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Final

Fresno State 65

(2-4, 0-2 away)

North Dakota St 78

(6-0, 3-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 26, 2011

    Bison Sports Arena, Fargo, North Dakota

    1 2 T
    FRES 21 4465
    NDSU 38 4078

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: K. Olekaibe 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    North Dakota State: M. Bjorklund 27 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Dakota St. 78, Fresno St. 65

    Associated Press

    FARGO, N.D. -- Marshall Bjorklund scored a career-high 27 points and tied his career best with 14 rebounds, and North Dakota State never trailed in a 78-65 win Saturday over Fresno State.

    Bjorklund, a sophomore, was 12 of 15 from the field for the Bison (6-0), off to their best start to a season since going 7-0 in 2000-01. It was Bjorklund's third career double-double. Jordan Aaberg added 11 points off the bench.

    Kevin Olekaibe led the Bulldogs (2-4) with 24 points, but was just 9 of 24 from the field. Jonathan Wills scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

    North Dakota State started fast, as Bjorklund scored 12 points to help the Bison take a 20-6 lead in the first 10 minutes. Fresno State didn't get within single digits the rest of the night.

    The win was the Bison's first against Fresno State, which had won the only three previous meetings.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    NDSU
    Points 65 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 29-58 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2011-12 Season

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