BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Taylor Braun made his last six field goals and finished with 30 points, six rebounds and six assists as North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 85-77.
Braun's performance highlighted the outstanding all-around shooting of NDSU (15-5, 4-1 Summit League) which was 27 of 48 from the field, 8 of 15 from 3-point range and 23 of 28 from the free-throw line.
NDSU led 41-37 at halftime and opened the second with a 13-2 run capped by Braun's jumper to make it 54-39.
Jordan Dykstra's 3-pointer brought the Jackrabbits to within 80-75 with 39 seconds left, but the Bison made 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to secure the victory.
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.