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Ward's double-double leads NDSU past Western Illinois

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Tyson Ward had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead six North Dakota State players in double figures as the Bison beat Western Illinois 85-69 on Thursday night.

Deng Geu added 14 points for the Bison (8-10, 2-2 Summit League). Sam Griesel scored 12 while Rocky Kreuser and Vinnie Shahid scored 13 apiece.

Kobe Webster had 17 points and Isaac Johnson added 15 points for the Leathernecks (6-11, 1-3).

North Dakota state led by 11 at halftime and soon went up by 20 after a 3-pointer by Kreuser and a fast-break layup by Ward. The Bison led by at least 16 the rest of the way and the lead peaked at 81-57 when Shahid hit a pair of free throws with 3:09 to go.

Western Illinois plays at North Dakota (7-9, 1-2) on Saturday. North Dakota State plays at Denver (5-14, 0-5) on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Illinois 6-11 294069
home team logo N. Dakota St. 8-10 404585
Team Stats
away team logo W. Illinois 6-11 70.9 PPG 38.5 RPG 10.3 APG
home team logo N. Dakota St. 8-10 73.0 PPG 33.4 RPG 11.5 APG
Key Players
10
K. Webster 17.0 PPG 4.4 RPG 3.1 APG 42.9 FG%
0
V. Shahid 13.1 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.6 APG 44.0 FG%
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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