowest score of the season.
Omaha (3-3) overcame two nine-point leads just after halftime, but 10 points from Foster in the first eight minutes of the second half never allowed the Mavericks to close within six points through the remainder of the game.
A 3-point play from Marcus Tyus closed Kansas State's lead to 56-48 with 11:19 left, but Williams scored nine of Kansas State's next 13 points to open a 69-50 lead.
The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 43-25, which led to 38 points in the paint and substantial foul trouble for the Mavericks. Forward Jake White was out for Omaha and his replacement Tre'Shawn Thurman and starter Mike Rostampour both picked up two early fouls.
"Like I told our team, `There are some things you can control and some things you can't," Nebraska-Omaha coach Derrin Hansen said. "One of those things we can't control is that they can bring bigger bodies than anyone we've played. Whether that be Marquette, Nebraska or whoever, that hurt us tonight."
It didn't start well for the Wildcats, as they didn't lead until a Jevon Thomas 3-pointer with 7:32 left in the first half.
Omaha opened up a 16-10 lead with 11:29 left in the first half, shooting nearly 50 percent during the stretch. However, the Mavericks' largest lead opened up the floodgates for Kansas State.
The Mavericks trailed 37-31 at halftime, but Carter's 14 first-half points kept them in range after making only four shots in the final six minutes.
Williams led the Wildcats with eight points in the first half, including the first five points of the game.
Wyoming 68, Denver 42
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr., Josh Adams and Charles Hankerson Jr. combined for 38 points to lead Wyoming to a 68-42 victory over Denver on Tuesday night.
Nance made 6 of 7 field goal attempts to score 17, Adams had 11 and Hankerson contributed 10 for Wyoming (7-0).
The Cowboys, who have shot 50 percent or better in every game this season, made 22 of 37 from the floor (59.5 percent) against Denver. The Pioneers became the fifth opponent that Wyoming has held under 50 points this season.
Wyoming also won the battle underneath, scoring 32 points in the paint compared to 18 for the Pioneers.
The Cowboys held a slim 27-20 lead at the half but opened the second period with a 9-0 run that led to a 49-29 lead at the midway point as they coasted to the win.
Cam Griffin led Denver (3-3) with 13 points.