Arizona takes 53-37 halftime lead on UND in program's first NCAA tournament
SALT LAKE CITY—The UND men's basketball team cut Arizona's lead to as few as seven points in the second half, but the No. 2 Wildcats eventually pulled away to a 100-82 victory over the No. 15 Fighting Hawks.
UND was as close as 68-61 with 12:08 to play in the second half when Drick Bernstine scored.
Quinton Hooker completed his UND career with 25 points on 10-for-21 shooting.
Bernstine added 20 points, 15 rebounds and four assists.
UND landed four players in double figures as Geno Crandall and Corey Baldwin each added 12 points.
The Wildcats finished shooting 58.1 percent from the field.
UND ended with just six turnovers.