FARGO, N.D. -- Marshall Bjorklund scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and North Dakota State rode a late-game run to a 63-56 victory over Utah Valley in a nonconference matchup Tuesday night.
Nate Zastrow, TrayVonn Wright and Kory Brown added 10 points apiece for the Bison (21-8), and leading scorer Taylor Braun played 18 scoreless minutes in his first game since breaking a bone in his foot against Oakland in mid-January.
Ben Aird had 25 points and Holton Hunsaker 15 for the Wolverines (13-16), who tied the game at 48 on Aird's free throws with 8:37 to play. Zastrow, a senior playing in his final home game, then made a 3-pointer and two free throws to power a 7-0 run that put the Bison ahead for good.
NDSU is one game behind South Dakota State in the Summit League standings. Both teams close their regular seasons at Nebraska-Omaha this week.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.