FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) -- The North Dakota State men’s basketball team clamped down defensively Saturday night, earning a 57-45 road win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Islander Invitational.
NDSU improved to 4-1 on the season with the victory. The Bison play Stony Brook at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.
Junior guard Cameron Hunter paced the Bison with 13 points and three 3-pointers. NDSU forward Rocky Kreuser had 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
NDSU never trailed in the game. The Bison forced 16 turnovers and limited the Islanders to 16-of-48 shooting (33 percent).
NDSU opened up a 19-9 lead in the game’s first 14 minutes, leading 25-21 at the half. The Bison pushed their margin to 13 points at 38-25 on a layup by Chris Quayle seven minutes into the second half. NDSU held an advantage of at least eight points for the remainder of the game.
Nine different Bison players scored in the game. Tyson Ward and Vinnie Shahid both tallied seven points.
The victory marked the 100th career win for NDSU head coach David Richman, making him the second-fastest men’s basketball coach in school history to reach the milestone.