Scores

Final

W Illinois 52

(7-11, 1-2 Summit)

North Dakota St 65

(14-5, 3-1 Summit)

    3:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    Bison Sports Arena, Fargo, North Dakota

    1 2 T
    WIU 30 2252
    NDSU 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: M. Ochereobia 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk

    North Dakota St: T. Braun 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Blk

    North Dakota State beats Western Illinois 65-52

    Associated Press

    FARGO, N.D. -- Marshall Bjorklund scored 15 points and Taylor Braun 14 as North Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 65-52 on Saturday.

    The game was tied at 30 at halftime and remained tight through the first 10 minutes of the second half in a game that had 14 lead changes and eight ties. Then Braun hit a pair of free throws to break a 44-44 tie. The free throws sent the Bison on their way to a 21-8 scoring advantage for the remainder of the game with Braun contributing six points and TrayVonn Wright five during that stretch. Wright finished with 12 points for the Bison (14-5, 3-1 Summit League).

    NDSU had a 37-22 rebounding advantage including 13 on the offensive glass.

    Michael Ochereobia tied a career high with 18 points, and his most against a Division I team, to lead the Leathernecks (7-11, 1-2). Jabari Sandifer added 13 and Garret Covington 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    NDSU
    Points 52 65
    FG Made-Attempted 18-43 (.419) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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