Women’s Basketball

Second-Half Struggles Lead NDSU Women to Drop Sixth in a Row

The Bison blew a four-point halftime lead to lose 65-54 against Oral Roberts

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State women’s basketball could not hang on to its halftime lead against Oral Roberts Wednesday night. The Bison led 34-30 heading into the break, but they scored just 20 points in the second half and lost 65-54. After shooting 50 percent (13-for-26) in the first 20 minutes, NDSU made just seven of their 26 shots…

Defense a Focal Point for Struggling UND Women’s Basketball Team

The Fighting Hawks have lost four in a row

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND women’s basketball is hoping to end its four-game losing skid on Friday. The Fighting Hawks will be in Western Illinois. The first of the four consecutive losses came against the Leathernecks, when North Dakota gave up 92 points on January 13. Defense has been a bit of an issue for the team, and it is…

Dragon Men Take Down Duluth, Women have their Winning Streak Snapped

The women had won 14 games in a row before losing to the Bulldogs 69-53

DULUTH, Minn. — MSU-Moorhead’s basketball teams came away with a split in their basketball games at Duluth. The Dragon men took down the Bulldogs 79-58, led by Addison Park’s 22 points and Travaun Coad’s 20. MSUM’s women fell for the first time since the Sunday before Thanksgiving, having their 14-game winning streak snapped. They have had a streak of at…

MSUM Women’s Basketball Refuses to get Complacent During Winning Streak

The Dragons have won 14 games in a row

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU-Moorhead women’s basketball is on another big run, having won 14 games in a row. Their last loss came on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This is the third year in a row where the Dragons have put together a winning streak of at least that length. Each of the last two seasons, however, the momentum fizzled late,…

UND Women’s Basketball Focusing on Defense against First-Place SDSU

The Fighting Hawks host the Jackrabbits Friday night

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team is hitting a crucial stretch of its schedule. UND hosts Summit-League-leading South Dakota State on Friday before traveling down south to NDSU on Sunday. The Jackrabbits (12-6, 4-1 Summit League) have found success from their shot-making ability. SDSU’s 47.2 field goal percentage is 12th in the country out…

UND’s Klabo Awarded Summit League Player of the Week Honor

This is the second week this year Klabo has won the award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(UND Athletics) — UND senior forward Lexi Klabo has been named the Summit League Player of the Week after her performance Sunday in leading North Dakota to a win in its inaugural league game. Klabo scored 21 and added eight rebounds and three blocks in the 79-60 win over Purdue Fort Wayne Sunday. Klabo now has 26 career 20-point games, a…

Poor Shooting Dooms NDSU Women against South Dakota

The Bison shot just 28 percent in the game.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — An early 7-0 lead wasn’t enough for the North Dakota State women’s basketball team on Sunday, as South Dakota beat the Bison 67-41 at the Scheels Center. With the Bison leading 7-0 with 6:39 to play in the first quarter, the Coyotes answered with a 15-0 run over the next 5:13 to take the lead…

NDSU Women Sneak By Mayville State in Season Opener

The Bison win 49-43

FARGO, N.D. —  The North Dakota State women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season Tuesday night with a 49-43 victory over Mayville State at the Scheels Center inside the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. NDSU raced out to a 9-0 lead in the first 2:36 of the game with four different players scoring in the run. The Bison hit just one more shot for the…

Bison Women’s Basketball Drops Exhibition Game Against Minnesota-Duluth

NDSU fell 70-65

FARGO, N.D. — In their first exhibition game of the season, North Dakota State women’s basketball lost to Minnesota-Duluth 70-65. It was a slow start for the Bison as UMD jumped out on a 13-0 run. The Bison also suffered from 23 turnovers in the contest. They open the regular season on Tuesday against Mayville State. Categories: College, Top Sports…

UND’s Lexi Klabo Named to Cheryl Miller Award Watch List

Klabo is one of three players from a mid-major school represented on the list

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UND Athletics) —  University of North Dakota senior forward Lexi Klabo was named to the 2019 Cheryl Miller Award Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The preseason list is comprised of 20 players that are among the best at their position in all of NCAA Division I…