South Dakota tops N. Dakota 77-67 behind balanced scoring
Tied 39-39 at the break, North Dakota scored a season-low 28 points in the second half. The Coyotes made 19 of 26 free throws while North Dakota was 5-for-10.
Marlon Stewart had 19 points for the Fighting Hawks (13-17, 7-9) before fouling out. Filip Rebraca added 17 points and 12 rebounds. De’Sean Allen-Eikens had 15 points and eight rebounds.
The teams meet again in the Summit League quarterfinal for the third and sixth seeds on March 8.