FARGO, N.D. -- Mike Felt scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers off the bench Thursday night to help North Dakota State dismantle UMKC 71-34.
Kory Brown and Marshall Bjorklund added 12 points apiece for the Bison (17-5, 8-2 Summit League). Bjorklund, whose 71.7 percent field-goal shooting entering the game was tops in Division I, was 6 of 9 from the field.
Trinity Hall had nine points to lead the Kangaroos (6-17, 3-7), who shot just 26 percent from the field. The 34 points were UMKC's fewest ever in a Summit League game and matched the fewest NDSU has allowed in the modern era; the Bison held Jamestown College to 34 points in the 2005-06 season.
The Bison, coming off tough losses to conference co-leaders Western Illinois and South Dakota State, led 28-12 at halftime and by as many as 40 in the second half. NDSU scored 30 points off 18 UMKC turnovers.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.