GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Douglas Wilson tied a career-high 31 points and Noah Freidel scored 21 and South Dakota State beat North Dakota 94-83.
The Jackrabbits moved a half-game ahead of idle North Dakota State atop the league standings. South Dakota State has won seven straight wraps up the regular season with a home game against South Dakota and at North Dakota State on Feb. 27.
South Dakota State led 44-39 at halftime before the Fighting Hawks used a 7-3 spurt to start the second half.
Freidel responded with a 3-pointer, and another 3 with 13:47 left, pushed the lead to 60-50.
Filip Rebraca and Kienan Walter each scored 23 points for North Dakota.