Georgia State 66, IUPUI 63
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Georgia State coach Ron Hunter made a successful return to his former school with the help of his son, R.J. Hunter, who scored 27 points in a 66-63 victory over IUPUI on Saturday.
Ron Hunter won 275 games in 17 seasons at IUPUI before going to Georgia State in March 2011.
R.J. Hunter hit his only 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining to give the Panthers (5-2) the lead at 62-60. Teammate Ryann Green added a pair of 3-pointers before P.J. Boutte hit a 3 for IUPUI. Hunter made two more free throws with 10 seconds left for the final score.
Hunter struggled from beyond the arc, missing six long-distance shots, but was 7 of 11 otherwise and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. Ryan Harrow added 21 points.
Marcellus Barksdale led the Jaguars (2-4) with 22 points. Boutte added 12 and DavRon Williams had 10.
Omaha 78, Nevada 54
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Tre'Shawn Thurman scored 18 points and Omaha trounced Nevada 78-54 on Saturday.
Mike Rostampour added 17 points and Marcus Tyus had 12 as Omaha (3-2) shot 50 percent from the floor, including 7 of 15 (47 percent) from beyond the arc. Tyus was perfect on five shots from the floor, including a pair of 3s, and Thurman blocked five shots.Nevada (2-4) was led by AJ West with 10 points and Marqueze Coleman had nine. The Wolfpack went just 3 of 17 on 3-pointers.
It was a tight first half, with no lead larger than five, and Tyus' 3-pointer with 1 second left gave Omaha a 32-31 lead at intermission.
The second half was a different story, as Omaha opened up a 16-point lead after a 9-0 run that saw Nevada scoreless for 3:38. The lead reached 20 on Thurman's jumper with 8:23 to go.
Western Illinois 91, Greenville College 56
MACOMB, Ill. -- Garret Covington scored 22 points and Tate Stensgaard and Jamie Batish added 12 each as Western Illinois beat Division III Greenville 91-56 on Saturday night.
Covington went 8 of 14 from the field with four 3-pointers -- one of which sparked a breakaway rally after halftime when the Leathernecks (2-3) outscored the Panthers 24-6 over a span of a little more than 12 minutes.
Jabari Sandifer racked up a career-high 13 assists to go with nine points. Western Illinois led from start to finish and dropped 10 3-pointers, Batish and Covington combining for seven.
Tim Daniel led Greenville (2-3) with 12 points but was 5 of 12 from the field. The Panthers shot 34.4 percent for the game -- making just 8 of 30 (26 percent) after halftime. Greenville made 4 of 17 3-pointers, Daniel with a pair.
Ten Players scored for Western Illinois.