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UND has played one of the toughest nonconference schedules in program history this season, with games against Big 12, Big Ten and Missouri Valley programs. Add to that, UND has battled sickness of late, with starting senior guard Leah Szabla still out of the lineup. Then, there was the Christmas blizzard, which wiped out one practice earlier this week. Through it all, UND managed a 5-6 record heading into tonight's Big Sky Conference women's basketball opener against Portland State at The Betty. UND also enters league play by winning four of its past six games.
It’s still early but it never hurts when ESPN’s Joe Lunardi mentions your team when projecting the bracket for this season’s March Madness.
It's still early but it never hurts when ESPN's Joe Lunardi mentions your team when projecting the bracket for this season's March Madness. At least that's how UND men's basketball coach Brian Jones looks at things after Lunardi's latest NCAA Tournament bracket predicts UND will reach this season's March Madness by winning the Big Sky Conference postseason title. The Big Sky season starts Thursday night as UND will open at Portland State, a team that has won its past four games.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Before Tuesday night’s game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, it had been 48 years and a day since UND had last played Iowa. But the ties between the two schools have existed in some manner for decades. And those ties between UND and the state of Iowa when it comes to men’s college basketball may grow stronger in the future. In the past 56 years of UND basketball, coaches with ties to the state of Iowa have led the Fighting Hawks’ program for 37 of those years.
Whether UND gets another chance to play Iowa may be up in the air after what happened after Tuesday night’s game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where the Hawkeyes beat the Fighting Hawks 84-73.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- It was 48 years ago and a day the last time UND ventured to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten. UND left Iowa City with a 21-point loss. It may not be that long before UND plays Iowa again. But if there is another meeting, the Fighting Hawks still have some work to do in order to beat a Big Ten program. But the good news is they don’t have as much work to do as they did years ago.
When a mid-major program plays a team from a Power 5 Conference, the smaller school usually hopes it has the element of surprise on its side. UND won’t have that...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—UND had a pretty good day at the free-throw line. But Northern Iowa had a better day all around as the Panthers beat the Fighting Hawks 74-53 in women's basketball. UND's Makailah Dyer set a single-game school record for free throws made without a miss. She went 14-for-14 and finished with a team-high 20 points. As a team, UND was 28-for-35 at the stripe. It was Dyer's 15th career 20-point game, and third this season. UND's previous record for most made free throws in a game without a miss was 13, set by Kristi Boese in 2004.
The Dallas Stars ended the Philadelphia Flyers' 10-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Adam Cracknell scored the game-winning goal early in the third period and Antti Niemi made 31 saves for Dallas. It was Philadelphia's first loss since Nov. 25 against the New York Rangers. The Stars' Radek Faksa tied the game 1-1 on a rebound at 4:48 of the second period. It was Faksa's fourth goal of the season and Antoine Roussel had the primary assist after he took the initial shot.
Nine days earlier, North Dakota State made one of 20 three-point attempts. The result was an embarrassing 18-point loss on its home floor against rival UND. Nine days later, NDSU made the perimeter shots, played with poise, took a big crowd out of the game and left the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Friday night with a convincing 87-70 win over UND before 2,428 fans. The tables were completely turned from the teams' earlier meeting. UND was the team that struggled from the from the perimeter and from the free-throw line.