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Only once in his career has Carson Shanks played against someone taller. "I remember back in 10th grade playing against a kid 7-foot-2 and that was eye-opening because I had never played against anyone taller than me," said Shanks, UND's 7-foot sophomore center. Tonight, for the second time in his career, Shanks won't be the tallest player on the court. That distinction belongs to UC Irvine's 7-6, 300-pound center Mamadou Ndiaye—a player with an 8-foot-3 wingspan. UND hosts UC Irvine in a first-round CollegeInsider.com Tournament game at The Betty.
GRAFTON, N.D.—Momentum wasn't on Grafton's side entering the postseason. In their final 10 regular-season games, the Spoilers were a .500 team. They took the No. 5 seed into the Region 2 boys high school basketball tournament. "We knew that would be a tough stretch, that there was a chance we'd get some losses,'' Spoilers coach Riley Lillemoen said. "But we weren't concerned. We felt we were playing well for the most part, even in our losses.
After its NCAA Tournament hopes were dashed in the Big Sky Conference tournament by eventual champion Weber State, the Fighting Hawks still had a pretty good feeling postseason play of some kind remained a possibility. The postseason invitation indeed arrived Sunday when UND (17-15) was included in CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The CIT wasn't a surprise. The opponent, however, was a big surprise.
UND will get a chance to continue its season. The Fighting Hawks will host Grand Canyon on Thursday at The Betty in the first round the Women's Basketball Invitational. UND (18-13) is no stranger to the WBI, having played at New Mexico in a first-round game last season. Also, the Fighting Hawks played in the WBI in 2012 at Seattle. This is the first time UND will play a postseason game at home in its Division I era.
UND will get a chance to continue its season. The Fighting Hawks will host Grand Canyon on Thursday at The Betty in the first round the Women’s Basketball Invitational. UND...
RENO, Nev.—The first neutral site Big Sky Conference tournament wrapped up Saturday night at the Reno Events Center, where Weber State and Montana—the perennial powers of the league—met in the title game televised nationally on ESPNU. For years, it seems, either Montana or Weber hosted the Big Sky men's tournament by virtue of winning the league's regular-season title.
RENO, Nev. -- Earlier this season, the University of North Dakota beat Weber State for the first time since the Fighting Hawks joined the Big Sky Conference in 2012. UND’s...
RENO, Nev. -- Something had to give. UND and Idaho State entered the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament as the two hottest teams in the league. Idaho State, however,...
RENO, Nev. -- UND hasn’t been a Big Sky Conference member for long. But the Fighting Hawks already have made their presence known in the league’s postseason tournament. In perhaps...
RENO, Nev. -- With just under eight minutes to play, UND held a 16-point lead on Montana -- the perennial power of the Big Sky Conference. Based on the tradition...