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North Dakota State vs Western Illinois Final: 65-52 - Recap

North Dakota State grabbed a 65-52 win over Western Illinois on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Marshall Bjorklund at Bison Sports Arena.

North Dakota State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 16-point spread.

Taylor Braun had 14 points for North Dakota State and TrayVonn Wright chipped in with 12 points. Taylor Braun had 6 assists for them, while Taylor Braun was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Western Illinois got 18 points from Michael Ochereobia in a losing cause and another 13 points from Jabari Sandifer. Jabari Sandifer contributed 6 assists for them, while Michael Ochereobia had 6 rebounds.

North Dakota State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-22.