MACOMB, Ill. -- Deng Geu scored 22 points off the bench and North Dakota State edged Western Illinois 78-76 on Saturday night.
NDSU trailed 42-35 at the break but battled back early in the second half with the help of 3-pointers by Shahid, Jared Samuelson and Tyson Ward and a dunk by Geu to take a 51-48 lead with 14:10 to play. Four lead changes and three ties followed until Shahid sank a 3-pointer to put the Bison on top for good, 70-67, with 4:15 left and a 3 by Hunter in the stretch helped secure the win.
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