North Dakota State vs. San Diego State at 5:10 p.m., today on TNT
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ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA STATE
The Summit League champion (26-6) shot 52.9 percent from the floor against the Sooners and grabbed the 80-75 overtime win despite conference Player of the Year Braun managing only 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting and fouling out down the stretch. The Bison, who have won 10 straight games, led the nation in field-goal percentage at .509 and will need every bit of offense they can find against the Aztecs, who finished second in the nation in scoring defense.North Dakota State could use more games like Thursday’s contest from guardLawrence Alexander, who put up a career-high 28 points against Oklahoma.
1. The Aztecs are attempting to advance to the regional semifinals for the second time in four years.
2. The Bison are the first Summit League team to advance to the round of 32 since Valparaiso in 1998.
3. The winner moves on to the West regional semifinals in Anaheim, Calif.
San Diego State 68, North Dakota State 59