With 11 seconds left in regulation, Lawrence Alexander of NDSU fired up a three-pointer. Riding on this single moment in time were the hopes and dreams of advancing to the next round for the Bison. As the shot fell through the hoop, Alexander fell to the floor in celebration knowing there was still more basketball to be played.
In overtime, North Dakota St. quickly took advantage building a four point lead while never looking back. Although the Sooners would challenge with Cameron Clark's 16 points over a ten minute span that included overtime, it would prove to be too little too late as NDSU walked away with possibly the biggest win in school history.
Make no mistake, OU had their chances with multiple trips to the charity stripe. However, each player managed only a single make.
Devoting much of the attention to Taylor Braun, the Bison found another scoring option early as the nation's best shooting team showcased their talents behind a 52.9% outing from the floor. TrayVonn Wright proved to a be a force to reckon with as Oklahoma failed to find an answer for him. Finishing with 14 points, Wright only paved the way for the aforementioned Alexander. On the evning, Alexander poured in a career high 28 points to give Fargo, ND one highlight after another.
Credit the Bison coaching staff for limiting the play of Buddy Hield who finished with nine points. Picking up the slack, was Isaiah Cousins who found a rhythm behind the arc. Connecting on 4-of-5 attempts, Cousins finished with 17 points. Jordan Woodard added another 13 but it was Clark who lead the team with his effort of 25 points.
It's back to the drawing board as Lon Kruger and the Sooners begin looking toward next season and finding a way to end the post-season win drought.