NJIT 72, North Dakota 57

Ryan Woods scored 19 points as New Jersey Institute of

Technology defeated North Dakota 72-57 Saturday to split the season

series.

The Highlanders (11-13, 4-3 Great West Conference) led by 12 en

route to a 33-24 halftime lead.

The Fighting Sioux, who defeated NJIT 80-63 on Jan. 26, closed

the gap to six points on three occasions, the last at 39-33 with

14:37 left, but could get no closer.

The Highlanders made 18 of 22 free throws compared to only 8 of

15 for North Dakota (11-13, 3-4).

Isaiah Wilkerson added 13 points and Lamar Kearse 12 for

NJIT.

The Fighting Sioux, coming off their first road win of the

season at Chicago State, are now 1-12 on the road and 10-1 at

home.

Aaron Anderson had 14 points and Troy Huff 12 for North Dakota

while Brandon Brekke had his fourth double-double with 11 points

and 11 rebounds.