Denver 81, Northern Colorado 77
GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — Bryant Rucker scored 17 points and Jake Pemberton hit 4 of 4 at the free throw line in the final six seconds to help Denver beat Northern Colorado 81-77 on Wednesday night.
Trailing 73-67 with 2:31 remaining, Northern Colorado went on a 9-3 run, capped by an Anthony Johnson jumper, to tie the game at 74 with 38 seconds to go. After a foul by Jordan Wilson, Rucker hit 1 of 2 free throws to put Denver up 77-76.
Following a Johnson turnover on the ensuing possession, Pemberton hit two free throws. A Wilson free throw for the Bears to cut the lead to 79-77, but Pemberton added his final two at the line to give the Pioneers a four-point lead.
Joe Rosga and Thomas Neff scored 14 points apiece for Denver (8-3).
Johnson finished with a career-high 27 points for Northern Colorado (3-7).
North Dakota State 73, Montana State 64
FARGO, N.D. -- A.J. Jacobson scored 16 points, Paul Miller had 11 points and eight rebounds, and North Dakota State beat Montana State 73-64 Wednesday night for its 29th straight victory at home.
Miller made a 3-pointer to give North Dakota State a 44-42 lead and Dexter Werner had one of his career-high six blocks at the other end. Werner's fourth blocked shot led to Malik Clements' 3-pointer to extend the Bisons' lead to 51-45.
Marcus Colbert's 3 with 58 seconds left pulled Montana State to 67-64 but Miller answered with a 3 from the wing for a six-point lead with 27 seconds left.
Werner added 11 points for North Dakota State (7-3), which had lost four straight road games to Iowa State, Arkansas State, Southern Miss and North Dakota.
Colbert and Tyler Hall had 12 points apiece for Montana State (5-5). Zach Green had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Omaha 81, Simpson 71
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Jake White scored 17 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Tre'Shawn Thurman had 10 points and a career-high 14 boards to help Nebraska-Omaha beat Simpson (Iowa) 81-71 Wednesday night.
Kyler Erickson scored a career-high 13 and Tim Smallwood had 10 points for Omaha (6-5). The Mavericks outrebounded Simpson 56-33, including 23-5 on the offensive glass.
White scored the final six points in an 8-0 run to give Omaha a 35-20 lead with 8:16 left in the first half. Simpson's Austin Turner hit a 3 just more than a minute later but the Storm went scoreless for five-plus minutes as the Mavericks pushed their lead to 27 with 1:55 left before halftime.
Omaha shot just 41 percent from the field and made 14 of 25 free throws. Simpson was 2 of 2 from the line.
Ryan Skaar scored 18 -- all on 3-pointers -- to lead Simpson.
Texas Tech 79, South Dakota State 67
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Toddrick Gotcher scored 17 points and Zach Smith chipped in 13, including five points during a key second-half surge, to propel Texas Tech to a 79-67 win over South Dakota State Wednesday night.
With the victory, the Red Raiders (7-1) increased their win streak to six games. The Jackrabbits dropped to 9-2 — suffering both losses on the road.
South Dakota State's Reed Tellinghuisen scored 19 points, Deondre Parks 17, Tevin King 12 and Mike Daum 11.
With Texas Tech clinging to a 53-52 lead with 12:26 left in the second half, Justin Gray jumpstarted an 11-0 run over the next two-and-half minutes — capped off by a thunderous Smith dunk — that broke the game open as the Red Raiders led 64-52.
From that point on, Texas Tech cruised to its sixth straight win of the season and kept its home record at an unblemished 5-0.
Missouri State 85, Oral Roberts 66
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Camyn Boone scored 27 points and added seven rebounds to help lead Missouri State to an 85-66 win over Oral Roberts on Wednesday night.
Boone hit 9 of 14 shots from the field and 9 of 12 at the free throw line. Dorrian Williams added 14 points, seven boards, and five assists and Dequon Miller had 11 points for Missouri State (4-6), which has won three of four after starting the season 1-5.
The Bears shot 53.3 percent from the field while holding Oral Roberts to 35.9 percent.
Missouri State opened on an 18-2 run and led 45-22 at the half. A Jalen Bradley jumper for the Golden Eagles (8-4) trimmed their deficit 56-45 with 11 minutes left. But Missouri State answered with a 12-3 run to extend the lead back to 20 (68-48).
Obi Emegano scored 18 points for Oral Roberts.