N. Dakota St. 91, Missouri Western 74
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Defending champion North Dakota State advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II tournament with a 91-74 victory over Missouri Western on Wednesday night.
Darci Steere scored 20 of her 31 points in the second half to lead the Bison (25-5).
The Bison outrebounded Missouri Western 52-34.
Jenni Rademacher scored 20 points for North Dakota State, while Kasey Morlock had 16.
Kelly Williams and Jennifer Schaal each scored 17 points for Missouri Western (29-3).
NDSU won the Division II title in 1991 and 1993, and was runner-up in 1992.