CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Jared Samuelson had 15 points as North Dakota State beat Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-70 on Friday night in the Islander Invitational.
Vinnie Shahid had 12 points and eight rebounds for North Dakota State (3-1). Tyson Ward added 11 points and nine rebounds. Sam Griesel had seven rebounds. NDSU made 12 of 29 (41%) from beyond the arc and posted a 43-31 rebounding advantage.
Jordan Jackson scored a career-high 29 points for the Vaqueros (1-2). Lesley Varner II added 11 points. Javon Levi had nine points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
North Dakota State faces Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on the road on Saturday. Texas Rio Grande Valley plays Stony Brook on Saturday.
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