Missouri State extended its win streak to six games Monday with a 71-58 road victory over North Dakota State. Blizzard-like conditions at game time held the night’s attendance to just 1,704.
Senior forward Alize Johnson posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri State. NDSU was led by senior Paul Miller, who put up 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Holding a slim 53-52 lead with just under eight minutes remaining, the Bears strung together a 10-0 run to take a 63-52 advantage with four minutes left. NDSU could not trim the margin smaller than nine points the rest of the way.
NDSU led for 17 of the first 20 minutes, but the Bears closed the first half with a 7-0 run to go up 37-32 at the break.