Wright, North Dakota State beat Duquesne 57-43

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- TrayVonn Wright scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead North Dakota State past Duquesne 57-43 Tuesday night.

North Dakota (4-1) scored the game's first nine points and opened on a 26-10 run.

Duquesne (1-3) shot just 24 percent (6 for 24) from the field in the first half, compared to the Bison shooting 41.9 percent (13 for 31). North Dakota led at halftime 34-19.

Andre Marhold scored the first five points for Duquesne to start the second half, cutting the deficit to 10, 34-24, but North Dakota State blew open the game scoring 15 straight points-nine of those points coming from Wright- to push the lead to 49-24.

Marshall Bjorklund scored 12 points, and Taylor Braun finished with 11 points and six assist for the Bison.

The Dukes failed to have a player score in double digits. Marhold led Duquesne with 9 points

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