Crandall scores 37 in 2nd half, North Dakota beats Troy
Nov. 11, 2017
HONOLULU (AP) — Geno Crandall made three straight free throws in the final seconds as North Dakota held off Troy 83-80 in the Outrigger Resort Rainbow Classic on Friday night.
Crandall started his season with a flare, scoring 37 of his career-best 41 points in the second half. He scored 22 straight points to open the second half. Crandall was 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and made 15 of 19 field-goal attempts. He also made 4 of 8 free throws.
Dale Jones was the only other Hawk to get in double figures, scoring 11 points and hauling down five rebounds.
Conner Avants made a layup to give North Dakota an 80-78 lead with 1:20 remaining. Juan Davis Jr. made two free throws to tie the game at 80-80. Crandall then sank three shots from the line to win it.
Wesley Person led Troy with 25 points. Jordon Varnado had 24 points and 11 rebounds.