Dani DeGagne scored a game-high 22 points in North Dakota State's 63-58 win over IUPUI on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Abby Plucker scored North Dakota State's last six points including all four free throws in the final 12 seconds as the Bison defeated IUPUI 63-58 in a Summit League women's basketball game played Monday, Jan. 17, before 157 spectators in the Jungle. The Jaguars have lost eight in a row, while the Bison recorded their third road win in league play.

North Dakota State (8-9, 4-3 Summit) is scheduled to host Oakland University (11-7, 5-2 Summit) at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. The game has been designated the "K Burgum Classic".

Plucker, who recorded her fifth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, helped to keep the Jaguars (3-14, 1-6 Summit) at a distance down the stretch.

IUPUI cut a 17-point deficit to three points, 59-56, with 47.5 seconds left on Kerah Nelson's conventional three-point play. Nelson scored 14 of her team-high 19 points in the second half.

North Dakota State used a 21-0 run from the 3:25 mark of the first half to 15:04 on clock in the second to build a big advantage.

Dani DeGagne sparked the Bison with 10 of her game-high 22 points in the opening half. DeGagne hit 10 of 13 field goal attempts on a variety of moves. She came up with six rebounds and matched a career-high with five steals.

Only five points seperated the teams in the first half as North Dakota State led 30-26 at halftime. The Bison led 20-15 on a Katie Birkel three-point shot with 7:37 left. Birkel added 11 points and five assists.

IUPUI's biggest advantage was four several times, the last at 26-22 on a Kera Nelson drive with 3:25 left. NDSU scored the last eight points of the half on a Megan Shea three-pointer, Birkel short jumper and Abby Plucker three-pointer.

North Dakota State overcame 16 turnovers and shot 47.1 percent from the field compared to 42.1 percent for IUPUI. Plucker's 10 boards helped the Bison take a 36-28 rebound advantage.

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