North Dakota State tops South Dakota State in Summit semi

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Boden Skunberg scored 24 points, Grant Nelson totaled 20 points and 22 rebounds and North Dakota State defeated South Dakota State 89-79 on Monday night in the semifinal round of the Summit League Tournament.

North Dakota State, the No. 3 seed, will play top-seeded Oral Roberts — winners of 16 in a row — in the championship game on Tuesday.

Skunberg shot 10 for 15 from the floor with four 3-pointers for the Bison (16-16). Damari Wheeler-Thomas scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting.

The second-seeded Jackrabbits (19-13) were led by Alex Arians’ 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Matthew Mims added 19 points as the Jackrabbits’ seven-game win streak came to an end.

North Dakota State led 40-34 at halftime and used 17 points from Skunberg to hold South Dakota State at bay in the second half.


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