- Associated Press - Saturday, November 11, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - Geno Crandall made three straight free throws in the final seconds as North Dakota held off Troy 83-80 in the Outrigger Resort Rainbow Classic on Friday night.

Crandall started his season with a flare, scoring 37 of his career-best 41 points in the second half. He scored 22 straight points to open the second half. Crandall was 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and made 15 of 19 field-goal attempts. He also made 4 of 8 free throws.

Dale Jones was the only other Hawk to get in double figures, scoring 11 points and hauling down five rebounds.

Conner Avants made a layup to give North Dakota an 80-78 lead with 1:20 remaining. Juan Davis Jr. made two free throws to tie the game at 80-80. Crandall then sank three shots from the line to win it.

Wesley Person led Troy with 25 points. Jordon Varnado had 24 points and 11 rebounds.

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