SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Taylor Braun made a key layup while being fouled with 12 seconds left and added the free throw to lead North Dakota State to a 60-57 win over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne for the Summit League title on Tuesday and the Bison’s second trip to the NCAA tournament.
North Dakota State last earned a berth to the NCAA tournament in 2009 during its first year of Division I postseason eligibility, but lost in the opening round to Kansas 84-74.
TrayVonn Wright led the Bison with 19 points on a mixture of dunks, layups and jumpers, and Braun added 15 points.
Pierre Bland, Luis Jacobo and Michael Kibiloski each scored nine points for IPFW in its first Summit League title game.