Hooker, North Dakota rally past Drake 63-62

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Quinton Hooker scored 16 points and hit a go-ahead, driving layup with 14 seconds left as North Dakota put together a late surge to beat Drake 63-62 on Saturday.

Trailing by five with under a minute left, Hooker sank a layup and then stole the ball, leading to Estan Tyler's putback with 33 seconds left. Another turnover by Drake set up Hooker's go-ahead score and North Dakota's first lead of the game.

Hooker wasn't done there, as he blocked Reed Timmer's layup attempt. Drake got one more look, but Jordan Daniels couldn't connect on a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

North Dakota (3-4) shot 53.2 percent from the field, with Tyler and Terrel de Rouen each chipping in 15 points. Jaron Nash added nine points with eight rebounds.

Timmer led the Bulldogs (1-7) with 13 points and Daniels had 12. Drake shot over 50 percent, but committed 19 turnovers.

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