#SummitMBB Scoreboard (Jan. 4)

#SummitMBB Scoreboard (Jan. 4)

South Dakota 74, Denver 69

DENVER (AP) — Tyler Larson scored 22 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, as South Dakota came back to beat Denver 74-69 on Sunday.

South Dakota trailed by 11 points early in the second half, but stormed back to go up by 13 with 3:35 left on Casey Kasperbauer's 3-pointer.

Larson's made free throws with 4 seconds left gave South Dakota a 72-69 lead. Denver turned the ball over on its possession and Dejon Davis sealed it with a layup before the buzzer.

Kasperbauer had 15 points for South Dakota (7-9, 1-1 Summit) and James Hunter added 12.

Brett Olson hit 9 of 14 shots and finished with 24 points for Denver (7-8, 1-1). Jalen Love and Marcus Byrd had 13 apiece, and Cam Griffin added 10.

Byrd converted four free throws, on back-to-back possessions, to give Denver an 11-point lead, its largest of the game, with 16:08 left.

Western Illinois 80, Omaha 78

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Mike Miklusak scored 21 points with seven rebounds and Western Illinois held off Omaha 80-78 on Sunday.

Marcus Tyus' 3-pointer with 22 seconds left drew Omaha within three at 78-75. Miklusak made a pair of free throws to push it back out to five with 15 seconds left. Tyus drilled another trey at 7 seconds for a two-point game. Omaha then forced a turnover, but Tyler Erickson's 3-point attempt missed and Western Illinois hung on.

Jabari Sandifer had 20 points and six assists for the Leathernecks (7-6, 2-0 Summit League). Garret Covington added 19 points and 10 rebounds as Western Illinois shot 50 percent from the floor and was 10 of 25 on 3-point attempts.

Tyus paced Omaha with 25 points. CJ Carter added 18 and Jake White had 11 points. Omaha was 5 of 19 beyond the arc.

Omaha led 33-30 at intermission.

North Dakota State 72, South Dakota State 69

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kory Brown scored 17 points and North Dakota State won its 19th straight home game with a 72-69 victory over South Dakota State on Sunday.

The Bison led by as many as 14 points in the second half, and had an eight-point lead with less than 3 minutes to play. Then South Dakota State went on a 9-2 run, with four points from Cody Larson and Deondre Parks' five, to pull within 70-69 with 44 seconds left.

North Dakota State's Lawrence Alexander made a pair of free throws for a three-point lead, Brown blocked a layup attempt and Parks missed a 3 with 4 seconds left.

Brown finished 8 of 13 from the floor. Alexander had 16 points, Dexter Werner 14 and A.J. Jacobson 12 for North Dakota State (10-5, 2-0 Summit League).

Larson and Parks scored 21 points apiece to lead South Dakota State (9-7, 0-2).

IUPUI 63, Fort Wayne 58

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Marcellus Barksdale scored five of 18 points in the final 34 seconds to help IUPUI hold off IPFW for a 63-58 win on Sunday night.

A dunk by D.J. McCall gave IUPUI (5-10, 1-0 Summit League) a 43-29 lead with 15:29 left, but a 3-pointer by Joe Edwards sparked a 15-2 run — including eight points by Michael Calder — which cut the IPFW deficit to 45-44 with 9:15 to go.

Barksdale hit a pair of free throws to make it 56-48 with 3:38 remaining, but IUPUI went scoreless over the next 3-plus minutes and the Mastodons trailed by two, 56-54, with less than a minute to play.

After Barksdale broke the Jaguars drought with a three-point play, Max Landis answered with a 3 to make it 59-57 with 25 seconds left.

DavRon Williams and Barksdale made two free throws apiece from there to seal it.

Edwards scored a season-high 17 for IPFW (7-8, 0-2).