SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Shooting 53% from the floor, the Minnesota State Moorhead men's basketball team claimed a 78-68 road victory Saturday over Augustana in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
The two sides traded the lead early in the first half before 3-pointers from Jack Rusch and Bryce Irsfeld keyed an 8-0 MSUM run, giving the Dragons a lead they would not relinquish.
The Vikings managed to tie the score midway through the second frame. MSUM responded, however, with Gavin Baumgartner sparking a 10-2 run to keep Augustana at bay.
Baumgartner posted 23 points to lead the Dragons, followed by Irsfeld's 17. Kaedrick Williams notched 10 points and eight rebounds. The Dragons bench outscored Augustana 23-5.
Dylan LeBrun led the Vikings (11-7, 6-6 NSIC) with 24 points. Tyler Riemersma tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds.
MSUM (11-7, 7-5 NSIC) hosts Minnesota-Duluth at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, inside Nemzek Fieldhouse.