NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS Inniger roast and appreciation dinner set
A roast and appreciation dinner to honor Erv Inniger are scheduled for April 15 at the Great Hall of the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Inniger retired Jan. 18 after a 33-year career at NDSU a... Posted on 3/16/11 at 11:51 AM
UND men’s basketball coach Brian Jones has been in Hinkle Fieldhouse a number times during his time at Iowa. Hinkle is the home to Butler and it’s also where the movie Hoosiers was filmed. It’s a special place, he said. The fans are knowledgeable and passionate.
UND’s mission this week is to break a three-game losing streak. If that happens, UND will have to snap the streak against one of the country’s top programs and in one of the more historic venues in all of college basketball.
NDSU was still sharp in an 86-43 victory Monday night over the Vikings. They shot 57 percent and rarely had a lapse on defense. Two factors were responsible for that: a veteran team that is used to traveling, and an NAIA opponent in Valley City that physically didn’t match up.
For the time being, the new way of officiating college basketball doesn’t make for the prettiest of sport. The whistle frenzy creates a choppy atmosphere that can zap life from the rowdiest of crowds — like the one assembled in a sold-out Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for UND’s matchup with rival North Dakota State on Sunday.
In previous seasons, the home for UND’s big games has been spacious and palatial Ralph Engelstad Arena — the 12,000-seat home of North Dakota hockey. Today, UND will play perhaps its most important home men’s basketball game of its Division I era against North Dakota State.
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