College Basketball – NDSU beats SDSU men; USD beats Oral Roberts
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser had 17 points to lead six North Dakota State players in double figures as the Bison edged past South Dakota State 84-82.
Sam Griesel added 15 points for the Bison. Maleeck Harden-Hayes chipped in 11, Grant Nelson scored 10 and Jarius Cook had 10. Douglas Wilson led the Jackrabbits with a season-high 29 points.
Elsewhere, A.J. Plitzuweit tied his career high with 37 points to out-duel Max Abmas and lead South Dakota to an 86-84 win over Oral Roberts. Abmas led the Golden Eagles with 36 points.
In other men’s action, the South Dakota Mines men’s basketball team’s late rally fell short Saturday night as the Chadron State Eagles held off the Hardrockers, 63-60, during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference bout in Chadron, Nebraska.
In women’s hoops,
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tylee Irwin scored a career-high 31 points on Saturday night to help No. 23 South Dakota State complete the road sweep of North Dakota State 69-60.
Irwin passed the 1,000-point milestone on a 3-pointer with 7:59 left in the fourth quarter and set a career high for the second straight night.
She made 11 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and made all five foul shots.
It was South Dakota State’s 16th straight win, clinching the No. 1 seed in the Summit League tournament and at least a share of the regular season title.
Ryan Cobbins had 16 points for North Dakota State.
In other women’s action Saturday, the South Dakota Mines women’s basketball team rolled over the Chadron State Eagles, 72-45, Saturday night during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup in Chadron Nebraska.
The win propelled the ‘Rockers to 11-7 on the season and 11-6 in the conference while the Eagles remain winless on the year.