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N. Dakota St. 73, San Francisco 65

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Taylor Braun scored a career-high 26 points with 10 rebounds and Lawrence Alexander added 13 points, eight assists and nine boards in his first collegiate game as North Dakota State beat San Francisco 73-65 on Friday night in the opener of the Hilltop Challenge.

Perris Blackwell tallied a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds for the Dons, who overcame an 11-point halftime deficit only to see the Bison pull away by scoring 11 consecutive points in the closing minutes of the season opener for both teams.

Braun, a sophomore guard, went 8-for-14 from the field to highlight the Bison's 49.1 percent shooting on the night. Alexander, a true freshman, fell just short of a triple-double while playing a team-high 37 minutes.

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M. Bjorklund, F293-42-25138
T. Wright, F274-101-25339
L. Alexander, G376-121-298313
T. Braun, G338-149-10103326
D. Hale, G302-70-30336
M. Felt202-50-00016
J. Lindberg102-20-00014
J. Aaberg80-10-00030
N. Zastrow60-01-21001
Totals 27-5514-2133182073
 49.1%66.7% 
San Francisco Dons
P. Blackwell, F289-135-880423
A. Caloiaro, G354-64-751313
C. Doolin, G343-80-28338
M. Williams, G292-90-05025
A. Johnson, G181-50-01012
R. Green272-52-23436
C. Dickerson142-40-03144
D. O'Connor142-50-02024
J. Raffington10-00-00020
Totals 25-5511-193692465
 45.5%57.9% 

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Portland7-1117-16149
San Fran.7-1114-18182
Santa Clara7-1114-18203
Pacific4-1412-19241
Loyola-Mary.4-148-23267
 
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