March Madness - North Carolina Central Eagles vs North Dakota State Bison Recap - North Dakota State Wins 78-74

Tyson Ward scored 23 points leading North Dakota State to a 78-74 victory over North Carolina Central at UD Arena on Wednesday.

North Dakota State won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the -4.5-point spread.

Vinnie Shahid had 14 points for North Dakota State and Sam Griesel chipped in with 10 points. Tyson Ward had 3 assists for them, while Sam Griesel was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

North Carolina Central got a 20-point performance from Larry McKnight Jr., who was supported by 20 points from Raasean Davis. Jordan Perkins had 10 assists in a losing cause for North Carolina Central, while Raasean Davis grabbed 16 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed North Dakota State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

North Carolina Central won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-29.