North Dakota State 87, Rider 70
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Mike Felt scored 23 points as North Dakota State pulled away from Rider 87-70 to win the Cable Car Classic.
Trayvonn Wright scored 17 points and Marshall Bjorklund added 19 for North Dakota State (4-3).
The Bison used a 15-2 run to gain a 32-15 lead in the first half. Rider (2-4) responded, cutting the lead to 38-29 by half time.
North Dakota State utilized a 14-4 run in the second half to stretch an 11-point lead into a 21, taking a commanding 62-41 advantage with 10:10 left.
Rider would not get within 15 for the rest of the game.
The Bison outscored the Broncs 46-26 in the paint and shot a blistering 61.5 percent from the field. Lawrence Alexander dished out eight assists for the Bison.Myles
Anthony led Rider with 23 points while Jimmie Taylor added 14 points.
Bjorklund was named tournament MVP.
Denver 78, Alaska-Anchorage 71
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (dupioneers.com) - Denver junior guard Brett Olson scored 15 of his team-high 19 points in the second half, leading the Pioneers to a 78-71 victory over host Alaska Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Olson, who was named player of the game, also had five assists and five rebounds. Senior Chris Udofia added 15 points, seven assists and four blocked shots, while sophomore guard Jalen Love scored 13 points and dished out four assists. Junior guard Cam Griffin tied his career-high with 10 rebounds, and sophomore Bryant Rucker was solid off the bench with nine points.
The Pioneers (1-4) shot 52.5 percent (31-of-59) from the field and 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from three-point range to overcome 13 three-pointers by the Seawolves (5-4).
Omaha 86, Iowa Wesleyan 36
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Mike Rostampour was perfect from the floor while scoring a game-high 13 points to lead Omaha over Iowa Wesleyan 86-36 Saturday.
Rostampour, who has averaged 14.5 points per game in his previous two games, also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. John Karhoff added 11 points, and now ranks 29th in school history with 1,019 career points.
Simon Krych was 6 of 8 from the floor for 12 points. Omaha (5-3) has scored 83 points or more in five of eight games this season.
Iowa Wesleyan (1-3) was led by Michael Neff, who scored eight points. Chris Martin added six points. Both Neff and Martin made a game-high two 3-pointers. The Tigers are led by first-year head coach Todd Lorensen, who previously served as an assistant coach at UNO from 2008 to 2011.
Western Illinois 76, Greenville 49
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Adam Link scored 16 points, leading four players in double digits, as Western Illinois overpowered Greenville in a 76-49 win on Saturday night.
The Leathernecks (2-4) shot 54.7 percent from the floor but hit just two of their eight attempts from beyond the arc, and put the game away by outscoring Greenville 41-24 in the second half. Jordan Foster scored 11 points, while Tate Stensgaard and Michael Ochereobia added 10 points apiece.
Greenville trailed the entire game but narrowed the gap to just 10 points at the break before Western Illinois took advantage of the Panthers' 23 turnovers and ran away in the second half.
Tim Daniel paced Greenville with nine points and seven rebounds, while Tevin Rollins added eight points.
Western Illinois has beat Greenville in all four matchup since 2009.
South Dakota 112, Graceland 85
VERMILLION, S.D. (goyotes.com) - South Dakota shot 57 percent from the field, made 13 three-pointers and had eight players score in double figures in a 112-85 win against Graceland in the Coyotes' home opener Saturday inside the DakotaDome.
Junior Tavian Pomlee came off the bench to lead South Dakota with 16 points. Junior Brandon Bos had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Sophomore point guard Trey Norris had 11 points and a season-high nine assists.
The Coyotes (2-3) made nine three-pointers and 22 of 35 field goals (62 percent) in the second half to pull away from Graceland (6-3), a school from Lamoni, Iowa. Sophomore Casey Kasperbauer made four second-half three's and finished with 12 points.
Austin Danner and Jamal Lawson scored 17 points each to lead Graceland, which made eight 3-pointers in the first half and trailed 54-53 at halftime. Drew Emmert scored 12 points and Austin Halls added 10.