Courtesy: Russell Hons for
Kienan Walter scored a career-high 16 points to help lead UND to its fourth-straight win over Weber State.
Crandall, Walter lead UND past Weber State
Release: 01/13/2018
Print RSS
UND 89, Weber State 79
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Grand Forks, N.D. • Sioux Center
Attendance: 2,188
  1st 2nd Final
Weber State
27 52 79
North Dakota 36 53 89
Key Notes
• Crandall (UND): Finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and a season-high eight assists. He has scored in double figures in six straight games against the Wildcats.
• UND shot a season-best 54.4 percent from the field and 52.4 percent from 3-point range.
• UND has won four straight and five of six against the Wildcats.
• Walter (UND): Scored a career-high 16 points of the bench and went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
Statistical Comparison
 FG Percentage 43.9 54.4
 3-Point FG Percentage 38.1 52.4
 FT Percentage 87.5 53.3
 Offensive Rebounds 7 3
 Defensive Rebounds 31 26
 Total Rebounds 38 29
 Turnovers 16 9
 Points Off Turnovers 11 14
 Bench Points 14 20
North Dakota Men's Basketball Online
• @UNDMBasketball on Twitter  |  Facebook
2017-18 Media Guide

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Junior Geno Crandall scored a game-high 25 points and sophomore Kienan Walter added a career-high 16 off the bench to lead North Dakota to an 89-79 victory over Weber State in Big Sky play Saturday at The Betty.

Crandall had 16 points in the second half that saw the Wildcats trim their nine-point halftime deficit down to two, but the visitors could never regain the lead.

UND (6-11, 2-4 BSC) won back-to-back games for the first time this season, while taking down the Wildcats for the fourth-straight time.

"Sometimes you have to hit the bottom before you start making you way forward," UND head coach Brian Jones said. "Like in Thursday's win, it started with our urgency and effort on the defensive end."

The Fighting Hawks built their 36-27 halftime lead at the break, while holding the Big Sky's top-shooting team to a 33 percent clip in the opening 20 minutes.

Walter provided some pop off the bench, burying a pair of 3-pointers, including one in the closing seconds of the first half that capped an 11-0 run for the home team.

The Wildcats found their shooting range in the second half, opening the stanza by making 10 of their first 13 shots from the floor. That stretch helped them trim the deficit down to 55-53, but Marlon Stewart answered with a 3-pointer to spark a 9-2 run.

UND would never let Weber State get closer than four points in the final nine minutes.

Stewart would add 14 points and Cortez Seales would contribute 15 for the Fighting Hawks, who shot season-highs from the field (54.4; 31-for-57) and 3-point line (52.4; 11-for-21).

Seales connected on his first two 3-pointers of the season after starting the year 0-for-9, while Dale Jones and Walter each added a trio as UND shot well once again from distance. Jones finished with nine points.

The Fighting Hawks did struggle from the charity stripe, finishing 16-for-30, while the Wildcats stayed in the contest with a 21-for-24 effort.

Sophomore Jerrick Harding, who leads the Big Sky in scoring, ended up right on his average of 22 points, while Michal Kozak added 18 for the Wildcats.

UND will return to action on Tuesday in a non-conference affair at North Dakota State. Tip-off against the Bison is set for 7 p.m. in Fargo.

-- UND --

Uploaded Ad

Extras for the North Dakota fan

Partnership Opportunities
Mobile Apps