SignUp
Play Video
Junior Jamal Webb hit the game-winning 3-pointer with under a minute to play to lift UND to a 56-53 victory over Bowling Green on Friday.
Webb's late 3-pointer lifts UND to win over BGSU
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 12/28/2012 23:26:26 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Junior Jamal Webb made his only 3-point basket of the night count, knocking down the go-ahead trey in the final minute to lift UND to a 56-53 victory over Bowling Green on Friday. 

Webb finished with 12 points and classmate Troy Huff added a double-double off the bench, finishing with 14 points and 12 rebounds to snap a two-game skid for the home team in what was the first meeting between the two teams.

Webb, who had missed his first four attempts from deep, sank the game-winning basket with 43 seconds remaining and Huff made two free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win. 

“We felt like we were going to win tonight and that it would come down to the end,” UND head coach Brian Jones said. “Our guys made enough plays even when things didn’t go well. 

“Our guys dug it out, got some loose balls and some huge rebounds. But, most of all this is a huge win just from a confidence standpoint, knowing we can win a close game when things do not always go smoothly.”
 
UND (3-8) led by as many as 11 points in the first half and nine in the second half, but the visiting Falcons (5-7) found a way to get back in the game both times.
 
BGSU shaved its 11-point deficit in the first half down to two points before Webb put the home team ahead by six with a layup in the closing seconds.
 
In the second half, UND pushed its lead back to nine just four minutes into the stanza, but BGSU erased that advantage with a 9-0 run over the next six minutes.
 
The teams went back-and-forth down the stretch before Richaun Holmes gave the Falcons their first lead at 53-51 since the opening minutes of the contest.
 
Holmes’ 3-point play with just a minute left on the clock came off a putback as the high-flying sophomore willed his team back in the second half. He had all 10 of his points and his six blocks after intermission, while senior Jordan Crawford, who was held to two first-half points, scored 12 after the break for the Falcons.
 
On the ensuing possession, sophomore Lenny Antwi missed a 3-pointer from the corner, but senior Mitch Wilmer corralled the loose ball and found Webb at the top of the key for what would prove to be the game-winner.
 
Wilmer’s offensive board was the 17th of the game for UND, who outrebounded the Falcons 42-25 in the contest. Huff had 12 of those rebounds to finish one shy of his career-high.
 
UND will return to Big Sky play on the road next Thursday at Idaho State. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT.
CSU wins opener of WAC series 10-2
CHICAGO, Ill.-- A six-run sixth inning paced host Chicago State in its 10-2 Western Athletic Conference win over North Dakota Friday evening. CSU picked up its first league win. MORE
Southern Utah wins pair of 10-2 games
The University of North Dakota softball team fell to Southern Utah in a doubleheader by a score of 10-2 in both games on Friday afternoon. MORE
Baseball off to the Windy City in third place
North Dakota heads to Chicago State Friday to begin a three-game Western Athletic Conference series against the Cougars. UND heads into the series in third place in the WAC standings at 6-3, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 11
For the first time this spring, head coach Bubba Schweigert gave his team some extended looks in live drills and the first-year head coach said he saw some good things among the 25-plus plays... MORE
Bissell shatters school record in hammer throw
LOS ANGELES North Dakota's three-day trip to California got off to a sunny start Thursday night as senior Jakob Bissell destroyed his own school record in the hammer throw. MORE

advertisement