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NDSU's Nelson out of the lineup with knee injury

The Bison sophomore injured his left knee Saturday in a win at Omaha

North Dakota State's Grant Nelson shoots over South Dakota State's Baylor Scheierman during their basketball game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Fargo.
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FARGO - North Dakota State's men's basketball team capped a road sweep with an 18 point win at Denver Monday night.

What made that even more impressive is that the Bison did that without their second leading scorer.

Sophomore forward Grant Nelson missed the game after injuring his left knee Saturday late in the win over Omaha.

Head coach Dave Richman says Nelson has an undisclosed knee injury and will be re-evaluated on a week to week basis. The hope is that Nelson will return before the end of the regular season and be ready for the Summit League Tournament.

Nelson is the second leading scorer on the Bison, averaging nearly 13 points per game. He's adding five rebounds as well.


This leaves NDSU without two of its tallest players, as freshman Andrew Morgan is out with a wrist injury he suffered against Cal State Northridge. Morgan's return date is in the air.

Nelson scored a career high 24 points in NDSU's 86-76 win over North Dakota to open Summit League play. He was the conference's Sixth Man of the Year in his freshman season.

The Devils Lake product was the 2020 Mr. Basketball winner out of North Dakota. The Bison are slated to host Division I newcomer St. Thomas Thursday night at the Scheels Center.

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