North Dakota crushes Idaho State 83-49 in Big Sky tourney

RENO, Nev. -- Drick Bernstine scored 14 points with a career-high 21 rebounds and fifth-seeded North Dakota crushed No. 4 seed Idaho State 83-49 in a Big Sky tournament quarterfinal game Thursday.

The Fighting Hawks (17-14) will face Weber State (24-8), which beat Portland State, in the semifinals Friday.

North Dakota led 10-7, then went on a 22-3 run over 9:15 and took a 46-17 advantage to the half. Idaho State, which shot 24 percent (6 of 25) in the first half, including 2 of 12 from beyond the arc, was more competitive in the second half but could never close the gap.

Adam McDermott had 16 points to lead North Dakota.

Ethan Telfair led Idaho State (16-15) with 17 points and eight steals, matching a school record. Telfair is 15th in the nation in steals per game (2.2). Geno Luzcando added 10 points for Idaho State.