Texas-Arlington tops North Dakota 75-65
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Marquez Haynes had 22 points and Brandon Long had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Texas-Arlington past North Dakota 75-65 Friday night in the first round of the Drake Hy-Vee Classic.
Armani Williams added 14 points for the Mavericks (4-2). Haynes and Williams had three 3-pointers each and Long had two.
Dustin Monsebroten had 19 points, including 10 of 11 free throws, to lead the Fighting Sioux (1-7). Travis Mertens had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Nick Haugen added 11 points.
After trailing 34-30 at the half, the Mavericks held North Dakota to just four field goals in the first 16 minutes of the second period. They forced 13 turnovers and made up points at the free-throw line by sinking 17 of 19 in the final 20 minutes.