8:00 PM ET, March 10, 2009
Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Woodside hits jumper with 3 seconds left to push N. Dakota St. to Summit title
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips figured there was no need for a timeout in the final seconds. The ball was already right where he wanted it: in Ben Woodside's hands.Woodside made a 17-foot jumper from the top of the key with 3 seconds left to give the top-seeded Bison a 66-64 victory Tuesday night against Oakland and send them to the NCAA tournament in their first season in Division I.
• Ben Woodside's game-winner came with 3.3 seconds left, capping an 18-4 run and helping North Dakota State overcome a 12-point deficit with under 10 minutes left.
• NDSU makes its first NCAA tournament and becomes the first team since 1972 (Louisiana-Lafayette) to make the tournament in its first year of eligibility.
• NDSU's 26th win of the season tied the school record (the 1924-25 team won 26 games).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-57 (.491)||26-62 (.419)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-16 (.250)||6-15 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-8 (.500)||8-10 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|