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WATCH: Bison women's hoops fall at home, while NDSU men earn first win of 2022

Heaven Hamling scores a season high five three-pointers, but it wouldn't be enough as NDSU falls to Omaha.

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North Dakota State’s Heaven Hamling cuts through Omaha’s Sophie Johnston (42) and Grace Cave (20) to make a pass to her teammate Ryan Cobbins on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex in Fargo.
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FARGO— Heartbreak didn't hold down North Dakota State men's basketball down for long.

The Bison outlasted Omaha on the road, 71-67. NDSU used a 16-6 run late in the second half to take the lead for good. Rocky Kreuser led all scorers with a season high 25 points, while Tyree Eady followed with 14 points.

NDSU goes back on the road on Monday night against Denver in a game rescheduled from last Thursday.

The Bison women couldn't follow up on a sweep of the Mavericks, falling at home 68-54. Omaha shot 51% from the field, led by Grace Cave with 25 points. Heaven Hamling scored 19 to lead NDSU, which shot just 34.7% and were down as many as 21 points in the first half. The Bison cut it down to 9 in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer.

It's back to the road for Jory Collins' group, who take on St. Thomas for the first time as a Summit League opponent next Thursday.

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