Miller leads North Dakota St past Jamestown 99-50
FARGO, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half, Tyson Ward had a double-double and North Dakota State rolled to a 99-50 win over NAIA Jamestown on Saturday.
Ward had 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Bison (8-6). Cameron Hunter had nine points and eight rebounds.
Miller hit 6 of 7 shots, including all four of his 3-pointers, when the Bison raced to a 56-28 halftime lead. NDSU shot 66 percent (21 of 32), including 7 of 12 behind the arc.
Leading by one eight minutes in, Miller made two free throws to start a 15-0 run he capped with a 3-poitner midway through the first half. Jared Samuelson contributed back-to-back 3s. The Bison also closed the half with an 11-2 run.
Jon Purintun scored 12 points for the Jimmies (11-6), who came in averaging 91.6 points a game and leading NAIA D-II in 3-point percent at 44. Jamestown was 4 of 24 from distance and shot 32 percent overall.
The Bison had a 44-25 rebounding advantage and 25 assists on 33 baskets. They finished the game shooting 59 percent while making 12 of 22 on 3s.