FARGO, N.D. -- TrayVonn Wright had 15 points Saturday, and North Dakota State took sole possession of the Summit League's top spot with a 69-58 over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne trailed the entire game, but closed to within 64-58 with 2 minutes left.
Lawrence Alexander gathered his own miss for the Bison after a scoreless minute, and NDSU made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
Kory Brown had a big tip-in for NDSU with 3:15 left and threw a cross-court pass to Wright for a one-handed dunk that extended NDSU's lead to 64-56 with 2:12 left.
Brown had a career-high 13 points for NDSU (18-6, 7-2), which avenged an 11-point loss earlier in the season at Fort Wayne.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.