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Brian Jones Steps Down as UND’s Men’s Basketball Coach

Jones Coached the Fighting Hawks for 13 seasons

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Bill Chaves announced on Wednesday that Brian Jones has stepped down from his position as head coach after 13 seasons leading the UND men’s basketball program to accept the associate head coach position at Illinois State. A national search for his successor begins immediately. “Anytime someone invests over a decade as a…

UND Men’s Basketball Makes Playoff Push in Final Four Games

The Fighting Hawks play their next game on Saturday against Oral Roberts

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The first year in the Summit League for North Dakota men’s basketball hasn’t been filled with too many high points, but UND is still optimistic in its hunt to be one of the eight teams to make the conference tournament. The Fighting Hawks are just 3-9 in league play with only four games left in the regular…

Grand Forks Couple Arrested During Drug Task Force Investigation

Brian Jones and Nakia Jones were taken into custody after a search of their home

GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force arrested a couple suspected of distributing meth and possessing marijuana. 40-year-old Brian Jones and 31-year-old Nakia Jones were taken into custody after a search of their home uncovered more than three pounds of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms and nearly nine-thousand dollars in cash. The couple faces a number of drug…

Summit League Action Posing New Challenges for UND

The Fighting Hawks are 1-2 in Summit League play

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND men’s basketball is now a few conference games into its inaugural season as a member of the Summit League. The unit earned a big win on the road against Denver on Saturday, and now they return home for four of their next five games. Head coach Brian Jones says playing in the Summit has been…

UND MBB Enters Summit League Play for the First Time

Fighting Hawks Play Purdue-Fort Wayne Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D — Friday marks the start of North Dakota Men’s Basketball’s first season as a member of the Summit League. The Fighting Hawks joined the Summit League after leaving the Big Sky Conference last year. UND is coming off back to back road losses to Marquette and Northern Iowa to close out their non–conference slate. Coach Brian Jones knows…

UND MBB Rebounds From Kentucky Loss With Win Against Minnesota-Morris

Fighting Hawks Beat the Cougars 112-58

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – (UND Athletics)With the temperatures getting colder outside, the shooting heated up for the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team as the Fighting Hawks shot 62.7% from the field in a 112-58 victory over Minnesota Morris on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. As a team, UND (3-1) finished with a 42-of-67 (.627) shooting day…

North Dakota Men’s and Women’s Basketball Fine-Tuning Little Details Ahead of 2019 Season

After a combined 24-38 record last year, North Dakota's men's and women's basketball teams are turning the tables

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a combined 24-38 record last year, North Dakota’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are turning the tables heading into this year. Both programs spent the offseason taking a long look in the mirror, reevaluating 2018’s shortcomings. Those months of self-reflection have led to a lot of in-house adjustments, including improving the team culture and paying…

Men’s Basketball: UND Preps for Former Conference Rival, Utah Valley

UND and Utah Valley are reuniting for the first time since the 2011-2012 season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Before UND Men’s Basketball joined the Big Sky Conference in 2012, the Hawks played in the Great West Conference. One of UND’s conference opponents and toughest rivals at that time was Utah valley. The Wolverines and Hawks are now reuniting on Saturday for the first time since the 2011-2012 season, and according to Head Coach Brian Jones,…

UND Men’s Basketball Aims to Replicate Last Season’s Success

UND defending regular season and conference tournament champions.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND men’s basketball has a tall task this season. The Fighting Hawks will look to defend their conference title from 2016-17. North Dakota made its first trip to the NCAA tournament as a 15-seed falling to Arizona in the opening round. The Hawks return Cortez Seales and Big Sky preseason all-conference guard Geno Crandall. On top of…

KVRR NFL Pick ‘Em: UND Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Jones Makes his Picks

Watch Brian Jones MAKE HIS PICKS FOR THE KVRR NFL PICK 'EM CHALLENGE

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — All season, KVRR is doing an NFL Pick ‘Em challenge. Each week, there will be a guest picker to compete against the KVRR Sports staff and everyone signed up to play. This week’s guest picker is UND men’s basketball coach Brian Jones. Categories: College, Football Pick Em Guest, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Basketball Coach,…