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.