North Dakota State vs St. Mary's

Saint Mary's defeats North Dakota St 78-65

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MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Brad Waldow had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's over North Dakota State 78-65 Thursday night.

Saint Mary's (3-0) took an 8-7 lead in the first half and never trailed the rest of the game. Waldow scored 11 of his points in the second half as the Gaels stretched the lead to 10 with under a minute to play. Waldow, who averages nearly one block per game, had three of the team's six blocks against the Bison.

The Gaels made nine of their last 12 free throws while shooting 73.3 percent from the line.

North Dakota State (1-1) pulled within two points with 9:42 remaining on back-to-back jumpers by Lawrence Alexander. Alexander finished with 12 points. Marshall Bjorklund had 23 points to lead the Bison, but only shot once from the floor in the final eight minutes - a missed layup.

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Scoreboard
North Dakota State (1-1)273865
St. Mary's (3-0) «344478

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Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ill.0-07-2162
South Dakota0-09-392
S. Dak. St.0-08-464
IPFW0-06-5206
Denver0-05-5290
No. Dak. St.0-04-570
Oral Roberts0-03-9283
Neb.-Omaha0-01-10276

West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
BYU0-08-287
Gonzaga0-08-255
St. Marys0-08-289
San Diego0-07-2100
San Fran.0-05-3217
LMU0-05-4228
Pacific0-05-6234
Portland0-04-6223
Santa Clara0-03-6343
Pepperdine0-03-7302
 
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MEMP 95
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