North Dakota St. defeats winless Centenary 83-63
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP)—Marshall Bjorklund scored 22 points and Taylor Braun had his first career double-double as North Dakota State cruised to an 83-63 victory over winless Centenary on Thursday night.
The Bison (12-10, 6-6 Summit League) have won three in a row after a four-game skid while the Gentlemen (0-24, 0-12) extended the longest Division I losing streak to 29 games.
North Dakota State led by 14 in the first half, but Centenary closed to 32-27 at halftime.
After the Gentlemen got to 38-34 with 17:53 to go, the Bison used an 11-4 run to push the lead into double figures for good.
Braun had 18 points and 10 rebounds for North Dakota State, which outrebounded the Gentlemen 40-19 and had a 58-28 advantage in the paint.
Eric Carlson added 14 points and Michael Tveidt 13 for the Bison.
Maxx Nakwaasah scored 17 for Centenary, which shot 51.2 percent from the field (22 of 43).