North Dakota State, known for it's dynasty football program, has a chance to make hoops history Friday when it faces Duke in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The Bison defeated North Carolina Central 78-74 in a matchup of No. 16 seeds in the First Four playing for the right to advance to the Round of 64 for a game against No. 1 overall seed Duke.
NDSU has five players from Minnesota on its roster. Duke has one: Tre Jones, a 5-star recruit who starts at point guard alongside a bunch of star players, including the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, Zion Williamson, and potential No. 2 overall pick, R.J. Barrett.
The five Minnesota natives on NDSU's roster:
- Vinnie Shahid (Hopkins High School)
- Jarius Cook (Park Center High School)
- Odell Wilson IV (Minneapolis North High School)
- Jordan Horn (Tartan High School)
- Rocky Kreuser (Totino-Grace High School)
Shahid scored 14 points against NC Central and Kreuser added four points, five rebounds and four blocks.
NDSU and Duke will play at 6:10 p.m. Central Time in Columbia, South Carolina. For ticket information, if you're willing to go travel across the country to witness a chance at a historic upset, click here.