NDSU Dominates in Summit League Championship, Headed for NCAA Tournament
It was total domination from the tip.
North Dakota State clinching a second consecutive Summit League Championship and punching another ticket to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Bison defeating North Dakota 89-53 Tuesday at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
NDSU opened up with a 13-0 lead. UND unable to put points up until 7:00 minutes in to the game when Marlon Stewart drove hard through the lane to put two up for the Fighting Hawks.
The Bison would immediately answer, scoring the next eight points to break the game wide open, pushing the lead to 21-2 midway through the first half and holding their lead from start to finish.
The Bison kept their foot on the gas for the rest of the half, tying a championship-game record with 49 points thanks to an 8-for-11 effort from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes.
NDSU advances to its fifth NCAA Division I tournament in its 12 years of eligibility. Head coach Dave Richman leading the team to three in six years.