NDSU’s Hot Shooting Downs Coyotes
VERMILLION, SD — Marshall Bjorklund scored 23 points and Taylor Braun added 19 to lead North Dakota State to a 92-66 win against South Dakota Thursday at the DakotaDome. The Bison (12-3, 3-0 Summit) shot a season-high 64 percent from the floor to win their fourth in a row.
North Dakota State shot 80 percent from the field in the first half (21 of 26) and scored on 23 of its 30 possessions to take a 52-26 lead into halftime. The Bison made their first seven shots and scored on their first 10 possessions to take a 21-7 lead. They were 18 of 21 from the field and led 43-14 with 3:56 left in the first.
Braun made the first five shots he took and finished 7 of 10. Bjorklund, the nation’s most accurate shooter heading into this week’s games, finished 11 of 13. Mike Felt came off the bench to hit four first-half treys. He added a fifth in the second half to net 15 points.
Kasperbauer knocked down four 3-pointers in the final six minutes of the first half and had 12 at the break. The rest of the Coyotes combined to shoot 5 of 20 in the opening stanza.
South Dakota returns to the court Saturday with a home contest against South Dakota State (11-5, 2-1). Opening tip will be 4:05 p.m.
Courtesy: University of South Dakota