FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward had 22 points and 10 rebounds as North Dakota State topped Purdue Fort Wayne 80-70 on Friday night.
The victory left North Dakota State (19-7, 10-2) tied atop the Summit League with South Dakota State.
Vinnie Shahid had 19 points for North Dakota State, which earned its sixth consecutive win. Rocky Kreuser added 13 points and three blocks.
Jarred Godfrey had 20 points for the Mastodons (12-15, 5-7). Dylan Carl added 16 points and eight rebounds. Matt Holba had 13 points.
The Bison improve to 2-0 against the Mastodons on the season. North Dakota State defeated Purdue Fort Wayne 71-60 on Feb. 1.
North Dakota State plays South Dakota on the road on Wednesday. Purdue Fort Wayne faces South Dakota State on the road on Sunday.
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