Eastern Washington scores 65 in 2nd half to top North Dakota

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Tyler Harvey, the nation’s leading scorer, had 26 points and freshman Bogdan Bliznyuk had a career-high 25 and Eastern Washington scored 67 points in the second half to beat North Dakota 102-80 on Saturday.

Ognjen Miljkovic scored 18 points and Drew Brandon 11, all in the second half, with Drew adding a career-high 13 assists and eight rebounds for the Eagles (15-5, 6-1 Big Sky). The Eagles shot 37 percent in the first half and trailed 41-35 but shot 74.2 percent in the second half, hitting 8 of 12 3-pointers. They also made 13 of 14 free throws.

Jaron Nash had 24 points for North Dakota (6-12, 2-5) with Quinton Hooker adding 16 with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Eastern Washington never put together more than a 12-point run but had 16 assists and just two turnovers in the second half to go with the hot shooting that included Harvey, Bliznyuk and Miljkovic each hitting 6 of 7.