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Associated Press, Published February 28 2013

North Dakota downs Portland State in men's hoops

PORTLAND, Ore. – Troy Huff scored 18 points and Aaron Anderson had 16 as North Dakota defeated Portland State 74-66 Thursday in men’s basketball.

Jamal Webb added 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Green and White (13-15, 10-8 Big Sky), which maintained its hold on third place in the conference standings. Shane Benton had 10 points.

Portland State (8-17, 5-12), which had its three-game winning streak snapped, is in danger of being eliminated from the Big Sky tourney, which takes the top seven teams. The Vikings are three wins behind the seventh spot in the conference with three games remaining.

Aaron Moore led Portland State with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Michael Harthun scored 13, Lateef McMullan 12 and Renado Parker 10.

North Dakota swept the season series, also defeating the Vikings 85-76 on Jan. 19.

NORTH DAKOTA (13-15): Wilmer 2-5 0-0 4, Anderson 4-6 6-6 16, Huff 5-11 6-10 18, Benton 4-9 0-0 10, Webb 4-7 3-6 11, Antwi 3-8 2-2 9, Allard 0-1 0-0 0, Brekke 0-1 2-2 2, Archer 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 24-51 19-26 74.

PORTLAND ST. (8-17): Moore 5-14 6-8 16, Parker 4-9 2-2 10, McMullan 4-11 2-3 12, Harthun 6-8 1-3 13, Winston 3-7 0-0 7, Winston Jr. 2-8 4-4 8, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Harvey 0-0 0-0 0, Prosser 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 24-60 15-22 66.

Halftime: North Dakota 28-25. 3-Point Goals: North Dakota 7-19 (Huff 2-3, Anderson 2-3, Benton 2-5, Antwi 1-5, Archer 0-1, Webb 0-2), Portland St. 3-8 (McMullan 2-5, Winston 1-1, Parker 0-1, Harthun 0-1). Fouled Out: Harthun, Wilmer. Rebounds: North Dakota 30 (Webb, Wilmer 7), Portland St. 40 (Moore 15). Assists: North Dakota 13 (Webb 7), Portland St. 11 (Winston Jr. 4). Total Fouls: North Dakota 17, Portland St. 20. A: 863.