Umkc 22 36 58
North Dakota St 19 50 69
Date of game: 3/10/2013

Recap: North Dakota St vs. UMKC

Sioux Falls, SD (Sports Network) - Taylor Braun poured in a game-high 27 points and Marshall Bjorklund recorded a double-double as the North Dakota State Bison rallied for a 68-59 win over the UMKC Kangaroos in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena.

Bjorklund had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Lawrence Alexander added 14 points for the third-seed Bison (23-8) who move on to face second-seed Western Illinois in the semifinals.

Trinity Hall had 14 points and Estan Tyler had eight points and seven assists for sixth-seed UMKC (8-24).

At halftime the Kangaroos held a slim 22-19 lead despite shooting 30,4 percent from the field as they limited the Bison to just seven field goals while hitting 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.

After the break the Bison improved to 62.5 percent shooting while knocking in 17-of-21 shots from the free-throw line to secure the victory.

North Dakota State had a 35-25 edge in rebounds while outscoring UMKC, 34-20, in the paint.

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