Men's Basketball Bracketbuster Scoreboard (Feb. 23)

Men's Basketball Bracketbuster Scoreboard (Feb. 23)

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Oakland 82, Morehead State 79 (OT)
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Travis Bader scored 27 points and Corey Petros had a key block of a potential game-tying layup in the final seconds of overtime as Oakland held on to beat Morehead State 82-79 in a BracketBusters game on Saturday.

Ryan Bass added 18 points and Drew Valentine 15 for the Grizzles (16-14). Petros, who rejected Devon Atkinson's layup attempt with four seconds remaining and Oakland leading 81-79, had six points and nine rebounds.

Chad Posthumus scored 19 points and Bruce Reed 14 for the Eagles (13-16), who suffered a double-overtime loss in their previous game against Murray State on Wednesday. Angelo Warner had 12 points and converted a three-point play with 34 seconds remaining in regulation that tied the score at 74-all and forced the extra session.

Bader shot 5 of 8 from 3-point range and made all 10 of his free-throw attempts before fouling out on Warner's three-point play.

Oakland won for the ninth time in 11 games.

Fort Wayne 88, Bowling Green 75
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Frank Gaines scored 26 points to become Fort Wayne's all-time scoring leader in an 88-75 victory over BracketBusters foe Bowling Green on Saturday night.

Gaines was 8 of 14 from the field for the Mastodons (14-16), who won their fourth straight. Gaines finished the night with 1,773 career points, moving him past Sean Gibson, who played from 1989-93, into Fort Wayne's top spot.

Luis Jacobo, Mario Hines and Joe Reed added 12 points apiece for Fort Wayne, which shot 60 percent from the field and was 12 of 18 from 3-point range.

Chauncey Orr led the Falcons (11-16) with 17 points, and Jordon Crawford scored 14.

Fort Wayne rode a 14-0 first-half run to an 18-6 lead, then kept stretching it to lead 43-26 at halftime. Bowling Green couldn't get closer than nine points down in the second half.

The schools split their only two previous meetings, in 2003 and 2004.

Murray State 73, South Dakota State 62
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Isaiah Canaan tallied 22 points and five assists to lead Murray State to a 73-62 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday.

Stacy Wilson added 15 points in the Racers' (20-7) fourth consecutive BracketBuster win.

The Racers used a 30-9, second-half run to rally from a 14-point deficit and overcome South Dakota State (21-9), which experienced its first back-to-back losses since the second and third game of the 2011-12 season.

The Jackrabbits led 54-46 before three consecutive dunks from Wilson and Ed Daniel pushed Murray State within two points with 10 minutes to go and sparked the game-ending run.

Nate Wolters led the Jackrabbits with 18 points and five assists.

Omaha 83, North Dakota 75
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Justin Simmons scored 20 points Saturday and Omaha defeated North Dakota 83-75.

John Karhoff had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks (11-18). Alex Welhouse added 13 points and CJ Carter scored 12.

Troy Huff led North Dakota (12-15) with 21 points. Aaron Anderson had 19 points and five assists. 

The game was tied at 41 at halftime and there were 10 ties and 20 lead changes. North Dakota did not make a field goal in the final 5:44.

North Dakota leads the all-time series 45-33; the first game was played in the 1934-35 season. The teams played in the Division II North Central Conference until 2008 when North Dakota left for Division I. Omaha is in its second year and first as a full-time member of the Summit League.

Cleveland State 60, Western Illinois 54
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Bryn Forbes and Charlie Lee each scored 16 points and Cleveland State defeated Western Illinois 60-54 in a BracketBusters game on Saturday night.

Western Illinois (19-6) led 29-27 at the half and had an advantage into the second, but Forbes put Cleveland State (13-16) ahead with a 3-pointer with 15:25 left in the game. Forbes and Lee each had two 3-pointers for the game.

Western Illinois hung around, and was within 44-42 on a layup by Ceola Clark with 8:39 left, but could not regain the lead.

Adam Link scored 15 points to lead Western Illinois. Terell Parks scored 12 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Clark finished with 10 points.

Milwaukee 95, IUPUI 88 (2OT)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jordan Aaron scored 28 points, hitting seven of his team's 13 3-pointers, and dished out six assists to lead Milwaukee to a BracketBuster victory over IUPUI in double overtime Saturday 95-88.

With his club down 88-86 with 2:41 to play in the second overtime, Austin Arians hit a jumper to tie it at 88 and was fouled by P.J. Hubert in the process. Arians stepped to the line and converted the three-point play to give the Pathers (8-22) a 89-88 lead and they never trailed again.

Demetrious Harris had 21 points and nine rebounds for Milwaukee, which has won three of its last five games, and Paris Gulley had 20.

Greg Rice led IUPUI (6-23) with 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Sean Esposito had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Donovan Gibbs had only nine points but grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out five assists.

Tennessee Tech 68, Kansas City 62
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jud Dillard scored 20 points and Tennessee Tech held off Missouri-Kansas City 68-62 Saturday night in a nonconference game.

The Golden Eagles (11-16) led by nine in the second half, but the Kangaroos kept bouncing back to tie it five times.

Knotted at 58-58 with 3:48 left, Tennessee Tech closed the game on a 10-4 run, sparked by five straight points by Jeremiah Samarrippas.

Dennis Ogbe added 16 points and Samarrippas and Lanerryl Johnson scored 10 apiece for the Golden Eagles, of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tennessee Tech made 17 of 22 free throws, including 10 of 12 in the second half, while the UMKC was 11 of 19 from the line.

Led by Fred Chatmon's 10 boards, the Kangaroos (7-22), of the Summit League, had a 37-32 rebounding advantage.

Nelson Kirksey had 16 points and Estan Tyler 14 for UMKC, which has lost three straight and eight of nine.