PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gary Winston scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting as Portland State won its fourth straight game, beating North Dakota 70-68 Saturday night.
Winston, who came into the game averaging nine points per game, scored in double-digits for the seventh consecutive game and eighth time in nine contests.
Portland State shot a season-high 61.4 percent (27 of 44) from the floor, recording 17 assists.
Winston's 3-pointer with 2:23 left gave the Vikings (11-8, 6-4 Big Sky) a 68-62 advantage. Troy Huff sandwiched a jumper and a layup around a missed 3-pointer by PSU's Tim Douglas, pulling North Dakota within two with 1:14 remaining.
North Dakota forced a turnover but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Huff paced North Dakota(9-11, 6-4) with 20 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.