Dayton 81, Fort Wayne 80
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Jordan Sibert hit the buzzer-beating 3-pointer to become the hero in his first game in a Dayton uniform on Saturday, an 81-80 thriller over IPFW.
The Flyers trailed 80-78 with six seconds to go and IPFW inbounding from under its own basket.
Pierre Bland attempted to find Michael Kibiloski streaking long at half court but Kyle Davis tipped the ball, grabbed it on the ground and passed it forward to Khari Price, who dished to an open Sibert in the left corner for the game-winner.Both Price and Sibert had missed crucial free throws prior in the lead-up to the game's final play.
Price had a career-high 17 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 24 points and eight rebounds.
Bland led IPFW with 18 points and Steve Forbes had 17.
Sibert became eligible after transferring from Ohio State and sitting out a year.
Idaho 67, Western Illinois 63
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Stephen Madison scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Idaho earned a thrilling 67-63 win over Western Illinois Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Madison also led the team with five assists and none were bigger than when he found Connor Hill for a 3-pointer that put the Vandals up 61-59 with 1:03 to play. Idaho was clutch in the final minute as Glen Dean hit all four of his free throws and Madison added two of his own.
Western Illinois did have a possession trailing with 10 seconds left, trailing 65-62. However, Dean fouled Jabari Sandifer, not allowing the Leathernecks the chance to attempt a game-tying 3-pointer.
Dean finished with 15 points, going 3 of 11 from the field but 8 of 9 from the line.
Freshman Garret Convington paced the Leathernecks, scoring 22 points. Adam Link led the team with 10 rebounds.
Loyola Marymount 98, South Dakota State 89
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Anthony Ireland's 20 points and 12 assists helped Loyola Marymount outdistance South Dakota State 98-89 on Saturday.
Ireland's fifth career double-double was part of a potent attack for the Lions (2-0), as Ben Dickinson added 22 points and six rebounds and freshman Gabe Levin added 20 points and six boards.
LMU went into intermission ahead 45-44 on three straight 3-pointers. The Lions led by as many as 15 in the second half and their shooting percentage of 57.6 percent was the best in four years.
Loyola Marymount committed 37 fouls, equaling a school-worst, and South Dakota State hit 37 of 50 from the line.
Jordan Dykstra led the Jackrabbits (0-2) with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 12th career double-double, scoring 11 from the free-throw line.
The game was close until four straight turnovers by the Jackrabbits fueled an 8-0 LMU run midway in the second half.
St. Bonaventure 68, South Dakota 46
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Charlon Kloof led four teammates in double figures with 16 points, and St. Bonaventure defeated South Dakota 68-46 on Saturday night.
The Coyotes, trailing 31-21, opened the second half with a 9-4 run to cut the lead to 35-30.But the Bonnies responded with a 22-9 run to lead 57-39.
St. Bonaventure lost three double-figures scorers from last season, debuting a taller roster Saturday night. It showed, as the Bonnies outscored the Coyotes 38-14 in the paint and had a 43-28 edge in rebounds.
The Coyotes found little relief from the 3-point arc, hitting just 4 of 18 for 22.2 percent and shooting only 33.3 percent overall. The Bonnies also didn't shoot well from 3-point distance but were better overall at 42.1 percent.
Marquise Simmons and Dion Wright scored 12 points for the Bonnies. Jordan Gathers added 11.
Brandon Bos scored 14 points and Trevor Gruis 13 for South Dakota.