FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Troy Huff had 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and North Dakota went on a 32-10 run to begin the second half to steal an 81-79 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
North Dakota(8-12, 5-5 Big Sky) trailed by as many as 22 in the first half and was down 47-36 at halftime but sprinted out of the gates in the second half, going on a 32-10 run capped off by Jamal Webb's jumper to give North Dakota a 68-57 lead with 11:03 remaining in the game.
The Lumberjacks would answer back, going on a 22-11 run to tie it at 79 with 47 seconds left on DeWayne Russell's made free throw, but Huff made the go-ahead lay-up with 3 seconds left and Russell missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Northern Arizona's last-ditch effort.
Aaron Anderson had seven points and 10 assists for North Dakota.
Gabe Rogers scored a career-high 35 points to lead Northern Arizona (7-12, 4-6)
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.