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North Dakota turns back Chicago State 74-60

Feb 14, 2010 - 12:42 AM GRAND FORKS, N.D.(AP) -- Patrick Mitchell and Travis Bledsoe each sank four 3-pointers Saturday to lead North Dakota to a 74-60 victory over Chicago State.

Mitchell tied his career high with 17 points and Bledsoe had 16 for the Fighting Sioux (6-17, 3-3 Great West Conference). Travis Mertens added 10.

Christian Wall scored 17 points for the Cougars (7-20, 2-7), who remained winless on the road in 16 tries. Reigning conference player of the week Carl Montgomery added 15 points, and Jonathan Montgomery hit four 3-pointers for 12 points.

North Dakota shot 50.0 percent (23 of 46) from the field and 46.7 percent (a season-high 14 of 30) on 3-pointers.

Chicago State cut its 38-31 halftime deficit to 41-38 on Jonathan Montgomery's 3-pointer with 17:21 left. However, Bledsoe drilled two 3-pointers in a 21-7 run that put North Dakota up 62-45 with 8:36 left.