Utah Valley vs North Dakota State

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


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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Utah Valley Wolverines
N. Thompson, F383-80-09237
Z. Jones, F331-30-15012
B. Aird, C377-139-961425
H. Hunsaker, G366-142-233315
J. Johnson, G332-63-52237
T. Brown90-10-01000
K. Enos70-20-01100
A. Hosley40-00-00000
W. Sinclair30-00-00020
Totals 19-4714-172991656
North Dakota State Bison
M. Bjorklund, F356-112-581314
T. Wright, F314-110-070210
L. Alexander, G223-91-11047
T. Braun, G180-40-03210
N. Zastrow, G172-44-441110
K. Brown354-62-353110
B. VandenBergh181-22-22025
C. Kading131-20-07122
M. Felt112-80-00015
Totals 23-5711-153781763
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11103
Grand Canyon8-617-15274
Utah Valley5-911-19308
UT-Pan Am4-1010-21334
Chicago St.4-108-24333

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.12-423-1092
S. Dak. St.12-424-1190
Oral Roberts10-619-15163
South Dakota9-717-16213
Western Ill.3-138-20328
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MEMP 62 Final
XAV 64
IND 73 Final
NEB 46 Final
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