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N Dakota beats Presentation 82-75 on Avants' career night

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Conner Avants scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, Geno Crandall added 20 points with five assists, and North Dakota never trailed in beating NAIA Presentation College 82-75 on Tuesday night.

Marlon Stewart had a career-high nine of the 24 assists the Fighting Hawks (4-3) used in making 35 of 64 shots from the field (54.7 percent) and 6 of 27 from long distance (22.2 percent). Tray Buchanan had 10 points and Dale Jones grabbed 10 rebounds.

Avants scored six points in North Dakota's 14-4 opening run and the Fighting Hawks pulled away on a 13-0 run in which Avants scored six more. Crandall scored his 14th point of the half and North Dakota led 45-31 at halftime.

Avants' jumper kicked off an 11-2 run and North Dakota led by 22 early in the second half. Julius Jackson scored five points amid the Saints' final 11-2 run while the Fighting Hawks went scoreless for more than two minutes until Crandall's jumper with 1:33 to play.

Jackson scored 32 points on 14-of-23 shooting, Deiontay Walters added 22 points, and Quadre Lollis had 11 boards for the Saints.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo 314475
home team logo North Dakota 4-3 453782
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo North Dakota 4-3 74.0 PPG 36.1 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
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M. Stewart 14.3 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.8 APG 41.0 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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