North Dakota State Claims Summit League Championship
March 10, 2009
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Ben Woodside made a jumper with 3 seconds left to give North Dakota State a 66-64 win over Oakland University on Tuesday for the Summit League championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
No. 1 seed NDSU (26-6) trailed through much of the game - by 14 points in the first half - and needed a rally in the final five minutes to win.
A long 3-pointer by Oakland's Johnathon Jones at the final horn bounced out.
Michael Tveidt led NDSU with 21 points. Woodside added 17.
Erik Kangas and Will Hudson each had 16 points for No. 3 seed Oakland (22-12). Jones added 15 and Keith Benson had 14.