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 State: 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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