South Dakota State 67, South Dakota 54
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Nate Wolters scored 19 points and South Dakota State led most of the way en route to a 67-54 victory over rival South Dakota on Thursday night.
South Dakota State (17-6, 8-2 Summit) also got a noteworthy performance from Jordan Dykstra. He had a double-double -- 18 points and 14 rebounds -- and became the 43rd member of the school's 1,000-point club.
Things looked bleak for South Dakota (8-14, 4-6) most of the night. The team had just one double-digit scorer -- Casey Kasperbauer's 15 points -- and converted just 5 of 10 free-throw attempts for the game.
Omaha 86, Fort Wayne 79
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Justin Simmons scored 23 points and Marcus Tyus had 22 as Omaha defeated Fort Wayne 86-79 Thursday night.
The Mavericks (8-16, 5-6 Summit) shot 63 percent from the floor, hit 6 of 12 3-pointers and made 16 of 20 free throws to win their third straight game and avenge an 18-point loss to the Mastadons (10-14, 3-7) on Jan. 5.
John Karhoff added 12 points for Omaha and Alex Phillips had 11.
That was enough to overcome a 32-point, nine-rebound game from Fort Wayne's Frank Gaines. Luis Jacobo had 16 points for the Mastadons, and Michael Kibiloski had 12.
The Mavericks trailed 41-36 at halftime but hit 15 of their next 16 shots and finished with a 78.2 shooting percentage in the second half. They were up by two with 7:45 remaining when Simmons hit a 3-pointer, Carter followed with a three-point play and Simmons added a layup to make it 75-65 with 6:34 remaining.
North Dakota State 71, Kansas City 34
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Mike Felt scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers off the bench Thursday night to help North Dakota State dismantle Kansas City 71-34.
Kory Brown and Marshall Bjorklund added 12 points apiece for the Bison (17-5, 8-2 Summit League). Bjorklund, whose 71.7 percent field-goal shooting entering the game was tops in Division I, was 6 of 9 from the field.
Trinity Hall had nine points to lead the Kangaroos (6-17, 3-7), who shot just 26 percent from the field. The 34 points were Kansas City's fewest ever in a Summit League game and matched the fewest NDSU has allowed in the modern era.
The Bison, coming off tough losses to conference co-leaders Western Illinois and South Dakota State, led 28-12 at halftime and by as many as 40 in the second half. NDSU scored 30 points off 18 Kansas City turnovers.