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Associated Press, Published February 16 2013

Northern Arizona clips UND men 74-72 in overtime

GRAND FORKS – Blake Hamilton scored five of Northern Arizona’s 11 points in overtime, leading the Lumberjacks to a 74-72 victory over North Dakota on Saturday afternoon.

DeWayne Russell, who scored 21 points, got the Lumberjacks (10-16, 7-9 Big Sky) into the extra session with a game-tying layup with 11 seconds left in regulation. In overtime, Hamilton made a jumper and three free throws, the last of which gave NAU the lead for good, 70-69.

Aaron Anderson scored 24 points and made three overtime 3-pointers for UND (11-14, 8-8), the last of which made it 73-72 with 4 seconds left. NAU’s Gabe Rogers, who scored 24 points, was fouled and made a free throw, and North Dakota couldn’t get off another shot.

The game was Northern Arizona’s first-ever trip to Grand Forks and only the second meeting between the programs. North Dakota won 81-79 in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Jan. 26.

N. ARIZONA (10-16): Dunn 1-1 1-2 3, Rogers 8-20 5-6 24, Russell 7-16 6-7 21, Bewernick 4-7 0-0 8, Jacobsen 3-4 1-1 7, Hamilton 4-12 3-4 11, Heine 0-0 0-0 0, Flores 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Ekanem 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 16-20 74.

NORTH DAKOTA (11-14): Anderson 7-15 6-8 24, Huff 7-16 4-4 19, Benton 2-5 1-3 6, Webb 4-9 0-1 8, Wilmer 3-5 6-7 12, Antwi 1-5 0-0 3, Allard 0-0 0-0 0, Archer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 17-23 72.

Halftime: North Dakota 31-30. End Of Regulation: Tied 63. 3-Point Goals: N. Arizona 4-15 (Rogers 3-10, Russell 1-3, Hamilton 0-2), North Dakota 7-23 (Anderson 4-9, Benton 1-2, Antwi 1-5, Huff 1-6, Webb 0-1). Fouled Out: Benton. Rebounds: N. Arizona 35 (Hamilton 7), North Dakota 38 (Huff 11). Assists: N. Arizona 9 (Russell 5), North Dakota 13 (Webb 6). Total Fouls: N. Arizona 21, North Dakota 21. A: 1,617.