Brian Jones

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,…

Coach of the Week: UND Men’s Basketball’s Brian Jones

Jones signed a four-year extension with the Fighting Hawks last month

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Months after leading his team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, University of North Dakota men’s basketball coach Brian Jones signed a four-year extension with the program. Jones is entering his 12th season at the helm of UND and is fourth in team history with 166 wins. Currently, Jones is on the road recruiting to fill…

UND Men’s Basketball Adds Three Transfers

The Fighting Hawks have one scholarship remaining

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s basketball coach Brian Jones added some size to his roster this offseason with the addition of three newcomers that all stand 6-fooot-6 or taller. Iowa transfer Dale Jones and Tyler Junior College transfer Jaqwon McCauley will be able to play immediately for the Fighting Hawks, while Concordia St. Paul transfer Carter Brooks…

UND Men’s Basketball Inks Brian Jones to 4-Year Extension

Brian Jones enters 12th season as UND Head Coach.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – University of North Dakota athletics director Brian Faison announced Thursday that head men’s basketball coach Brian Jones has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2020-21 season. With the extension, the Rock Island, Ill., native is set to embark on his 12th season as UND’s head coach in 2017-18. This past season, Jones led the Fighting Hawks to their…