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Associated Press, Published March 19 2009

President of ND higher ed board seeks basketball revenge

BISMARCK (AP) — State Board of Higher Education President Richie Smith says North Dakota State can help him settle a personal score in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Smith played on the 1974 Creighton basketball team that lost by one point to Kansas in the NCAA Midwest regional tournament. The North Dakota State Bison are matched up against Kansas in Friday's first-round game in Minneapolis.

Smith appeared in 80 games in his career with Creighton. He scored 237 points and collected 79 rebounds.

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