MACOMB, Ill. -- — Luka Barisic had 21 points and 14 rebounds as Western Illinois narrowly defeated North Dakota 70-68 on Saturday.
Colton Sandage drew a foul on Matt Norman and made two free throws to give Western Illinois a 69-68 lead with 6 seconds remaining. Will Carius had a steal on the following play and Barisic made a free throw for the final margin.
The Leathernecks improve to 2-0 against the Fighting Hawks for the season. Western Illinois defeated North Dakota 73-68 on Jan. 13.
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