Idaho held off a late rally by North Dakota to fend off the Fighting Hawks by a point, posting a 65-64 victory Saturday in Big Sky men's basketball action.
For the second-straight game, North Dakota has a matchup with a team it is tied with in the top half of the Big Sky standings.
Eastern Washington used a hot first-half shooting to get by North Dakota and break a tie for third place between the two teams in the Big Sky standings, posting a 95-85 win Thursday at Reese Court.
Watch highlights and hear from UND head coach Brian Jones on this week's UND Sports Extra. UND Sports Extra is produced by MidcoSN. It debuts on the channel on 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights and reairs throughout the week and nationally on Fox College Sports.
Sole possession of third place in the Big Sky men's basketball standings will be on the line Thursday when North Dakota and Eastern Washington square off on Reese Court at 8:05 p.m. CT.
North Dakota guard Quinton Hooker was named the Big Sky Player of the Week on Monday by league officials after leading his team to home wins over Idaho State and league-leading Weber State.
The University of North Dakota men's basketball team defeated Weber State 78-71 on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Head coach Brian Jones will serve as a "Barefoot Ambassador" during Saturday's game against Weber State.
Junior Quinton Hooker registered a triple-double and freshman Adam McDermott erupted for a career-high 28 points to lead North Dakota to a 76-60 victory over Idaho State in Big Sky men's basketball action.
Head coach Brian Jones was in studio on this week's UND Sports Extra, as the men's basketball team readies for two big home games against Idaho State and Weber State.
North Dakota opens its second half of Big Sky play at home on Thursday against an Idaho State team that has reeled off four straight wins.
Northern Colorado got a go-ahead jumper from Jordan Davis with 10 seconds to play to pull out a 71-70 victory over North Dakota in men's Big Sky basketball action Saturday at Bank of Colorado Arena.