North Dakota State 73, Denver 69 (OT)
DENVER (AP) — Lawrence Alexander scored 28 points, including eight in overtime, to lead North Dakota State to a 73-69 win over Denver on Thursday night.
Denver trailed 29-21 at halftime, but rallied in the second half and Brett Olson heaved a shot from near half-court at the buzzer to tie it at 63 at the end of regulation.
Alexander made two free throws and layup and the Bison led 69-65 in overtime, but Cam Griffin dunked to pull Denver within 69-67. Cam Delaney fouled Alexander, who made both free throws, then Nate Engesser hit a layup with two seconds left and Denver trailed 71-69. Jalen Love fouled Alexander on the next Bison possession, and he made both free throws.
A.J. Jacobson scored 19 and Dexter Werner added 10 for the Bison (18-7, 10-2 Summit League), who shot 56.1 percent.
Olson led Denver (10-14, 4-7) with 22, Griffin had 15 and Engesser 10.
Oral Roberts 77, Western Illinois 67
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Korey Billbury and Obi Emegano combined to score 39 points and Oral Roberts used a big first half to hold off Western Illinois, 77-67 on Thursday night.
Billbury scored 10 of his 20 points in the first half as the Golden Eagles took a 36-25 halftime lead. Emegano scored 10 of his 19 points in the second half to help close out the win.
Denell Henderson scored 14 points and Oral Roberts (14-11, 7-4 Summit) shot 45.9 percent from the floor (28 of 61), including 3 of 12 from beyond the arc. Oral Roberts was 18 of 29 from the free throw line.
J.C. Fuller scored 18 points to lead the Leathernecks (8-14, 3-8), with Jalen Chapman adding another 13. Western Illinois was 25 of 56 from the field (44.6 percent), 8 of 19 from beyond the arc and 9 of 13 from the free throw line.
South Dakota 74, Omaha 73
OMAHA, Neb. -- Eric Robertson's tip-in with eight seconds left gave South Dakota a 74-73 victory over Omaha on Thursday night.
Brandon Bos' jumper with 58 seconds left brought South Dakota within one, 73-72.
Tre'Shawn Thurman, who had scored Omaha's four previous points to give the Mavericks the lead, missed a jumper. The Coyotes got the rebound, missed two shots then got the winner on Robertson's tip.
The Coyotes had a last chance but CJ Carter missed and Mike Rostampour couldn't tip in the rebound.The game was tied when Omaha (8-16, 2-10 Summit) went on an 11-0 run to lead 61-50 with nine minutes left. South Dakota rallied and led 70-69 with two minutes to go.
Tyler Larson scored 20 points and Sekou Harris 12 for South Dakota (12-14, 6-6).
Rostampour had career-high tying 24 points and 15 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season. Thurman added 12 points.