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Shahid, Geu help NDSU hold off E. Washington for 74-67 win

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Vinnie Shahid scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Deng Geu had 18 points and eight rebounds to help North Dakota State hold on for a 74-67 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday night.

Shahid was 5-of-6 shooting, including three 3-pointers, made 7-of-8 free throws and had four assists. Rocky Kreuser scored all of his 14 points before the break and Jared Samuelson finished with 10 points for NDSU (3-7). The Bison snapped a four-game skid.

Shahid made two free throws to give NDSU the lead for good with eight minutes to go. He made a layup about a minute later and, after Jacob Davison answered with a basket on the other end, hit a 3-pointer before Geu sandwiched a layup and a 3 around another bucket by Davison to make it 61-54 with 4:37 remaining. Luka Vulikic hit a 3 that pulled the Eagles within three points with 31 seconds left but they didn't score again. Shahid and Samuelson each made 2-of-2 free throws from there.

Davison had 23 of his career-high 25 points in the second half for Eastern Washington (1-6). Austin Fadal scored 14 and Jesse Hunt added 11.

Updated December 8, 2018

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