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UMD Bulldogs save Minnesota from epic NCAA collapse

The Bulldogs are moving on.

The defending national champions, the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 2-1 on Saturday to keep their season alive.

Parker Mackay was the hero, scoring both the tying and game-winning goals.

With three minutes to go in regulation, UMD benefited from an own goal, as Bowling Green forward Chris Pohlkamp knocked the puck into his own net.

However, Parker Mackay was credited with the tally.

Things had to be settled in overtime and once again Mackey who batted home a loose puck at the 11:45 mark of the extra frame, giving his team the win.

Playing one-goal games is nothing new for the Bulldogs as their win was the 12th consecutive one-goal game in the NCAA playoffs.

UMD, seeded No. 1 in its regionals, is the lone Minnesota-based school left in the NCAA tournament.

Both St. Cloud State and Minnesota State-Mankato – who were also No. 1 seeds in their respective regionals – were bounced in the first round of the tournament.

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SCSU managed just one goal against American International and were bested by a 16-seeded team for the second straight year.

Meanwhile, MSU blew a three-goal lead to Providence and is still winless (0-6) in NCAA tournament play.

The Bulldogs move onto the regional final where they'll play the winner of Arizona State and Quinnipiac University.

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