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MEN'S BASKETBALL: UND wins in 2 OTs

PEORIA, Ill. -- UND scored on its first eight possessions of the second overtime Saturday night and posted a 65-59 non-conference win over Bradley at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill. In improving to 4-4 on the season, North Dakota overcame 32....

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PEORIA, Ill. - UND scored on its first eight possessions of the second overtime Saturday night and posted a 65-59 non-conference win over Bradley at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill.

In improving to 4-4 on the season, North Dakota overcame 32.3 percent field goal shooting as well as missing 17 of its 36 free throws. The Fighting Hawks received a game-high 20 points from reserve guard Corey Baldwin and 18 from guard Quinton Hooker, whose two foul shots with 1:13 left in the first overtime forced the second extra session.

Guard Antoine Pittman scored 14 points for the Braves (1-8), while forwards Donte Thomas and Callum Barker tallied 12 each. Thomas also grabbed 13 rebounds for a double-double, but Bradley shot miserably from the field (37.3 percent) and almost as badly at the line, going 9-for-22.

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The Braves led 21-20 at halftime, then spurted out to a 41-31 lead when Pittman stuck a 3-pointer with 8:07 left in regulation. However, North Dakota scored the next 11 points, grabbing a 42-41 edge on two foul shots by Baldwin.

Thomas canned a jumper with 1:18 on the clock for the last points of regulation. Hooker missed a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining that could have won the game.

Baldwin’s play off the bench sparked UND, which will play North Dakota State on Friday night at home.

“Corey Baldwin came in and gave us a huge lift and that was the spark we needed,” UND coach Brian Jones said. “We got down 10 and he hit a big 3-pointer and got a transition layup to get us right back in it.”

 

 

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