Ward lifts NDSU past Oral Roberts in Summit League tourney


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)Tyson Ward had 21 points as top-seeded North Dakota State topped Oral Roberts 75-69 in the Summit League Conference tournament semifinals on Monday night.

NDSU is looking for its fourth league tournament title in seven years and its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.

Vinnie Shahid had 17 points and six rebounds for North Dakota State (24-8). Cameron Hunter added 12 points and Sam Griesel had seven rebounds.

Kevin Obanor had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 4 seed Golden Eagles (17-14). R.J. Fuqua scored a career-high 23 points and had eight rebounds. Deondre Burns had 13 points and eight rebounds. Emmanuel Nzekwesi, whose 16 points per game coming into the contest led the Golden Eagles, had two points on 1-of-10 shooting.

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