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UND Men’s Basketball: What Landing Transfer Nero Adds to the Team

Caleb Nero Transferred to UND from Weber State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After reaching the Summit League Championship in their first season under head coach Paul Sather, the future is bright for North Dakota men’s basketball. Heading into a new season, that roster will look a whole lot different with the graduations of guards Marlon Stewart, Billy Brown and Kienan Walter. How do you make up for the…

UND Men’s Basketball Sees Prep Time as Benefit With South Dakota on Horizon in Summit League Tournament

Fighting Hawks lost both regular season meeting to the Coyotes

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota men’s basketball heads into the Summit League Tournament as the number six seed and faces a unique situation when their first game tips off in Sioux Falls on Sunday. UND faces the three seed South Dakota who was the last opponent they faced. Not only did the Coyotes and Fighting Hawks face each other…

UND Men’s Basketball: HC Sather Wants “Response” From Team After Win Over NDSU

UND beat in-state rival NDSU on Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s basketball is still on that winning high from upsetting in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday when guard Marlon Stewart hitting a game-winning three and a career-high 35 points to knock off the then league-leading Bison. After losing seven of their last 11 games in conference, the win gave the Fighting Hawks a…

UND Men’s Basketball Seeing Closing Stretch of Games as Opportunity

Fighting Hawks play four of top five teams in Conference to close season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s basketball has four games left in their regular season and find themselves sixth in the Summit League standings. That spot is not a lock as the final four contests will say a lot about where UND finishes come conference tournament time. That’s because it include four of the top five teams in front…

UND Basketball: Limiting Turnovers, Defense Important for Final Five Games

UND only has five games left in the regular season.

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota men’s basketball are winners in three of their last five games keeping their post season hopes alive in a tie for fourth in the Summit League. Despite where the standings may have the Fighting Hawks, there have been games where it doesn’t look that way. In their latest loss to South Dakota, UND turned…

UND Men’s Basketball’s Mindset Change Key to Team’s Recent Success

Fighting Hawks attribute mindset change to recent success

GRAND FORKS, N.D — After dropping four games in a row, North Dakota men’s basketball has turned a corner in their season. The Fighting Hawks won their last two games against Western Illinois and Denver to move back to .500 in the Summit League. As the season grows deeper and deeper, UND gains more and more familiarity on the court….

UND basketball remembers Kobe Bryant

Fighting Hawks players and coaches say they were inspired by the NBA Legend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — News of the shocking and tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant had the world shaken up on Sunday, and that includes here in the state of North Dakota, where both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at UND have felt the impact. “Kobe just meant so much to the game of basketball,” senior guard Billy…

UND Men’s Basketball Focusing On Defense To Snap Losing Streak

Fighting Hawks currently on four-game losing streak

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Its been a rude awakening for North Dakota Men’s Basketball coach Paul Sather and his first time through the Summit League. UND is currently stuck in a four-game losing streak. Three of those coming on the road with the latest against North Dakota State. One of the bright spots during this rough stretch has been guard…

UND Men’s and Women’s Basketball Improve to 2-0 in Summit League Play

Beat Purdue Fort-Wayne in Conference Home Opener

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s and women’s basketball sealed off wins in Summit League conference play against Purdue Fort-Wayne. The men won 83-69 while the women’s team won 91-85. On the women’s side, career highs from guard Lily Kelpin who had 22 points on 6 of 8 from three point land. Forward Megan Zander also knotted 18. On…

North Dakota Men’s Basketball Looking For More Consistency

Three games remain in non-conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s basketball’s loss to Eastern Washington this past Sunday was their third straight dropping them to 4 and 7 on the season. Despite that, UND has outscored their opponents and on average, shot better from the field and almost equal from long range. Not to mention, the Fighting Hawks have won the battle underneath…