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North Dakota makes a late surge to squeak past South Dakota in the Summit League tournament

North Dakota makes a late surge to squeak past South Dakota in the Summit League tournament

Luke Askew, Sports Writer

March 9, 2020

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team picked up their first ever Summit League tournament win thanks to some big-time defending, clutch shooting and a whole lot of grit.    North Dakota was a fairly heavy underdog heading into their matchup with no. 3 seed South Dakota. Not ...

UND’s Defense Lacks in Loss to SDSU

UND’s Defense Lacks in Loss to SDSU

Presley Paintner, Sports Writer

February 25, 2020

The outside shooting game paced SDSU pass UND 94-83 on Wednesday night at the Betty.  No surprise, because the Jackrabbits shot 9 of 22, while UND went 11 of 28, from the 3-point line. The Summit League is considered to be the one of best in the country when it comes to shooting 3 pointers.  The J...

Oral Roberts Height Too Much for UND

Oral Roberts Height Too Much for UND

Presley Paintner, Sports Writer

February 12, 2020

Montserat Brotons, a 6-foot-4-inch center from Spain proved to be too much for the Fighting Hawks, scoring a game and career high 20 points in the paint for Oral Roberts.    Oral Roberts is a post-oriented team.    "That's just where a majority of our offense is generated," Oral Robe...

Home Sweet Home For UND Basketball

James DeArman, Sports Writer

January 28, 2020

For the University of North Dakota Men's basketball team there is no place like home. After a rough stretch of four straight loses, three of which coming away, the Fighting Hawks returned to the friendly confines of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for matchups with the bottom half of the Summit Leagu...

Sitting down with Shanks

After graduating from UND, center Carson Shanks transferred to Loyola Chicago to play as a graduate transfer student athlete in his final year of NCAA eligibility.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 16, 2018

Shanks was a part of UND’s historic team that reached the NCAA Basketball tournament for the first time in school history just last year. And after making the tough decision to transfer, he had the experience of his life as he competed in the Final Four. But why did he leave just one year after one...

Basketball looking for a bounce back

UND guard Geno Crandall drives to the hoop against Presentation College earlier this season at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 22, 2018

With a less than fabulous start to the season, the Fighting Hawks Men’s basketball hope to improve come crunch time. Recent wins to conference teams, Idaho State, Weber State, and a win to non-conference in state rival, North Dakota State propel the team in the right direction. “These last th...

Basketball holds Fan Fest

Cole Johnson, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

On Tuesday Oct. 24, the University of North Dakota held their annual Basketball Fan Fest. At the event, fans were able to see the women’s team show off their skills during a set of drills and a three-point contest. For fans of the men’s team, they were able to see a scrimmage and a dunk contest. ...

Vandals snap Hawks streak

Sophomore guard Grace Sawatzke paces Southern Utah's Rebecca Cardenas at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center earlier this season. Nick Nelson / Dakota Student

Jake Andersen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

The UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball team had their seven-game win streak snapped in a 74-61 loss to the University of Idaho Vandals in Moscow, Idaho Saturday, Feb. 11. With UND’s top four scorers shooting a dismal 29.7 percent (11-37) from the field, the Hawks (16-8, 11-2) were unable to ge...

Hawks take tight match against bears

UND guard Geno Crandall looks for an opening against Northern Colorado last season at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Jack Harvey, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

After a tough start to the second half, the UND fighting Hawks basketball team fought back to beat Big Sky rival Northern Colorado. The Hawks weren’t able to get anything going in the first half trailing after the 16:41 and weren’t able to get any closer than 3 points behind but Northern Colorado but UN...

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