Oral Roberts 73, South Dakota 72
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Denell Henderson made a pair of free throws and blocked two shots in the final 23 seconds as Oral Roberts made up 11 points in the final 9:22 to beat South Dakota 73-72 on Saturday.
Henderson finished with three blocked shots and 14 points — including a perfect 8 of 8 at the line — as Oral Roberts (12-10, 5-3 Summit League) continues to lurk just behind the two league leaders, South Dakota State and North Dakota State.
Obi Emegano led the Golden Eagles with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Korey Billbury scored four of his eight points in the last 6:26 and hauled down 10 rebounds. Albert Owens added 11 points.
Brandon Bos and Casey Kasperbauer led South Dakota (10-13, 4-5) with 16 points apiece. Tre Burnette and Eric Robertson both scored 10.
The Coyotes jumped to an early lead and were up 57-46 with 9:22 left.
Fort Wayne 75, Omaha 65
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mo Evans had 17 points and six assists, Steve Forbes 15 points and 10 rebounds, and IPFW beat Nebraska-Omaha 75-65 on Saturday.
Evans' 3-pointer with 5:16 left gave Fort Wayne (11-11, 4-5 Summit) the lead for good at 59-56 and Forbes extended it to 66-60, capping an 18-6 run with 3:01 left.
Omaha (8-13, 2-7) pulled within three with 3:25 left but had two turnovers in the final 1:31 while Fort Wayne made 7 of 8 free throws.
UNO led 29-27 at halftime and 54-48 with 9:24 left. The Mastodons took their first lead of the second half briefly at 56-54. Rostampour tied it back up but the Mavericks would get no closer.
Joe Edwards added 16 points and five steals for the Mastodons, who won their third straight.
Mike Rostampour and CJ Carter scored 16 apiece to lead the Mavericks. Marcus Tyus added 12 points and Devin Patterson 10.
South Dakota State 69, Denver 39
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — George Marshall scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lead South Dakota State in a 69-39 rout of Denver on Saturday.
Deondre Parks finished with 13 points and Cody Larson chipped in 12 for the Jackrabbits (17-7, 8-2 Summit), who shot 59.5 percent from the floor.
The score was tied at 13 midway through the first half but South Dakota State pulled away by the break, leading by nine. Parks made back-to-back layups, a free throw, and another layup to give the Jackrabbits a 14-point lead with 17:48 to play.
Daniel Amigo made a layup and two free throws with 7:06 remaining for the Pioneers, who trailed by 15 points. Denver (9-13, 3-6) didn't score again, missing its next nine shots and turning the ball over twice in the final minutes.
Amigo scored 14 points, the only Denver player to finish in double figures.