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MEN'S BASKETBALL North Florida 76, UND 75 DAYTON, Ohio—North Florida's Dallas Moore scored with eight seconds to go to give the Ospreys a one-point win over UND on Friday in the opening game of the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. The loss was the first of the season for the Fighting Hawks (3-1), who trailed by as many as 14 points, but rallied with a strong second half spearheaded by Big Sky Preseason MVP Quinton Hooker, who finished with 29 points. Hooker's free throw with 18 seconds to go gave UND a 75-74 lead.
Being it's Thanksgiving weekend, UND volleyball players shared what they're thankful for at an earlier practice this week. UND coach Mark Pryor was included in the discussion. And he said he is thankful for Oct. 21 "I'm thankful for that day because that's the day we were up 2-0 at Idaho State and we wound up losing," said Pryor. "From that point, the kids made a real conscious choice. They were going to get consistent, and they did. They decided, 'We can do this.' There was some belief and good leadership from our senior, Chelsea Moser, and some of our juniors."
Most of the season remains, but UND women's basketball coach Travis Brewster has observed one thing about his team through its first four games. "We have the ability to stay focused and be resilient no matter who we are playing," said Brewster. UND is 1-3 after beating Mayville State on Tuesday night. But the Fighting Hawks return to competition against Power 5 schools on Sunday at Kansas of the Big 12. "We may be a little more resilient than people realize," said Brewster. "It's not like we've been blown out."
The UND men's basketball season officially opened on Nov. 11 But an argument can be made that UND's season begins for real on Friday in Dayton, Ohio. The Fighting Hawks will play their first games against NCAA Division I opponents in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic hosted by Dayton. The Hawks will play North Florida on Friday, Wright State on Saturday and CSU Bakersfield on Sunday. UND is 3-0 after breezing past Crown College, Mayville State and Presentation College.
Early on, Mayville State gave UND a few headaches. But it far from an Excedrin night for the Fighting Hawks. Their relief from an early deficit came from basic medicine—an aggressive perimeter defense, one that carried the Hawks to a 70-43 win over Mayville on Tuesday night at The Betty. It was UND's first win after opening the season with three losses—contests coming against two Power 5 teams and the favorite to win the Missouri Valley this season.
UND picked up its first win of the season with a 70-43 women's basketball win over Mayville State on Tuesday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND improved to 1-3. Mayville came into the game 3-3. Lexi Klabo led UND with 16 points while Fallyn Freije added 14. Bailey Strand finished with 10. UND's aggressive perimeter defense forced Mayville into 26 turnovers. Mayville was led by Andy Gayner's 12 point. Naomi Torgerson added 12.
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College volleyball 6 Thursday's results Big Sky tournament At Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Quarterfinals Sacramento State over Eastern Washington 25-16, 18-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-8 Northern Arizona over Portland State 25-18, 25-10, 25-22 Idaho State over Northern Colorado 21-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-23, 18-16 UND 25-25-25 Idaho 18-20-17
Three games into the season, UND sits with an 0-3 record—the latest loss coming Wednesday night at The Betty against Iowa of the Big Ten. Yet, UND coach Travis Brewster wasn't totally displeased by the 75-60 loss "There is no reason to be negative," said Brewster. "There is no reason to panic. Last year, we were 4-10 at one point. We've just got to keep embracing the process. This is a hard-working group we have. They'll come back and we'll be better."