Recap - North Dakota State Defeats South Dakota State 85-77

Recap - North Dakota State Defeats South Dakota State 85-77

North Dakota State got a 30-point performance from Taylor Braun as North Dakota State handed South Dakota State an 85-77 defeat on Saturday at Frost Arena.

Bettors who backed North Dakota State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5.5 at sportsbooks.

North Dakota State got 19 points from Marshall Bjorklund and another 15 points from Lawrence Alexander. Taylor Braun contributed 6 assists, while Marshall Bjorklund cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

South Dakota State got 22 points from Brayden Carlson in a losing cause and another 17 points from Jordan Dykstra. Chad White contributed 5 assists for them, while Jordan Dykstra had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed North Dakota State were victorious, as the score was 41-37 at the break.

North Dakota State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-24.