FARGO, N.D. (AP) Vinnie Shahid had 21 points as North Dakota State beat Cal Poly 74-67 on Monday.
Tyson Ward added 14 points and seven rebounds for North Dakota State (2-1). Cameron Hunter scored 13 points - all in the second half.
It was tied at 51 midway through the second half until NDSU went a 7-0 run and never trailed again. Cal Poly was within four points with 1:23 remaining but NDSU made 7 of 8 free throws the rest of the way to seal it.