MBB: Bison split at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (GoBison.com) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team posted a 71-67 road victory over Kansas City on Friday evening, improving to 8-1 in Summit League play. Sam Griesel led the Bison with 15 points, and Tyree Eady added 14.

The Bison made 26-of-33 at the free throw line (79 percent) in the game and shot 52.5 percent from the field.

NDSU freshman Dezmond McKinney scored a season-high 10 points, playing near his hometown of Raytown, Mo. Jarius Cook also scored 10 for the Bison, and Rocky Kreuser and Jaxon Knotek both finished with nine.

With 10 rebounds in the game, Kreuser became the 31st player in NDSU history to surpass 500 career rebounds. He needs eight points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Kansas City held the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to 34-percent shooting on Saturday night, beating the Bison 49-47.

NDSU fell to 8-2 in Summit League play, and Kansas City improved to 3-5. The Bison shot 16-of-47 overall (34 percent) and made 5-of-20 (25 percent) from beyond the arc.

Junior Tyree Eady led the Bison with 14 points, and Jaxon Knotek added 11. Zion Williams led the Roos with 12 points.

NDSU senior Rocky Kreuser scored 10 points to surpass 1,000 in his career. Sam Griesel pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds.

The Bison return home to host Oral Roberts on Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6.