Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 1)

South Dakota State's Jordan Dykstra
South Dakota State's Jordan Dykstra

Western Michigan 76, Oakland 72
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- (AP) Shayne Whittington had 14 points, eight rebounds and six blocks and Western Michigan closed the game on a 9-2 run to defeat Oakland 76-72 Saturday.

Austin Richie hit a 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining for the Broncos (6-1) to tie the score at 70-all.Two free throws by Nate Hutcheson and a layup by Dan Loney put Western Michigan up 74-70 with 22 seconds left. The Golden Grizzlies (2-6) got within 74-72 after a pair of free throws from Corey Petros, but Richie followed with two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to close it out.

Hutcheson scored 13 points for Western Michigan and Darius Paul had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Oakland got 18 points from Travis Bader, 17 from Duke Mondy, 13 from Petros and 11 apiece from Drew Valentine and Ryan Bass. Valentine and Petros each had 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Western Illinois 68, Kansas City 63
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- (AP) Ceola Clark tied a career high with 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Western Illinois hold off UMKC for a 68-63 victory Saturday.

Clark, a sixth-year senior granted an extra year of eligibility because of injuries, was 8 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 8 from behind the arc. Terell Parks added 15 points, including a game-sealing layup with 4 seconds left, and 14 rebounds. Jack Houpt scored 11 points.

The Leathernecks (5-3, 2-0 Summit League) never trailed but saw UMKC pull within 58-57 on Alton Tanner's jumper with 3:06 to play. But Adam Link and Parks hit jumpers of their own, and Clark and Parks each made two free throws in the final minute.

Thomas Staton led the Kangaroos (3-4, 1-1) with 15 points. Nelson Kirksey added 11 and Tanner had 10.

The victory was just WIU's fourth all-time in 21 games at UMKC.

Fort Wayne 57, Miami (Ohio) 56
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (AP) Mario Hines' layup with 2 seconds left capped a comeback from a 14-point second-half deficit and gave IPFW a 57-56 homecoming-game victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night.

Miami of Ohio had gone ahead 56-55 on two Allen Roberts free throws with 24 seconds to play. Before that, the Mastodons (4-2) had taken their first lead of the game, 54-52, on Frank Gaines' jumper with 3:29 left, capping a 28-12 run that erased a 40-26 Miami lead.

Will Felder missed a desperation shot at the buzzer for the RedHawks (3-3).Joe Edwards led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points for IPFW. Hines, Gaines and Michael Kibiloski added nine apiece.

Felder had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Miami, and Roberts scored 11 points.

The win was just the Mastodons' third in 24 games all-time against Mid-American Conference teams, and its first in two games against the RedHawks.

South Dakota 88, IUPUI 68
VERMILLION, S.D. -- (AP) Juevol Myles scored 26 points while pulling six rebounds and dishing out six assists to lead hot shooting South Dakota to an 88-68 victory over IUPUI on Saturday night.

Myles was 9 of 14 from the field including three 3-pointers. Trevor Gruis and Brandon Bos each scored 16 points and Karim Rowson chipped in with 15 and nine rebounds.

South Dakota (4-4, 1-1 Summit) was unconscious from the field in the first half, making 17 of its first 25 attempts, shooting at a 68 percent clip. The Coyotes were 28 of 33 from the free-throw line compared to IUPUI, which was only 5 of 7.

John Hart scored 29 points in the loss for IUPUI (3-6, 0-2). Hart scored a lay-up to cut South Dakota's lead to two at 29-27 with 6:18 to play in the first half but the Coyotes went on a 20-6 run to close out the half.

South Dakota State 78, Omaha 63
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- (AP) Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points and South Dakota State kept up its home dominance Saturday, beating Nebraska-Omaha 78-63 in its Summit League opener.

Dykstra was 7 of 11 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Tony Fiegen added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Nate Wolters and Brayden Carlson had 13 points apiece for the Jackrabbits (6-2), who led by as many as 31 en route to winning their 21st consecutive home game.

John Karhoff had 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Mavericks (2-7, 0-2), Summit League newcomers this season. Justin Simmons and CJ Carter added 10 apiece. Nebraska-Omaha committed 22 turnovers.

Chad White, whose 3-pointer in SDSU's last game kept the Jackrabbits' home winning streak alive, was held to four points Saturday, but his heroics weren't necessary this time. SDSU didn't trail after the game's early minutes, led 56-28 at halftime and coasted from there.