Men’s Basketball

Variety of Scorers Help Lead NDSU to 85-69 Win over Western Illinois

Six players scored in double figures for the Bison

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — Six Bison scored in double figures as the North Dakota State men’s basketball team defeated Western Illinois 85-69 on Thursday evening at the Scheels Center. Junior Tyson Ward led NDSU with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Ward’s double-double was his first of the season and the seventh of his career. NDSU used a…

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…

Bison Men Fall Short in OT against Purdue Fort Wayne

NDSU held a 15-point lead in the second half.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – Purdue Fort Wayne senior John Konchar scored 38 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left in overtime, to lift the Mastodons to a 90-87 win over the North Dakota State men’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon. The Bison led by as many as 15 points in the second half, holding a 61-46 advantage…

NDSU Men Open Conference Play with Win Over South Dakota

The Bison came from behind to beat the Coyotes 71-65

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — Bison forward Deng Geu erupted for 20 points to lead the North Dakota State men’s basketball team back from a double-digit second-half deficit, earning a 71-65 win over South Dakota to open Summit League play on Saturday afternoon. The Bison outscored the Coyotes 38-21 over the final 16 minutes of the contest. NDSU trailed 49-39 with…

Dragon MBB Cruises to 94-73 Win over Mayville State

MSUM shot 52.9 percent in the contest

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics)— Five Minnesota State University Moorhead players scored in double figures as the Dragon men rolled to a 94-73 win over Mayville State in action Tuesday night at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. MSUM finished nonconference play 6-2. Freshman center Jesse Bergh had 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for his first career-double double. Junior guard Johnny Beeninga had 16…

UND’s Basketball Matchup with Kentucky ‘More than just a Game’

The Fighting hawks face 10th-ranked Kentucky on Wednesday

The UND men’s basketball program is 2-0 to start the season, but it would be a tall task for them to improve that to 3-0. The Fighting Hawks are playing on Wednesday at Kentucky. The No. 10 Wildcats are a perennial powerhouse, and their home dominance cannot be understated. Since the 2013-14 season Kentucky has lost just eight of its…

NDSU MBB Storms Past Concordia in Exhibition game

The Bison took down the Cobbers 81-49

FARGO, N.D (NDSU Athletics) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team cruised to an 81-49 exhibition victory over Concordia-Moorhead on Thursday evening at the Scheels Center, with three freshmen among the top four scorers for the Bison. Freshman Sam Griesel (Lincoln, Neb.) scored 11 points to lead all players. Bison freshman Jaxon Knotek (River Falls, Wis.) and redshirt freshman…

Geno Crandall Announces Gonzaga as Transfer Destination

The former UND guard was granted his transfer in June

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Former University of North Dakota guard Geno Crandall announced on Twitter today his decision to finish his college career at Gonzaga. Crandall averaged 16.6 points per game to lead the Fighting Hawks last season. He also lead the conference in steals with 67. In a statement posted to Twitter, Crandall said “Taking a look back…

6-Foot-8 Breckenridge Guard Verbally Commits to NDSU

Noah Christensen helped the Breckenridge Cowboys to a state tournament berth

  BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — The Bison basketball team scored a verbal commit for the 2019-2020 season. Junior Noah Christensen from Breckenridge says he is going to a Bison. The 6-foot-8 guard helped the team to a 25-5 record and state tournament berth this year. This season, the Bison went 15-17 overall and 5-9 in the Summit League. Categories: College, High School,…

NDSU MBB Still Struggling as Final Week of Regular Season Arrives

Head coach Dave Richman is frustrated with the results of late.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State men’s basketball has hit its roughest stretch since Dave Richman took over as head coach. The Bison (13-15, 4-8 Summit League) have lost five in a row with just two games left in the regular season. “We’ve had our stretches. We’ve had our moments,” Richman said. “We just haven’t been able to fight through…