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North Dakota State beats South Dakota 82-71
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP)—Eric Carlson scored 19 points off the bench, Lawrence Alexander and Taylor Braun added 13 apiece, and North Dakota State caught fire after halftime to beat South Dakota 82-71 on Saturday night.

Carlson was 8 of 10 from the field for the Bison (16-9, 9-6 Summit), who snapped a two-game losing streak. TrayVonn Wright added 10 points.

Louie Krogman led the Coyotes (9-15, 4-11) with 24 points, and leading scorer Charlie Westbrook had 22 but was just 6 of 19 from the field.

South Dakota led 39-35 at halftime, but North Dakota State went on a 21-5 run over the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half to take a 56-44 lead.

The Coyotes cut it to 69-65 on a Krogman layup with 2:59 left, but free throws in the closing minutes sealed the win for NDSU, which shot 68 percent from the field in the second half.

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Eric Carlson Eric Carlson
8-10,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
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Steve Tecker Steve Tecker
6-11,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

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