North Dakota 74, Utah Valley St. 58

Travis Bledsoe scored 20 points, surpassing 1,000 for his

career, and North Dakota defeated Utah Valley 74-58 Saturday.

Nick Haugen added 14 points and Derek Benter 12 for the Fighting

Sioux (7-18, 4-3 Great West).

Jordan Swarbrick led the Wolverines (11-15, 4-6) with 21 points

and Tyray Petty had 15.

Bledsoe, a senior, is the 30th player in North Dakota history to

score at least 1,000 points.

After a tightly contested first half, the Sioux pulled away

early in the second. The score was tied at 39 with just over 17

minutes to play when North Dakota put together a 20-4 run. The

Sioux led by double digits the rest of the way.

The first half included six lead changes, five ties and neither

team led by more than six.