Jones, Southern Utah down North Dakota State 77-68
Kyle Davis contributed 16 points and Matt Massey 14 for the Thunderbirds (4-9, 1-2 Summit).
Michael Tveidt scored 16 points to pace the Bison (7-6, 1-2). Marshall Bjorklund hauled down a game-high 14 rebounds, and Mike Felt added 11 points on three 3-pointers and two free throws, and Freddy Coleman scored 10.
Southern Utah trailed 19-16 midway through the first half. But consecutive baskets by Davis, Damon Heuir and Jordan Weirick turned the deficit into a 22-19 edge.
The lead peaked at 46-33 on Jones’ jumper with 17:49 left. North Dakota State cut it to 58-56 on Drew Lundberg’s layup with 4:49 to go but could get no closer.
North Dakota State held a 41-32 rebounding edge but committed 19 turnovers to 10 for Southern Utah.