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Idaho Vandals (19-14)


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North Dakota holds off Idaho's late rally in Big Sky semis

RENO, Nev. (AP) Corey Baldwin and Geno Crandall scored 16 points apiece, and North Dakota beat Idaho 69-64 Friday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinal.

Top-seeded North Dakota (21-9) has won nine of its last 10 games and will play third-seeded Weber State in Saturday's championship. No. 4 seed Idaho (18-13) had its five-game win streak snapped.

The Vandals used a 12-1 run to tie it at 63 with 2:08 to play. Crandall made two free throws and Baldwin's 3 gave the Fighting Hawks a 68-63 lead with 1:04 to play. The Vandals missed 4 of 5 from the line and two 3-pointers to end it.

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Leaders
Points: V. Sanders20.9
Rebounds: B. Blake6.1
Assists: V. Sanders3.3
FG%: V. Sanders45.5%
FT%: V. Sanders78.1%
3P%: V. Sanders43.9%
Steals: V. Sanders1.7
Blocks: N. Sherwood0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Dakota 14-4 22-10
Eastern Washington 13-5 22-12
Weber State 12-6 20-14
Idaho 12-6 19-14
Montana State 11-7 16-16
Montana 11-7 16-16
Sacramento State 9-9 13-18
Portland State 7-11 15-16
Northern Colorado 7-11 11-18
Northern Arizona 6-12 9-23
Southern Utah 3-15 6-27
Idaho State 3-15 5-26
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