North Dakota State defeats IPFW 84-68

FARGO, N.D. (AP)—Lawrence Alexander scored a career-high 26 points and Marshall Bjorklund had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead North Dakota State to an 84-68 win over IPFW Friday night.

The Bison (10-3, 3-1 Summit) scored 14 straight points to break away from a 54-54 game with 9:01 to play. Alexander was 14 of 16 from the free-throw line, where North Dakota State made 33 of 42, both team season highs.

Mike Felt scored 14 points, including all three of the Bison’s 3-pointers.

Frank Gaines scored 26 points to lead the Mastodons (7-6, 1-3). Justin Jordan added 14 points and Trey McCorkle scored 10 for IPFW, which was scoreless for 6 minutes in the NDSU run.

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Updated Friday, Dec 30, 2011