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North Dakota State Bison guard Taylor Brown (24) goes up for a shot in front of Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Eric Atkins (0) and center Garrick Sherman (11) and guard Pat Connaughton (24) in the second half at the Purcell Pavilion. North Dakota State won 73-69. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Bison knock off Notre Dame in men's basketball

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By Jason Haddix

North Dakota State 73  Notre Dame 69

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Blue and gold championship banners dangle above the more than 9,000 seats encircling a court with a larger-than-life clover adorning center court.


But just like in the movie “Hoosiers,” the basket is still 10 feet from the floor – North Dakota State played the part of the small school against the powerhouse Notre Dame.

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