North Dakota State Downs Western Illinois 56-52 - Match Report

Taylor Braun scored 19 points leading North Dakota State to a 56-52 victory over Western Illinois at Western Hall on Thursday.

North Dakota State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread.

North Dakota State got 14 points from Lawrence Alexander and another 12 points from Marshall Bjorklund. Taylor Braun contributed 3 assists, while TrayVonn Wright cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

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

First-half bettors who backed North Dakota State were victorious, as the score was 28-26 at the break.

North Dakota State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-26.