South Dakota State 53, CSU Bakersfield 46
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — George Marshall scored 18 points and South Dakota State rallied for a 53-46 win over Cal State Bakersfield in the World Vision Classic Friday night.
Kevin Mays converted two free throws to give the Roadrunners (1-10) a 46-41 lead with 6:26 left in the game, but Marshall erased the deficit with a 3-pointer and a jumper to tie the score with 5:03 remaining.
Cody Larson and Deondre Parks both had layups down the stretch and Jake Bittle converted 3 of 4 from the line to seal the win.
Zach Horstman scored 12 points for South Dakota State (8-3), which shot 10 of 28 from distance pick up its sixth straight win.
Aly Ahmed tossed in 15 points and grabbed seven boards to lead the Roadrunners, who lost their fifth straight.
Colorado State 85, Denver 84
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Bejarano had 25 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and Tiel Daniels added 20, helping Colorado State extend its winning streak to 11 games by beating Denver 85-84 on Friday night.
The Rams (11-0) remain one of nine unbeaten teams in the nation. The only other time Colorado State reeled off 11 straight wins was during the 1988-89 season.
J.J. Avila chipped in 10 points with nine assists on a night when one of Colorado State's top scorers, Stanton Kidd, played limited minutes due to early foul trouble.
Brett Olson had 20 points for the Pioneers (5-6) before fouling out.
With the score 57-56 midway through the second half, Colorado State went on an 8-0 run behind Bejarano to gain separation. The Rams then held off a furious rally by Denver in the waning seconds.
The Rams are now 14-4 under coach Larry Eustachy in games played in December.