Senior Steve Baker and sophomore Alec Brown scored 16 points each, but the visiting Green Bay Phoenix fell short at North Dakota State 65-61 in Fargo.
Green Bay trailed much of the second half, but took a 55-54 lead with 2:37 to play. The Bison re-captured the lead the next time down the floor and held on for the victory.
Green Bay fell to 0-2. They return home to host Wyoming on Saturday night at the Resch Center.