Summit League Tournament - Western Illinois Leathernecks vs North Dakota State Bison Wrap - North Dakota State Wins 76-73

North Dakota State grabbed a 76-73 win over Western Illinois on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Sam Griesel at Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Bettors who backed North Dakota State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -6.5.

North Dakota State got 14 points from Vinnie Shahid and another 11 points from Deng Geu. Vinnie Shahid contributed 3 assists, while Sam Griesel cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.

Western Illinois got 24 points from Kobe Webster in a losing cause and another 14 points from Ben Pyle. Zion Young contributed 3 assists for them, while Brandon Gilbeck had 11 rebounds.

North Dakota State led at halftime, $HalfScore.

The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 30 boards, while North Dakota State only had 23