NDSU pulls 12th-seed stunner beating Oklahoma

NDSU pulls 12th-seed stunner beating Oklahoma

March 20th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

North Dakota State's Lawrence Alexander (12) celebrates in overtime during his second-round game against Oklahoma in the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. North Dakota State won 80-75.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds as No. 12 seed North Dakota State knocked off Oklahoma 80-75 Thursday night.

The Bison (26-6) picked up their first NCAA tournament win by rallying in the final minute and then outlasting the No. 5 seed Sooners in overtime. Alexander finished with a career-high 28 points, but it'll be his falling-down, fist-pumping celebration after the tying 3-pointer that will be replayed in Fargo for years.

Dupree came on in the closing seconds of overtime after Taylor Braun fouled out. He hit two free throws and scored on a difficult baseline leaner with 41 seconds left.

Cameron Clark led Oklahoma (23-10) with 25 points.