Denver 83, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73
DENVER (AP) — Nate Engesser scored 24 points, Cam Griffin added 21 with five assists and three steals to help Denver roll to an 83-73 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.
Engesser hit three 3-pointers and Griffin scored six points to help Denver build a 38-18 lead. In the second half, Joe Kilgore scored six straight points to pull Texas A&M-CC within 71-65 with 1:29 remaining, but the Islanders did not get closer.
Engesser made five 3-pointers and finished on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. Brett Olson scored 14 points, including three treys, and Duke Douglas chipped in 10 points for Denver (5-5), which shot 27 of 43 for 62.8 percent from the floor.
Rashawn Thomas scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Texas A&M CC (3-6). John Jordan had 16 points and Brandon Pye added 13.
Omaha 92, Northern Colorado 82
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Devin Patterson scored 23 points and Omaha beat Northern Colorado 92-82 on Wednesday.
Patterson was 7 of 12 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the line. Marcus Tyus had 19 points with six assists while CJ Carter added 17 points as Omaha (5-5) was 30 of 55 (54.5 percent) shooting and 9 of 19 from beyond the arc.
Northern Colorado (4-5) shot 47 percent and was led by Tim Huskisson and Dominique Lee with 19 points apiece. Jordan Wilson scored 18 points and Tevin Svihovec added 14 points.
Omaha used a 13-7 run midway through the first half to take a 45-32 lead at the break. The Mavericks pushed the lead to 20 on Tyus' layup with 6:43 left before cruising to the win.
Omaha was 23 of 29 at the line while the Bears were 17 of 23.