Mitchell, North Dakota down Chicago State 71-61
Saturday, January 28, 2012
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Patrick Mitchell scored 18 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead North Dakota past Chicago State 71-61 on Saturday.
Troy Huff added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for North Dakota (10-10, 2-1 Great West), which has won two straight and four of five.
Brandon Brekke had his fifth straight double-figure game with 16 points, and Jamal Webb added 10 as North Dakota improved to 10-1 at home.
Lee Fisher led the Cougars (2-19, 1-3) with 20 points. Ardarius Simmons added 18 points, and Quincy Ukaigwe grabbed 11 rebounds.
North Dakota outshot Chicago State 45 percent to 36, though the Cougars hit 10 of 24 3-pointers. North Dakota blocked nine shots.
Chicago State trailed 8-0 out of the gate and 31-22 at the break. Huff scored North Dakota's first five points after halftime for a 36-24 lead, and the Cougars never got closer than seven.