SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Vinnie Shahid scored 22 points, including two free throws in the final seconds that gave his team the win, as No. 1 seed North Dakota State edged past eighth-seeded Denver 71-69 in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal on Saturday night.
The score was tied 69-all when Shahid was fouled with six seconds remaining and made both of his free throws to give the Bison (23-8) the winning margin.
The Bison advance to the tournament semifinals on Monday evening to face the winner of Sunday's quarterfinal contest between No. 4 seed Oral Roberts (16-13) and fifth-seeded Omaha (16-15).
Tyson Ward added 20 points and seven rebounds for North Dakota State. Sam Griesel had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Robert Jones scored a season-high 21 points and had seven rebounds for the Pioneers (7-24). Jase Townsend added 20 points. Ade Murkey had 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
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