Oral Roberts 69, IUPUI 61 (OT)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bobby Word sank a game-tying 3-pointer as regulation expired and Oral Roberts defeated IUPUI 69-61 in overtime Wednesday night.
Word's 3 dropped at the buzzer, tying the score 56-56 and sending the game into overtime. He finished with nine points for the Golden Eagles (7-8, 1-1 Summit). Korey Billbury led the team with 23 points and seven rebounds. Denell Henderson added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Golden Eagles blew open a 23-23 first-period tie on a 15-6 run early in the second half to lead 38-29 with 14:37 left in regulation. IUPUI battled back to go ahead 56-53 with 13 seconds remaining before Word's 3 tied it up again at the end of regulation.
In overtime, the Golden Eagles soared to an 8-0 start and a 64-56 advantage with 1:39 to play and then held on to win it.
Khufu Najee led the Jaguars (5-11, 1-1) with 11 points.
South Dakota State 75, Western Illinois 44
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — George Marshall scored 17 points to help South Dakota State rout Western Illinois 75-44 on Wednesday night.
Marshall was 5 of 9 from the field, including 4 of 7 from long range. Deondre Parks and Cody Larson chipped in 14 points apiece for South Dakota State (10-7, 1-2 Summit League), which snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Jackrabbits led 34-20 at the break, and opened the second on a 12-7 surge to stretch their lead to 46-27 with 14:43 to play. Jake Bittle scored five points during an 11-0 run to make it 63-31 with about six minutes left.
Garret Covington and J.C. Fuller each scored 11 points for Western Illinois (7-7, 2-1), which shot just 18 of 58 for 31 percent from the floor. The Leathernecks were held to under 51 points for the fourth time this season.