FARGO, N.D. (GoBison.com) – North Dakota State junior Sam Griesel drained a contested, fadeaway baseline jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining to lift the Bison men’s basketball team to a 71-69 victory over Omaha on Friday night inside the Scheels Center.
NDSU improved to 3-0 in The Summit League with the victory. It was NDSU’s home opener for the 2020-21 season after the Bison played the first 10 games of the season on the road.
Griesel finished with 19 points after hitting the game-winner. NDSU senior Rocky Kreuser recorded his third career double-double with 19 points and a career-best 12 rebounds.
Wanjang Tut scored a career-high 31 points on 14-of-19 shooting for Omaha.
The North Dakota State men’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive performance to defeat Omaha 80-66 on Saturday night at the Scheels Center, finishing off a weekend sweep of two meetings with the Mavericks.
NDSU senior forward Rocky Kreuser led all players with 19 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double. Bison junior Sam Griesel scored 18 points, and sophomore Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 14.
Freshman Grant Nelson (Devils Lake, N.D.) racked up 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for NDSU.
NDSU improved to 4-0 in The Summit League for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
NDSU will play at North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 16th.