North Dakota holds off Portland State 85-76

North Dakota holds off Portland State 85-76
January 19, 2013, 5:05 pm

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Aaron Anderson scored a career-high 25 points, Troy Huff added a season-high 25 of his own and North Dakota held off Portland State for an 85-76 victory Saturday afternoon.

Anderson and Huff were a combined 16 of 25 from the field and 13 of 13 from the line, and made five of UND's eight 3-pointers. Jamal Webb added 16 points for UND (7-10, 4-4 Big Sky), which shot 53 percent as a team.

Michael Harthun had 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and Aaron Moore added 18 for the Vikings (5-10, 3-5), who fell to 0-8 on the road.

North Dakota never trailed after halftime, but the Vikings pulled within 77-73 on Gary Winston's jumper with 1:35 left. North Dakota made six free throws in the final minute to secure the victory.

North Dakota also won the only two previous meetings with Portland State. The last one came in 1979.