Ward finished with 14 points -- 11 in the second half -- and five assists. Tyree Eady had a career-high 18 points for North Dakota State (12-6, 3-1 Summit League), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory.
The Coyotes led by as many as 12 points before NDSU used a 25-6 run -- including eight points apiece from Eady and Shahid -- to take a 41-34 halftime lead.
North Dakota State plays North Dakota at home on Saturday. South Dakota takes on South Dakota State at home on Sunday.
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