Bears travel to town

The UND women’s basketball team will hit the court for its final regular season home game Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

North Dakota will host the Northern Colorado Bears, who have climbed out of a 4-5 record at the halfway point through league play to post a favorable record that puts it at No. 3.

While UND already has a spot in the eight-team postseason Big Sky tournament, but can clinch anything from fourth to eighth in the standings.

Three seniors — Siri Burck, Emily Evers and Megan Lauck  — will be honored at “Senior Day” on Saturday.

UND has a three-game behind it and knows it needs to keep focusing on improvement.

“I think the big one for us is to have some poise about when we’re playing,” Brewster said. “I think the other part is we’ve been there, we’ve done it before. We have to remember that, and then we have to attack. I think sometimes we come out and we just really need to get after people and not get back on our heels. To be able to do that, it’s going to be a combination of things on the floor.”

The Bears are certainly familiar to a UND that has defeated them 34-4 all time and won the past three meetings between the teams.

A spot in the postseason tournament may already be clinched, but there’s more at stake this weekend.

“I’m a little competitive,” Brewster said. “I want to be as high as possible and our team does, too. I think the big thing for us that’s great for next week, but we’ve got to worry about this week. We want to send our seniors off on the right note playing in front of our fans. I think the other part is to send a message saying we’re back.”

Staff report