Western Illinois vs North Dakota State

W. Illinois 49, N. Dakota St. 36


FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Terell Parks scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds Thursday night, helping Western Illinois dominate the second half of a 49-36 victory over North Dakota State and hold onto first place in the Summit League.

Adam Link had 14 points for the Leathernecks (19-5, 11-2), who stayed a half-game ahead of South Dakota State and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Bison (19-7, 10-4). Western Illinois plays at SDSU on Saturday.

Lawrence Alexander and TrayVonn Wright scored 10 apiece for the Bison, whose point total was their lowest ever at Bison Sports Arena, which opened in 1970.

NDSU closed the first half on a 10-0 run to lead 22-17 at halftime, but WIU scored 13 straight points just after halftime to go ahead for good. The Bison pulled within 35-31 on Alexander's free throws with 4:14 left, but the Leathernecks scored the next eight points to seal the victory.

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Western Illinois (19-5) «173249
North Dakota State (19-7)221436

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Western Illinois Leathernecks
J. Houpt, F362-60-06035
A. Link, F355-113-671214
T. Parks, C364-95-8150313
C. Clark III, G393-82-435310
R. Roberts-Burnett, G362-30-02034
D. McAvoy III111-10-00113
J. Foster50-00-00100
M. Ochereobia20-00-00010
Totals 17-3810-183581649
North Dakota State Bison
T. Wright, F365-130-080410
M. Bjorklund, F312-50-24034
B. VandenBergh, F290-00-02120
L. Alexander, G402-156-863110
K. Brown, G362-63-54137
M. Felt142-60-01125
C. Kading130-10-01010
N. Zastrow10-00-00000
Totals 13-469-152861636
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292
Other games
NW 59 Final
WISC 53 Final
SJU 58 Final
LOU 72
ARIZ 58 Final
GONZ 77 Final