Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Nov. 15)

Men's Basketball Scoreboard (Nov. 15)

UNLV 73, Omaha 70
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Khem Birch's put-back score with 12 seconds left, and his block with just five seconds remaining, lifted UNLV over Omaha 73-70 on Friday night.

Birch, who had 9 points and 10 rebounds and broke a 70-70 tie with 12 seconds remaining, blocked a potential tying layup by CJ Carter, who had an open lane on the left side after a timeout.

Bryce Dejean-Jones led UNLV (2-1) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Dejean-Jones missed the jumper that set up Birch's putback.

Roscoe Smith added 17 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the Rebels, who had 21 turnovers.

Devin Patterson led the Mavericks (2-2) with 17 points, while John Karhoff added 15. Carter, who had 13 points for Omaha, missed a potential tying 3-pointer from the top right arc with :01 left.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72, Fort Wayne 71
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - John Jordan hit a jumper with 4 seconds to play on Friday night to give Texas A&M-Corpus Christi a 72-71 win over Fort Wayne.

Trailing 71-70, Jordan had missed a layup seconds earlier, but the Islanders (2-1) got the ball back on a turnover by Michael Kibiloski and, after a timeout, Jordan sent the jumper home.

The Islanders led 33-32 at the half and the teams played even in the second period. Each scored 16 free throws and, with 26-of-52 shooting from the field, the Islanders had a slight edge over Fort Wayne's 24-of-51 shooting.

The timing of turnovers -- 11 for Fort Wayne and 10 for the Islanders -- proved the key difference.

Jordan led the Islanders with 28 points, Ali Hameed added 13 and Joy Williamson scored 12.

Joe Edwards led the Mastadons (1-2) with 19 points. Pierre Bland and Isaiah McCray each scored 14 and Steve Forbes added 12.