MARSHALL, Minn. Hot-shooting Southwest Minnesota State raced out to a 20-point halftime lead over Wayne State and never looked back in a 86-65 Northern Sun victory on Sunday.
Carter Kirk paced the Mustangs with a game-high 23 points and 18 rebounds followed by Ryan Bruggeman, K.J. Davis and Kenny Byers all adding 11 points.
SMSU made 31 of 59 shots for 52.5 percent shooting including 9 of 17 from 3-point range.
Trevin Joseph led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points. Junior Kendall Jacks added 10 points while junior Vance Janssen added nine.
Wayne State did not shoot a free throw in the first half and went just 9 of 12 in the game.
The Wildcats fall to 9-7 and 4-4 in the Northern Sun while the Mustangs improve to 10-4 and 6-2.