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WATCH: Bison erase 17-point deficit in wild win, Hoge eyeing the Masters in WDAY's 10 PM sports

Sam Griesel hit a a shot with less than two seconds to go to lift NDSU by South Dakota.

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North Dakota State basketball players Maleeck Harden-Hayes, from right, Grant Nelson, Sam Griesel and Rocky Kreuser celebrate defeating South Dakota on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Fargo.
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It looked like a game that got away from the North Dakota State men.

South Dakota came out of halftime red hot, going on a 23-6 run to take a 59-42 lead with less than 10 minutes to play inside the SHAC.

Then it was the Bison's turn to get hot. NDSU stormed back using a 26-6 run to retake the lead at 68-65, and it still wasn't done. Mason Archambault nailed a three with 10 seconds to play to tie the game up at 74-74, but the Bison had one more response.

Sam Griesel calmly hit a spinning bank shot with nearly one second left to go to ultimately propel NDSU to a 76-74 win. Rocky Kreuser led all scorers with 28 points, while Griesel put up 10 rebounds in 39 minutes.

Tom Hoge's still letting the reality of winning a PGA Tour event sink in. 24 hours after the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Hoge's phone is still buzzing. Now that he's got the win, there's one thing most are asking about: The Masters. Hoge qualified for one of golf's holy grail tournaments with the win, an event he's always dreamed of playing in.

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Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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