- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Troy Huff scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to lead North Dakota to an 82-71 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night.

Alonzo Taylor equaled his career high with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting off the bench, and Josh Schuler added 12 points for North Dakota (7-10, 4-3 Big Sky), which won its second straight game. UND shot 57.8 percent from the field and made 26 of 31 free throws.

North Dakota took the lead for good with 11:25 left in the first half and was up eight at the break.

The Hornets (6-10, 2-5) got within three points four times, the last time with 4:22 at 66-63. Huff then scored five points in a 7-0 run to go up by 10, 73-63, with 1:49 left. The Hornets couldn’t get closer than seven after that.

Zach Mills led Sacramento with 20 points with Dylan Garrity adding 18.

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