North Dakota 79, Minot State 50

Troy Huff scored 19 points as North Dakota won back-to-back

games for the first time this season, whipping Minot State 79-60 on

Thursday night.

The freshman made 8 of 10 shots for the hot-shooting Fighting

Sioux (7-9), who shot 49.0 percent (25 of 51). Josh Schuler added

11 points for North Dakota, which had 12 players score. Patrick

Mitchell pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds.

Nathaniel Packineau led the NAIA Beavers (8-12) with 14 points

on 4 of 9 3-pointers plus two free throws. Jason West had three

assists and two steals.

North Dakota scored 42 points in the paint and 14 off fast

breaks in its final nonconference game before opening the Great

West schedule.

Minot State held its only lead when Packineau drilled a

3-pointer for an 11-9 advantage with 14:23 to go in the first


It was 47-24 at halftime.