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Ben Woodside, NDSU's greatest player to retire from basketball

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FARGO - Ben Woodside is stepping away from the game of basketball.

Woodside announced Saturday that after eight years of professional basketball that took him from Turkey to Latvia to New Zealand, he's had enough.

Woodside leaves the game as the best player in North Dakota State basketball history, the all-time leading scorer in the program history, who also holds the record for most points in game (60).

He's the man who put NDSU basketball on the Division 1 map, hitting the game winning shot to beat Oakland in the 2009 Summit League Tournament championship game.

Woodside then outdueled Kansas' Sharon Collins with 37 points in NDSU's 84-74 loss to the Jayhawks.

Woodside was part of the "Fab Four" recruiting class along with Lucas Moorman, Mike Nelson and Brett Winkelman that picked up two landmark wins over Top 25 ranked Wisconsin and Marquette.

Dom Izzo

Domenic is the Sports Director at WDAY. He comes to Fargo from WNCE-TV in Glens Falls, NY where he launched the sports department at the independent station. Before that, Domenic worked at WSTM, the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY as a photographer and live truck operator for over two years. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2002 with a degree in Broadcasting. Domenic hails from the lake effect snow capital of the world, Oswego, NY, he joined the WDAY Sports Department in September 2006.

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