Oakland 91, Omaha 79
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) – Ryan Bass scored 20 points to lead all five starters in double figures, helping Oakland beat Nebraska-Omaha 91-79 Thursday night in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Bass was 7 of 15 from the field for the Golden Grizzlies (7-9, 2-1 Summit League). Travis Bader, who entered leading the nation with 60 3-pointers, made five more and had 19 points.
Duke Mondy added 18 points, nine assists and six steals, while Corey Petros chipped in 16 points and Drew Valentine had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Justin Simmons had 24 points and John Karhoff added 14 for the Mavericks (4-13, 1-4), who shot 54.5 percent and took their only lead, 29-28, on a Caleb Steffensmeier 3-pointer with 8:37 left in the first half. But Oakland rallied to lead 50-42 at halftime and by as many as 22 in the second half. The Grizzlies scored 36 points off 20 Omaha turnovers.
North Dakota State 92, South Dakota 66
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Marshall Bjorklund scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and North Dakota State shot nearly 64 percent from the field in a 92-66 win over South Dakota on Thursday night.
Bjorklund sparked an 8-0 run to begin the game with two quick lay-ups and North Dakota State (12-3, 3-0 Summit) never looked back. The Bison shot 63.8 percent from the field, making 37 of 58 attempts including 10 3-pointers and out-rebounded the Coyotes 32-20.
North Dakota State dominated inside the paint, outscoring South Dakota 46-22.
Taylor Braun scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half for the Bison, Mike Felt had 15 points while hitting five 3-pointers and Jordan Aaberg had 12 points.
Casey Kasperbauer led South Dakota (6-9, 2-1) with 15 points by hitting five 3-pointers and Brandon Bos scored 14 points.
The two teams combined to hit 19 shots from beyond the arc.
South Dakota State 77, Kansas City 61
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nate Wolters scored 23 points and Jordan Dykstra added 21 on Thursday night as South Dakota State coasted to a 77-61 victory over UMKC.
South Dakota State (11-5, 2-1 Summit) got a balanced all-around game from Wolters, who also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. Most of Dykstra's points came from long range, as he hit five 3-point baskets.
Chad White chipped in with 14 points.
UMKC (4-11, 1-3) got 14 points and five assists from Thomas Staton, 12 points from Nelson Kirksey and 10 points from Estan Tyler.
South Dakota State hit nearly 51 percent of its shots from the floor and had a 14-8 scoring advantage through turnovers.