Oral Roberts 86, New Mexico State 63
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Obi Emegano scored 24 points and Korey Billbury added 21 to lead Oral Roberts to an 86-83 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
The Golden Eagles (3-4), who came into the game shooting just 35.5 percent, hit 56 percent of their shots and scored 25 points over their average.
Oral Roberts, playing its first game since Dec. 1 after their scheduled game last Sunday was postponed because of a power outage in Tulsa, trailed 36-32 at halftime. But the Golden Eagles, hitting 65.4 percent of their shots in the second half, went on a 26-8 run to take a 10-point lead with 9:34 left. New Mexico State scored six straight to close within 80-76 with 1:28 left but six Oral Roberts free throws down the stretch were enough to win.
The Aggies had six players score in double figures led by Ian Baker with 15 points.
North Dakota State 71, North Dakota 42
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kory Brown and Dexter Werner combined to score 35 points to lead North Dakota State to a lopsided 71-42 win over in-state rival North Dakota Saturday night.
Lawrence Alexander drilled a 3 and added a layup in the first 3 minutes to spark an 11-0 run to open the game for North Dakota State.
The Bison held North Dakota to just 19 first-half points and fashioned a 24-point lead by intermission.
North Dakota State (5-4) shot an even 50 percent from the field (25 of 50) and connected on 5 of 17 from the perimeter to control the game, adding 16 of 19 from the line. Brown scored 18 points and Werner added 17 off the bench.
North Dakota (3-6) struggled from the floor, hitting 17 of 51 attempts (33.3 percent) and just 2 of 13 from distance. Lenny Antwi led the effort with nine points.
South Dakota State 87, Idaho 75
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Deondre Parks scored 20 points and Reed Tellinghuisen scored a career-high 17 to lead South Dakota State past Idaho 87-85 on Saturday.
Cody Larson added 15 points and Jake Bittle finished with 13 and seven assists for South Dakota State (6-4), which avenged a Nov. 17 loss to Idaho.
A 3-pointer by Tellinghuisen with 7:40 left gave South Dakota State its biggest lead, 71-61.
Idaho slowly climbed back into the game, pulling within two, 84-82, when Mike Scott hit a 3 with 1:19 remaining.
Bittle made a layup on the other end before another Scott 3-pointer made it 86-85 with 34 seconds to go.
The Vandals were forced to foul and Parks made 1 of 2 free throws 9 seconds later.
Scott and Sekou Wiggs each missed shots in the waning seconds.
Idaho (4-5) shot a season-high 60 percent (29 of 48) from the field, but committed 18 turnovers.
Western Illinois 78, Alabama State 68
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Garret Covington scored 18 points, Jabari Sandifer added 11 with eight assists and seven rebounds and Western Illinois pushed past Alabama State for a 78-68 victory on Saturday night.
J.C. Fuller added 15 points with six assists and Mohamed Conde scored 14 with eight rebounds. Mike Miklusak contributed nine points with 10 boards for the Leathernecks (4-5).
Western Illinois used a 13-0 run sparked by three layups from Conde to push out to an early 19-4 lead. The Leathernecks carried a late surge from the first half into the second, grabbing their largest lead of 21 after a jumper from Covington with 18:10 remaining.
Alabama State (3-4) trailed by double digits the rest of the way until pulling within 74-65 with 2:05 left.
Luther Page and Maurice Strong paced the Hornets with 18 points and 10 rebounds apiece. Jamel Waters chipped in 14 points and six assists.
Stanford 49, Denver 43
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anthony came off the bench to score 17 points, leading Stanford to a come-from-behind 49-43 victory over Denver on Saturday.
Stefan Nastic and Chasson Randle scored all nine points during a run in the final 3:28 to put Stanford (5-2) ahead to stay. The Cardinal survived their worst shooting game of the season as Randle, who was 5 of 5 from the foul line, and Nastic combined for a 6-of-24 effort from the floor.
Marcus Byrd scored 11 points to lead the Pioneers (4-5), who lost two straight for the first time this season.
"I thought we competed, and we gave ourselves all the chances we needed to win the game," Denver coach Joe Scott said. "That's all you want as a coach. We competed unbelievably hard."
Robert Cartwright gave the Cardinal their first lead of the game, hitting a 3-pointer with 8:15 left to play. Brown extended the lead with a layup.
Jalen Love and Byrd hit consecutive 3-pointers to help Denver regain the lead, setting up the final minutes.
The Pioneers sprinted to a 13-2 lead, led by Byrd's eight points, before Stanford rallied to tie the game at 15, sparked by a pair of Brown 3-pointers.
Denver pushed its lead to 25-15, with Nate Engesser and Brett Olson scoring all 10 points, before Rosco Allen hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to draw the Cardinal within 25-17 at halftime.
Eastern Kentucky 73, IUPUI 64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Corey Walden scored 20 points, Eric Stutz added 17, and Eastern Kentucky beat IUPUI 73-64 on Saturday, handing the Jaguars their fifth straight loss.
Ja'Mill Powell scored 13 points and the Colonels (5-3) ended a three-game losing streak.
Mason Archie II led IUPUI (2-6) with 12 points, Aaron Brennan had 11, and the Jaguars were outrebounded 27-22.
Eastern Kentucky led 13-8 on a layup by Stutz and pulled ahead 26-16 after a 3-pointer by Jonathan Hood. Brennan put IUPUI up by one, 32-31, with a dunk with 33 seconds to play, but Walden hit a 3-pointer — one of four in the half — and the Colonels led 34-32 at halftime.
Jaylen Babb-Harrison hit a 3 to spark a 17-2 run and the Colonels pulled to a 61-39 second-half lead. The Jaguars replied with a 12-2 run, but couldn't catch up.
UNLV 75, South Dakota 61
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)- Rashad Vaughn scored 18 points off the bench and Christian Wood added 11 points and 10 rebounds to power UNLV to a 75-61 win over South Dakota on Saturday night.
South Dakota led briefly, 29-28 on a layup by Brandon Bos, but UNLV closed the first half on a 14-2 run to take a 42-31 at intermission.
The Rebels (6-2) connected on 28 of 59 shots from the floor (47.5 percent), hitting 5 of 21 from the perimeter, and collecting 10 steals.
Jelan Kendrick had 13 points for UNLV while Patrick McCaw added 12 points off the bench.
Bos led South Dakota (3-8) with 19 points. Tyler Larson added 14 points, Eric Robertson contributed 12 points off the bench and Casey Kasperbauer kicked in 10 points. Robertson pulled down nine rebounds as the Coyotes outrebounded UNLV 38-33, but turned the ball over 17 times.
Kansas City 79, Omaha 72
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Martez Harrison scored 25 points, including the go-ahead bucket late in the second half, to lift Kansas City to a 79-72 win over Omaha on Saturday.
Frank Williams Jr. sparked the 10-1 go-ahead run with back-to-back 3-pointers that tied the score at 61 and Harrison followed it up with a pair of layups to make it 65-61 with 6:12 to go in the game. UMKC (4-7) held on to the lead the rest of the way and snapped a three-game skid.
Williams finished with 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Deshon Taylor added 12 points for the Kangaroos, who shot 43.6 percent from the floor but benefited from a 2-to-1 advantage at the free throw line: 25 of 39 to Omaha's 11 of 19.
Omaha (4-5) retook the lead early in the second half on a Devin Patterson layup but couldn't hang on down the stretch.