NDSU and UND Men’s Basketball in Conference Tournaments
As this year's NCAA Tournament for men's basketball approaches, that means it's time for conference tournaments across the country.
North Dakota State's season came to a close on Monday night (March 5th) as they fell to South Dakota State, 78-57 in the Summit League Conference Tournament semifinals. NDSU finishes their season at 15-17.
In the Big Sky Conference Tournament, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks have the #8 seed and will take on #9 seed Montana State on Tuesday afternoon (March 6th) at 2:05 p.m. CST. The winner will take on Big Sky Conference Champion and #1 seed Montana on Thursday afternoon (March 8th) at 2:05 p.m.
UND comes into the tournament with an overall record of 11-19 and will have to win the conference tournament to have any chance of claiming a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Last season, UND won the Big Sky Conference Championship and the conference tournament to make their first ever appearance in the big dance and earn a #15 seed in the West region before losing to #2 seed Arizona in the first round, 100-82. During the 2016-2017 season, the Fighting Hawks went finished with a record of 22-10.