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WATCH: NDSU men grind out win over Tarleton State, college all-star game invites for NDSU, UND in WDAY's 10 PM sportscast for Nov. 22

The Bison got one final stop in the last eight seconds to put away the Texans.

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North Dakota State's Tyree Eady goes up for two against Tarleton during their basketball game Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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FARGO -- North Dakota State took it's first lead against Tarleton State nearly 35 minutes into the game and never led by more than five points on Monday night.

It was good enough to get the job done.

Rocky Kreuser hit two clutch free throws to give the Bison a 54-53 lead, and the Bison got one final stop in the last eight seconds to down the Texans by the same score. Jarius Cook led NDSU with 17 points and hit five of the team's 12 three pointers.

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There are still playoff games to play, but plenty of NDSU and University of North Dakota football players are making their plans for the postseason all-star games. Bison seniors Cordell Volson and Christian Watson have accepted invites to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl, while tight ends Josh Babicz and Noah Gindorff will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Fighting Hawk left tackle Matt Waletzko will play in the Reece's Senior Bowl, becoming just the third UND player to get invite to the game.

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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