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RENO, Nev. — UND is going Dancing. North Dakota won the biggest game in its men's basketball history Saturday night, staging a furious second-half rally to down Weber State 93-89 in overtime in the championship game of the Big Sky Conference tournament at Reno Events Center. The win qualifies UND for its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. UND, the regular-season champion, trailed by 10 points with 8 minutes to play. But the Hawks rallied, led by tournament MVP Quinton Hooker, who scored 28 points to lead the way.
RENO, Nev.—For the second night in a row, the University of North Dakota started fast—blowing out to a 21-7 lead in the first seven minutes. Early on, the Fighting Hawks played a level that looked unbeatable in the Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament. But the postseason has a way of leveling the field. Idaho proved that in Friday night's Big Sky semifinal game.
RENO, Nev.—UND opened the Big Sky Conference season with a crushing loss at Portland State. The 37-point setback in late December was one of the program's more lopsided losses in years. But UND rebounded and went on to win the league's regular-season title. UND and Portland State met again in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky tournament Thursday, and the Hawks played like a team that won the regular-season title and earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—With a conference title hanging in the balance and a postseason tournament No. 1 seed on the line, there was no way Quinton Hooker—one of the University of North Dakota's more dynamic players in years—was going to be denied. As usual, he wasn't. Hooker led UND to an 82-73 win over Portland State on Saturday before 2,870 fans at The Betty Engelstad Sioux Arena-- a win that gave the Fighting Hawks the Big Sky Conference regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week's postseason tournament in Reno, Nev.
GRAND FORKS — It's that time of the season when it's acceptable for teams to watch the scoreboard, whether they admit it or not. North Dakota, which had a bye on Thursday, likely had its eye on the Weber State-Eastern Washington game the same night. Eastern Washington downed Weber, a win that significantly helps the Fighting Hawks in their quest to win the regular-season Big Sky title.
GRAND FORKS — It's been an up-and-down season for North Dakota's Carson Shanks. There was no question, however, where Shanks' season was trending Saturday at The Betty. The 7-foot junior was trending upward, as his play off the bench was the spark in UND's 88-65 Big Sky Conference men's basketball win over Idaho before 2,345 fans. Shanks finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots. His play during a decisive 13-2 first-half run by UND was the difference.
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