INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Matt O’Leary hit a career-best six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead five IUPUI players in double figures and the Jaguars beat North Dakota State 86-81 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Aaron Brennan scored a career-high 18, Ron Patterson had 13 points, T.J. Henderson added 11 and Darrell Combs 10 for IUPUI (10-14, 4-6 Summit League), which snapped a three-game skid in the series and overall.
O’Leary hit a 3 to open overtime and the Jaguars led the rest of the way. Paul Miller hit two free throws to pull North Dakota State to 80-79 with 33 seconds left, but Brennan, Henderson and Patterson combined to make 6 of 6 foul shots from there to seal it.
Tyson Ward made 9 of 13 shots, including three 3-pointers, and finished with a career-high 22 points for NDSU (15-7, 7-2), which had won three in a row. Miller added 20 points and Dexter Werner added 18 with eight rebounds.
IUPUI made 14 of 24 (58.3 percent) from 13-point range.