North Dakota 59, N. Dakota St. 54
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP)
Brandon Brekke scored 17 points to lead North Dakota to a 59-54 victory against North Dakota State on Tuesday night.
Aaron Anderson added 12 points and Josh Schuler 11 for North Dakota (8-9).
Brekke, whose father, uncle and aunt played basketball at North Dakota, made eight of his 11 shots from the field. His free throw following a flagrant foul call put North Dakota in front for good, 53-52, with 2:14 remaining.
Patrick Mitchell scored on a put-back basket with 54 seconds to play, putting North Dakota up 55-52, a lead it protected at the free-throw line.
Mitchell scored 10 points.
The in-state rivals belong to different conferences and had not played at Grand Forks since 2004, when both schools were in Division II. The rivalry was resumed last season with a game at North Dakota State, won 81-55 by the Bison.