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Former UND standout Geno Crandall transferring to Gonzaga

Perennial power Gonzaga got a first-hand look at Geno Crandall last season. The UND guard had 28 points, five rebounds and hit a last-second 3-pointer to send a game between the Fighting Hawks and the Bulldogs to overtime. Gonzaga ended up winnin...

Dec 16, 2017; Spokane, WA, USA; North Dakota Fighting Hawks guard Geno Crandall (0) makes the game tying three point basket at the end of regulation against Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 89-83. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 16, 2017; Spokane, WA, USA; North Dakota Fighting Hawks guard Geno Crandall (0) makes the game tying three point basket at the end of regulation against Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 89-83. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Perennial power Gonzaga got a first-hand look at Geno Crandall last season.

The UND guard had 28 points, five rebounds and hit a last-second 3-pointer to send a game between the Fighting Hawks and the Bulldogs to overtime. Gonzaga ended up winning that game in overtime, despite the scare from the 30-point underdog Fighting Hawks.

This season, Crandall will be on Gonzaga's side.

The Minneapolis native, who went to DeLaSalle High School, announced Thursday afternoon that he's transferring to the national powerhouse program for his senior season.

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#ZagUp pic.twitter.com/ICoNDuBerT - G-Muhneyy (@genocrandall) July 5, 2018

Crandall is working toward graduating this summer, so he will become eligible immediately.

Gonzaga reached the Sweet 16 a year ago and played for the NCAA national championship in 2017.

Crandall also considered Xavier and Minnesota.

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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