North Dakota State vs Western Illinois

    N. Dakota St. 55, W. Illinois 43

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    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - TrayVonn Wright led North Dakota State with 19 points and the Bison survived a defensive battle to beat Western Illinois 55-43 Monday night in the semifinals of the Summit League tournament.

    North Dakota State (24-8) will face top seed and defending champion South Dakota State in the finals Tuesday night.

    Taylor Braun added 14 points for the Bison and pulled down seven rebounds.

    Adam Link led Western Illinois (22-8) with 12 points and eight rebounds.

    Leathernecks point guard Ceola Clark, who scored nine points, went down with a leg injury midway through the second half and had to be carried off the court. He later returned to the bench on crutches.

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    North Dakota State (24-8) «243155
    Western Illinois (22-8)202343

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    North Dakota State Bison
    T. Wright, F336-112-271319
    M. Bjorklund, F272-42-44326
    L. Alexander, G403-70-03227
    T. Braun, G373-118-874214
    K. Brown, G272-30-02114
    M. Felt171-20-04003
    C. Kading141-10-02022
    J. Aaberg30-00-00020
    B. VandenBergh10-00-00000
    N. Zastrow10-00-00000
    F. Newell00-00-00000
    Totals 18-3912-1430111455
     46.2%85.7% 
    Western Illinois Leathernecks
    J. Houpt, F393-70-02127
    A. Link, F393-76-680312
    M. Ochereobia, C151-50-04022
    R. Roberts-Burnett, G353-40-33216
    C. Clark III, G312-94-41219
    D. McAvoy III242-50-02055
    J. Foster151-50-20102
    J. Hawthorne20-00-00010
    J. Walker00-00-00000
    Totals 15-4210-152161543
     35.7%66.7% 
    Summit League
    TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
    S. Dak. St.12-426-828
    IPFW12-424-1071
    Neb.-Omaha10-618-14143
    IUPUI9-713-19188
    No. Dak. St.8-820-13125
    Denver7-916-15193
    Oral Roberts6-1014-17151
    South Dakota5-1114-18197
    Western Ill.3-1310-17262
     
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    GONZ 65