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North Dakota State defeats Western Illinois 68-50

MACOMB, Ill. -- — Sam Griesel recorded 11 points and 12 rebounds to help carry North Dakota State to a 68-50 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.

Rocky Kreuser had 17 points for North Dakota State (3-6, 3-1 Summit League), which snapped its four-game road losing streak. Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 16 points. Tyree Eady had 13 points.

Rod Johnson Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Leathernecks (2-6, 0-1). Justin Brookens, whose 12.0 points per game heading into the matchup ranked second on the Leathernecks, failed to make a shot (0 of 6).

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