Fort Wayne 76, Kennesaw State 66
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Pierre Bland scored 23 points in a stellar performance as Fort Wayne cruised to a 76-66 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday.
Bland had a field day shooting, hitting 7 of 7 from the field and going 8 for 8 from the penalty line. Bland also contributed six assists, six rebounds, and had three steals. Joe Reed added 16 points and Luis Jacobo scored 11 for the Mastodons.
Fort Wayne (5-2) Jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never allowed Kennesaw State (2-5) to close the gap taking a 40-29 point advantage into the break. The Mastodons stretched the gap to 19 points late in the second half before the Mastodons were able to narrow the final deficit to 10 points.
Nigel Pruitt led the Mastodons in scoring with 15 points and Yonel Brown finished with 11 points and seven assists.
North Dakota 95, North Dakota State 77
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Troy Huff scored 32 points and snagged 10 rebounds to lead North Dakota to a 95-77 win over rival North Dakota State on Sunday.
Huff, who shot a career high 37 last week at Wisconsin, remained hot from the field, hitting 8 of 12, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, and 13 of his 17 free throws. Joining him in double digits for North Dakota(2-1) was Aaron Anderson with 18 points, Jaron Nash with 12, and Chad Calcaterra, 11.
The Bison (2-3) never led the game but caught North Dakota midway through the first half to tie it at 19 with a steal and a dunk by TrayVonn Wright. North Dakota regained the lead moments later on a Josh Schuler jumper and never relinquished it.
Taylor Braun led North Dakota State (2-3) with a game-high 34 points, and Marshall Bjorklund added 11.