Western Illinois 67, Buffalo 58
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (goleathernecks.com) - Ceola Clark III scored 19 points, Don McAvoy added nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Western Illinois beat Buffalo 67-58 on Friday night at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Terell Parks chipped in 12 points and Adam Link had 10 for the Leathernecks (2-1). Parks' three blocked shots moved him into fifth place all-time at Western Illinois.
Will Regan and Javon McCrea had 13 points apiece for the Bulls (1-2), and Jared Oldham scored 11.The back-and-forth game featured six ties and 13 lead changes before Western Illinois took the lead for good shortly after halftime. A 13-3 run, capped by two McAvoy free throws, put the Leathernecks ahead 50-40, and WIU would later lead by as many as 13.
Western Illinois shot 46 percent from the field, while Buffalo made 39 percent of its shots.
Fort Wayne 97, Texas-Pan American 94 (3OT)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Frank Gaines scored 30 points as Fort Wayne survived three overtimes to beat Texas-Pan American 97-94 on Friday night in the Eastern Michigan "Ice Man" Classic in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Gaines was 8 of 23 from the field. Mario Hines, who fouled out in the second overtime, had 17 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Harden had 12 points, 12 rebounds. Luis Jacobo added 11. Joe Reed had 12 rebounds for the Mastodons (2-1).
Brandon Provost had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, for Texas-Pan American. Aaron Urbanus added 20 points, 10 assists. Justin Leathers had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Broncos (1-3).
The teams traded leads 10 times.
Fort Wayne led at halftime 30-25. At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 62. The overtime ties were 69 and 85.
Gaines has scored at least 20 points in each of his last nine games.
South Dakota 81, North Carolina Central 69
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Tyler Flack had 21 points and eight rebounds to help South Dakota to its first win of the season with an 81-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Friday afternoon in Wyoming's Global Hoops Sports Showcase.
Karim Rowson and Juevol Myles each added 13 points for the Coyotes (1-2), who trailed 35-30 at the half. Jay Copeland finished with 18 points for the Eagles (2-3).
South Dakota tied it at 37 early in the second half on Myles' 3-pointer, and took the lead on a pair of free throws from Rowson. The Coyotes extended the lead to 56-48 midway through the half on a 3-pointer from senior Jordan Boots, son of coach Dave Boots.
The Eagles closed to within 67-63 on Copeland's layup and free throw with 5:33 left, but it was as close as they would come.
Hofstra 66, South Dakota State 63
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Shaquille Stokes hit a game-winning 3-pointer with nine seconds left to give Hofstra a 66-63 victory over South Dakota State on Friday night in the 2K Sports Classic.
Steve Mejia and Taran Buie scored 14 points apiece for the Pride, and Stokes finished with nine points.
Nate Wolters led South Dakota State (1-2) with a strong first half. Wolters hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left until halftime to give the Jackrabbits a 32-31 halftime lead. Wolters finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
After two free throws in the second half gave Hofstra (1-2) a 33-32 lead, South Dakota State took the lead at 39-38 after two free throws by Tony Fiegen. That was the last time the Jackrabbits led.
South Dakota State tied the game on a 3-pointer by Wolters with 32 seconds left before Stokes hit his winning shot for Hofstra.
Tulane 76, Omaha 52
NEW ORLEANS, La. (omavs.com) - The Omaha men's basketball team opened the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Friday, falling 76-52 to Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse. The Mavericks are now 1-3 on the year, while the Green Wave improves to 2-1 (0-0 Conference USA).
Junior guard Alex Phillips led Omaha with 13 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal, marking his third consecutive double-figure scoring performance.
Junior Matt Hagerbaumer had a team-best seven rebounds with five points and an assist, and junior center John Karhoff added four boards, four points and two assists. Junior guard Caleb Steffensmeier chipped in six points off the bench with a pair of 3-pointers, and redshirt freshman Simon Krych matched Steffensmeier with six points of his own.
Tulane had three players finish with double-fiugre scoring efforts, paced by 27 points from Jordan Callahan, who went 6-for-10 from long range. Callahan added four rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Josh Davis had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds with three assists, and Ricky Tarrant finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Tre Drye also had 10 rebounds to his credit.