- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Taylor Braun scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as North Dakota State clinched the Summit League title with an 82-54 blowout over South Dakota on Thursday night.

North Dakota State (22-6, 11-2) never trailed, opening the game with a 24-3 run en route to a 36-15 advantage at the break, and then continued to pull away in the second half. The Bison needed just one win in their final two regular season games this week to cinch the regular-season conference title and earn a bye through quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament.

Mike Felt also scored 15 points, TrayVonn Wright had 14 and Marshall Bjorklund 13 for North Dakota State, which shot 52 percent from the field and was 11 of 19 from 3-point range in its sixth straight win.

Karim Rowson led South Dakota (12-16, 6-7) with 10 points and four rebounds.