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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.
North Dakota State received 22 points from Paul Miller and 18 from A.J. Jacobson in downing rival North Dakota State 87-70 on Friday night before 2,428 fans at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The NDSU win avenged an 18-point loss to UND in Fargo nine days earlier. NDSU improved to 8-4 while UND dropped to 5-4. In the teams' earlier meeting, NDSU went 1-for-20 on 3-point attempts. The Bison turned the tables quickly in the rematch, using the 3-pointer to gain control in the first half. NDSU finished 9-for-20 on 3-pointers.
UND beat rival North Dakota State by 18 points nine days ago in Fargo. The rivals meet again tonight at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. But UND coach Brian Jones isn't buying the idea that his team will be favored to sweep the series. "The stress level is as high for us as the first time we played them," said Jones. "Now, there are probably expectations by fans and others. But I've been a part of rivalries where you win on each other's floor.
Stephen-Argyle 70, Sacred Heart 53 STEPHEN, Minn.—Hunter Yutrzenka scored 24 points to lead Stephen-Argyle to win at home on Tuesday in boys basketball. Chris McGlynn also put up 17 points from the Gators, who improve to 4-1 on the season. Jordan Tomkinson led the Eagles with 21 points, while Brenden Bethke scored 12. "I think the first half we played the kind of basketball we need to play for the rest of the year," said Sacred Heart coach Destry Sterkel. "In the second half we just gave up to many defensive rebounds."
Boys basketball 6 Tuesday's results Minnesota Lake Park-Audubon 82, Waubun 53 Pequot Lakes 81, Park Rapids 33 Breckenridge 76, Staples-Motley 53 Bertha-Hewitt 77, Wadena-Deer Creek 60 Melrose 69, Minnewaska 52 Hermantown 70, Cloquet 62 Marshall 84, Jackson County Central 62 Detroit Lakes 60, Thief River Falls 55 St. Michael-Albertville 61, Brainerd 55 Cass Lake-Bena 60, Win-E-Mac 56 North Dakota Fargo Davies 84, Fargo South 39
Three nights earlier, UND beat its biggest rival in a blowout. Two days ago, finals began at UND. Maybe those are a couple of reasons for a sluggish performance at times during UND's 79-67 win over Mary on Tuesday night before 1,264 fans at The Betty. But UND still had enough of everything to hold off Mary, 6-7. "It's tough to play on finals week," said UND sophomore Jill Morton, who led the Fighting Hawks with a career-high 21 points. Moments after the game, Morton said she was focused on one her toughest finals scheduled for today.