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Rorie, Krslovic lead Montana past North Dakota 84-76

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 30 points, 22 in the second half, and Fabijan Krslovic had two critical baskets late on his way to a double-double to lead top-seeded Montana to an 84-76 win over eighth-seeded North Dakota on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference quarterfinals.

Krslovic had the first of back-to-back jumpers with three minutes left to start an 8-0 run. That gave the Grizzlies (24-7), who have won eight straight over UND, an 82-72 lead when Rorie made two free throws with a minute left. That was the only double-figure lead in a game that had seven ties and 12 lead changes.

Michael Oguine had 23 points, and Sayeed Pridgett joined Krslovic's double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds with 14 points and 11 rebounds for Montana, which faces Weber State or Northern Colorado in Friday's first semifinal.

Dale Jones scored 24 points, Cortez Seales had 22 and Geno Crandall 17 for the Fightin' Hawks (12-20), who are joining the Summit League next season.

Jones had 22 points and Oguine 15 in the first half that ended tied at 42. UND was 8 of 15 from distance, Montana 6 of 9.

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