What a game! The Bison proved their physical and mental toughness and came through in the clutch with poise and key free throws to defeat the #5 seed Oklahoma in overtime.
While my pick for the Bison to advance to the Sweet 16 is looking great, I won’t be a billionaire as Harvard and Dayton blew my chance early. Hope they both advance too!
Can hardly wait to for Saturday to see the Bison take on the #4 seed San Diego State Aztecs. GO BISON!!!
The Bison upset deserves the AP’s “Big Story” classification by Tim Booth:
Here’s a synopsis of the Bison victory by ESPN:
Around The NCAA Tournament
Deciding factor: North Dakota State needed an extra session to get it done, but the Bison picked up their first NCAA tournament win.
Player of the game: Lawrence Alexander. He went 10-for-15 from the field and hit 4-for-7 on 3-pointers for a game-high 28 points.
Key stat: Oklahoma tried to live by the 3. It made 12, but it also took 30. The Bison, meanwhile, did their damage at the foul line, where they went 20-for-22.