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North Dakota State Bisons guard Taylor Braun (24) attempts a shot against the Fort Wayne Mastodons in the championship game of the Summit Conference tournament at Sioux Falls Sports. North Dakota State defeated Fort Wayne 60-57. Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Braun's late game heroics give Bison berth into NCAA tournament

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ben Woodside just got some late game, North Dakota State men’s basketball history, NCAA-dancing highlight company. His name is Taylor Braun.


The Bison senior shed a frustrating night in the final three minutes to will his team to a 60-57 win over Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne and the league’s automatic ticket to the NCAA tournament.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.