Idris Joyner scored 14 points and Ryan Miller added 11 for the Northeast Conference Warriors (4-3), who are in their inaugural year of a four-year classification as a Division I team. They stunned Northwestern 71-61 for their first Division I win and have also beaten Northwestern, UMass-Lowell and Jacksonville.
Merrimack next plays at Hartford on Sunday.
Path gets no easier for Minnesota: No. 3 Ohio State is next
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino hopes the fans get behind the Golden Gophers when they host No. 3 Ohio State in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Scott carries Loyola Marymount over Prairie View 79-76
Eli Scott and Ivan Alipiev each scored 17 points as Loyola Marymount beat Prairie View 79-76 on Friday night.
Tryon carries Portland over Evergreen State 77-55
Jacob Tryon had 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Portland to a 77-55 win over Evergreen State on Friday night.