Ward, Samuelson, Shahid spark N. Dakota St. romp, 87-67
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward scored a career-high 29 points, making 4-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc, as North Dakota State stretched its home winning streak to 11 games, romping past Omaha 87-67 on Saturday.
Jared Samuelson added 21 points for the Bison, scoring all his points on seven 3-pointers, and Vinnie Shahid chipped in 20. North Dakota State secured the No. 1 seed to next week’s Summit League tournament. Shahid, who how has 1,001 career points, became just the second Bison to reach 1,000 points in two seasons. He also had nine assists.
North Dakota State (22-8, 13-3 Summit League) posted a season-high 15 3-pointers, including 10 en route to a season-high 54-point first half..
KJ Robinson had 18 points for the Mavericks (16-15, 9-7), whose four-game winning streak was broken. JT Gibson added 15 points. Marlon Ruffin had 12 points and seven rebounds.
The Bison claimed the top seed to the Summit League tournament, while Omaha is the No. 4 seed.