Miles, Nembhard help TCU battle past N. Dakota St. 89-82

North Dakota State forward Rocky Kreuser (34) drives against TCU forward Jaedon LeDee (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORTH WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mike Miles scored a career-high 26 points and RJ Nembhard added 22 as TCU battled past North Dakota State 89-82. Kevin Easley and Kevin Samuel scored nine straight points as TCU pulled away from upset-minded North Dakota State late in the game. Easley finished with five points and 11 rebounds and four assists while Samuel scored 14 on 7-for-9 shooting with six rebounds and four assists. Jarius Cook scored a career-high 22 and Rocky Kreuser added 21 points to lead the Bison. Kreuser scored 16 after halftime, including all three attempts from distance, as the Bison flirted with an upset.