BIG TEN HONORS
Michigan's Nik Stauskas Big Ten Player of Year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Michigan's Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten's Player of the Year.
Stauskas led the Big Ten with 13 games of 20 or more points.
Wolverines' head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year, while Tim Miles of Nebraska gained the honor from his peers.
Beilein led the Wolverines to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986. Under Miles, Nebraska earned the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
In other honors, Indiana's Noah Vonleh was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Ohio State's Aaron Craft was named Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.
SUMMIT-S DAKOTA ST-IPFW
Evans lifts IPFW past S. Dakota St. 64-60 in semis
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Mo Evans came off the bench to hit 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 18 points as second-seeded Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne knocked out two-time defending champion South Dakota State 64-60 Monday in the semifinals of the Summit League tournament.
The Mastodons play top-seed North Dakota State on Tuesday.
Evans hit all five of his 3's in the first half as IPFW opened a 30-24 lead but the Jackrabbits scored the first seven points of the second half.
SDSU's last lead was 43-42 but the Mastodons responded with eight straight, capped by Evans' sixth trey. The Jackets got back within two but couldn't get over the top.
The difference was 3-pointers as IPFW went 7 for 18 to 4 of 15 for SDSU, which shot better and won the battle of the boards, 36-29, but had 18 turnovers.
Brayden Carlson had 19 for the Jackrabbits.
SUMMIT-DENVER-N DAKOTA ST
N. Dakota St. nets 83-48 semifinal win vs. Denver
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Taylor Braun 28 points lifted top-seeded North Dakota State to its second-consecutive Summit League tournament title game after beating fourth-seeded Denver 83-48 in the semifinals on Monday.
North Dakota State advanced to play second-seeded Fort Wayne in the championship game on Tuesday.
Braun made 7 of 9 shots, including four 3-pointers, and had 10 free throws for North Dakota State. TrayVonn Wright added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bison.
Braun scored 18 points in the first half, while Denver only managed 15.
Cam Griffin had 13 points for Denver, while Chris Udofia had 12 and Bryant Rucker 11. The Pioneers made 1 of 13 shots from 3-point range.
The Bison made 62.5 percent of their field goals, including 8 of 12 from deep. They outrebounded Denver 32-21.
Juco hoops star in North Dakota commits to Iowa
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Williston State college point guard Trey Dickerson plans to play for the University of Iowa the next three years.
The 6-foot freshman from New York City gave a verbal commitment to the NCAA Division I Hawkeyes over the weekend.
Williston State says Dickerson had received interest from numerous schools and offers from Iowa, Nebraska, Iona, Washington, Washington State, Arkansas, Alabama-Birmingham, St. Louis, and Fordham.
Williston State is a two-year junior college in northwestern North Dakota. Dickerson this season helped lead the Tetons to a 26-5 regular season record and a Mon-Dak Conference title. He was named most valuable player in the conference, with an average of 20 points, six assists and four rebounds per game.
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