Troy Huff had 13 points and 10 rebounds as UND held off Sacramento State 49-48 Thursday night.
North Dakota (10-13, 8-7 Big Sky) scored eight straight points to take a 43-35 lead with 8:04 remaining and pushed the lead to 48-38 with about 5 minutes left. The Green and White scored only one point the rest of the way but hung on after Lance Dickson missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for Sacramento State (12-11, 7-8).
Host Sacramento State had a pair of 14-0 runs in the first half en route to an 80-62 win over the UND women in Big Sky Conference play Thursday night at the Hornets' Nest. UND led by six midway through the opening period but the constant Hornet pressure led to 31 UND miscues on the night.