North Dakota State beats South Dakota State 74-59

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 22, 2014
TrayVonn Wright scored 20 points with seven rebounds as North Dakota State won its fifth straight to lead the Summit League by defeating South Dakota State 74-59 on Saturday. Marshall Bjorklund had 18 points for the Bison (21-6, 10-2 Summit), Lawrence Alexander added 12 and Kory Brown 10. North Dakota State jumped to a 16-6 lead to start the first period and led 33-18 at halftime. An Alexander layup at 14:10 in the second half gave the Bison their biggest lead of the game, 46-26. South Dakota State came within 10 on a Marcus Heemstra 3-pointer with 3:28 left to play before the Bison went 11-6 to finish with Alexander, Brown and Taylor Braun combining for 9 of 10 from the line. North Dakota State leads the nation in field goal percentage, hitting 50.4 percent overall. Jordan Dykstra led the Jackrabbits (16-11, 8-4) with 10 points and six rebounds.
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