CHANDLER, Ariz. – The MSU-Northern men survived another close game to move to 11-0 on the year after a 71-68 victory over William Jessup (Calif.) at the Cactus Classic in Chandler, Ariz.

David Straughter and Cameron Epps led the Lights with 10 points apiece. Northern held a 36-33 lead at halftime and held off the Warriors in a tightly contested second half. MSU-Northern’s depth was on full display with 11 players scoring points.

The Lights finish the Cactus Classic a perfect 3-0 and will enter the holiday break undefeated. MSU-Northern will head north of the border to face Lethbridge on Dec. 28 and will resume Frontier Conference play against the University of Great Falls on Jan. 5.