FARGO, N.D. (AP) Grant Nelson had a career-high 24 points as North Dakota State topped North Dakota 86-76 on Wednesday night in the Summit League opener for the two teams.

Tyree Eady had 18 points and seven rebounds for North Dakota State (9-4), which won its fourth straight. Sam Griesel added 14 points and eight rebounds. Boden Skunberg had 14 points.

Paul Bruns scored a season-high 27 points and had 11 rebounds for the Fighting Hawks (4-10).

Tsotne Tsartsidze added 18 points and seven rebounds. Matt Norman had 13 points.


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