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Utah Valley vs North Dakota State

N. Dakota St. 63, Utah Valley St. 56

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Marshall Bjorklund scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and North Dakota State rode a late-game run to a 63-56 victory over Utah Valley in a nonconference matchup Tuesday night.

Nate Zastrow, TrayVonn Wright and Kory Brown added 10 points apiece for the Bison (21-8), and leading scorer Taylor Braun played 18 scoreless minutes in his first game since breaking a bone in his foot against Oakland in mid-January.

Ben Aird had 25 points and Holton Hunsaker 15 for the Wolverines (13-16), who tied the game at 48 on Aird's free throws with 8:37 to play. Zastrow, a senior playing in his final home game, then made a 3-pointer and two free throws to power a 7-0 run that put the Bison ahead for good.

NDSU is one game behind South Dakota State in the Summit League standings. Both teams close their regular seasons at Nebraska-Omaha this week.

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Z. Jones, F331-30-15012
B. Aird, C377-139-961425
H. Hunsaker, G366-142-233315
J. Johnson, G332-63-52237
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N. Zastrow, G172-44-441110
K. Brown354-62-353110
B. VandenBergh181-22-22025
C. Kading131-20-07122
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