Marshall Bjorklund scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and North Dakota State made a late run past Utah Valley 63-56 in men's basketball Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Bison Sports Arena.
Nate Zastrow scored a season-high 10 points and TrayVonn Wright and Kory Brown added 10 points apiece for the Bison, who improved to 21-8 overall and 12-1 at home.
NDSU leading scorer Taylor Braun played 18 scoreless minutes in his first game since breaking a bone in his foot against Oakland in mid-January.
Ben Aird had 17 of his 25 points in the second half and Holton Hunsaker scored 15 for the Wolverines (13-16), who tied the game for the ninth time at 48 on Aird's free throws with 8:37 to play.
Zastrow, a senior playing in his final home game, made his second 3-pointer of the night and two free throws to power a 7-0 run that put the Bison ahead for good.
NDSU is one game behind South Dakota State in the Summit League standings. Both teams close their regular seasons at Omaha this week. The Bison play at 4 p.m. Saturday on Midco Sports Network and Fox College Sports Central.