FORT WAYNE 85, ORAL ROBERTS 75
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Bryson Scott scored 23 points, John Konchar 21 and Kason Harrell 20 as Fort Wayne defeated Oral Roberts 85-75 on Thursday night.
Scott added six assists and Konchar had three 3-pointers, seven assists, five steals and two rebounds, which gave him 800 career boards, second-best in school history. The Mastodons (15-10, 4-4 Summit), hit half of their 24 tries from the arc and also shot 50 percent overall.
Albert Owens scored 20 points, Sam Kearns 15 and Emmanuel Nzekwesi 10 for the Golden Eagles (9-16, 3-5 Summit).
Harrell had 12 points and Konchar 10 in the first half when consistent Fort Wayne took a 37-31 lead while shooting 50 percent. The Mastodons clung to the lead in the second half before Scott scored seven points in an 11-6 surge for an 80-70 lead with two minutes left. Harrell added two free throws and Scott three points from there.
SOUTH DAKOTA 80, WESTERN ILLINOIS 54
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) – Tyler Hagedorn scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Matt Mooney added 12 points and eight boards and South Dakota cruised to an 80-54 win at Western Illinois on Thursday night.
South Dakota took a 4-2 lead on a Hagedorn layup before the game was two minutes old, stretched it to as many as 31 four times and sent all 14 players into the game.
The Coyotes (19-6, 7-2 Summit League) made 29 of 61 field goals (47.5 percent) with eight 3-pointers and out-rebounded Western Illinois 48-31. With the win, South Dakota keeps pace with South Dakota State (20-6, 8-1) atop the Summit and has won five of its last six, including a win at South Dakota State.
Western Illinois (10-11, 1-7) was led by 13 points from C.J. Duff and nine points each from Kobe Webster, Dalan Ancrum, and Isaac Johnson. Webster, who has had a breakout freshman year, was held to 3 of 12 shooting. The Leathernecks are in a four-game skid.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 82, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 63
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Mike Daum scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as South Dakota State maintained its lock on first place in the Summit League by rolling past rival North Dakota State on Thursday night.
Daum drilled a 3 seven minutes into the game to give South Dakota State the lead, 15-12, and the Jackrabbits never trailed again. South Dakota State holds a one-game lead over second-place South Dakota, which beat Western Illinois 80-54, atop the Summit.
Daum, who now has scored 66 points in his last two games, was 10 of 25 from the field, including 4 of 10 from distance as South Dakota State (20-6, 8-1) picked up its 20th win of the season. David Jenkins Jr. added 20 points and Tevin King contributed 16 points, grabbed seven boards and collected six steals.
Paul Miller scored 17 points to lead North Dakota State (12-11, 4-4). Deng Geu added 12 and Cameron Hunter 11.