FARGO, N.D. -- Marshall Bjorklund scored 20 points to lead North Dakota State over South Dakota State 65-62 Saturday night, overcoming 26 points from Nate Wolters.
Bjorklund was 8 of 8 from the field for the Bison (11-3, 2-0, Summit).Lawrence Alexander had 18 points, and Taylor Braun had 11. TrayVonn Wright had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds.The Bison led 29-27 at halftime. At 4:56 in the second half, the Jackrabbits had a four-point lead (56-52). The Bison scored the next six points. Wolters gave the Jackrabbits a one point lead with 1:05 remaining, but Alexander made a layup, and the Bison hit two free throws.The Bison shot 53.5 percent from the field for the game. The Jackrabbits shot 46 percent. The Jackrabbits had the rebounding edge 31-26.Tony Fiegen had 14 points, and Brayden Carlson had 12 for the Jackrabbits (10-5, 1-1 Summit). Jordan Dykstra had nine rebounds.