K-Heart Sports – 11/28/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 11/28/22 – 0700
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – North Dakota used a 22-5 run in the second half to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 73-57, inside the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Sunday afternoon. The Fighting Hawks concluded the UND Holiday Tournament with a 2-0 record, improving to 5-3 on the season. The Titans (4-3) led 46-43 with 12:59 left in the game before the Hawks went on a 22-5 run to lead 65-49 with 4:01 remaining. That run was highlighted by a 7-for-8 performance at the line. During the run, B.J. Omot poured in seven points and Matt Norman added five. Both teams scored eight points in the final minutes and North Dakota won by a tally of 73-57. Tsotne Tsartsidze matched a career-high with 18 points, throwing down 13 of them in the second half. He just missed a double-double with a game-high eight boards while also rejecting two shots. Norman threw in 14 points, with three makes from three-point land.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team lost 81-71 to Jacksonville State on Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Lobo Classic. Jacksonville State led 32-23 at halftime, and the Gamecocks used a stretch of 10-for-11 shooting in the second half to stretch their margin to 24 points at 62-38 with 11:30 left. NDSU immediately cut that deficit in half, getting within 12 at 64-52 after Jacari White sparked a 14-2 Bison run with eight quick points. NDSU fought to pull within six at 77-71 in the final minute. White led the Bison with a season-high 19 points off the bench, and Luke Yoder added 15 points for NDSU. Grant Nelson finished with 10 points and five assists. The Bison shot 41 percent for the game and made 12-of-29 (41 percent) from three-point range. The Gamecocks hit 47 percent from the field and 12-of-25 from beyond the arc.
RENO, Nev. (NDSU) – Heaven Hamling netted a career-high 39 points as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team held off Nevada, 73-68, at the Nugget Classic on Sunday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center. Hamling posted a career-high 39 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and 7-of-12 shooting from three. She also went 10-of-10 from the free throw line and added six rebounds, three steals and one assist to her stat line. Her 39 points rank as the third-most all-time in a single-game at NDSU (6-0) and marked her second career 30-point performance. Hamling also surpassed the 1,000 career points mark with 1,013, which includes one season at Stephen F. Austin State. Elle Evans reached double figures in scoring for the Bison for the third straight game with 10 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists.
The Bison, who never trailed in the contest, got off to fast start opening up a double-digit lead, 18-8, after Hamling knocked down a triple with 39 seconds to play in the first quarter. NDSU then built its largest lead of the game, 24-10, following a jumper from Hamling with 7:57 to play in the half. The Wolf Pack (2-3) pushed back trimming the Bison lead down to 30-27 at the intermission. NDSU started the third quarter putting together five straight points following a triple from Abby Graham and two free throws from Hamling to make the score 40-33 by the 4:04 mark. The Wolf Pack made one final surge in the fourth quarter cutting the deficit down to two, 59-57, following a jumper from Alyssa Jimenez. The Bison responded with an 8-0 run to stretch their lead back into double figures, 67-57, after Evans sank two free throws. NDSU went on to hold off Nevada the rest of the way to earn the 73-68 win.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to establish a career-high nine-game point streak and the Minnesota Wild held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Sunday. Sam Steel, Jared Spurgeon and Matt Boldy also scored for the Wild, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves. Minnesota is 13-2-0 in its past 15 games against Arizona. Nick Schmaltz scored in his third straight game, and Lawson Crouse and J.J. Moser added late goals for Arizona, playing the 10th game of a 14-game trip. The Coyotes failed to earn a point for the first time in four games. Kaprizov has five goals and nine assists in his current scoring streak. With assists in eight straight games, Kaprizov tied the franchise record set by Jim Dowd from Feb. 27-March 17, 2002. Mikael Granlund (2016-17) and Kevin Fiala (2021-22) have the franchise record with points in 12 straight games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole pitched in 24 points off the bench and the Golden State Warriors used a 47-point first quarter to spark a 137-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Draymond Green had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 assists for the Warriors. They have won five of their last six games since a team meeting Green facilitated in response to a sluggish start. Green was the catalyst for this win, too. Klay Thompson went 5 for 8 from deep for 21 points and tied Joe Johnson (1,978) for 15th place on the NBA’s career list for 3-pointers, helping the Warriors raise their perplexing road record to 2-9. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points against his old team, and the Warriors went 20 for 47 from 3-point range to move above the .500 mark for the first time in a month.
Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Wolves. They were outrebounded 47-31 and allowed their highest opponent score of the season. The Wolves finally came to life early in the fourth quarter with a 19-4 run that brought them within 10 points for their closest margin since midway through the first quarter. Curry, who had missed his first three shots after re-entering at the 8:25 mark, coolly swished a 3 from the wing out of a Warriors timeout to stem the tide and push the lead to 121-108. Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and Jaylen Nowell had 16 points off the bench for the Wolves, whose bad habit of standing around on offense was more glaring against the passing-and-cutting Warriors. The Wolves lost for the second time in two days after their five-game winning streak was stopped with a loss at Charlotte on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards to set an Eagles record for a quarterback, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers injured his ribs in Philadelphia’s 40-33 victory over Green Bay. Hurts also threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns for the NFC-best Eagles, who moved to 10-1 for the fifth time in history. Miles Sanders ran for 143 yards and two scores as Philadelphia rushed for 363 overall, the second-best total for the franchise. Rodgers left in the third quarter with his team trailing 34-23 after grimacing his way through a drive that led to a Packers field goal. He had already been playing with a broken thumb and took several hard hits. Rodgers was 11-of-16 passing for 140 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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