Brandon Brekke and Patrick Mitchell each added 10 points for the Fighting Sioux (13-14, 4-4 Great West), who ran off to a 16-2 lead. North Dakota shot 56 percent from the field and moved to 11-1 at home with two games remaining.
North Dakota made seven of its 14 3-point attempts, but went 9 for 29 from the free-throw line, or 31 percent, to keep the game close.
Marcus Davis scored 22 points and Terry Bembry scored 14 for Houston Baptist (9-19, 2-7).
- North Dakota