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W Basketball - Archives 2016-17

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USD advances in WNIT first round
W Basketball 03/16/2017

VERMILLION, S.D.-- Defending WNIT champion South Dakota held serve with a 78-55 win in the opening round of this season's tournament Thursday evening at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

Notes: WNIT opener sees UND at rival USD
W Basketball 03/14/2017

North Dakota, the co-Big Sky Conference regular season champions, has earned the league's automatic qualifying bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) for the first time in school history.

UND heads to South Dakota in WNIT opener Thursday
W Basketball 03/13/2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota women's basketball team will head to former (and future) conference rival South Dakota in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Thursday. South Dakota is the defending WNIT postseason champion.

Welcome our basketball teams back to the Betty!
M Basketball 03/12/2017

The University of North Dakota men's and women's basketball teams will be returning to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center this evening and UND fans are invited to help us welcome them home.

North Dakota to accept bid to WNIT
W Basketball 03/11/2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota women's basketball team has earned the Big Sky Conference's automatic-qualifying bid to the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). UND, the co-regular season league champion, will represent the conference in the WNIT after Montana State won the Big Sky Tournament Saturday and will advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Play Vikings pull off upset to knock out Fighting Hawks
W Basketball 03/08/2017

Seventh-seeded Portland State pulled off the first upset of the Big Sky Women's Basketball Tournament with a 65-62 victory over second-seeded North Dakota Wednesday in quarterfinal action at the Reno Events Center.

Co-regular season champs eye another banner
W Basketball 03/08/2017

As the University of North Dakota women's basketball team prepares for its postseason today against Portland State in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament, we reflect on this crazy run that has carried over from last season

Notes: Second-seeded UND opens Big Sky Tourney play Wednesday
W Basketball 03/07/2017

North Dakota, the co-Big Sky Conference regular season champions, are the No. 2 seed in the upcoming league tournament

Brewster named Big Sky Coach of the Year
W Basketball 03/07/2017

RENO, Nev.-- After guiding the Fighting Hawks' women's basketball team to another co-regular season Big Sky Conference title, UND head women's basketball coach Travis Brewster was named the league's coach of the year, announced Tuesday at the postseason league tournament.

Three UND women named to All-Big Sky teams
W Basketball 03/05/2017

RENO, Nev.-- Three University of North Dakota players earned All-Big Sky Conference honors handed out by the league prior to its postseason tournaments Sunday. Senior Makailah Dyer was a unanimous selection on the first team while sophomores Lexi Klabo (2nd team) and Fallyn Freije (honorable mention) also earned accolades for the co-regular season champions

UND falls in regular season finale, will be two seed in league tourney
W Basketball 03/03/2017

PORTLAND, Ore. Portland State upset North Dakota, 81-67, in the regular season finale Friday evening at the Stott Center.

UND clinches at least share of Big Sky regular season title
W Basketball 03/01/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Senior Leah Szabla surpassed 1,000 career points with 19 Wednesday while Makailah Dyer added 21 and Lexi Klabo chipped in 20 in North Dakota's 92-78 victory at Sacramento State to clinch at least a share of the Big Sky Conference's regular season title with a game remaining.