MACOMB, Ill. -- Ceola Clark III scored 13 points and Western Illinois defeated North Dakota State 50-42 Saturday night.
North Dakota State led 20-13 at halftime. Western Illinois shot 38 percent from the field for the game, while North Dakota State shot 38 percent. The Bison had 34 rebounds, while the Leathernecks had 26.
The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Bison (16-4, 7-1).
Western Illinois has lost only one game at home this season, winning nine inside Western Hall.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he may explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.