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UND men hang on for 75-74 win over Montana State

GRAND FORKS—Dale Jones and Geno Crandall combined for 35 points at the University of North Dakota hung on for a 75-74 Big Sky Conference men's basketball win over Montana State Thursday night.

Crandall had 17 points, making 9 of 12 free throws, and six rebounds. Jones had 18 points and eight rebounds. Cortez Sealels added 12 points for UND, which improves to 8-14 overall and 3-7 in the Big Sky.

Montana State falls to 12-11 overall and 5-5 in the Big Sky.

MSU: Green 2-4 6-6 10, Mvuezolo Jr. 0-4 1-2 1, Blevins 4-8 5-5 14, Hall 1-11 4-4 6, Neumann 3-4 0-0 7, Frey 7-16 5-5 21, Klines 3-6 1-2 7, Frey 2-4 4-5 8, Nikkarinen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-57 (FG), 26-30 (FT).

UND: Crandall 4-11 9-12 17, Stewart 3-8 0-0 8, Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Kinsey 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 6-11 3-4 18, Seales 6-11 0-0 12, Walter 1-1 0-0 2, Buchanan 2-5 0-0 5, Avants 3-8 4-4 10. Totals: 26-58 (FG), 16-20 (FT).

Halftime: UND 38, MSU 33. Total fouls: MSU 21, UND 22. Fouled out: Klines, Avants, Jones. 3-point goals: MSU 4-23 (Blevins 1-2, Neumann 1-2, Frey 2-9), UND 7-19 (Stewart 2-6, Brown 1-3, Jones 3-6, Buchanan 1-3). Rebounds: MSU 39 (Frey 9, Neumann 7), UND 29 (Jones 8, Stewart 7). Assists: MSU 10 (Hall 3, Frey 3), UND 16 (Crandall 6). Turnovers: MSU 12 (Klines 5), UND 8 (Crandall 3).

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