Omaha 77, Texas-Pan American 72
Omaha, Neb. (AP) - Marcus Tyus scored 20 points, including the go-ahead bucket late in the second half, to lead Nebraska-Omaha to a 77-72 win over Texas-Pan American on Sunday.
Tied at 70 with 2:15 to go, Tyus got a steal and a bucket to put Omaha (6-5) back in front and sparked a final 7-2 spurt to cement the win.
Devin Patterson pumped in 17 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman had 14 and Mike Rostampour 12 for the Mavericks, who shot 45.8 percent from the floor to win their second straight. Tyus also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
UT-Pan American (5-7) rallied late in the second half to catch the Mavericks with a 12-2 run that included a 3-pointer from Shaquille Boga. But the Broncs went cold and the rally stalled.
Shaquille Hines led the Broncs with 27 points and five assists, while Boga finished with 18 points.
South Dakota 67, Montana 62
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Tyler Larson scored 15 points including the go-ahead basket, Brandon Bos added 11 points, and South Dakota rallied to beat Montana 67-62 on Sunday.
Trey Norris scored 10 points and the Coyotes (5-8) converted 17 Montana fouls into 13 of 18 free throws.
South Dakota led for much of the first half, but the Grizzlies hit consecutive 3s in the final 1:20 and to take a 37-33 halftime lead.
Chris Kemp hit back-to-back layups amid a 12-6 run and the Grizzlies extended their lead to 49-39. The Coyotes rallied and led 58-57 after Norris hit a pair of free throws. Larson tied it at 62 with a layup, then put South Dakota ahead for good with the first of two free throws as part of an 8-0 run the Coyotes used to finish the game.
Jordan Gregory led Montana (3-7) with 18 and Kemp had 12.
Kent State 53, North Dakota State 52
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Kris Brewer's free throw with 2.9 seconds left in the game earned Kent State a 53-52 win over North Dakota State Sunday in the first game of the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational at the University of Texas-El Paso.
North Dakota State (6-5) took a 50-48 lead with 1:38 remaining on a pair of free throws by Paul Miller, but Jimmy Hall pulled Kent State even with a pair of free throws nine seconds later.
Hall scored on a layup to give the Golden Flashes the lead, but Kory Brown knotted the game at 52-52 on a hard-fought layup with 18.1 seconds remaining.
Brewer, who led Kent State (8-2) with 14 points, drove to the basket and drew a foul to set up his game-winning free throw.
Brown got off a mid-court shot as time ran out, but it fell short.
Lawrence Alexander led the Bison with 15 points.
Bryant 48, Denver 46
DENVER (AP) — Dyami Starks knocked down a jumper with 1.3 seconds left in the game to give Bryant a 48-46 win at Denver Sunday afternoon.
Starks hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to knot the score at 46-46. Denver's Brett Olson turned the ball over with 11 seconds left, setting up Starks game-winner.
Bryant held a 22-12 lead at intermission and the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 14 points on a Starks 3 and a Hunter Ware free throw. Denver answered with an 8-1 run to make it 27-21 and tied the game at 33-33 with 7:55 left after Olson knocked down two free throws.
Starks finished with 21 points to lead Bryant (3-5), shooting 7 of 18 from the field and 6 of 13 from distance. Collectively the Bulldogs were 16 of 40 from the field (40 percent).
Cam Griffin had 14 points to lead Denver (5-7).