Konchar hits winning 3 just before OT buzzer for Mastodons

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — John Konchar made five 3-pointers, the last with less than a second remaining in overtime, and scored a career-high 38 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals and Purdue Fort Wayne beat North Dakota State 90-87 on Sunday.

Konchar dribbled down the clock and delivered with a step-back 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left. NDSU wasn’t able to get off a shot before the buzzer.

Konchar drained a long 3-pointer from the wing with 44.5 seconds left in regulation for an 81-77 lead. Rocky Kreuser sank a 3-pointer at 13.8 to pull NDSU to 81-80. Konchar made two free throws at 12.5 for a three-point lead but Vinnie Shahid hit a long 3-pointer to tie it at 3.3 and Konchar’s 3 from just over midcourt rolled out at the buzzer.

Konchar made the first basket of overtime for either team with 2:10 remaining, topping his previous career high of 33 points. Kreuser made two free throws to tie it at 87 with 28.7 seconds to go.

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Dee Montgomery 16 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (10-7, 2-0 Summit League).

Jared Samuelson made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for NDSU (6-9, 1-1).

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