North Dakota State 66, James Madison 44
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Taylor Braun scored 19 points and TrayVonn Wright added 12 and North Dakota State closed out the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic subregional round with a 66-44 win over James Madison on Wednesday.
Braun, who was 6 of 10 from the field, knocked down three 3-pointers and recorded team-highs in rebounds (seven) and assists (six).
North Dakota State (5-1) opened the game on a 7-2 run but saw the Dukes rally and take a 20-19 lead with 6:16 left in the half.
But James Madison (1-3) converted just one field goal over the final six minutes and Braun scored eight of North Dakota State's final 10 points of the half as the Bison entered intermission with a 34-24 advantage.
North Dakota State, which shot 55 percent (11 of 20) in the second half, held James Madison to 15-of-46 shooting for the game.
Andre Nation led James Madison with 10 points.
South Dakota State 81, Southwest Minnesota State 72
BROOKINGS, S.D. (gojacks.com) - Nate Wolters posted his third double-double in the last four games with 21 points and 10 rebounds, which ties a career-high, and Chad White scored 19 points and tied a career-high with five three-pointers in South Dakota State's 81-72 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Wednesday at Frost Arena.
Winners of 19 in a row at home, the Jackrabbits improve to 4-2 on the season, while the visiting Mustangs fall to 2-3.
The Mustangs fell behind 12-6 early, but never went away, and came back to take a 31-30 lead with just under five minuets to play in the first half.
SDSU quickly regained the lead, but only led by two points, when Wolters hit a three-pointer at the first half buzzer to give the Jacks a 38-33 lead at halftime.
SMSU tied the game at 40-all early in the second half, but the Jackrabbits responded with a 28-6 run that ended with the Jacks leading 68-46 with 8:33 left to play.
The visitors would cut the lead to as few as eight points, but did so with just 27 seconds left, and would get no closer.