Oakland, Mich. beats N. Dakota St. 73-71 on late basket

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FARGO, N.D. (AP)—Tim Williams’ jumper with two seconds lifted Oakland University over North Dakota State 73-71 Saturday in the Summit League.

Williams finished with six points for the Golden Grizzlies (8-7, 3-1), who shot 48 percent from the field to snap NDSU’s 16-game home winning streak.

Johnathon Jones and Brandon Cassise scored 21 points apiece to lead Oakland. Will Hudson chipped in 11 points.

NDSU (8-7, 2-2) jumped out to a 7-0 lead. It was the largest lead by either team in the first half. Oakland led 34-33 at the break.

The game was tied 10 times and the lead changed hands 11 times.

The game remained close with Oakland taking a 59-52 lead on a layup by Hudson with 7:16 to play, but the Bison quickly shaved that back to three points.

Neither team led by more than three points in the last five minutes.

Cassise drained a 3-pointer with a minute remaining to tie the game 70-70, and he broke the tie with a free throw with :58 left.

NDSU tied it at 71-71 on a free throw by Ben Woodside with 42 seconds to play.

Woodside and Mike Nelson finished with 17 points each for the Bison. Nelson finished the night with 1,002 career points.

Brett Winkelman had 14 points for NDSU.

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 Oakland
B. Cassise B. Cassise
6-10,  21 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists
 North Dakota St.
M. Nelson M. Nelson
6-10,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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