Who's Playing

North Dakota State @ North Dakota

Current Records: North Dakota State 20-9; North Dakota 6-24

What to Know

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will play host again and welcome the North Dakota State Bison to Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

North Dakota came up short against the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies on Tuesday, falling 84-74.

Meanwhile, North Dakota State lost to the UMKC Kangaroos at home by a decisive 85-71 margin.

The Fighting Hawks are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Now might not be the best time to take North Dakota against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.

The losses put North Dakota at 6-24 and North Dakota State at 20-9. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: North Dakota is stumbling into the game with the 351st fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 9.9 on average. The Bison have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 356th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 9.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Betty Engelstad Sioux Center -- Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $32.55


The Bison are a big 10-point favorite against the Fighting Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

North Dakota State have won ten out of their last 14 games against North Dakota.

  • Dec 22, 2021 - North Dakota State 86 vs. North Dakota 76
  • Jan 16, 2021 - North Dakota 82 vs. North Dakota State 78
  • Jan 15, 2021 - North Dakota State 62 vs. North Dakota 45
  • Dec 12, 2020 - North Dakota State 53 vs. North Dakota 52
  • Mar 10, 2020 - North Dakota State 89 vs. North Dakota 53
  • Feb 22, 2020 - North Dakota 71 vs. North Dakota State 68
  • Jan 19, 2020 - North Dakota State 83 vs. North Dakota 74
  • Feb 06, 2019 - North Dakota State 74 vs. North Dakota 70
  • Jan 19, 2019 - North Dakota State 67 vs. North Dakota 65
  • Jan 16, 2018 - North Dakota 86 vs. North Dakota State 77
  • Dec 09, 2017 - North Dakota State 88 vs. North Dakota 79
  • Dec 16, 2016 - North Dakota State 87 vs. North Dakota 70
  • Dec 07, 2016 - North Dakota 74 vs. North Dakota State 56
  • Dec 11, 2015 - North Dakota State 69 vs. North Dakota 67