North Dakota State 96, Mayville State 45
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Mike Felt hit six 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 30 points and North Dakota State rolled to an easy 96-45 victory Saturday night over Mayville State.
Felt hit three consecutive 3-pointers to lead North Dakota State to a 29-9 lead in the first half. Felt's third 3-pointer of the second half stretched the Bison lead to 65-23 with 13:45 to play.
North Dakota State (10-4) has won nine of its last ten games. Carlin Dupree added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Marshall Bjorklund scored 11 points while making his 109th consecutive start. Bjorklund ranks fourth on the NDSU all-time list in games started.
Mayville State shot just 18 of 53 (34 percent) from the field. Jonathon Butler, Charlton Wilson and Alex Herman each scored nine points to lead the Comets.
Fort Wayne 110, Kalamazoo 74
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Luis Jacobo and Joe Reed both scored 18 points and Fort Wayne defeated Kalamazoo 110-74 on Saturday in the Mastodons' final nonconference game before beginning Summit League play.
The Mastodons, who scored the second-most points in the program's Division I history, made 38 of 59 shots for 64.4 percent. Fort Wayne also hit 16 3-pointers, tying a school record. Mo Evans added 15 points, Isaiah McCray 14, and Steve Forbes and Pierre Bland 12 apiece.
The Mastodons (12-5) have won six out of their last seven and are off to their best Division I start for 17 games.
The Hornets (5-6) were led by Adam Dykema with 20 points, Carter Goetz 17 and Chase Baysdell 10.
The Mastodons led 54-39 at the half behind 13 points from Reed and 10 from McCray. A 10-0 run to start the second half left Fort Wayne up 66-41 with 16:07 remaining in the game.
South Dakota 86, Iowa Wesleyan 52
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Tyler Flack scored 16 points to pace South Dakota in its 86-52 win over Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday.
South Dakota (5-9) got 15 points from Trevor Gruis, on 7 of 8 shooting, and 12 apiece from Brandon Bos and Adam Thoseby. The Coyotes shot 51 percent from the floor, including 7 of 17 from beyond the arc, and held a 43-24 advantage on the boards.
Iowa Wesleyan was led by Murray Schwengels with 13.
The Coyotes scored the game's first eight points and later in the half had a 15-4 run as they built a 47-29 halftime advantage.
An 11-point run to start the second half sealed Wesleyan's fate as the lead grew to 27 points just 3:21 after the break. South Dakota held the Tigers scoreless over the game's final 5:28.
Saint Joseph's 53, Denver 52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Langston Galloway and DeAndre Bembry combined for 27 points as Saint Joseph's held on for a 53-52 victory over Denver Saturday.
Galloway finished with 14 points and Bembry had 13. Ronald Roberts, Jr. added 9 points and 15 rebounds for Saint Joseph's (9-4).
Denver (7-8) started strong, leading 16-8 midway of the first period, and held a 25-23 halftime lead. Halil Kanacevic started the second half with a layup and Bembry made two free throws to put Saint Joseph's ahead 27-25. Denver retook the lead 28-27 on free throws by Chris Udofia and Cam Griffin.
Bembry made a 3-pointer and a layup and the Hawks led 34-30 at the 15:14 mark. Denver stayed close and only trailed 51-49 with 2:06 remaining following two free throws by Udofia. Chris Wilson made two free throws with seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Hawks.
Jalen Love led Denver with 20 points.
William & Mary 78, Western Illinois 67
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists to lead William & Mary to a 78-67 win over Western Illinois on Saturday night.
William & Mary (8-5) trailed by as many as seven points in the first half before capturing the lead with an 11-2 spurt that included 3-pointers by Julian Boatner and Omar Prewitt, and took a 37-34 advantage into the break. The Tribe then held off Western Illinois in the second half, responding with a 9-1 run that included a Thornton 3-pointer after the Leathernecks tied the game at 40 on an Adam Link layup -- the last time its lead would be challenged.
Prewitt contributed 18 points while Thornton and Kyle Gaillard added 10 apiece for the Tribe, which closed out its non-conference schedule with the win.
Garret Covington led the Leathernecks (6-9) with 26 points and Michael Ochereobia had 12.