Brookings, SD (SportsNetwork.com) - Taylor Braun notched a game-high 30 points
for the North Dakota State Bison, who defeated the South Dakota State
Jackrabbits 85-77 in Summit League play at Frost Arena.
Braun shot 9-of-15 from the field for the Bison (15-5, 4-1 Summit), who have
won four in a row. Marshall Bjorklund and Lawrence Alexander tallied 19 and 15
Brayden Carlson logged 22 points to lead the Jackrabbits (10-10, 2-3), who
have lost three of their last four. Jordan Dykstra (17 points), Chad White
(16) and Cody Larson (14) also scored in double figures.
Both teams shot an even 50 percent from the field in the opening half. The
Bison, however, gained an advantage with a perfect 12-of-12 from the free-
throw line, taking a 41-37 lead at the break.
The Jackrabbits stayed consistent with another 50 percent shooting performance
in the second half, but the Bison improved to 62.5 percent to put the game out
of reach. They led by as many as 15, just over five minutes into the half, and
cruised to the victory.
NDSU outscored its opponent 30-24 in the paint, where the Bison also
outrebounded the Jackrabbits 34-24.
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