North Dakota State edges Akron 55-46
The Bison led 10-4 after a 3-pointer and layup by Brown, but Akron clawed back to trail 18-17 after a 3-pointer by Noah Robotham. Brown scored 10 points in the half and the Bison led 22-19 at halftime. Both teams shot less than 30 percent from the field.
Akron trailed by four in the second half after Ibitayo hit two free throws at 5:42, but the Bison used a 12-4 run, in which Alexander scored eight, to pull ahead.