Drake 72, North Dakota 63
The Bulldogs (3-5) were ahead 37-27 at halftime and opened the second half with a 12-2 run to build that lead to 49-29. North Dakota (1-8) got within six, 69-63, in the final minute but ran out of time down the stretch.
Neither team shot the ball well.
Travis Mertens led the Fighting Sioux with 13 points, followed by Spencer Goodman with 12, Chris Clausen with 11 and Patrick Mitchell with 10.