vs San Francisco

N. Dakota St. 73, San Francisco 65


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Taylor Braun scored a career-high 26 points with 10 rebounds and Lawrence Alexander added 13 points, eight assists and nine boards in his first collegiate game as North Dakota State beat San Francisco 73-65 on Friday night in the opener of the Hilltop Challenge.

Perris Blackwell tallied a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds for the Dons, who overcame an 11-point halftime deficit only to see the Bison pull away by scoring 11 consecutive points in the closing minutes of the season opener for both teams.

Braun, a sophomore guard, went 8-for-14 from the field to highlight the Bison's 49.1 percent shooting on the night. Alexander, a true freshman, fell just short of a triple-double while playing a team-high 37 minutes.

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M. Bjorklund, F293-42-25138
T. Wright, F274-101-25339
L. Alexander, G376-121-298313
T. Braun, G338-149-10103326
D. Hale, G302-70-30336
M. Felt202-50-00016
J. Lindberg102-20-00014
J. Aaberg80-10-00030
N. Zastrow60-01-21001
Totals 27-5514-2133182073
San Francisco Dons
P. Blackwell, F289-135-880423
A. Caloiaro, G354-64-751313
C. Doolin, G343-80-28338
M. Williams, G292-90-05025
A. Johnson, G181-50-01012
R. Green272-52-23436
C. Dickerson142-40-03144
D. O'Connor142-50-02024
J. Raffington10-00-00020
Totals 25-5511-193692465

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St. Marys16-229-517
San Fran.10-820-1394
Santa Clara10-817-16125
San Diego6-1213-18204
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Louisville 83
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UConn 70
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NULL 33 Final
Michigan 59
Mich St 55 Final
NC 67
NORFL 44 Final
Alabama 64
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Kansas 100
Mt St Mry 37 Final
MU 91
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Wright St 42 Final
Ohio St 73
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Texas So 57 Final
Baylor 77
Cal Irvine 56 Final
California 77
LMU 69 Final
E Wash 69 Final