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Defensive effort led NDSU to a win over SCU Northridge

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NDSU Bison won FCS national championship

Fargo, North Dakota – On Friday night at the Scheels Center, the North Dakota State men’s basketball team defeated CSU Northridge 68-54 thanks to a solid defensive effort.

The Bison improved to 6-4 on the season, while the Matadors dropped to 3-6.

NDSU held CSUN to a 34% shooting percentage throughout the game, including a 4-for-19 (21%) performance from three-point range.

Just over 10 minutes into the game, the Bison hit four of their first six baskets from beyond the arc, putting them up 24-15. In the first half, NDSU led by as much as 12 points.

With eight minutes left in the game, the Matadors had drawn within five points, 52-47, but Tyree Eady replied with a three-point play that launched NDSU’s 16-2 run and secured the victory.

NDSU was paced by Grant Nelson and Rocky Kreuser, who each scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds for a double-double.

Eady had nine points and a season-high 12 rebounds in the game, leading the Bison to a 48-31 rebounding advantage.

On Monday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., NDSU takes on Indiana State.

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