DAYTON, OHIO - March 20th is a red letter date for NDSU men's basketball. March 20th, 2009 was the date of the first Bison game in the NCAA Tournament, the memorable matchup at the Metrodome with Kansas.

March 20th, 2014 was the date of NDSU's thrilling overtime win over Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma.

March 20th, 2019 can be added to Bison basketball history as NDSU picked up its second NCAA Tournament win, beating North Carolina Central, 78-74 in the First Four.

NDSU was led by Tyson Ward's 23 points, Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, while Sam Griesel and Jared Samuelson had 10 points. The Bison (19-15) will earn a date with number one overall seed Duke on Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina.

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The postgame press conference includes comments from head coach Dave Richman along with juniors Tyson Ward, Jared Samuelson and Vinnie Shahid along with freshman Sam Griesel.