FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Troy Huff had 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and North Dakota went on a 32-10 run to begin the second half to steal an 81-79 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
North Dakota(8-12, 5-5 Big Sky) trailed by as many as 22 in the first half and was down 47-36 at halftime but sprinted out of the gates in the second half, going on a 32-10 run capped off by Jamal Webb's jumper to give North Dakota a 68-57 lead with 11:03 remaining in the game.The Lumberjacks would answer back, going on a 22-11 run to tie it at 79 with 47 seconds left on DeWayne Russell's made free throw, but Huff made the go-ahead lay-up with 3 seconds left and Russell missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Northern Arizona's last-ditch effort.Aaron Anderson had seven points and 10 assists for North Dakota.Gabe Rogers scored a career-high 35 points to lead Northern Arizona (7-12, 4-6)
Gabe Rogers of Northern Arizona scored 35 points Saturday against North Dakota. He is the first Big Sky player to score at least 35 points in a game this season. Last year, Big Sky players accomplished that feat seven times, with former Weber State Wildcat and current Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard doing it five of those seven times.