South Dakota 71, Utah Valley 67
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Brandon Bos scored 15 points, including four free throws in the last 11 seconds, to lead South Dakota past Utah Valley 71-67 Monday night.
Bos scored eight of his 15 points in the last 3:03 of the contest. Tyler Larson added 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting for South Dakota (3-3), while Tyler Flack chipped in 10 points.
Ben Aird, with 18 points, led three players in double figures for Utah Valley (2-5).
Zach Nelson added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolverines, while Holton Hunsaker was good for 15 points, including three 3-pointers.
South Dakota trailed by seven with 4:38 remaining after a Hunsaker jumper. But a 12-0 run gave the Coyotes a 5-point lead with 11 seconds left. Hunsaker drilled a trey to put it back to two, but a pair of Bos free throws iced it for South Dakota.
North Dakota State 86, Valley City State 43
FARGO, N.D. (gobison.com) - The North Dakota State men's basketball team cruised to an 86-43 victory over NAIA opponent Valley City State on Monday, Dec. 2, inside the Bison Sports Arena. It was the third win in four days for the Bison, who were coming off a 2-0 weekend at the Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara, Calif.
Freshman Carlin Dupree and senior Marshall Bjorklund each scored 12 points to lead the NDSU attack. Lawrence Alexander chipped in 11 points, and Mike Felt had 10.
NDSU (5-3) shot 31-for-54 in the game for a 57.4-percent clip. It was the fifth time this season that the Bison shot 53 percent or better from the floor.
NDSU led from start to finish after racing out to a 24-5 advantage in the game's first eight minutes.
Valley City State (1-7) shot just 15-for-51 (29.4 percent) for the contest. Aaron Duske and Quinton Peterson both scored eight points to lead the Vikings.