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Men's basketball: Bison fall to Jacksonville State at Lobo Classic

NDSU fell to 1-7 overall after Sunday's loss in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — North Dakota State fell to Jacksonville State 81-71 on Sunday to close out play at the three-day Lobo Classic at The Pit.

Jacksonville State led 32-23 at halftime, and the Gamecocks used a stretch of 10 of 11 shooting in the second half to stretch their margin to 24 points at 62-38 with 11:30 left.

NDSU immediately cut that deficit in half, getting within 12 at 64-52 after Jacari White sparked a 14-2 Bison run with eight quick points. NDSU fought to pull within six at 77-71 in the final minute.

White led the Bison with a season-high 19 points off the bench, and Luke Yoder added 15 points. Grant Nelson finished with 10 points and five assists.

The Bison (1-7) shot 41 percent from the field and made 12 of 29 (41 percent) from 3-point range. The Gamecocks hit 47 percent from the field and 12 of 25 from beyond the arc.

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The Bison will play next at Eastern Washington on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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