South Dakota State 82, Fort Wayne 53
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Cody Larson, Deondre Parks and Jake Bittle each scored 12 points as South Dakota State rolled past IPFW for an 82-53 victory on Wednesday night.
Larson had all 12 of his points in the first half to help South Dakota State (14-7, 5-2 Summit League) build a 42-18 lead at the break. The Jackrabbits led by no less than 20 points in the second half.
George Marshall added 11 points and Ian Theisen 10 for South Dakota State.
IPFW (8-11, 1-5) had eight turnovers during a scoreless stretch of nearly seven minutes while South Dakota State scored 19 straight to go ahead 36-12. Steve Forbes' free throws broke the drought at 5:07 and Max Landis had the first field goal for the Mastodons in over 10 minutes with 1:22 left in the half.
Mo Evans and Forbes led the Mastodons with nine points each.
Denver 73, Oral Roberts 66
DENVER (AP) — Nate Engesser scored 18 points and Denver finished on a 20-1 run to overcome Oral Roberts 73-66 on Wednesday night.
Obi Emegano's jumper with 6:59 left gave Oral Roberts its largest lead 65-53 before the Pioneers went on their scoring spree, overtaking the Golden Eagles on Engesser's layup with 2:58 remaining for a 67-66 lead.
Marcus Byrd added 11 points for the Pioneers (9-10, 3-3 Summit League), who won despite having starter Cam Griffin, who averages 12.3 points per game, suspended for the game for violation of team standards.
Oral Roberts outshot Denver 61 percent to 52.3, but the Pioneers made 9 of their 17 3-point shots to the Eagles' 6 of 14. Denver also made eight more free throws.
Denell Henderson scored 18 points to lead Oral Roberts with Korey Billbury adding 12 and Emegano 10.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Oral Roberts (10-9, 4-2).