Mo Marei or Lucas Brown. Marei expected back Saturday for conference game at Concordia-St. Paul. Brown out a couple more weeks.
Dakota State is 4-4, played tough in loss at Augustana on Saturday 81-65.
Crowd a little light so far.
MSU starters: O'Brien, Monaghan, Hanks, Wooten, Romashko.
Romashko hits first shot for 3. Nine more to pancakes for students.
Romashko with 5, MSU up 7-5 with ball, 17:40 1H
Monaghan three-point play, MSU up 10-7, 16:00
Romashko 3-pointer, 8-0 run for 15-7 lead, 14:39. TO Dakota State.
MSU 5-11 on FG so far, 0 turnovers. Lead 17-9 at 13:04 1H
Adler hits first shot, a 3, 20-9
Dakota State is the most skilled nonconference opponent to visit Bresnan so far this season. Couple of good athletes, shooters
Dakota State is on 6-0 run, cut lead to 22-20, 10:00 1H
Romashko's third 3, can't believe they're leaving him alone on perimeter.
Playing backup PGs Pope and Moten together. Small lineup.
Romashko on fire, 15 points for far, MSU up 29-22, 6:30
6-0 run by Dakota State, won't go away. 29-26 MSU, 4:53 1H
Timeout: MSU up 29-26, 4:44 1H.
MSU has made just 4 of the last 15 shots
Monaghan with 4 assists so far
Dakota State's lingth inside is giving Mavericks some problems.
MSU missing a lot of close-range shots and tips.
All tied at 31, 2:16 til half.
Officials missed push by Wooten, gets putback.
MSU shot 33.3 percent FG, 4-14 from 3. Outscoring Dakota State 11-1 at FT line. Plus-3 in rebounding.
Romashko has 15 pts, 5 reb. Monaghan with 10 pts, 8-9 on FTs with four assists.
You know you like watching.
Big alley-oop dunk off inbound pass by Hale, Ouch!!!
6 straight by O'Brien, MSU up 48-41
Another 3 by Romashko. Still can't believe Dakota State is doubling away from Romashko. Romashko with 18 points.
MSU has made 7-10 FGs this half, leads 53-41, 15:33 2H
Adler with 3, stretches the lead to 58-41, 14:41 2H
All of a sudden, its a 20-point game.
Dakota State coach isn't pleased with officials. Thinks he's an "NAIA team getting homered."
Dakota State cuts the lead to 12, 9:53
MSU shooting 55 percent this half, Dakota State 50 percent
MSU runnign sames play, screen by Romashko, both defenders go with Monaghan, leaves Romashko open at top of key for 3. He's 6 of 8 on 3s.
MSU students looking for the 10th 3.
8 straight for MSU, up 78-57, 5:20
Final: 95-71, Romashko with 26 points and 9 rebounds, O'Brien 17 points, Monaghan 14 points and 10 assists, Gage Wooten 8 points and 14 rebounds, Tanner Adler 16 points.
Next game is Saturday at Concordia-St. Paul, Northern Sun opener.
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