VERMILLION, S.D. -- Marshall Bjorklund scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and North Dakota State shot nearly 64 percent from the field in a 92-66 win over South Dakota on Thursday night.
Bjorklund sparked an 8-0 run to begin the game with two quick lay-ups and North Dakota State (12-3, 3-0 Summit) never looked back. The Bison shot 63.8 percent from the field, making 37 of 58 attempts including 10 3-pointers and out-rebounded the Coyotes 32-20.
North Dakota State dominated inside the paint, outscoring South Dakota 46-22.
The two teams combined to hit 19 shots from beyond the arc.
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