Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 19)

Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Dec. 19)

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South Dakota 85, Morehead State 75
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Juevol Myles scored 32 points and South Dakota made a school-record 43 free throws in an 85-75 victory against Morehead State on Wednesday night.

Karim Rowson had 17 points for the Coyotes (5-7), who attempted 50 shots from the line en route to snapping a three-game losing streak. Myles hit 15 of 16 free-throw tries and Rowson 11 of 14.

Maurice Lewis-Briggs had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (5-6).

South Dakota's free-throw total eclipsed the previous mark of 41 (in 50 attempts) during the 1995-96 season.

Brandon Bos had 12 points for South Dakota and is averaging 14.5 points in the two games since he was put in the starting lineup.

West Virginia 76, Oakland 71
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Aaric Murray came back from a one-game suspension with a double-double Wednesday night as the Mountaineers defeated Oakland 76-71 to end a two-game losing streak.

Murray scored 12 points, pull down 10 rebounds and block five shots. Juwan Staten added 11 points for the Mountaineers (5-5), and Keaton Miles and Terry Henderson pitched in 10 apiece.

West Virginia's victory ruined an outstanding night by Travis Bader, who led the nation in 3-pointers made with 42 entering the game. He finished with a game-high 25 points, including 6 of 12 from beyond the line.

Oakland (4-8) also got double-figures scoring from Drew Valentine (15 points), Corey Petros (14) and Duke Mondy 10. The Golden Grizzlies have played BCS schools Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia on the road this season and lost to all four.

West Virginia led 66-57 after a 3-pointer by Eron Harris with 7:44 remaining. That was one of eight triples made by the Mountaineers, who shot a season-best 52.9 percent from the field (27 of 51).

But Oakland came back on 3-point shots to pull within 68-66 with 5:34 to go. The Grizzlies made 10 of 19 from 3-point range, including two during that 9-2 run. The first was a 30-footer by Bader, who reached double figures for the 11th time in 12 games.

Oakland, which tired in the second half, fell behind partially because Bader, who was averaging 19.6 points per game entering the contest, missed 2 minutes, 20 seconds of the second half after incurring his fourth foul. He re-entered with his team trailing by seven at 9:42.

West Virginia led 71-68 when Murray hit the second of two free throws with 3:58 showing.

Bader missed from deep, then knocked down another 30-footer that tied the game at 71 with 2:30 remaining.

After West Virginia coach Bob Huggins called a timeout, guard Gary Browne's floater beat the shot clock buzzer to give the Mountaineers the points they would need with 51 seconds to go.

Murray finished the game with two rebounds and three free throws to ice it.

West Virginia has defeated 44 nonconference opponents in its last 45 games at the Coliseum.

Iowa State 76, Kansas City 61
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyrus McGee hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and Iowa State rallied behind a big second-half run to beat Missouri-Kansas City 76-61 on Wednesday night.

Chris Babb added 12 points and Korie Lucious and Anthony Booker had 11 each for the Cyclones (9-3), who got everything they could handle from the Kangaroos (4-7) in the rare case of a Big 12 heavyweight visiting a school from the Summit League.

Estan Tyler matched a career-high with 17 points for the 'Roos, including a basket with just over 16 minutes left that gave them a 39-35 lead over the stunned Cyclones.

That's when Iowa State finally started to get some transition baskets going, and the result was a 14-0 run that spanned the next 5 minutes and allowed the Cyclones to seize control.

Belmont 76, South Dakota State 49
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Trevor Noack scored a career-high 24 points and Blake Jenkins turned in his first double-double of the year as Belmont topped South Dakota State 76-49 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.

The Bruins (8-3) led 26-22 at halftime but dominated the second half, hitting 68 percent (17 of 25) from the floor, 7 of 11 from 3-point range and 9 of 9 from the foul line. The Jackrabbits (9-4), by comparison, hit just 28.1 percent (9 of 32) from the field and were just 1 of 12 from beyond the arc.

South Dakota State's Tony Fiegen tied it at 37 with 12:18 to play, but then Reece Chamberlain hit a 3 to spark an 18-0 run that included four 3-pointers and left Belmont up 55-37.

Noack was 9 of 13 from the field while Jenkins finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ian Clark added 15 for Belmont.