- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Kory Brown scored 17 points and North Dakota State won its 19th straight home game with a 72-69 victory over South Dakota State on Sunday.

The Bison led by as many as 14 points in the second half, and had an eight-point lead with less than 3 minutes to play. Then South Dakota State went on a 9-2 run, with four points from Cody Larson and Deondre Parks’ five, to pull within 70-69 with 44 seconds left.

North Dakota State’s Lawrence Alexander made a pair of free throws for a three-point lead, Brown blocked a layup attempt and Parks missed a 3 with 4 seconds left.

Brown finished 8 of 13 from the floor. Alexander had 16 points, Dexter Werner 14 and A.J. Jacobson 12 for North Dakota State (10-5, 2-0 Summit League).

Larson and Parks scored 21 points apiece to lead South Dakota State (9-7, 0-2).

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