N. Dakota St. 55, W. Illinois 43
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)
North Dakota State (24-8) will face top seed and defending champion South Dakota State in the finals Tuesday night.
Taylor Braun added 14 points for the Bison and pulled down seven rebounds.
Adam Link led Western Illinois (22-8) with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Leathernecks point guard Ceola Clark, who scored nine points, went down with a leg injury midway through the second half and had to be carried off the court. He later returned to the bench on crutches.