North Dakota 65, Houston Baptist 63
Patrick Mitchell made two free throws with a second remaining
and North Dakota beat Houston Baptist 65-63 in the Great West
Conference tournament semifinals Friday night.
The third-seeded Fighting Sioux (18-14) advanced to Saturday’s
championship game to meet the winner of South Dakota and top seed
Utah Valley. The tournament winner will get a bid to the
Collegeinsider.com postseason tournament.
Houston Baptist (5-26) tied the game with 5 seconds to play when
Andrew Gonzalez made three free throws. Gonzalez led all scorers
with 24 points. The Huskies were 10 for 10 from the free-throw line
with Gonzalez making eight.
Troy Huff led North Dakota with 16 points. Mitchell scored 14,
Jamal Webb had 11 points and Derek Benter had 10 points and eight