Denver 77, Saint Joseph's 73 (OT)
DENVER (AP) — Brett Olson hit two 3-pointers in overtime to assure Denver a 77-73 win over Saint Joseph's on Monday night.
Olson, who finished with 27 points, hit a trey to start overtime and nailed another with 16 seconds left for a 75-71 lead. Cam Griffin slammed home a dunk with three seconds remaining in the extra period to seal the victory for Denver (6-7).
Olson, who nailed 5 of 6 from long range, made 9 of 12 from the floor. Griffin and Nate Engesser finished with 15 apiece and Marcus Byrd added 12.
The Pioneers, who trailed most of the second half, closed to 65-63 when Griffin hit a jumper with 1:38 left in the game. Olson then made two free throws to tie with 42 seconds remaining and send it into overtime.
Isaiah Miles had 24 and DeAndre' Bembry added 20 for Saint Joseph's (6-5).
Chicago State 69, Omaha 66
CHICAGO (AP) - Clarke Rosenberg and Montana Byrd scored 12 points apiece as Chicago State held on for a 69-66 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Monday night.
Chicago State (4-11) took a 36-25 advantage into the break but lost the lead early in the second half as Omaha (6-6) rallied with a 22-5 run fueled by 3-pointers from CJ Carter and Marcus Tyus to make it 47-41 with 13:39 to go. Omaha stretched its lead to 10 before Chicago State responded with a 17-4 burst to retake the lead on a trio of free throws from Byrd that made it 64-61 with 3:36 left.
The Cougars padded the margin at the free throw line and held on down the stretch. Rahjan Muhammad contributed 11 points for Chicago State, which shot 44.9 percent from the floor and 8 of 16 from beyond the arc.
Tyus led Omaha with 19 points and Carter had 15.
North Carolina Central 70, IUPUI 49
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Dante Holmes scored 15 points to lead North Carolina Central to a dominating 70-49 victory over IUPUI on Monday night.
Karamo Jawara and Nimrod Hilliard had 13 points apiece. Hilliard also had seven rebounds and five assists for North Carolina Central (10-5).
The Eagles extended their home-game winning streak to 27. IUPUI won last year 71-65 but started slow and never got going in this game.
NCCU jumped out to a 25-6 lead with 8:35 left in the first period and held a 32-22 halftime advantage. Anthony McDonald hit two quick 3-pointers to start the second half and the Eagles went on to lead 58-35 with 8:03 left in the game. The Jaguars never challenged.
The Eagles made 22 of 50 field goal attempts (44 percent) while limiting IUPUI to 14-of-48 shooting (29.2 percent). NCCU scored 24 points in the paint.
D.J. McCall had 11 points for IUPUI (4-10).