North Dakota gets by Idaho State 80-75
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP)
North Dakota, after dropping two consecutive conference games, came back to shoot 60 percent from the floor to get this victory. Alonzo Traylor and Cole Stefan had 11 points each for North Dakota (10-12, 7-5 Big Sky Conference).
North Dakota held a 46-37 halftime advantage. Idaho State charged back in the second half to take a 57-56 lead following a layup by Jeffrey Solarin with 11:08 remaining. North Dakota answered and led 66-61 following a layup by Stefan with 7:27 remaining. The Bengals closed within two following another Solarin layup, but North Dakota responded again and led 75-67 following a 3-pointer by Stefan at the 3:57 mark.
Solarin had 23 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for Idaho State (8-13, 5-7).