RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Marlon Stewart scored 23 points and Geno Crandall added 20 but it wasn’t enough as North Dakota State University topped the University of North Dakota 88-79 on Saturday in men’s college basketball in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. NDSU (4-5) was led by Paul Smith, who scored a season high 30 points. A.J. Jacobson added 12 points for the visitors. Kienan Walter came off the bench to scored 11 points for UND (4-5). UND Tuesday when they take on South Dakota State in Brookings. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. North Dakota State University

Fallyn Freije and Lexi Klabo led the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 79-68 nonconference win over in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Freije scored a career-high 26 points and added 12 rebounds, while Klabo added 23 points and 10 rebounds. NDSU (5-5) was led by Michelle Gaislerova, who finished with 19 points. The Bison also received 13 points each from Sarah Jacobson and Reilly Jacobson. The Fighting Hawks (5-3) return to action Tuesday at home against Mayville State. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team gained a tie for first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference after a shootout win over St. Cloud State University on Friday night in Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, but the Huskies came back to take the series finale 3-1 on Saturday night. In Friday shootout, UND’s Christian Wolanin scored. In regulation, Cole Smith and Rhett Gardner scored for the Fighting Hawks (10-5-5 overall, 5-3-2 NCHC). Easton Brodzinski and Ryan Poehling scored for the Huskies (1221 overall, 7-2-1 NCHC). In Saturday night’s game, Mikey Eyssimont scored twice and Robby Jackson once for SCSU, while Smith collected UND’s only goal. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 31 shots Friday and 15 Satuday. Jeff Smith had 30 saves Friday, while David Hrenak had 34 Saturday for the Huskies. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Western Michigan University

Nick Jones had a goal and an assist and Cole Smith tied a 65-year-old record for the fastest goal at the beginning of the third period as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team completed a sweep of National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe Western Michigan University with a 4-1 win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. Hayden Shaw and Grant Mismash also scored for the Fighting Hawks (10-4-4 overall, 5-2-1 NCHC), while Austin Rueschhoff scored for the Broncos (9-7-1 overall, 5-3 NCHC). UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 19 shots. Netminder Ben Blacker had 21 saves for WMU. The sweep puts UND in a battle for first place next weekend at St. Cloud State. The Huskies are one point ahead of UND in the standings, with Western Michigan and Denver now tied for third, three points out of first. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Northern Iowa

Lexi Klabo scored a career-high 29 points and added 15 rebounds as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team defeated the University of Northern Iowa 80-72 on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Fallyn Freije chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fighting Hawks (4-2). UND returns to action Tuesday when it travels to Waco, Texas, to play ninth-ranked Baylor University. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Western Michigan University

The University of North Dakota withstood a 6-on-3 disadvantage in the final two minutes of the third period to hang on for a 4-3 win over Western Michigan University in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. With the win, UND climbed to within one point of league-leading WMU. Austin Poganski scored twice and Ludvig Hoff and Collin Adams had one goal each to pace the Fighting Hawks (9-4-4 overall, 4-2-1 NCHC). Dawson DiPietro and Brett Van Os scored for the Broncos (9-5-1 overall, 5-2 NCHC). Cam Johnson, returning in goal for UND after missing eight games with an injury, stopped 18 shots, while WMU goalie Ben Blacker had 25 saves. The two teams meet again tonight. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. Northland College

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team, behind Cortez Seales’ game-high 20 points, defeated Division II Northland College of Ashland, Wis., 79-48 in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2) also received 11 points each from Marlon Stewart and Conner Avants. Brandon Galland had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lumber Jacks (0-2). UND returns to action Saturday when it hosts Great West foe Utah Valley. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. University Of Massachusetts

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, led by Lexi Klabo’s 23 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots, defeated the University of Massachusetts 82-52 on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND (1-2) won its first game of the season after opening with road losses to Oregon State University and South Dakota State University. The Fighting Hawks also received strong offensive efforts from Fallon Freije (16 points), Jill Morton Morton (16) and Melissa Dailey (11). UMass (2-2) was paced by Bre Hampton-Bey and Hailey Leidel, who each scored 11 points. UND hits the road this week for a pair of games in San Antonio, where the Fighting Hawks will face Lamar (Friday) and UT-San Antonio (Saturday). (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Miami University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team overcame a 2-0 deficit against Miami University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to score a shootout win in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play. The Fighting Hawks (7-2-3 overall, 2-1-1 NCHC) and the RedHawks (4-5-1 overall, 1-2-1 NCHC) were tied 3-3 after regulation and a 5-on-5 5-minute overtime and a 3-minute 3-on-3 session before a Christian Wolanin snapshot beat Ryan Larkin and UND freshman goalie Peter Thome stopped Miami’s Carson Meyer. The shootout win gave UND five of the six points available in the series after Friday’s 4-1 victory. Tucker Poolman, Dixon Bowen and Shane Gersich scored for the Fighting Hawks in regulation, while Gordie Green, Ryan Siroky and Josh Melnick scored for the RedHawks. Thome finished the game with 20 saves, while Larkin stopped 29 shots. UND, with 8 points in league play, is one point out of first place, shared by Colorado College and Western Michigan, with 9 points each. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Miami University

Nick Jones scored two goals and goaltender Peter Thome stopped 27 of 28 shots as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated Miami University 4-1 in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Rhett Gardner and Grant Mismash also scored for the Fighting Hawks (7-2-2 overall, 2-1 NCHC). Karch Bachman scored the only goal for Miami (4-5 overall, 1-2 NCHC). Ryan Larkin  had 22 saves in goal for Miami. The two teams meet again tonight in REA. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)