North Dakota 67, Longwood 59

Aaron Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Mitchell added 18 as

North Dakota held off Longwood 67-59 Saturday.

With the Fighting Sioux (12-14) ahead 59-56, Anderson’s baseline

jumper with the shot clock expiring gave North Dakota a five-point

cushion with 1:32 remaining. Anderson hit four free throws and

Mitchell two in the final 40 seconds to seal it.

Mitchell had four 3-pointers and two blocked shots to become

just the second player in North Dakota history to score 1,000

points, grab 500 rebounds and block 150 shots, joining Chris

Gardner (1990-94).

The Lancers (9-17), who suited up only seven players, led by

seven in the first half, but the Fighting Sioux got to 28-28 at


After North Dakota took a 50-38 lead, Longwood scored 10

straight, with Martiz Washington scoring the final eight, but the

Fighting Sioux answered with a 9-0 run.

Antwan Carter’s 21 points led the Lancers.